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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.

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