The food regulator has directed the food commissioners of all the states and union territories to review the licenses which have been given to the manufacturers as more and more complaints about the packaged water being sold without BIS certification have been brought to light.
BIS- Bureau of Indian standards certification is mandatory on the label of all packaged water being sold in India.
Inoshi Sharma, executive director, FSSAI, states that when people seek an FSSAI license, they often claim they have also applied for the BIS certificate. The FSSAi license is granted on the assurance that the applicant also filed for a BIS certificate. But many food businesses do not end up taking the BIS number.