Annapurna Food And Beverages, is a Annupurna group which started operations from the year 1952 with launch of Annapurna Desi Ghee. Initially, its focus was on dairy and agro bas
With growing health consciousness and boosted by tourism and with shortage of water, the packaged water drink has seen a tremendous growth over years. The water shortage around the world and particularly in third world countries has opened new avenues for bottled water Industry. If a comparison is made on the growth and status of Indian Bottled Industry with western or Asian market, India are far behind in terms of quantum, infrastructure, professionalism & standards? implementation.
In the initial years, there was free play of markets, with fly-by-night operators, packaged water growth had been enormous at the rate of 40%. The price points also varied from satchet price of Rs.1/ - to Rs.30/- per litre. Unscrupulous recycling by mafia of major brands and media coverage of the
FSSAI is considering a new amendment to the existing standards of packaged drinking water which is offered or sold through vending machines. Currently, packaged water comes under the specification of FSSAI Regulations 2011 while it does not cover water sold through vending machines.
The proposed amendment by FSSAI for the drinking water from vending machines will have to comply with the parameters specified for packaged drinking water and will be exempted from the requirement of certification mark of the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS).
University of New York study finds several micro plastic particles in packaged water. It has conducted the study from 19 locations in nine countries on five continents. These included Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Lebanon, Mexico, Thailand and the United States. The plastic debris, which was found in 93 per cent of the tested samples, included polypropylene, nylon and polyethylene terephthalate (PET). The global average was 325 particles per litre. Particle concentration ranged between zero and over 10,000 likely plastic particles in a single bottle. The study was supervised by Sherri Mason, chair, department of geology and environmental sciences, State University of New York at Fredonia, and a leading micro plastics researcher.