Sunday, November 20, 2016

FROZEN FOOD- WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW?


Frozen snacks come as a saviour when it comes to pleasing the palate, but quality and safety are some of the things one should keep in mind while purchasing them, says an expert.

Sunday, October 2, 2016

NEW HAND HANDLED DEVICE TO DETECT MELAMINE IN MILK


Detecting melamine in milk has become extremely easy, quick and inexpensive thanks to a handheld melamine detector developed by researchers at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore.

Friday, September 2, 2016

NATURAL WATER TO COME UNDER FOOD SAFETY SCANNING



The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) is tightening safety standards for packaged drinking water and plans to come out with norms for spring natural water.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016


THROW AWAY THE DISPOSABLE CUPS


WITH THANKS TO:Head, Department of Food Science, MCM DAV College for Women, Chandigarh
Chemicals and wax lining in various throwaway containers can cause heart diseases, diabetes, bladder stones, kidney failure and even cancer.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

PARTIALLY HYDROGENATED VEG. OILS TO REDUCE TRANSFAT LEVEL


Beginning next month, manufacturers in India of partially hydrogenated vegetable oils (PHVOs) will be required to reduce the trans fat level from the current 10 per cent limit to 5 per cent, says the Chairman of the Scientific Panel on Oils and Fats, Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), Dr. R.B.N. Prasad. 

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Codex adopts stricter food safety standards


The international food standards body has adopted stringent laws on pesticides in food and arsenic residue in rice .

Sunday, December 27, 2015

SOON NO BEST BEFORE DATE- ONLY EXPIRY DATE



Union minister for consumer affairs, food and public distribution Ram Vilas Paswan said labels printed on food items should carry only "expiry date", and not "best before", which has no meaning.
"We want that only there is expiry date. There is no meaning in best before", Paswan, the Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Minister, told.