The Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodities) Rules, 2011
The Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodities) Rules, 2011 are applicable to:
The business entities engaged in packaging of commodities of any product/item with quantity of more than 25 kg or 25 litres.
The business entities operational in packaging of commodities for the use of industrial consumers or institutional consumers.
The institutional consumer means the institutional consumers such as transportation, Airways, Railways, Hotels, Hospitals or any other service institutions which buy packaged
commodities directly from the manufacturer for use by that institution.
The industrial Consumer means the industrial consumer who buys packaged commodities from the manufacturer for its own usage
Declarations to be made on every package
The packaging of every pack of any product or item is required to have a label securely affixed with a simple declaration made in accordance with the provisions of the LMPC Rules.
(a) The name and address of the manufacturer, or packer, if manufacturer is not the packer is to be displayed prominently.
(b) The packaging should contain the common use names of the commodity contained in the package, along with the quantity of products.
(c) The packaging should be mentioning the net quantity on the package, the source of origin such as manufactured/seller, along with the number of items contained
(d) The packaging need to mention the month and year of manufacturing or packaging of the said item.