Food & drug law

The Indian food industry is a collection of intertwined businesses that together supply much of the food energy consumed by the world population and convert’s itself from the field to fork. The Green and White Revolution has taken India to the global stage and has made it ready to introduce itself into major investments supported by that the fact the government has afforded the food industry with numerous reliefs and incentives. The Indian food processing industry is regulated by several laws which govern the aspects of sanitation, licensing and other necessary permits that are required to start up and run a food business. We have worked with some of the largest food and pharmaceutical companies (Jain Aamrus, gufic) in advising and helping them to comply with the strict practices as set out by the new law. The Food Safety and Standard Authorities of India (FSSA) initiates harmonization of India’s food regulations as per international standards and consolidating one act for all food related matters.. It establishes a new national regulatory body, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India.FSSA provides for separate packaging and labeling regulations known as Food Safety and Standards (Packaging and Labeling) Regulations, 2011 (hereinafter referred to as the “Packaging and Labeling Regulations”) which lay down the statutory and regulatory requirements for packaging and labeling of products.

In the Indian pharmaceutical and healthcare sector, its unique issues in India and the resultant laws and regulations have much to be discussed. . India is home to about 10,500 manufacturing units and over 3,000 pharma companies. India exports all forms of pharmaceuticals from APIs to formulations, both in modern medicine and traditional Indian medicines. The establishment of public pharmacies dispensing generics and the policy and regulatory measures are part of a push to make India an overwhelmingly generic-generic market. India is today one of the top emerging markets in the global pharmaceutical scene. The sector is highly knowledge based and its steady growth is positively affecting the Indian economy. The organised nature of the Indian pharmaceutical industry is attracting several companies that are finding it viable to increase their operations in the country. Subsequent to the introduction of strict patent rules in the area of clinical research led the government to introduce many changes. The government recognized the importance of their regulation and thus developed Ethical and Regulatory Guidelines which is also our area of specialisation.

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