JAWAHARLAL NEHRU CUSTOM HOUSE,

NHAVA SHEVA.

File No.  S/12-Gen- 02/2006-07 AM (X)                                Date.      .08.2006

STANDING ORDER NO.   34/2006

 

Sub :  Analysis of samples of imported food in compliance of the

            labeling requirements under PFA Rules, 1955 – reg.

The  Directorate General of Health Services vide its letter  F. No. P.15011/10/06 – PH (F) dated 14.07.2006 on the above subject has informed that samples of imported food which do not meet the requirements of the labeling provisions including displaying specified symbol and colour code to indicate that packaged food is Non-Vegetarian or Vegetarian, are being released and are available in the markets.

            All concerned are hereby directed that labels of all the imported foods should be examined as per the provisions of  section 2 (IX) of the PFA, 1954 read with other labeling provisions under the PFA Rules, 1955, before samples of such products are sent to the laboratory for analysis as well as before release of such consignment into the country.

The above instructions shall be followed scrupulously.  

                                                                        (H.O. TEWARI)

                                                COMMISSIONER OF CUSTOMS (EXPORT),

                                                 JAWAHARLAL NEHRU CUSTOM HOUSE,

                                                                     NHAVA SHEVA.