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 IFBA hosts webinar to create consumer awareness around the Legal Metrology Act 

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Ind Food and  Beverage Association (IFBA) and the Department of Consumer Affairs under the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution (MoCA) are coming together to conduct an informatory and interactive webinar where the experts will share their insights around food regulatory compliance matters. The focus is on the role of accurate measurements in addressing the challenges of providing precise quantities and value for money to consumers.

The webinar will be inaugurated by Nidhi Khare, Secretary, Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution (MoCA). The virtual session is scheduled on Monday, 20th May from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm and is open to the general public. 

The objective of the event is to create consumer awareness around the Legal Metrology Act and Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodities) Rules which implies adhering to certain standards set in terms of weights, measures, and labeling requirements to regulate trade and commerce in India.

Deepak JollyChairperson, IFBA, says, “One of our primary objectives at IFBA is to enlighten and inform the consumers about all matters pertaining to food regulatory compliance, thereby helping them make informed choices. This webinar is a step forward in reinstating the belief of Indian Consumers in the Food and Beverage Manufacturing System and their regulatory compliance. The webinar will bring forth valuable insights from experts towards the increasing challenges of the global distribution of food and the role accurate measurement plays in improving the supply chain.”

The webinar will feature prominent personalities such as representatives from government bodies and industry experts. The speaker panel will include opening remarks by  Nidhi Khare, and will  be presided over by other dignitaries including Ashutosh AgarwalDirector – Legal Metrology,  M K Naik, Deputy Director – Legal Metrology, Delhi, Ashutosh Sharma, Deputy Director – Legal Metrology, Bhubaneshwar, Anjal Raj, Head Legal (South Asia), Ferrero India, and Praful Palkar, GM, Chitale Bandhu Mithaiwale. The closing remarks will be delivered by Dr Praveen Aggarwal, Executive Director, IFBA.

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