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.

Saturday, November 28, 2015

DEADLY DALL!


With the price of Arhar rising beyond reach of many consumers, local traders are mixing it with the cheap and low-quality Khesari pulse that was banned by the government in 1961. A large number of complaints of adulteration have been pouring in from various parts of Gurgaon. Khesari was once used as cattle feed, but its side-effects were found to be so dangerous that the practice was stopped.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

MAXIMUM RESIDUE LEVELS



The recent government report on Monitoring of Pesticide Residues at National Level: 

While the government has been transparent in sharing the results of the study, the report itself is a scientific one that is amenable to various interpretations.

Often, pesticide residues on food are interpreted as dangerous and life threatening. However, the fact is that these residues are benchmarked with Maximum Residue Limits (MRL), which is the maximum amount of pesticide residue that is legally permitted on food product having no or negligible impact on human health.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

LETHAL COPPER SULFATE MAKES IT GREENER




Most of greens were laced with copper sulphate and chemical dye which are lethal if consumed on a regular basis. High levels of chemical are used in vegetables sold in  markets. 

Thursday, August 6, 2015

ONE MORE TIME EXTENSION


                                          The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India has extended the time limit already granted upto 04.08.2015 for converting the existing licences obtained under various departments to Food Safety Licence/Registration for another six months i.e upto 04.02.2016.