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Hallmark, ISI Mark, BEE Label –Know which certification marks are important for products you buy

Consumers should check out the standards used as the basis to assess the quality of the product before heading towards purchase.


Hallmark, ISI Mark, BEE Label –Know which certification marks are important for products you buy

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: Products should never be brought at mere face value. Consumers should rather check out the standards used as the basis to assess the quality of the product before heading towards purchase.

Various certification marks  are issued by the companies to verify that the product has been made according to a specific standard.

Here is a list of the certification marks that helps you know that the product you are purchasing, has been made according to a specific standard.

ISIS Mark

It is a standardization mark issued by the Bureau of Indian  Standards (BIS) to certify that the products conform to the minimum quality standards.

Hallmark

Hallmarks  are  official  marks  used in many countries as a guarantee of purity or fineness of precious metal articles. In  India,  at  present  two  precious  metals  namely  gold  and  silver  have  been  brought  under the purview of hallmarking.

However, in the hallmarking of gold and silver items one should look for BIS Mark that mentions fineness mark, year of marking, and jeweller’s mark.

AGMARK

It is a certification mark on agricultural products in India, assuring that they conform to a set of  standards approved by the Directorate of Marketing and Inspection, an agency of the Government  of  India.

Vegetarian and Non-vegetarian Marks

Packaged food products sold in India are required to be labeled with a mandatory mark so that they can be distinguished between vegetarian and non-vegetarian. The red circle indicates that the food  item contains non-vegetarian  ingredients while the green circle signifies vegetarian  ingredients.  

ISO Mark

The  objective  of  ISO  is  to  make  common  standards  of  products  and  services  at  international level. Some  of  the  areas  where  ISO standards can be applicable are hospital, insurance etc.

Silk Mark

Silk Mark is a quality assurance label for pure  silk.  It helps the consumers to identify Pure Silk.  

Woolmark

Woolmark is a certification mark used on textile products as an assurance that the product is made of 100% pure new wool.

Hologram

Hologram is a small square size plastic sticker with some  text  written  on  it. The purpose of sticking it on the package of the product is to establish the authenticity of the product.

Handloom Mark

Handloom  Mark  is  the  Government  of  India’s  initiative to provide a collective identity to the handloom products in India.

Ecomark

The  logo  for  the  Ecomark  Scheme signifies that the product is environment friendly and that it does the least damage to the environment.  

Recycling Mark

The universal recycling is an internationally recognized symbol used to designate recyclable materials.

BEE Label

The manufacturers are required to place a label showing how much electricity the appliance will  consume under certain conditions. It is commonly referred to as star rating.

FSSAI Logo

FSSAI  Logo  is  one  of  the  obligatory  requirements,  which  is  not  a  mark  of  certification but signifies a valid license for food business operators.

(Content sourced from Consumer Affairs website)

 

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