FOOD PACKAGING STANDARDS IN INDIA


Dated 29th January 2013

Indian Standards for Food Contact and Safety

IS: 9833-1981: List of pigments and colourants for use of plastics in contact with foodstuffs, pharmaceuticals and drinking water.

IS: 9845-1998: Method of analysis for the determination of specific and/or overall migration of constituents of plastics materials and articles intended to come into contact with food stuffs.

IS: 10141-1982: Positive list of constituents of polyethylene for its safe use in contact with foodstuffs, pharmaceuticals and drinking water.

IS: 10142-1982: Specification for styrene polymers for its safe use in contact with foodstuffs, pharmaceuticals and drinking water.

IS: 10146-1982: Polyethylene for its safe use in contact with foodstuffs and drinking water.

IS: 10148-1982: Positive list of constituents of polyvinyl chloride and its co-polymers for safe contact with foodstuffs, pharmaceuticals and drinking water.

IS: 10149-1982: Positive list of constituents of styrene polymers in contact with foodstuffs, pharmaceuticals and drinking water.

IS: 10151-1982: Poly vinyl chloride (PVC) and its co-polymers for its safe use in contact with foodstuffs, pharmaceuticals and drinking water.

IS: 10910-1984: Positive list of constituents of Polypropylene and its co-polymers for its safe use in contact with foodstuffs, pharmaceuticals and drinking water.

IS: 11434-1985: Ionomer resins for its safe use in contact with foodstuff, pharmaceuticals and drinking water.

IS: 11435-1985: Positive list of constituents of Ionomer resins in contact with foodstuffs, pharmaceuticals and drinking water.

IS: 11704-1986: Ethylene acrylic acid (EAA) co-polymers for their safe use in contact with foodstuffs, pharmaceuticals and drinking water.

IS: 11705-1986: Positive list of Ethylene acrylic acid (EAA) co-polymers in contact with foodstuffs, pharmaceuticals and drinking water.

IS: 12229-1987: Positive list of constituents of polyalkylene terephthalates (PET & PBT) for their safe use in contact with foodstuffs, pharmaceuticals and drinking water.

IS: 12247-1988: Nylon-6 polymer for its safe use in contact with foodstuffs, pharmaceuticals and drinking water.

IS: 12248-1988: Positive list of constituents of Nylon-6 polymer for its safe use in contact with foodstuffs, pharmaceuticals and drinking water.

IS: 12252-1987: Polyalkylene terephthalates (PET & PBT) for their safe use in contact with foodstuffs, pharmaceuticals and drinking water.

IS: 13449-1992: Positive list of constituents of ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) co-polymers in contact with foodstuffs, pharmaceuticals and drinking water.

IS: 13576-1992: EMA for its safe use in contact with foodstuffs, pharmaceuticals and drinking water.

IS: 13601-1993: Ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) co-polymers for its safe use in contact with foodstuffs, pharmaceuticals and drinking water.

IS: 14972-2001: Positive list of constituents of poly-carbonate in contact with foodstuffs, pharmaceuticals and drinking water.

The above standards cover requirements of basic resin, additives, monomers, pigments and colourants, overall migration and storage and control.

IS: 10171-1982 also provides a table, Appendix Table-2 at the end of the article, of specific food products, guidance on type of thermoplastics, nature of packaging, possible substitutes, combinations of thermoplastics and variations to provide general guidance on the food contact thermoplastics.

