List of applicable laws to the industry selling packed drinking water


Laws governing the industry selling packed drinking water in India

The preparation and trade of packed drinking water is a highly competitive and huge industry at international level and it is also a flourishing business in India.

In India, International investors to traditional manufacturers and local sellers are players in this industry.

Therefore, this industry, like any other product in the food sector, is comprehensively regulated at both national and state levels.

The statutes governing the sector can be classified under 11 heads:

Categories of Laws relevant to the sector

  1. Food Safety laws
  2. Packaging and other certifications
  3. Use of radiation and inspection
  4. Environmental laws
  5. Infrastructure related laws
  6. Tax laws
  7. Contract laws
  8. Corporate laws
  9. Labor laws
  10. Intellectual Property Laws State specific laws

Governing the industry selling packed drinking water in India

I.  Food Safety laws

  1. The Food Safety and Standards Act – 2006
  2. Food Safety and Standards Rules, 2011
  3. Food Safety and Standards (Food Products Standards and Food Additives) Regulations, 2011
  4. Food Safety and Standards (Licensing and Registration of Food Businesses) Regulation, 2011
  5. Food Safety and Standards (Prohibition And Restrictions on Sales) Regulations, 2011
  6. The Food Safety and Standards (Food Recall Procedure) Regulations, 2017
  7. The Food Safety and Standards (Packaging) Regulations, 2018
  8. The Food Safety and Standards (Labelling and Display) Regulations, 2018
  9. The Food Safety and Standards (Alcoholic Beverages) Regulations, 2018

II.  Packaging and other certifications

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