The acidity of extracted fat (as oleic acid) was found within the prescribed limit in all the brands. It was found minimum in Unibic and maximum in Nutri Choice.
Total ash was found within the prescribed limit in all the brands. The least amount of total ash was found in Parle (1.31 per cent). This is good for consumers. The maximum total ash was in Patanjali (2.96 per
Biscuits shall be packed in clean, sound containers made of tin plate, cardboard, paper, or other material in such a way as to protect them from breakage, contamination, absorption of moisture, and seepage of fat from the biscuits into the packing materials. The packing should not transmit any objectionable odour and taste to the biscuits. The biscuits shall not come in direct contact with the packing materials other than grease-proof or sulphite paper, cellulose film, aluminium coating/laminates, food-grade plastics, or any other non-toxic packing material that may be covered with a moisture-proof film, waxed paper,
Brand Maximum Retail Price (MRP) (Rs) Unit Price of 100 Grams (Rs) Net Weight (Grams) Patanjali 10 12.5 80 13 The following information shall be clearly and indelibly marked on the label of each packet: a. Name of the product b. Trade name, if any c. Name and address of manufacturer d. Batch or code number e. Net quantity in grams or kilograms f. List of ingredients, in descending order of their
composition by quantity g. Statement with respect to addition of permitted
colour and flavours h. Month and year of manufacture i. The words ‘Best before’ (month and year to be
indicated) j. Nutritional information k. Logo indicating ‘vegetarian’ or ‘non-vegetarian’
status Unibic The product may also carry the BIS mark. All the tested brands provided the required information on their labels The unit price gives a fair idea about the cheapest and costliest brands. 40 (Buy one, get one free) 150 (150 gm free) 20 16.66 120 16.66 120 In terms of unit price, Parle and McVitie’s were the costliest brands. The cheapest was Patanjali.