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Food Safety Regulations in India : Genetic engineering, manufacturing, packaging, labelling and advertising

India has several laws that regulate food safety. In the previous issue of this newsletter, we identified the key laws governing food safety in India, and also discussed the regulation of food additives, insecticides and novel foods. In this issue, we will focus on the regulation of genetic engineering of food, along with the regulation of manufacturing, packaging, labelling and advertisement of food in India. Genetic engineering, or genetic modification of food, is regulated under the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 (“EPA”). Under the EPA, the Government of India issued the Rules for the Manufacture, Use, Import, Export and Storage of Hazardous Micro-Organisms Genetically Engineered Organisms or Cells Rules, 1989 (“GM Rules”), which came into force in 1993. Under the GM...To read the full article, please see the PDF file

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廣澤 太郎


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  • Tokyo Hanoi / Ho Chi Minh City

In addition to seven years' experience in Vietnam, Taro also has experience in working as in-house counsel for a major trading company. He has strong expertise in cross-border M&A/joint ventures, real estate development, labor, compliance, crisis management deals, and international transactions. In recent years, the scope of his work has expanded to include Turkey and other Middle Eastern countries. He is also a member of the Agrifood Practice Team.

鈴木 多恵子

Taeko heads the firm’s India practice, and advises Japanese corporations investing and doing business in India, with a special focus on dispute resolution (litigation and arbitration), and regulatory work (criminal and competition related matters). She also handles jurisdictions such as Sri Lanka, Pakistan, the UAE, Bangladesh, Nepal, Maldives, and other countries in South Asia, the Middle East and Africa.