The new labeling standards are part of the changes in the Standards on Legal Metrology (packaged products), 2011.
Do not double MRP next year, products on e-commerce platforms should use selling price: Center
Products sold on e-commerce websites and medical devices declared as medicines, such as stents, should carry the maximum selling price and other vital information from 2018, according to the new Government labeling rules, said Thursday PTI.
The Minister of Food and Consumer Affairs, Ram Vilas Paswan, approved the amendments to the Regulation on Legal Metrology (Bulk) 2011, which will enter into force on January 1, 2018.
“The products of e-commerce platforms [will be] See the statements required by the amended standards,” the statement said. “Medical devices reported as drugs [were] subject to the rules”.
The amended standards also prohibit double MRM from being printed on products “unless authorized by law.” The government said medical devices and products were sold depending on the customer’s ability to pay, although MRP is marked on these products.
The government believes that the new rules will benefit consumers in general, because there are complaints against double MRP for items sold in public places such as cinemas, airports and shopping centers.
“Products shown by vendors on e-commerce platforms must contain statements required by standards such as the name and address of the manufacturer, packer and importer, product name, net content, sales price, consumer demand , Size, etc., “the statement said.
Among the other changes introduced, there is an increase in the font size of the letters and numbers on the labels so that consumers can easily read them. Electronic coding has also been introduced, while bar coding and QR coding have become voluntary.
The provisions on food information are also complied with the labeling rules in the Food Safety and Fitness Act of 2006.