BIS CERTIFICATION FOR FOLLOW UP FORMULA COMPLEMENTARY FOODS
IS 15757:2007

In this competitive scenario, it isn't easy to survive in the market without a standard quality and certified product. BIS license may also be required to sell products in the Indian market.

To get BIS certification and produce a standard quality product, the manufacturer must ensure that their product must follow the specified Indian standard.

Let’s take a closer look at IS 15757:2007 for follow up formula-complementary foods.

This standard specifies the requirements, testing methods, and sampling procedures for follow-up formula complementary foods intended for infants in the weaning stage after the age of six months and up to the age of two years.

A product made by spray drying of cow or buffalo milk, or a combination of the two, is a follow-up formula-complementary food. After the age of six months and up to the age of two years, follow-up formula is used as a liquid supplement for a complementary diet for an infant. The follow-up formula complementary can be used directly or diluted with water before feeding when in liquid form. In powdered form, it requires water for preparation, and it must be free of lumps and uniform in appearance.

Follow-up formula-complementary food must be starch-free, with no added colour or flavour. It must be clean and free of dirt, foreign matter, and scorched particles. It must also be free of any material that is hazardous to human health. The nutrients specified in the standard must be present in the follow-up formula.

When necessary, the product may also contain other nutrients to ensure that it is suitable for use as part of a mixed feeding scheme after the age of six months. When any nutrients are added, the food must contain at least the Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) amounts of that nutrient.

All ingredients used must be clean, high-quality, safe, and suitable for infant consumption. The material must be manufactured and packed in hygienic conditions. The product must meet the requirements specified in the standard.

TESTS

The following tests shall be carried out as per the method specified.

  • Description
  • Flavour, Taste and Odour
  • Scorched Particles
  • Moisture
  • Total ash
  • Total Fat
  • Total Milk Protein
  • Acid insoluble ash

Packing and marking:

Packing and marking shall be carried out as per IS 15757: 2007. The follow-up formula-complementary food must be packed in hermetically sealed, clean, and sound metal containers or in a flexible pack to avoid deterioration. The containers shall bear legibly and indelibly the information as specified in the standard. The product may also bear the Standard Mark (ISI Mark) and the ECO-Mark, obtained from the Bureau of Indian Standards.

isi mark

NOTE:

For Detailed Information about the Procedure for BIS ISI Certification, Visit :

  1. Procedure for Domestic Manufacturer
  2. Procedure for Foreign Manufacturer

Conclusion:

If a product falls under the scope of the BIS Conformity Assessment Scheme, All the manufacturers, importers, and foreign entities must obtain BIS ISI Certification. The Bureau may cancel the License if the product fails to meet certification requirements.

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