FOR GEN­ERAL QUAL­I­TIES

Consumer Voice - - Packaged Drinking Water -

Mark­ing/La­belling

The bot­tle of pack­aged drink­ing wa­ter should be leg­i­bly marked with these de­tails: a) name of the prod­uct; b) name and ad­dress of pro­ces­sor; c) brand name, if any; d) batch or code num­ber; e) date of pro­cess­ing/pack­ag­ing; f) treat­ment of dis­in­fec­tion, if any; g) ‘best be­fore’ date; and h) manda­tory ISI mark , MRP, net quan­tity and cus­tomer care de­tails. The green dot (in­di­cat­ing veg­e­tar­ian sta­tus) is not a manda­tory re­quire­ment for pack­aged drink­ing wa­ter.

• All brands ex­cept Pure Drop were found to meet the mark­ing/la­belling re­quire­ments and hence were given full scores. Date of pack­ag­ing was not marked in Pure Drop.

• All brands car­ried the ISI mark, which is a manda­tory re­quire­ment.

Pack­ing

The pack­ag­ing ma­te­rial should be of food-grade and the cap of the bot­tle must not have any colour mi­gra­tion on the prod­uct.

• All the brands were pack­aged in re­us­able, sealed 20-litre colour­less jars.

Man­u­fac­tur­ers’ Com­ments

As a mat­ter of pol­icy, be­fore pub­li­ca­tion, the test re­sults of the brands are shared with their re­spec­tive man­u­fac­tur­ers/mar­keters invit­ing their views/ com­ments. We re­pro­duce here the com­ments of man­u­fac­tur­ers as well as our re­ply:

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