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WHAT ARE THE PENALTIES UNDER THE FOOD SAFETY AND STANDARDS ACT, 2006 IN INDIA?

The penalties under the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 are:

Section Provision Penalty
50 Penalty for selling food not of the nature or substance or quality demanded. not exceeding five lakh rupees
51 Penalty for sub-standard food may extend to five lakh rupees
52 Penalty for misbranded food may extend to three lakh rupees
53 Penalty for misleading advertisement may extend to ten lakh rupees
54 Penalty for food containing extraneous matter may extend to one lakh rupees
55 Penalty for failure to comply with the directions of Food Safety Officer may extend to two lakh rupees
56 Penalty for unhygienic or unsanitary processing or manufacturing of food may extend to one lakh rupees
57 Penalty for possessing adulterant not exceeding two lakh rupees a where such adulterant is not injurious to health. Where such adulterant is injurious to health it shall be penalty not exceeding ten lakh rupees
58 Penalty for contraventions for which no specific penalty is provided. which may extend to two lakh rupees

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