Huge volumes of imported teas sold in India in last three years: Tea Board

The Tea Board has notified all registered buyers under the Tea Advertising and marketing Handle…

The Tea Board has notified all registered buyers under the Tea Advertising and marketing Handle Get (TMCO), 2003 to comply with the disclosure norms as specified in Para 6(iii) of the Food items Basic safety Typical (Packaging and Labelling) Restrictions 2011, notably when marketing imported teas in India.

The notification was issued following the Board intercepted from its records that, out of the 60.35 million kilograms of tea imported in the previous 3 several years, only 23.forty three mln kg have been re-exported, when the remaining 36.ninety two mln kg have been marketed in India.

Stating that the Board was provided to comprehend that the imported teas were marketed with out complying with the FSS(P&L) Restrictions 2011, the Board has urged all TMCO registered buyers to comply with the rules when marketing imported teas in India or experience appropriate action, which may possibly consist of cancellation or suspension of registration as for every the provisions of the TMCO.

As for every Para 6 (iii) of FSS(P&L) Restrictions 2011, when an article of food stuff is imported into India, the food stuff package bear on the label – the originating state from wherever the food stuff article was imported, the name and finish tackle of the importer and the premises of packing or bottling in India.