All About ISI

ISI For A Mineral Water Plant, ISI For A Packaged Drinking Water Plant

ISI for mineral water plant - ISI For A Mineral Water Plant, ISI For A Packaged Drinking Water PlantIf you decide to sell Packaged Drinking Water [Mineral Water] in Bottles, Jars, Pouches; then it is mandatory to get ISI License issued by the BIS.

The standard for Packaged Drinking Water is : IS 14543

There are many procedures to be observed under the BIS. Whereas , you can refer the following Frequently Asked Questions:

(The Content has been taken from Site India Water portal & the Queries question answers have been supplied by Suresh Allu of Avirodha Consulting Services.)

Q :- Is Bottled Water market in India is regulated?

A :- Yes, it is compulsory for all the manufacturers who intend to set up the processing unit, to obtain the ISI mark from Bureau of India Standards.

Q :- Can one apply for the ISI mark and commence the production?

A :- No. Unless the inspection is done by the staff, tests carried out in an independent lab and official confirmation and license number is obtained, unit can’t commence commercial production.

Q :- Is in-house lab compulsory?

A :- Yes, such Lab should be equipped to carry out all physical, chemical and micro biological tests prescribed as per IS : 3025, and has to be conducted by expert chemist / micro biologist.

Q :- What are the categories of bottled water in India ?

A :- Only Two. Packaged Natural Mineral Water governed under IS: 13428 and Packaged Drinking Water governed under. IS: 14543

Q :- What is the basic difference between Natural Mineral Water and Packaged Drinking Water?

A :- If the water is drawn from natural source, confirms to composition listed under IS: 13428, and is bottled WITHOUT ALTERING the composition, falls under Natural Mineral Water. In packaged drinking water, any of the processes of filtration / disinfection listed under IS: 14543 can be utilized, altering the composition of subject water & finally, bottling it. After employing processes listed under IS: 14543, my water composition confirms to Natural Mineral Water specifications. Which category my water would fall in? IS: 14543

Q:- What is STOP MARKING?

A :- Bureau of Indian standards, during their routine / sudden inspection of the unit, may find irregularities in connection with composition, hygienic conditions, filling procedures etc. It may issue an order revoking the license temporarily, signifying stopping the production and usage of ISI mark on the product. The license is restored after satisfactory compliance of conditions.

Q :- What are the pre requisites of putting an ISI complying unit?

A :- The standards published for bottled water [both categories] clearly mention the filtration processes, hygienic conditions, lighting, labeling regulation etc. It also list the relevant testing standards [IS 3025] required for methods of testing.

Q :- What is BIS, ISI and PFA?

A :- BIS: Bureau of Indian standards is a premier organization engaged in setting standards for various products and services. ISI: Indian Standard Institution is the former name of BIS but till date ISI is the MARK given by this organization. PFA: Governed under Prevention of Food Adulteration Act 1954, this agency safeguards the interests of the consumers through constant check on the food and beverage sector.

Q :- Can one mention composition of water if the brand falls under the category of IS: 14543?

A :- No. Since it involves altering the composition of source water and it is at times, difficult to maintain the same, furnishing of such composition is not allowed.

Q :- Are there any standard volumes of water prescribed?

A :- Yes. As per notification issued by the ministry of consumer affairs on Feb28, 2001, amending Standards of weights and Measures [Packaged Commodities] Rules 1977, it is mandatory now for bottled water to be sold only in prescribed standard. These are 100 ml / 150 ml / 200 ml / 250 ml / 300 ml / 330ml [ only in cans ], 500ml / 750 ml / 1 liter / 1.5 liter / 2,3,4,5 liters and thereafter , in multiples of 5 liters.

Q :- What is CGWA?

A :- Under Ministry of Water Resources, Central Ground Water Authority [CGWA] regulates the use of ground water. Under power conferred to them under section 5 of Environment [protection] Act, 1986, CGWA has directed all processing units of bottled water to get their bore well registered with them. The same has to be applied under prescribed Performa.

Q :- Which central agency’s certification is necessary for commencing fruit juice / soft drink?

A :- It is mandatory to obtain FPO mark, under FRUIT PRODUCTS ORDER 1955, and comes under ministry of food processing industry. Now the FPO has gone & a new mark has come called : F.S.S.A.I.

Q :- Is it necessary to obtain BIS or FPO for manufacturing aerated water?

A :- No, currently these certificates are not applicable.

Q :- Is it permissible to run a soft drink unit and bottled water unit from same premises ?

A :- No. Since ingredients to be utilized in soft drink [sugar and flavor] are likely to contaminate surrounding and equipment, it is neither advisable nor permissible to operate the same units at one place.

Q :- What action is likely if product – bottled water or soft drink fails the permitted parameters?

A :- The action under PFA Act 1954 may be invoked and may result in stop marking for bottled water, invariably leading to temporary closure of unit. Soft drink unit may also fact closure owing to such slip-up.

[The Content has been taken from Site India Water portal & the Queries question answers have been supplied by Suresh Allu of Avirodha Consulting Services.] Here are their contact details :-

Suresh Allu. [Hyderabad]
+91 94911 03999.
www.avirodha.org

ISI For A Mineral Water Plant, ISI For A Packaged Drinking Water Plant

463 comments on “All About ISI

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  1. Hello sir,
    i have running a mineral water plant in delhi and i need a ISI number so where and how can i get it and i would like to expand my buisness so pls guide me in that too

    1. Dear Mr. Sachin,
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    1. Dear Mr. Hitesh,
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  2. Sir is it possible to take production from already installed packaging company with their own license by our name……

    1. Dear Mr. Shubham,
      Greetings from MWPI,

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  3. Dear Sir/Madam

    I want to know FRP mineral water plant can get ISI approval for Bottling or SS.

    Regards
    Jay Kumar Tiwari
    07280851603

    1. Dear Mr. JayKumar,
      Greetings from MWPI,

      Yes, but frp is allowed only for pre filtration stage. Further to that you should select SS. for more details, please attend our live training.
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    1. Dear Mr. Appasaheb,
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  4. Sir,
    My new RO plant company .(packaging drinking water) .I am interested in ISI Register.my conduct No 09842158300.Tamilnadu.

    1. Dear Mr. Surendranbabu,
      Greetings from MWPI,

      Kindly attend our live training. In this training we cover every aspect of
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  5. Dear Sir,
    I am looking for only unpackaged COLD Water JAR (no Packaged bottled, jar, pouch.
    ) RO plant, planning for 1000lph initially for 400 Jar per day approx. sale in taluka place.

    Can you please confirm is ISI Approval required from BIS. can I start business as mentioned above without ISI.

  6. Sir,
    My Newe Company small Water Plant ( Bottol Pakaging) I am Intersted ISI Trad Register
    Urjant .. My Contack Very Urjant..7602456099

    1. Dear Mr. Dibyendu,
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      Kindly attend our Live Training to know about
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      – Smart Marketing Strategies (Traditional and digital marketing techniques).

      Check out our past training events and reviews of past attendees.

      Thanks and Regards,
      Mineral Water Project Information Team.

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