Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Indian Companies Import Foreign Technology to Improve their Products

Presently Indian companies are allowed to import technologies and use brand names of foreign companies as per mutual agreement between the two companies. Import of technologies and using brand names of foreign companies help the Indian companies to improve the quality of their products and also consumer gets variety of choices, better quality and hygienic products.

Food Safety and Standard Authority of India (FSSAI) has been set up to lay down science based standards for articles of food and also regulate, inter-alia, its manufactures. The Authority is also mandated to promote consistency between International technical standards and domestic food standards while ensuring that the level of protection adopted in the country is not reduced. Moreover, to ensure compliance of the laid down standards by the food processing companies, inspection of such units at regular interval is done by the enforcement agencies. In case of any violations, penal/legal actions are taken against the defaulters as per relevant provisions of the Food Safety and Standards (FSS) Act, 2006.

This information was given by Dr. Charan Das Mahant, Minister of State for Agriculture and Food Processing Industries in written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today.

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