FOR GENERAL QUALITIES
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
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.