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Govt plans to do away with multiple certifications for food products; only FSSAI nod mandatory

FSSAI will issue a draft notification in this regard and will seek stakeholders’ comments before finalising the amendmentsNew Delhi: The government has approved various amendments in food safety and standard regulations, under which only one certification from food regulator...

BIS framing quality standards for yoga equipment amid rising yoga popularity

The standard framed for 'yoga centre' specifies the service requirements for operations, benchmarking and infrastructure, including minimum qualification for yoga wellness instructors and staff of the yoga centreNew Delhi: Amid the growing popularity of yoga across the world, the...

Over 41,000 sub-standard toys seized after mandatory quality certification

A Quality Control Order for toys was issued on February 25, 2020, through which toys have been brought under compulsory certification from the Bureau of Indian Standards with effect from January 1, 2021New Delhi: Over 41,000 sub-standard toys have been...

NDDB's CALF gets BIS recognition for analysis of milk, milk products

National Dairy Development Board's (NDDB) Centre for Analysis and Learning in Livestock and Food (CALF) has got Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) recognition for analysis of milk and milk products. The recognition is given for analysis of various milk and...

Major detergent brands fall short of BIS standards: Report

Fourteen popular brands of detergent powders in the retail market failed to meet the grade 1 requirement on cleaning efficiency laid down by the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), according to a recent report by the Union Ministry of...

Maggi mayhem: Need for single, transparent verdict from impartial body

In the disorienting mayhem surrounding Maggi noodles' alleged contamination, it is the consumer who seems to be caught in the crossfire, with little or no voting rights, apart from bland 'yes' or 'no' answers to media questions. On Wednesday, Delhi...

Natural Additives

Changing lifestyles and hectic work schedules have spawned a large market for processed and packaged convenience foods. The booming organized retail sector further extends the reach of processed foods. Change in eating habits and the frequent introduction of new...

Bata India profit grows by 67 per cent in Q4

Bata India Limited, footwear retailer, today declared its financial results for the quarter ending December 31st 2009, registering a growth of 66.9 per cent in Profit Before Tax (PBT) at Rs.3,865.8 lakhs against Rs.2,316.9 lakhs in the same period...

MRTPC pulls up DLF

DLF Universal Limited has been pulled up by the Monopolies and Restrictive Trade Practices Commission (MRTPC) for indulging in unfair trade practice by not disclosing to the complainant, K.P. Jain, the basis of carpet area calculations thus prejudicing the...

BIS-hallmarked jewellery for Keralites

With the aim of providing genuine jewellery to consumers, the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) has licensed 300 jewellers in Kerala to sell the BIS-hallmarked gold jewellery.Consumers now can be assured of the authenticity of their jewelled pieces by...
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Samsung in talks with component partners to boost ops in India: TM Roh

Noida and Bengaluru R&D centres have become one of the biggest R&D centres of Samsung and MX business, according...
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