|Quantitative change |
Proposed norms to improve quality of beverages
|Contaminant || |
(in parts per million)
|PFA Rules, 19551 ||New draft notification*2 |
|Pesticide residues ||No standard ||0.0001 (individual) |
|Lead (in concentrated soft drinks, not including concentrates used to make soft drinks) ||0.5 ||0.01 |
|Copper (in soft drinks, excluding concentrates and carbonated water) ||7.0 ||0.05 |
|Arsenic (in soft drinks intended for consumption after dilution, except carbonated water) ||0.5 ||0.05 |
|Cadmium ||No standard ||0.01 |
|Mercury ||No standard ||0.001 |
|Chromium ||No standard ||0.05 |
|Nickel ||No standard ||0.02 |
|*Note: The new draft notification covers all ready-to-serve beverages |
Source: 1) Prevention of Food Adulteration Rules, 1955, 19th edition, 2003, International Law Book Company, p 170.
2) The Gazette of India, Union ministry of health and family welfare, Notification, New Delhi, August 26, 2003.