The Indian food processing industry is regulated by several laws out of which the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) is the apex food regulator which governs standards for article of food and to regulate their manufacturing, storage, distribution, sale and import to ensure safe and wholesome food for human consumption. Whereas, the apex regulator for organic food products is APEDA which looks into the production, processing, import and export of organic food products.
We have a dedicated team of attorneys who specializes in food safety issues and concerns and assist the clients in complying with food and beverage laws so as to ensure that the client is compliant with all the rules and regulation with respect to their food business operations in India so that they aren’t in breach with any legal compliance which may lead to any dispute with their end consumer or any other third party they are associated with.
Lexlabs has been routinely advising, drafting contracts and providing solutions, to their clients, on a wide spectrum of issues relating to food laws such as food licensing, bar codes, labelling packaging and other compliances under legal metrology, processing compliances, approval and registration of food products, import-export clearances, auditing and due diligence of the company engaged in food and beverages and even assist the client in setting up their business which is engaged in the food and beverages industry.
We further assist the client by opening dialogue with government authorities and sector specific regulators and contribute to the development of new policies and regulations and represent our client in different appellate forums, High Court and the Supreme Court of India.
We strongly believe that our innovative deal-oriented approach in relation to our clients’ needs stem out of the expertise our food safety team possess in understanding and interpreting India’s complex food regulatory environment and thereby make a strategized solution to tackle the complexities of the issue with minimal execution risk along with anticipating other potential risks and issues.
Our clients have appreciated the firm for its effective innovative solutions and multidimensional approach which has in turn helped the firm build a successful and healthy relationship with its clients.