IS 1165:2022

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 1165:2022 for whole milk powder.

This standard specifies the requirements, sampling methods, and tests for milk powder. The material shall be white or white with a greenish tinge or light cream in colour. It must be free of scorched particles and lumps except those that break up easily under slight pressure. It must also be free from extraneous material. The flavour of the product or reconstituted milk must be pleasant and clean.

Milk Powder is a material made by spray drying of standardised milk obtained from fresh cow milk, buffalo milk, or a mixture of the two. Standardised milk must be free from additives. All processing and drying should be done to minimise loss of nutritive value, particularly protein quality.

The product shall be manufactured and packed under hygienic conditions as per IS 2491. All processing equipment should be thoroughly cleaned, and precautions should be taken to avoid infestation. A laboratory that is adequately equipped and staffed to carry out the various tests specified in the specification in accordance with the methods specified in the standard.


Tests shall be carried out in accordance with the method specified.

  • Moisture
  • Insolubility Index
  • Fat
  • Total Ash
  • Titratable Acidity

Packing and marking:

The material must be packed and labelled in accordance with IS 1165. Milk powder must be packed in hermetically sealed, clean, sound containers. The product may also bear the Standard Mark (ISI Mark). The manufacturer shall have obtained a BIS license for whole milk powder 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.

isi mark


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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