What Is ‘Pack­aged’ Drink­ing Wa­ter?

Consumer Voice - - Packaged Drinking Water -

It is wa­ter de­rived from var­ied sources in­clud­ing sur­face, ground or sea and sub­jected to treat­ment like de­canta­tion, fil­tra­tion (in­clud­ing aer­a­tion fil­tra­tion with mem­brane fil­ter, car­tridge fil­ter, ac­ti­vated car­bon fil­tra­tion), dem­iner­al­i­sa­tion, min­er­al­i­sa­tion and re­verse os­mo­sis. The pack­aged wa­ter is also dis­in­fected be­fore be­ing packed so that it does not get con­tam­i­nated un­til con­sumed within a spe­cific time. The pack­aged drink­ing wa­ter shall be filled in sealed con­tain­ers of var­i­ous com­po­si­tions, forms and ca­pac­i­ties that are suit­able for di­rect con­sump­tion with­out fur­ther treat­ment. In case dem­iner­al­i­sa­tion is a part of the treat­ment process, the in­gre­di­ents used shall be of food-grade qual­ity and con­form to the re­quire­ments set by Food Safety and Stan­dards Au­thor­ity of In­dia and rules framed there­un­der.

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