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Notification amending PC Rules under LM Act - for green and brown dot for cosmetics

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As you would be aware that the Department of Consumer Affairs under the Legal Metrology Act issued a notification stating that, "Every package containing soap, shampoos, toothpastes and other cosmetics and toiletries shall bear at the top of its principal display panel a red or, as the case may be, brown dot for products of non vegetarian origin and a green dot for products of vegetarian origin."

The notification has been issued without consulting various stakeholder on this subject .RAI submitted a representation to department  to keep this notification in abeyance till fair hearing is given to stakeholders. Please click here to view the representation.
The Indian Beauty and Hygiene Association (IBHA) has petitioned the Bombay High Court, contending that the rule is against the principles of natural justice and the notification has been issued without seeking comments from the industry.
The Bombay High Court on 9th June 2014  sought responses from the metrology department and the Union government within two weeks to the plea filed by IBHA against the notification. The court also directed the metrology authorities not to take coercive action against the companies and posted the matter for hearing on September 23.

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