Consumer Voice - - Comparativ­e Test -


The fol­low­ing de­tails shall be marked on each pack: (a) Name and ad­dress of man­u­fac­turer (b) Name of the prod­uct (c) Net weight (d) Month and year of man­u­fac­ture (e) Batch num­ber (f) The words ‘best be­fore’ (month and year) (g) Tea Board reg­is­tra­tion num­ber if flavour is added (h) Dec­la­ra­tion if flavour and flavour­ing sub­stance is

added (i) Green dot de­not­ing veg­e­tar­ian sta­tus (j) Max­i­mum re­tail price (MRP) (k) FSSAI li­cense num­ber (l) Cus­tomer care de­tails • All sam­ples had the nec­es­sary in­for­ma­tion on their

packs. It may be noted that stor­age in­struc­tion and nu­tri­tional in­for­ma­tion are not manda­tory for tea, and most of the man­u­fac­tur­ers have not pro­vided com­plete de­tails in this re­gard. Most of them have missed giv­ing ei­ther stor­age in­struc­tion or nu­tri­tional in­for­ma­tion

Net Weight

The weight of the prod­uct is mea­sured and com­pared with the de­clared val­ues on the pack. The net weight should be within the tol­er­ance limit per­mit­ted in Le­gal Metrol­ogy Rules. Net weight of all the tested brands was found as claimed and they scored equally well on this pa­ram­e­ter. Pack­ing

Tea shall be packed in closed, clean and dry con­tain­ers made of ma­te­rial that does not lead to any de­te­ri­o­ra­tion in the qual­ity of the tea. • Red La­bel and Taj Ma­hal had dou­ble pack­ing (flex­i­ble as well as hard pa­per­board). All other sam­ples had flex­i­ble thermo plas­tic pack­ing.

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