Net weight | Marking | Packaging
Net weight: The weight of the jam was measured and compared with the declared values on their packaging. All the 13 brands of jams tested had declared their net weight as 480/500/700 gm. When we weighed them under laboratory conditions, we found that most of them actually weighed more than the quantity declared on the label. Safal and Cremica had slightly less weight than the declared value but were well within the limit. Marking: Each packet of milk should be marked/labelled with these particulars: a) Name of the product with the brand name,
c) Net content in grams
d) Month and year of manufacture
h) Best before (month/year)
Indication of the source of manufacture
Batch or code number, if any
List of ingredients in descending order
List of additives, if used
Manufacturing license number; Other marking as required under Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodities) Rules, 2011
‘Green dot’ to denote vegetarian food All brands provided all required information on their pack. Packaging: The product shall be packed either in glass bottles or in hermetically sealed, sanitized cans made from tinplates that are inside lacquered or in food-grade plastic containers or aseptic packages, preferably having tamperproof provision.
All the 13 brands we tested were in glass bottles.