Chicken spreading Superbugs in India’s Food Chain

contaminated

 

 

 

 

 

Scientists are detecting stealth drug-evading bacteria with increased virulence and an ability to infect humans in chickens in India, which indicates an “alarming situation” of the nation’s fast-growing poultry industry and the misuse of antibiotics.

According to a recent study, superbugs were found in 11% of chicken samples in fresh produce markets of Hyderabad which carried a multidrug-resistant form of a bacteria commonly found in birds and known to make people sick.

They were detected in both intensively farmed broilers and free-range fowl, and were capable of thwarting routine antibiotics, scientists from the University of Hyderabad and the Robert Koch Institute in Berlin said. Read more ›

Share and Enjoy

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Delicious
  • LinkedIn
  • StumbleUpon
  • Add to favorites
  • Email
  • RSS
Posted in Uncategorized

32 Tonnes of Adulterated Chilli Powder Seized

chilli

Police seized 32 tonnes of suspected adulterated chilli powder from two lorries near Penugolanu village in Krishna district of Andhra Pradesh. Read more ›

Share and Enjoy

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Delicious
  • LinkedIn
  • StumbleUpon
  • Add to favorites
  • Email
  • RSS
Posted in Food News

Is Blockchain Technology the Answer to India’s Food Safety Woes?

blockchain-linux-2We come across stories about common food like milk and spices being adulterated with deadly chemicals almost every day, so how can we be sure that the food we eat is free of harmful additives and adulterants? In the food supply chain between the farmer and the consumer, adulteration is a key safety issue. Since the food we eat goes through many touchpoints before it comes to our plate, ensuring food safety requires multisectoral collaboration.

Therefore it is important to build a food supply chain which can reliably trace the food’s provenance and hold each link accountable. With blockchain technology, the food supply chain can be monitored to ensure what we eat is safe. Read more ›

Share and Enjoy

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Delicious
  • LinkedIn
  • StumbleUpon
  • Add to favorites
  • Email
  • RSS
Posted in Food Technology

Methyl Parathion- An Insecticide Which Not Only Kills Pests But Also Humans!

metyl

Methyl parathion belongs to the group of insecticides and acaricides and is used to control boll weevils and biting or sucking insect pests of agricultural crops. It is available in dust form, emulsifiable concentrate, ULV liquid, microencapsules and wettable powder formulations. It is an organophosphate pesticide and insecticide.

Methyl parathion is acutely toxic on inhalation and ingestion, and moderately toxic by dermal adsorption. It is readily absorbed in the skin and if skin has come in contact with it, it should be washed immediately with soap and water and the contaminated clothing should be removed because skin and inhalation exposure to methyl parathion has caused human fatalities. It may also cause contact burns to the skin or eyes. Read more ›

Share and Enjoy

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Delicious
  • LinkedIn
  • StumbleUpon
  • Add to favorites
  • Email
  • RSS
Posted in Food and Health

Product Review- Kurkure Shahi Mix

kurkure-sahi-mixkurkure-sahi-mix-ingredients

 

 

 

 

Summary feedback

Kurkure Shahi Mix is made of cereal flakes, dal, corn flour and besan which is deep fried in an unspecified edible vegetable oil.

Why a popular brand in India like Kurkure does not specify the exact vegetable oil used is beyond our comprehension, the consumers have a right to know what they are eating.

In India fried snacks such as these are eaten in large quantities by kids and adults alike with no attention being paid to the food label. As a result, deep fried and/or sugar laden snack foods have become a major cause of lifestyle diseases, metabolic diseases and obesity. Read more ›

Share and Enjoy

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Delicious
  • LinkedIn
  • StumbleUpon
  • Add to favorites
  • Email
  • RSS
Posted in Uncategorized

Need to Ensure Food is Safe & Nutritious: FSSAI CEO

 food safety 1The FSSAI CEO Pawan Agarwal said that there was a dire need to ensure the safety of food products and inspire trust among people that food is not just safe, but also nutritious at an interactive session on Surakshit Khadya Abhiyan (safe food for all) in Mumbai organised by CII. Read more ›

Share and Enjoy

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Delicious
  • LinkedIn
  • StumbleUpon
  • Add to favorites
  • Email
  • RSS
Posted in Food News

Nestle India, FDA Goa and NASVI Raising Food Safety Awareness

strreeNestlé India, FDA Goa and National Association of Street Food Vendors of India (NASVI) have come together to train 500 street vendors, which would come up to 1,000 in the coming months. Read more ›

Share and Enjoy

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Delicious
  • LinkedIn
  • StumbleUpon
  • Add to favorites
  • Email
  • RSS
Posted in Food News

Government: Heavy Metals Found in Soft Drinks

The Csoftentral Government told Parliament that lead and other heavy metals such as cadmium and chromium were found in samples of Sprite, Mountain Dew, 7UP, Pepsi and Coca-Cola. Read more ›

Share and Enjoy

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Delicious
  • LinkedIn
  • StumbleUpon
  • Add to favorites
  • Email
  • RSS
Posted in Food and Health, Food News

Phorate: A Highly Toxic and Poisonous Insecticide

phorate-10-cgPhorate is a very toxic insecticide and labels for products containing it are mandated to bear the words DANGER – POISON. It is an organophosphorus insecticide and acaricide which is used to control sucking and chewing insects, leafhoppers, leafminers, mites, some nematodes, and rootworms. It is used in pine forests and on root and field crops, including corn, cotton, coffee and some ornamental  plants. Read more ›

Share and Enjoy

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Delicious
  • LinkedIn
  • StumbleUpon
  • Add to favorites
  • Email
  • RSS
Posted in Food and Health, Food News

Packaged Food Products to Get Fortification Norms

foritThe Food Safety watchdog of India, FSSAI, has brought out a fortification standard for packaged food products like cereals and biscuits to increase the essential micronutrients like Iron, Vitamin A, Vitamin D, Iodine, etc to improve its nutritional quality with minimal risk to health.

Read more ›

Share and Enjoy

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Delicious
  • LinkedIn
  • StumbleUpon
  • Add to favorites
  • Email
  • RSS
Posted in Food News

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Our Purpose

I love food. I love to eat. But until recently, like most people, I was blissfully ignorant about anything I was eating, be it the ingredients, preservatives, packaging and cooking processes, etc.

As a lawyer and fitness enthusiast, I have become acutely aware of the large number of food safety and security issues affecting my health, and the health of millions of other Indians. I decided to do something about this by creating a platform for people to learn about food safety and related law.

Through foodnetindia I plan to spread awareness about the various food safety concerns that exist in India. Over time, foodnetindia will become the best source for information about food law and food safety for the average Indian.
Meet the foodnetindia team