FSSAI seeks review of packaged still, mineral water licenses

INDIA – The Food Safety Standard Authority of India (FSSAI) has asked food commissioners of states and union territories to review the licenses granted to bottlers following mounting complaints about packaged still and mineral water being sold without Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) certification. BIS certification is mandatory on packaged water bottles. The regulator has published a new standard for…

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Bureau of Indian Standards calls on soy products manufacturers to certify products

INDIA – The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) has called on manufacturers of soy products to apply for certification of their products and gain the ISI mark, even as consumers become more receptive to them. Launched in 1955, the ISI mark certifies that a product conforms to an Indian standard (IS) developed by the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS). It…

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Bureau of Indian Standards commemorates 75 years of existence

INDIA – The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) which came into existence as Indian Standards Institution (ISI) in 1947, has proudly marked 75 glorious years of its existence. Through its core activities of Standardization and Certification, BIS has been contributing to national economy from past 75 years. The bureaus Director General, Pramod Kumar Tiwari, on the special occasion extended his…

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Bureau of Indian Standards to establish quality standards for fortified rice processing machines

INDIA – The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), is looking to set quality standards for machines that make fortified rice kernels, as the country aims to tackle malnutrition by stepping up efforts to provide fortified rice through various government programmes. Rice fortification is done in order to increase essential micronutrients in rice to improve the nutritional quality of the food…

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