Ingredients in Soft Drinks



Ingredients in Soft Drinks


The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) has formulated Indian Standards on Carbonated Beverages, IS 2346: 1992 which specifies the requirements and methods of sampling and testing carbonated beverages. These include the following:
a)      Types of Carbonated Beverages
b)      List of ingredients that may be used
c)      Hygienic conditions
d)     Description of the product
e)      Chemical and microbiological requirements
f)       Requirements of packing
g)      Requirements for marking/labelling
h)      Sampling

Further, the Food Safety and Standards (Food Products Standards and Food Additives) Regulations, 2011 indicate the ingredients permitted/not permitted in carbonated beverages.
As per the information received from the State/UT Governments, the number of samples of soft drink analyzed, number of violations made and the number of cases where prosecution has been launched under the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 is as under:
Year
No. of samples analysed
Violation Cases
Prosecution Launched
2011-12
201
9
9
2012-13
272
27
27
2013-14
257
11
8
2014-15
47
0
0

Regular surveillance, monitoring & sampling of food product are undertaken by State/UT Governments under Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 and rules & regulations made thereunder.
Random samples of food items are drawn by the State Food Safety Officers and sent to the laboratories recognized by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India for analysis. In cases, where samples are found to be not conforming to the provisions of the Act and the Rules and Regulations made thereunder, penal action is initiated against the offenders.
The Health Minister, Shri J P Nadda stated this in a written reply in the LokSabha here today.
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