Saturday, September 23, 2017
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
   

BEVERAGE

Manufacture & sale of packaged drinking water sans BIS mark prohibited
Wednesday, 12 April, 2017, 08 : 00 AM [IST]
Our Bureau, New Delhi
As per Regulation 2.3.14 (17) and (18)of the Food Safety and Standards (Prohibition and Restriction on Sales) Regulations, 2011, no person canmanufacture, sell or exhibit for sale packaged drinking water and mineral water except under the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS)certification mark.

However, reports of some food business operators (FBOs) manufacturing or selling packaged drinking water without the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI)/Bureau of Indian Standards (BSI) certification mark have come to the notice of the former.

As per information made available by the governments of states and Union Territories (UTs) to the FSSAI, details of samples of packaged drinking water and mineral wateranalysed, found not conforming (including unlicensed) and action taken in the last three years are asunder:

 

Year

Number of samples analysed

Number of samples found to be adulterated/ misbranded

Number of cases launched

Convictions

2013-14

2,977

577

169

4

2014-15

734

226

130

16

2015-16

767

345

176

39



The standards for mineral water and packaged drinking water (other than mineral water) have been prescribed under Sub-regulation2.10.7 and 2.10.8 of the Food Safety and Standards (Food Products Standards and Food Additives) Regulations, 2011, respectively.

The standards for packaged drinking water (other than mineral water) were revised and notified on November 15, 2016. The officials of state/UT governments are responsible for the enforcement oflaws and regulations.FSSAI has written to State/UT authorities to ensure compliance with regulations.  

Faggan Singh Kulaste, minister of state (health and family welfare), said this in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha.
 
Print Article Back FNB News Twitter
Post Your commentsPost Your Comment
* Name :    
* Email :    
  Website :  
Comments :  
   
 

 
 
Food and Beverage News ePaper
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Advertise Here
 
 
Interview
“Customers ready to pay premium prices”
Past News...
 
FORTHCOMING EVENTS
 

FNB NEWS SPECIALS
 
Overview
Packaged wheat flour market growth 19% CAGR; may reach Rs 7500 cr: Ikon
Past News...
 
Advertise Here
 
Advertise Here
 
Recipe for Success
Ability to connect dots great strength, says consultant Munshaw Ghildiyal
Past News...



Home | About Us | Contact Us | Feedback | Disclaimer
Copyright © Food And Beverage News. All rights reserved.
Designed & Maintained by Saffron Media Pvt Ltd