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ISI / BIS Certification for Milk Powder

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Milk Powder

IS Standard : IS 1165: 2022

Powdered milk, sometimes referred to as dry milk or powdered milk powder, is a dairy product that evaporates or spray-driess conventional liquid milk to eliminate moisture. This produces liquid milk in the form of a fine powder that is easily reconstituted with water. When it comes to milk, powder has a longer shelf life than liquid milk. Because it has very little moisture, it doesn't need to be refrigerated. In areas where access to fresh milk is impeded by insufficient transportation and storage infrastructure, milk powder serves as a useful substitute for liquid milk. It is frequently used as an ingredient in confections, baked foods, and baby formula.Furthermore, milk powder is an essential component used in the manufacturing of dairy products like cheese and yogurt. It may be used for anything from regular meals to disaster relief, making it an indispensable tool in many homes and businesses throughout the world. In the near future, the availability of various milk powder varieties, such as whole, skim, instant, and full cream milk powders, is anticipated to support market expansion.


Increased consumer interest in milk powder due to its many nutritional benefits—including a high concentration of calcium, protein, vitamin B12, and thiamine, among other important nutrients—is now driving the industry. The increase in demand can be ascribed to customers' rising interest on improving their fitness and overall health. The market for milk powder is anticipated to be significantly driven by the growing urban population, with the growing need for convenient food items serving as a key driver of milk powder sales.

Under IS standard IS 1165: 2022, all milk powder is now covered by the required ISI Certification Scheme.  

Without the ISI Mark, this product cannot be marketed, imported, or exported into the Indian consumer market.

The particular specifications, testing methods, and sampling strategies for milk powder are described in this standard. The finished product should be white, pale cream, or slightly green in color. It should also be free of lumps and burnt particles, with the exception of those that crumble easily under little pressure. It should also have no unnecessary ingredients and have a clean, pleasant flavor, whether it's reconstituted milk or another product.


About ISI / BIS Certification

Indian Standards Institute, or ISI was renamed the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) in 1987. The official mark that the Bureau of Indian Standards provides for manufacturers of various goods is the ISI Mark. It is used to indicate compliance with Indian standards (IS) set by the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) and has been used as a conformity marking for industrial products. Manufacturers received permission from BIS to use the ISI Mark on items that comply with relevant Indian requirements through the product certification program. 

Only manufacturers (domestic or foreign) who produce the finished product will be awarded ISI Certification. This will not be given to any product importers, traders, dealers, or distributors.


Documents Required for ISI / BIS Certification

The following documentation is required to get an ISI certification:

  • Main Application Form V
  • Address Proof of Manufacturing Unit
  • Details of Manufacturing Process
  • Test Report of products

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Process of ISI / BIS Certification

There are two approaches for Indian manufacturers to become certified with the ISI Mark:

  • Regular Procedure
  • Simplified Procedure 


Regular Procedure

With the possible exception of cases deemed "All India first," which might take up to 180 days, the licensing procedure is expected to be finished in 120 days. This timeline starts on the day the application is received, assuming that at different points in time the documentation, unit assessment, and product conformance are all deemed acceptable.

Step 1: Manufacturing Unit Customization in Compliance with Applicable Indian Standards

  • Identifying the applicable Indian Standard
  • Establishing in-house testing facilities as per the Standard's requirements

Step 2: Submission of the Application Form

  • Preparing an Internal Test Report for the product by the relevant Indian Standard
  • Compiling all necessary documents
  • Completing the Online Application Form
  • Online payment of application fees directly to BIS
  • Submitting hard copies of the Application Form with all enclosures to the relevant Branch Office (BO) of BIS

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Simplified Procedure

This is a much faster process than the standard procedure. After a factory inspection is deemed satisfactory and the initial evaluation establishes that the sample complies with the applicable Indian Standard(s), the license application process is expected to be finished in 30 days.

Step 1: Adapting the Manufacturing Unit to Comply with the Relevant Indian Standard

  • Identifying the applicable Indian Standard
  • Establishing in-house testing facilities to meet the Standard's requirements

Step 2: Sample Testing

  • Obtaining the necessary certificate for raw materials (Material Test Certificate - MTC)
  • Conducting product sample testing at a BIS-recognized testing laboratory

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ISI Mark Certification Process for Foreign Manufacturers

The process of obtaining ISI Mark Certification for Foreign Manufacturers typically includes the following steps:

Step 1: Application

  • Compile all the required documents.
  • Submit the documents along with the Application Fee.
  • An Application Number will be allotted.
  • Scrutiny of the Application will be conducted within a specified time frame.​

Step 2: Query Raised (If Any)

  • If any documents are missing or there is non-compliance, you will be informed.
  • You need to submit a reply within the given timeframe.

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