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per cent by mass (on dry ba­sis). Low ash con­tent is good for con­sumers.

Lead

As per FSS Reg­u­la­tions, lead in corn­flakes shall not be more than 2.5 ppm (for ‘foods not spec­i­fied’ cat­e­gory)

Pack­ag­ing

Corn­flakes shall be packed in high-den­sity poly­eth­yl­ene bags alone or they shall be first packed in high-den­sity poly­eth­yl­ene bags, prop­erly sealed, and then placed in card­board car­tons. As per In­dian Stan­dard, the bags used for pack­ing corn­flakes shall be made of 300 gauge high-den­sity poly­eth­yl­ene of thick­ness 0.075 mm.

The fol­low­ing par­tic­u­lars shall be marked/la­belled on each pack: a) Name of ma­te­rial and trade­mark, if any b) Name and ad­dress of man­u­fac­turer c) Batch or code num­ber d) Net weight e) Date of man­u­fac­ture f) Nu­tri­tional in­for­ma­tion g) MRP h) FSSAI li­cense num­ber i) The words ‘Best be­fore’ (date to be given by

man­u­fac­turer) j) Cus­tomer-care de­tails k) Logo in­di­cat­ing ‘veg­e­tar­ian’ sta­tus

Unit Price

The unit price gives a fair idea about the cheap­est and costli­est brands.

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