Product Review: Tropicana Guava Delight

 

 

 

 

 

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Tropicana Guava is a beverage from Pepsico and is a ready to serve fruit beverage and not ‘Fruit Juice’.

It consists of 22% of concentrated Guava pulp and a high amount of added sugar of 15 gm sugar per 100 ml of the drink which is high and unsafe for diabetics and those with lifestyle diseases.

It has an added flavour in it to mask the effects of processing and to give it a flavour profile close to fresh Guava juice. Read more ›

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Face Creams and Hair Dye Containing Resorcinol May Make You Sick!

Resorcinol is a white crystal-line compound with a weak odour and a bittersweet taste. Resorcinol can be regarded as a phenol derivative. It is used in the manufacture of chemicals like hexylresorcinol, p-amino-salicylic acid, and light screening agents.

It is used in the manufacture of hair dyes, pharmaceuticals, flame retardants, agricultural chemicals, fungicidal creams and lotions, explosive primers, antioxidants etc.,

A total of 150 tonnes of resorcinol was used in oxidative hair dyes by the cosmetics industry in the year 2000. Resorcinol is used in skin creams for conditions such as acne, seborrhoeic dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, corns, and warts. Read more ›

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Product Review- Monginis Chocolate Plum Cake

 

 

 

 

 

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Monginis chocolate plum cake with creamy layer is popular among kids and adults.

However, while reviewing this product we note that it contains vegetable fat (hydrogenated vegetable fat) which is a source of harmful trans-fats which increases the likelihood of heart disease, stroke, cancer and many other ailments. So definitely people should start avoiding harmful snacks containing these and replace them with fresh fruits, juices and milk.

The extremely high sugar amount of 31.21 gm per 100 gm of the product is harmful for the health of those consuming it in large amounts and since kids and adults consume this product in large quantities it can cause the onset of diabetes and lifestyle diseases at a young age. Read more ›

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Fear of Plastic Sugar and Rice Grips Delhi

The Delhi Food Safety Department is collecting samples from various parts of the city after rumours surfaced of rice being made of plastic. According to sources, it seems that sugar too is being said to contain some percentage of plastic. Read more ›

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Posted in Food and Health

Odisha Government Orders Probe into Sale of Plastic Eggs

The Odisha Government has asked the Food Safety Commission officials to probe sale of plastic eggs in the state capital Bhubaneswar. Read more ›

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Food Safety Officials Raid ‘Paan’ Shops

For the first time, food safety officers of the Vadodara Municipal Corporation (VMC) raided ‘paan’ shops in Vadodara, Gujarat. They checked 15 outlets in the city, including prominent shops as well as street vendors, and destroyed a large amount of material kept at these shops. Read more ›

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Product Review: Britannia Pure Magic Chocolate Creme

 

 

 

 

 

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Britannia Pure Magic is a layered cookie with layers of chocolate between biscuits

It has a high amount of sugar in it at 37 gm per 100 gm pack  and as we have noticed people eating 100 to 200 grams at a sitting, it delivers an unacceptably high amount of sugar. High sugar consumption  is the stepping stone to almost  all lifestyle diseases.

The product contains hydrogenated veg fat which is  a source of trans fatty acids or “transfats”, which are harmful to health. Transfats increase the likelihood of heart disease, stroke, cancer and many other ailments. Read more ›

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Nine Major Products Fail Quality Tests

A test conducted by the food regulators of Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Haryana and Assam have shown that products of 9 major companies failed quality tests conducted between April 2016 and January 2017. Read more ›

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FSSAI Develops Cheap Testing Kits To Check Milk Quality

According to a survey conducted by the FSSAI, Milk adulteration is more in north India compared to southern states. To regulate this issue, it has developed a testing kit to check the quality of milk and is looking for investors for its bulk production. Read more ›

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Hard, Rubbery Omelette Leads to Plastic Egg Complaint

After the Kolkata incident of plastic eggs, now in Aamchi Mumbai two families have complained that the eggs they took home and cooked as omelettes were hard and rubbery. The Vasai-Virar Municipal Corporation (VVMC) has sent samples of plastic egg for testing. Read more ›

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