Lockdown | Manufacturers allowed to utilise inventory of pre-printed packaging material till September

In the wake of COVID-19 pandemic, the Centre has allowed corporations to use till September their inventories of packaging supplies or wrappers with pre-printed manufacturing date.

However, producers of packaged commodities can have to stamp or put stickers declaring particulars of the proper month and yr of manufacturing and packing on the pre-packaged merchandise, stated an order issued by the Consumer Affairs Ministry.

“Due to the prevalent situation of COVID-19, main to the lockdown of the whole country, the manufacturing actions have come to a grinding halt. Consequently, the inventory of packaging material/wrapper with pre-printed date of manufacturing isn’t anticipated to be exhausted with the time restrict prescribed beneath the principles,” the ministry stated.

Therefore, the ministry has permitted the producers or packers to utilise the prevailing packaging material or wrapper up to September by declaring the proper month and yr of manufacturing and packing of pre-packaged commodities by means of stamping or placing sticker or on-line printing because the case could also be, it stated.

The rest can be relevant to these producers or packers who’ve to declare the month and yr of manufacturing and packing beneath the Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodities) Rules, 2011, it added.

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