Office Location

Delhi:

E-5, 2nd Floor, Defence Colony
New Delhi - 110024
Tel : 011-24336744

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Mumbai:

Office No. 1410, 14th Floor, Maker Chamber V, Nariman Point, Mumbai
Tel : +91 22-22873499

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Gurgaon:

Level 18, One Horizon Center, Golf Course Road, DLF Phase 5, Sector 43, Gurgaon 122002, India
Tel : +91 124 668 8146 / +91 124 668 8147

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Mumbai (Entertainment and Media Practice)

Office No. 213, 2nd Floor, A-wing, Crystal Plaza, Andheri Link Road, Andheri (W), Mumbai.
Tel : 022-62360762

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Mumbai (Corporate and Transactional Practice)

909/A, Capital Building, Bandra Kurla Complex, East Mumbai- 400098

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Bangalore:

21/2, 1st Main Road,
Opp Indian overseas Bank,
Gandhinagar,
Bengaluru - 560009

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Kanpur:

77A, Cantt., Kanpur - 208004

STANDARDS FOR PACKAGED DRINKING WATER (Other than Mineral Water) OPERATIONAL

By Ms. Divya Sharma, Head - Food Law Practice

Through a notification dated 15.11.2016, the FSSAI had substituted standards for Packaged Drinking Water (Other than Mineral Water) by new standards. These standards were to come into force on or after 1st March 2017.

Accordingly, packaged drinking water means water, other than natural mineral water, that is likely to be used for human consumption and that if offered or sold in packaged form, by whatever name called. Treatments have been specified to which the water has to be subjected to before it can be sold or offered for sale in the market. Treatments such as decantation, filtration, combination of filtration, aerations, filtration with membrane filter depth filter, cartridge filter, activated carbon filtration, demineralization, remineralization, reverse osmosis have been specified for disinfecting the water.
Standards for microbial elements, organoleptic and physical parameters, general parameters concerning substances undesirable in excessive amounts, parameters concerning toxic substances, parameters concerning radio-active residues and parameters concerning pesticide residues have been laid down.
Microbiological standards for packaged drinking water

Sr. No

Characteristics

Permissible limit

1.

Coliform bacteria, cfu/250 ml

Absent

2.

Faecal Streptococci, and Staphylococcus aureus, cfu /250 ml

Absent

3.

Sulphite Reducing Anaerobes, cfu/50 ml

Absent

4.

Pseudomonas aeruginosa, cfu/250 ml

Absent

5.

Aerobic Microbial Count
at 20-22șC in 72 h, cfu /ml, max

100

at 37± 1șC in 24 h, cfu /ml, max

20

6.

Yeast and mould/ 250 ml

Absent

7.

Salmonella and Shigella, cfu/250 ml

Absent

8.

Vibrio cholera, and V. parahaemolyticus cfu/250 ml

Absent

Detailed standards have been specified in the notification.

Labeling requirements have to be in accordance with the FSS (Packaging and Labelling) Regulations.