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India Issues Quality Control Order for Cookware, Utensils and Food Contact Cans

SafeGuardSHardgoodsMay 07, 2024

SG 67/24

India has mandated the use of several national standards and the standard mark for cookware, utensils and food and beverage cans. These will become effective on September 1, 2024.

In March 2024, India’s Ministry of Commerce and Industry issued an order to regulate cookware, utensils and cans for foods and beverages to specific national standards. It also mandates the use of the standard mark.

Highlights of the order are summarized in Table 1

The Gazette of India, Extraordinary Part II – Section 3 – Sub-section (ii), March 15, 2024

OrderScopeIndian Standard¹Effective Date
Cookware, Utensils and Cans for foods and beverages (Quality Control) Order 2024
Cookware, utensils and cans for foods and beverages
  • IS 14756:2022
    ‘Stainless steel utensils’
  • IS 1660:2009
    ‘Wrought aluminium utensils’
  • IS 13983:1994
    ­‘Stainless steel sinks for domestic purposes’
  • IS 9396 (Part 1): 1987
    ‘Round open top sanitary cans for foods and drinks – tinplate
  • IS 14407:1996
    ‘Aluminium cans for beverages’
  • September 1, 2024
  • December 1, 2024, for small enterprises
  • March 1, 2025, for micro enterprises

¹Latest versions of the Indian standards apply, including amendments as notified by the Bureau of Indian Standards 

Table 1

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