IS 11536:2022

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 11536:2022 for processed cereal based complementary foods.

This standard specifies the requirements, testing and sampling method for processed-cereal-based complementary foods intended to supplement the diet of infants after the age of six months to two years.

The complementary food made from processed cereals must be in the form of powder, small granules, or flakes, free of lumps, and uniform in appearance. It must be free from preservatives, colours, and flavours.

It must contain at least 75% milled cereal and legumes combined. Where the product is intended to be mixed with water before consumption, the protein content must be at least 15% on a dry weight basis, and the protein quality must be at least 70% that of casein. The sodium content of the product shall not be more than 100 mg/100 g of ready-to-eat product.

It may also contain the all the ingredients as specified in standard. All ingredients must be clean, safe, appropriate, and of good quality. The material must be manufactured and packed in sanitary conditions. The product must meet the requirements specified in the standard.

Packing and marking:

Product packaging materials must be recyclable or biodegradable. The manufacturer must declare the date of manufacture and the date of expiry on the product package. Complementary foods must be packed in hermetically sealed, clean, and sound containers.

The package shall bear the information as specified in the standard. The product may also marked with the Standard Mark (ISI Mark) and the ECO Mark. The manufacturer shall obtain a BIS license for complementary food from the Bureau of Indian Standards to use a standard mark (ISI Mark). BIS will grant a license after conforming to all the relevant requirements of applicable Indian standards.

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

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


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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