FDA Sends Notices to 120 Bakeries for Flouting Norms

Many bakeries in the city do not conform to food safety regulations, said the FDA in its latest report. Of the 126 bakeries in Pune, Satara, Sangli, Kolhapur and Solapur districts inspected by it officials, 120 bakeries were found to be flouting rules and also sanitation regulations laid down by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI).

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PM Seeks Report from Home Ministry on Unsafe Food Being Served to Armed Forces

A BSF Jawan made allegations, and also posted online, about the poor quality and unsafe food being served to security personnel posted along the border which has triggered a huge controversy.

The Prime Minister’s Office has sought a report from the Home Ministry on the complaint by the jawan. The BSF maintained there was no shortage of ration and security personnel deployed along the border never complained about food. Read more ›

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Posted in Food and Health, Food News

Railways Coming up with New Catering Policy to Improve Food Safety in Trains

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The Indian Railways is planning to make many changes in its current catering policy where-in the use of pantry cars would be limited to warming up pre-cooked food and no actual cooking in the pantry cars anymore. Read more ›

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Posted in Food Law, Food News

FDA Diktat on Caffeine Labelling Welcomed by Health Experts

caffeineMaharashtra’s FDA directives to McDonald’s and food courts in malls to clearly label food products like caffeinated beverages including cold drinks with ‘contains caffeine’ warnings, was welcomed by doctors and public health experts.

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The Nutella-Palm Oil Controversy

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There has been a lot of attention lately on the highly popular hazelnut spread Nutella, and how it uses palm oil in its product to give it a creamy texture. The company Ferrero said that Palm oil is the best ingredient for “guaranteeing its special spread-ability and, above all, avoiding the hydrogenation process that would produce otherwise unhealthy trans fats,”

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FSSAI Revolutionising Delhi’s Street Food

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Street food in Delhi is all set for a ‘food safety’ change and you could witness your local panipuri wala wearing an apron, gloves, cap and T-shirt soon while he serves you, on par with international standards. Read more ›

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Nutrition Deficiency Among Pregnant Women & Lactating Mothers Causing Stunting in Kids

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According to UNICEF, one third of all women of reproductive age in India are undernourished, with a body mass index (BMI) of less than 18.5 kg/m2. An undernourished mother will give birth to an undernourished baby, perpetuating an intergenerational cycle of undernutrition. Read more ›

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Global Food Safety Testing Market to Grow at a CAGR of 7.31%

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According to a research report created through extensive primary research in markets like US, Canada, Mexico, UK, Germany, Spain, Japan, China, India, Brazil and South Africa, it forecasted that the Global Food Safety Testing Market to grow at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 7.31% during 2016 – 2021. Read more ›

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Product Review- Diamond Tom Chi

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Diamond Wheels Tom Chi ketchup flavour from Prataap snacks is popular among kids. The product has nothing much going for it in terms of wholesomeness as its made of spicy tomato flavoured starchy potatoes deep fried in an unspecified edible vegetable oil. Read more ›

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Product Review- Bikaji Lite Chiwda Mixture

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Bikaji Lite Chiwda Mixture is composed of Rice flakes, roasted gram, corn flakes deep fried in edible vegetable oil seasoned with curry leaves and fennel seeds.

The product name has the word ‘Lite’ & yet has calories and fat content similar to other snacks and namkeens of a typical serving size of 30 gms. Read more ›

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