BIS recommends manufacturers of soy products to certify and use ISI mark19. May 2022
As the health consciousness of the Indian population increases, so does the acceptance of soy products. Therefore, the governmental organization Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) recommends manufacturers of soy products to undergo BIS quality certification and to mark their products with the ISI mark. The ISI mark has existed in India since 1955 and ensures compliance with Indian Standards (IS), which are developed by BIS, the national standards body.
A recent webinar conducted by BIS provided information on the introduction of quality standards for soy products. BIS said the use of soy is particularly popular in textured soy protein, soy milk, tofu and soy yogurt. To ensure the quality and safety of these soy products, physical, chemical and microbiological parameters and corresponding test methods have been standardized by BIS. BIS said the introduction of certification of soy products under the IS guidelines will help these foods integrate into Indian diets. Improved quality and product safety allow manufacturers to charge higher prices, but at the same time, customers receive safe food, BIS said. Specifically, BIS introduced a total of seven new standards for soy products: Full-fat soy flour, soy milk, soy beans, soy butter and soy amrakhand (yogurt preparation with mango). In addition, BIS is working to establish standards for other soy products.
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