What are the laws governing Candy or Confectionary manufactures in India?


The laws governing a Candy or Confectionary manufacturers can be broadly bucketed into 11 categories.

The following is a list of sector-specific laws currently in force in India, which are applicable to a Candy or Confectionary manufacturing Company.

Food Safety Laws

  1. The Food Safety and Standards Act – 2006
  2. Food Safety and Standards Rules, 2011
  3. Food Safety and Standards (Contaminants, Toxins and Residues) Regulations, 2011
  4. Food Safety and Standards (Food Products Standards and Food Additives) Regulations, 2011
  5. Food Safety and Standards (Licensing and Registration of Food Businesses) Regulation, 2011
  6. Food Safety and Standards (Prohibition And Restrictions on Sales) Regulations, 2011
  7. The Food Safety and Standards (Food Recall Procedure) Regulations, 2017
  8. The Essential Commodity Act, 1995
  9. Levy Sugar Price Equalisation Fund Act, 1976
  10. The Sugarcane Act, 1934

Export and Import Laws

  1. Export (Quality Control and Inspection) Act, 1963 (the “EQCI Act”)
  2. Customs Act, 1962

Packaging and Other Certifications

  1. The Agricultural and Processed Foods Products Export Development Authority Act, 1985
  2. Food Safety and Standards (Packaging and Labelling) Regulations, 2011
  3. Legal Metrology Act, 2009
  4. Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodities) Rules, 2011
  5. Bureau of Indian Standards Act, 1986
  6. Agricultural Produce (Grading and Marketing) Act, 1937 (Agmark)

Use of Radiation for inspection

  1. Atomic Energy Act, 1962
  2. Atomic Energy Radiation Protection Rules, 2004
  3. Atomic Energy (Radiation Processing of Food & Allied Products) Rules, 2012


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