There are some standards for Packaged Drinking Water under sub-regulations 2.10.7 and 2.10.8 of Food Safety and Standards (Food Products and Food Additives) Regulations, 2011 respectively and these standards are compulsory for manufacturers of Packaged Water. The certification of Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) is mandatory for Packaged Drinking Water.
The FSSAI noticed the cases of sale of water by plants running without license and therefore, FSSAI has been checking the standards on the regular basis with the help of Food Safety Commissioners of States/UTs and directing them to take stringent action against them.The officials of Food Safety Departments of the respective States/UTsare regularly monitoring the packaged water to check whether they meet the requirement of standards and the rules and the regulations under Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006.
In case, if any packaged water not complying with the standards then strict action will be taken under the provisions of Chapter IX of the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006. There are many complaints received regarding the quality of BIS Standard marked Packaged Natural Mineral water and Packaged Drinking Water as per IS 13428 and IS 14543 respectively and also about the misuse of Standard Mark on Packaged Drinking Water/Packaged Natural Mineral water by manufacturers without having valid BIS License. Depending on the result of the investigation the action will be taken by the concerned officers and cases will be filed in the concerned court of law.
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