Food & Nutrition


Practice

CLG’s Food & Nutrition practice have attracted a variety of clients from several industry areas including infant food, alcoholic beverages, rice and fortified rice, bottled water, nutraceuticals, functional and proprietary foods.
The interdisciplinary Food & Nutrition team includes lawyers and technical professionals have considerable experience in the industry. CLG’s clients include multinational companies, trade associations as well as international non-profit organizations


Services

Policy Advisory


Tracking, Business Intelligence & providing clients with regular Updates on and analysis of evolving legal & regulatory requirements under the FSSAI, BIS, Legal Metrology, DGFT, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Food Processing Industries, & Ministry of Agriculture as well in the Indian Parliament and Media

Legal Compliance


Advising clients in respect of packaging of items, as required under the provisions of FSSA and Rules/Regulations there under including the Food Safety and Standards (Packaging and labelling) Regulations, 2011

Regulatory


Advising clients on the revamped Food Safety and Standards (Packaging, Labelling and Claims) Regulations, 2017 being framed by FSSAI which is likely to bring in a number of changes in the prevailing labelling, claims and advertising norms for packaged foods

Representations


Engaging with government and drafting/vetting/submitting representations for bringing about harmonization of Indian food standards to that of Codex Alimentarius1

Stakeholder Mapping


Stakeholder Mapping and Strategizing Resources necessary to achieve Legislative, Regulatory & Business goals.Providing legal opinions on issues relating to certification of regulatory pathways for product approvals, foreign manufacturing sites import licenses, import/exports clearances, market access issues including tariff and non-tariff barriers, advertising, labelling, product liability etc

Judicial Authorities


Drafting Petitions/Replies & Representing Clients before FSSAI, BIS, appropriate Quasi-Judicial Appellate Authorities like Secretary, Consumer Affairs, NCDRC, FSSAI Adjudicating Officers, Legal Metrology Officers, ASCI, etc., High Courts & the Supreme Court of India