Challenging the constitutional validity of the provision of the Food Safety & Standards Act, 2006 (FSSA 2006), Nagpur-based Vidarbha Taxpayers Association (VTA) and Nagpur Residential Hotels Association (NRHA) have filed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) with the Nagpur bench of the Bombay High Court.
The PIL has been filed against the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India, (FSSAI), the union ministry of health and family welfare, ministry of law & justice, legislative department, and the Food and Drug Administration, Maharashtra.
Calling certain provision of the FSSA unconstitutional, the PIL also challenges the legality, validity and propriety of the Regulation No. 2.1.2 of the Food Safety & Standards (Licensing and Registration of Food Business) Regulations, 2011.
The Expert’s Thought: Unfortunate but true !!!