The National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) on July 24, 2020 issues the Consumer Protection (Administrative Control over the State Commission and the District Commission) Regulations, 2020 in supersession of the Consumer Protection (Administrative Control over the State Commission and the District Commission) Regulations, 2018.

Kohima: At least 70.9 per cent of the population of Nagaland is estimated to be covered under the National Food Security Ordinance 2013.

19 commodities are to be covered by the new labelling rule

India might not have started growing genetically modified (GM) food crops, but it does import food products that contain GM ingredients. Consumers who buy them have no way of knowing what they contain. Recently, the department of consumer affairs, under the Union food and consumer affairs ministry, decided to take a corrective measure to help consumers make an informed choice. It mandated that all packaged food products containing GM ingredients should carry a GM label from January 1, 2013.

Rangarajan Panel recommendations on decontrol of sugar industry discussed

Union Food & Consumer Affairs Minister K.V. Thomas met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday and sought a review of the open-ended foodgrains procurement policy. He also discussed the Rangarajan Panel recommendations on decontrol of sugar industry, the National Food Security Bill, which has been referred to a Parliamentary Standing Committee, and the proposed panel within the Consumer Affairs Department on FDI in multi-brand retail.

Agartala: Left-ruled Tripura on Thursday strongly opposed the central government’s proposal to provide direct transfer of food subsidy in cash to people, currently accessible through the public distribution system (PDS).

To check the leakage and diversions, an alternate model of direct transfer of food subsidy in cash to the consumers has been proposed by the Congress-led central government. Suggestions of state governments and the union territories on the alternate models have been invited on the issue.

New Delhi The government on Thursday notified unified packaging standards for 19 FMCG products which prohibit companies from selling products in irregular sizes. According to a food and consumer affairs ministry notification, about 19 products, including baby food, biscuits, bread, cereals, pulses, coffee, tea, edible oil, milk power, flour, salt and soap would, henceforth, be sold in only prescribed packages.

FE was first to report in May on the government proposal prohibiting selling of FMCG products in irregular sizes such as like 65, 73, 85, 92, 175, 425 (gram or millilitre, whichever is applicable)

With 64 per cent districts in the country recording less than normal rainfall this monsoon, the Empowered Group of Ministers (EGoM) on Tuesday announced a 50 per cent diesel subsidy scheme for the

An ISO certification may soon help you pick the ‘chaatwallah’ you flock to every weekend.

Now, consumers can make ‘informed choice’ on buying packaged food products

Consumers in India can now make “informed choice” on whether they want to buy packaged food products that are genetically modified or contain genetically modified ingredients. The Ministry of Consumer Affairs, in an extraordinary gazette notification, has made an amendment to make labelling of every package containing genetically modified food mandatory from January 1, 2013.

The ministry of consumer affairs, food and public distribution is at loggerheads with the ministry of agriculture over a proposal to set up an institution similar to Forward Markets Commission (FMC