Marking The package information: a) Name of material and type b) Weight of the material in the package (when
packed) c) Name of manufacturer and trademark, if any d) Batch number e) Month and year of manufacture f) Directions and instructions for usage g) MRP Indian Standard has not specified the requirement for ‘best before’. None of the tested brands provided information either on directions and instructions for use or on ‘best before’ date. Batch number was not marked in Nip, Reliance
Scrubz, 555 and Xpert. shall contain the following Packaging The utensil bar should be securely packed in plastic wrappers, paperboard containers, or cartons as appropriate to the product form, or adequately sealed to retain the essential moisture contained in the utensil bar. Ideally, packaging should also be recyclable or biodegradable. All the brands had moisture-proof packaging. Net Weight The net weight for all the brands was measured and compared with the respective declared values. The maximum permissible error, as per Legal Metrology Rules 2011, is 9 grams for products weighing between 200 grams and 300 grams. For products weighing between 300 grams and 500 grams, the error cannot go beyond 12 grams. Except 555, all the brands were within the specified limit. The net weight of 555 was found to be less by 19.9 grams. Net weight of Vim was found less by 8.6 grams but that was within the specified limit.