Delhi HC: It is Fundamental Right to know rightful ingredients of the Food

Veg non veg restaurant Law Insider

Anurupa pal

Published on: March 3, 2022 11:40 IST

The Delhi High Court declared that it is the Fundamental Right of a person to know what they are consuming and the rightful ingredients of the Food. The Nature of the food should be clearly mentioned whether it is veg or non-veg.

The Division Bench of Justice Vipin Sanghi and Justice D K Sharm took note of communication issued by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) after the Court Order and said that the same does not very clearly bring out the obligation put on food business operators regarding the disclosure.

Asking the FSSAI to issue a Fresh Communication to Authorities and to give it wide publicity in national dailies, the Court said the obligation cast on food business operators regarding Full Disclosure about Vegetarian or Non-Vegetarian Nature of Food stands also for prepackaged or canned food too.

The Order was passed while hearing the Petition filed by Ram Gau Raksha Dal, a Non-Governmental Trust, which has argued that they want their ‘Right to Know’ to be respected and heard their right to know the slightest detail of knowing their nature of food as well as the Cosmetics and Beauty Products. The Court also pertains to the “Full Disclosure “of the facts to the consumers.

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