There are numerous parameters to be assessed in terms of demographics, packing sizes, input costs; area coverage etc and either decision can be right considering such parameters. One needs to do in-depth analysis.
Yes. It is allowed keeping in mind the procedure of adding sizes under relevant protocol.
No, the license is granted to the unit and not the brand. Once shifted, license needs to be applied again.
No, though reasonable space is required to accommodate machines with maintenance area . Laboratory needs enough space to accommodate equipment, glassware, regents and section for storing the samples.
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.
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.
Yes, such Lab should be equipped to carry out all physical , chemical and micro biological tests prescribed as per IS : 3025, 1070, 4905, 5401, 5402, 5403, 5887, 10146 & 10500 and has to be conducted by expert chemist / micro bio
Only Two . Packaged Natural Mineral Water governed under IS:13428:1998, Amendment 1-5 upto 15th October 2004 and Packaged Drinking Water governed under. IS: 14543
If the water is drawn from natural source, confirms to composition listed under IS:13428:1998, Amendment 1-5 upto 15th October 2004 and is bottled WITHOUT ALTERING the composition , falls under Natural Mineral Water.
IS : 14543:2004
Bureau of Indian standards, during their routine / sudden inspection or samples lifted from the market / 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.