Standards for Test Methods

BIS also specifies some standards for test methods of checking food containers and plastic materials. These are listed below.
Standards for Test Methods
IS: 2798-1964: Method of tests for polyethylene containers
IS: 8543-1979 (Part 1, Sec. 2): Methods of testing plastics: characterization of polymer structure and size: determination of density of solid plastics
IS: 8543-1977 (Part 2, Sec. 1): Methods of testing plastics: testing of materials before moulding: Determination of density of moulding
IS: 8343-1977 (Part 2, Sec. 2): Methods of testing plastics: testing of materials before moulding: determination of apparent density of moulding materials that cannot be poured from a funnel
IS: 8543-1977 (Part 2, Sec. 3): Methods of testing plastics: testing of materials before moulding: Determination of bulk factor of moulding materials
IS: 8543-1978 (Part 3, Sec. 1): Methods of testing plastics: preparation of test specimens: Compression moulded test specimens
IS: 8543-1978 (Part 3, Sec. 2): Methods of testing plastics: preparation of test specimens: Injection moulded test specimens
IS: 8543-1984 (Part 4, Sec. 1): Methods of testing plastics: short term mechanical properties: Determination of tensile properties.

Other BIS Standards

Other BIS standards listed below are on milk and dairy products (code of practice); edible oils and vanaspati packaging; drinking water; feeding bottles, liquor packaging; flour packaging; food grains and sugar packaging; glossary of terms and other miscellaneous plastic food related subjects.

Other BIS Standards

IS: 1613-1960: Milk bottle crates
IS: 2508-1984: Low Density Polyethylene films
IS: 2828-1964: Glossary of terms used in the plastic industry
IS: 7019-1982: Glossary of terms used in plastics and flexible packaging, excluding paper
IS: 7408-1984 (Part 1): Blow moulded polyolefin containers – over 5 litres capacity
IS: 7408-1984 (Part 2): Blow moulded polyolefin containers – over 5 up to 30 litres capacity
IS: 7408-1988 (Part 3): Blow moulded polyolefin containers – closed head containers over 30 litres, up to and including 200 litres capacity
IS: 7688-1976 (Part 3): Code of practice for labeling of pre-packed foods: nutritional labeling
IS: 8356-1993: Titanium dioxide for food grade
IS: 9907-1981: HDPE crates for milk bottles
IS: 10177-1982: Ice cream cups and lids
IS: 10840-1986: Blow moulded HDPE containers for vanaspati
IS: 10974-1984 (Part 1): Code for hygienic conditions for production, transport, storage, and distribution of indigenous milk products – khoa and khoa based sweets
IS: 10974-1984 (Part 2): Code for hygienic conditions for production, transport, storage, and distribution of indigenous milk products – dahi
IS: 10974-1984 (Part 3): Code for hygienic conditions for production, transport, storage, and distribution of indigenous milk products – chhana and chhana based sweets

IS: 10974-1984 (Part 4): Code for hygienic conditions for production, transport, storage, and distribution of indigenous milk products – kulfi
IS: 10974-1984 (Part 5): Code for hygienic conditions for production, transport, storage, and distribution of indigenous milk products – fermented products – shrikhand
IS: 11352-1994: Flexible pack for packing of vanaspati in 100g, 200g, 500g, 1kg and 5 kg packs.IS: 11584-1986: High density polyethylene (HDPE) crates for milk sachets
IS: 11805-1989: Polyethylene (PE) pouches for packaging liquid milk
IS: 11824-1986: Packaging – paper coated woven sacks for packaging skimmed milk powder
IS: 12100-1987: HDPE woven sacks for packing flour
IS: 12265-1987: Flexible packs for packing edible oils
IS: 12626-1989: Laminated jute bags for packing milk powder
IS: 12724-1989: Flexible packaging materials for packaging of refined edible oils
IS: 1283-1989: Poly vinyl chloride (PVC) bottles for edible oils
IS: 12887-1989: Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottle for edible oils
IS: 14129-1994: Flexible packaging materials for the packing of vanaspati in 10 kg and 15 kg packs
IS: 14537-1998: PET bottles for packaging of alcoholic liquors
IS: 14543-1998: Packaged drinking water (other than natural mineral water)
IS: 14625-1999: Plastic Feeding bottle
IS: 14887-2001: Textile-HDPE/PP woven sacks for packing 50/25 kg food grains
IS: 14968-2001: Textile-HDPE/PP woven sacks for packing 50/25 kg sugar

SOURCE: GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

 

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