BIS finds misuse of ISI mark in mineral water bottles

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Kolkata, June 18 (IANS) The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) here came across misuse of the ISI mark during a raid at three mineral water manufacturing units in West Bengal’s North 24 Parganas district on Monday, an official release said.

The organisations in Sonapur area where the raids were conducted were Messers N Saha & Beverage of Joykrishnapur village, Messers Aqua Star of Boral, Dhalipara and Messers Prapti Beverage (Prapti Enterprise), Boral.

During the raid, carried out by officials of Kolkata branch of BSI in association with Sonapur police station, misuse of ISI mark was found on large quantities with brand names of Nakshatra Aqua, Aqua Star and P.S. Green filled in 20 litre jars.

The raids were carried out to prohibit misuse of the ISI mark and for consumer protection, the release said.

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