Iodized Salt Act, 2055(1998) was authenticated at 2055/10/1 (15 Jan, 1999) and this Act made to provide for iodized salt Whereas, it is expedient to make provision for the production, import, supply, sale, distribution of iodized salt in a proper quantity and for mixing iodine with salt in order to prevent and eradicate extensive and serious effects caused to public health from iodine deficiency
This chapter consists of preliminary section and operational definition that are applicable with this act
What is Iodized Salt ?
“iodized salt” means the iodized salt in granular or powder form with minimum 96 percent sodium chloride,
white, pale pink or light grey in colour, free from visible contamination with clay, grit and other extraneous
adulterant and impurities and with quality standard as fixed pursuant to Section 15.
Chapter 2 defines provisions relating to permit on sales, distribution , purchase , export and import of salt trading within the country . This section further is divided into various subsection
- Prohibition on import, purchase and sale of iodine free salt:
- Permit to be obtained to produce, import, supply, sell and distribute iodized salt:
- Inquiry regarding issue of permit:
The chapter makes the provision of Iodine Deficiency Disorder Prevention Committee that can regulate and recommend necessary strategies for the prevention of iron deficiency disorder prevention.
Certification of Quality and Approval of Label is explained in this chapter that the required standards of iodized salt at the time of its production, import, supply, sale and distribution shall be as fixed or recommended by the standards committee.
Information, Education and Obligations of Health Institutions about iodized salts to be made accessible to general people. The Ministry shall grant approval for the propagation of useful information and educational materials about iodized salt, in written, audible or visible form.
This chapter defines the Offense and Punishment where If one does an act as follows, one shall be deemed to have committed the offense as referred to in this Act
Deals and describes about the Miscellaneous section of this acts .
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