1.Opinion on labling of products under legal metrology
2. Opinion on Packaging of products under legal metrology
3. Opinion on Requirement for Standard Packaging
4. Advise on legal actions under legal metrology
Declaration in Packaging
No person shall manufacture, pack, sell, import, distribute, deliver, offer, expose or possess for sale any pre-packaged commodity unless such package is in such standard quantities or number and bears thereon such declarations and particulars in such manner as may be prescribed.
Conditions for Advertisement in Pre Packed Packaging
The advertisement for the pre packed commodity shall contain the following requirements
According to Rule 6 the label should contain the following declaration
Explanation I.- If any name and address of a company is mentioned on the label without any qualifying words 'manufactured by' or 'packed by', it shall be presumed that such name and address shall be that of the manufacturer and the liability shall be determined accordingly;
Explanation II. - If the brand name and address of the brand owner appear on the label as a marketer, then the brand owner shall be held responsible for any violation of these rules and action as may be required shall be initiated against the deemed manufacturer and in the event of more than one name and address appearing in the label, prosecution shall be launched against the manufacturer indicated on the label in the first place and not against all of them.
INGRIDENTS OF LABEL
Stickers are strictly prohibited.
Provided that for reducing the Maximum Retail Price (MRP), a sticker with the revised lower MRP (inclusive of all taxes) may be affixed and the same shall not cover the MRP.
It must be noted that if we choose to affix a label on the package for making declarations, all the declarations must be made on the same label though some declarations are already preprinted on the package. Nothing should be pasted on the label where the declarations are made and nobody should be allowed to tamper with the declarations. It must be ensured that the declarations once made are not changed under any circumstances. Part declarations on package and part on the label is prohibited by the law.