|Procedure Name||About labelling on container of packed food|
Food Ruglation, 2027 (1970)
Rule 18. Labelling on container of packed food: (1) No packed food shall be sold or kept for sale unless and until a label is put on the wrapper of
container of that food specifying the following fact or description:
(a)The description of the food shall be so specified on the label that it may be easily and clearly seen, and where such food is kept in more than one container or cover, the label shall also be put on such inner container or cover.
(b) The name and address of the entrepreneur who has packed the food stuff or put the label thereon for sale shall be clearly specified on the label; and where such packing or labelling is carried out at the direction of or on behalf of an entrepreneur carrying on a business 30in the Nepal, the name and address of that entrepreneur shall also be specified on such label,
(c) The label shall specify the real (usual) name of a food in case the food is made from only one food substance, the usual name, if any, of a mixed food, the real or usual name(s) of the different contents mixed to the food if the food is made from Two or more food substances, and in the case of a means substance, the name and quantity thereof, in an order of the applied weight or volume thereof. Provided that, where the water is used as a means, it is not required to specify its quantity and measure on the label under this Clause.
(d) Both the net weight and measurement of the packed food shall be clearly specified, and the measurement or quantity so specified shall not be lesser in any case. If the food is allowed to be sold on the basis of weight and quantity of its container or wrapper thereof, the minimum weight and quantity of the packed container and its wrapper shall also be clearly mentioned.
(e)Where a colour or a preservative is added to a food pursuant to Clause (a) of Schedule-10 or Clause (b) of Schedule-11, any statement or any kind of symbol or sign indicating such addition shall be mentioned on the label.
(f)The label of a container containing a packed food shall compulsorily specify the batch number, date of production and expiry date.
(2)The description to be specified in a label pursuant to Sub-rule (1) shall be in the Nepali or English language. The description may also be specified in another language, in addition to these Two languages, if one so wishes.
(3)Where a preservative is added to a food, its label shall not contain words such as "pure", "chokho", "bisuddha" and "sudda" or another description mentioned in such label shall not contain any false or misleading claim or sign or symbol.
(4) A retailer of packed food shall not be required to put on the label as referred to in Sub-rule (1) to sell it after opening the packet.
(5) The label of a food claimed to contain vitamins, minerals or other nutritional substances shall specify the matters required to be specified under Sub-rules (1), (2) and (3), subject to the matters mentioned below:
(a) One shall not claim that a food sold by him/her contains such vitamins and/or other nutritional substances without specifying the same on the label of that food.
(b) An advertisement or publicity statement shall not mention that a food contains such vitamins and/or other nutritional substances without specifying the quantity of such vitamins and/or other nutritional substances.
Note: (The label of a food claimed to contain
vitamins, minerals or other nutritional
substances shall clearly specify each of such
vitamins, minerals or nutritional substances in
the unit as prescribed by Schedule-9.)
(6) Notwithstanding anything contained in Sub-rule (5), it shall not be required to put a label on the following packed food:
(a) Fruits or green leaves kept fresh through the use of gas or cold storage or freezing or any other provision, Provided that, the exemption as referred to in this Rule shall not be available to any food canned, bottled or subject to other processing system, except in cases where it is kept fresh as mentioned above.
(b) Milk in liquid state other than condensed milk,
(c) Whole egg,
(d) Various kinds of fishes, meat other than the fish or food containing meat sealed in a can or bottle, Provided that, in the case of meat, it shall clearly indicate in writing the meat of which animal,
(e) Where the concerned trader sells or distributes through his/her own people the dish prepared in any hotel or any portion of the dish so prepared. Provided that, in the case of the ghee and oil used in the preparation of a dish, it shall clearly indicate in writing that the dish has been prepared with the use of such ghee, oil or fatty substance.
(7) A person who has a duty to act in accordance with this Rule shall not overwrite, alter or deface or erase the label put in accordance with these
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|Labelling on container of packed food||Labelling Requirement||Ministry of Agriculture Development||No packed food shall be sold or kept for sale unless and until a label is put on the wrapper ofcontainer of that food as specified by this regulation.||Rule 18||Food Regulation 2027 ( 1970)||9999-12-31||Goods|