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.
Saturday, July 16, 2016
Thursday, July 14, 2016
Sunday, December 27, 2015
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
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
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.