Government has made it mandatory for manufacturing companies to print details like expiry date and net quantity on labels on all pre-packaged food in a bigger font size. Consumer Affairs Ministry has said, these changes have been effected through an amendment to the Legal Metrology (Packaged commodities) Rules, 2011.
Talking to reporters in New Delhi yesterday, Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said, the size of words and numbers for mandatory declarations has been increased so that a consumer can easily read.
He said, five declarations are must to be printed on the label. These include Maximum Retail Price (MRP), Manufacturing data, expiry date, net quantity and consumer care details.