- Supreme Court of India expands the definition of Right to Life under Article 21 of Constitution of India ,Right to Life means Right to Safe Food.
- Soft drinks as referred in the representation (Petitioner's representation dated 18.03.2011), are regulated as carbonated water in accordance with the standards under Food Safety and Standard Regulation, 2011." "(W)ith the existing consumption pattern prevalent in the country as reported in the above referred data, the ingredients present in the beverage do not appear to pose any health hazard."
- The advertisement of carbonated beverages is governed inter alia by the Prevention of Food Adulteration Act, 1954, Food Safety and Standards (Restriction of Advertisement) and Regulation, 2011 and the Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI) Code.The advertisement of carbonated beverages complies with the provisions of the Prevention of Food Adulteration Act, 1954, the Food Safety and Standards (Restriction of Advertisement) Regulation 2011 and the ASCI Code."
- Held that ,It is, therefore, of utmost importance that the provisions of the Food Supply and Standards Act, 2006 (the FSS Act), are properly and effectively implemented so that the State can achieve an appropriate level of human life and health, safeguarding the right to life guaranteed under Article 21 of the Constitution of India.
FULL TEXT OF JUDGEMENT :
Centre for Public Interest Litigation Vs. Union of India and Others
[Writ Petition (Civil) No. 681 of 2004]
...J. (K. S. Radhakrishnan)
...J. (Dipak Misra) New Delhi,