FSSAI to Promote Safe Food Education

The FSSAI has decided to become an educator, and as part of its integrated programme to promote safe and nutritious food at various levels, the FSSAI is running a pilot project to train domestic workers. Read more ›

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Law Commission Suggests Life Imprisonment for Food Adultereration

The Law Commission of India has recommended life imprisonment for those convicted of manufacturing and selling adulterated food. Read more ›

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Why India is Losing the Battle Against Tuberculosis

India accounts for 2.8 million of the 10.4 million new tuberculosis cases globally, according to the World Health Organisation Global TB Report 2016 this after the improved surveillance detected a 34% spike in new cases in India.

It clearly means that India’s public health programme to control TB is failing its people and TB is continuing to devastate lives because of the government’s inability to regulate an exploitive private health sector, and to fill gaps in the supply of live-saving medicines. Read more ›

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Posted in Food and Health

Product Review: Kellogg’s Corn Flakes With Real Honey With Iron Shakti

 

 

 

 

 

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Kellogg’s Corn Flakes With Real Honey with Iron Shakti is a popular breakfast cereal.

This breakfast cereal contains 9.6 gm of sugar in 30 gm of the product, which is a very high and unhealthy amount of sugar. This product  is not a suitable meal replacement and not a suitable breakfast meal. The product is more like a dessert because of excessive simple starches and sugars. We advise that it be eaten in very small quantities if at all and that too only by healthy people. People with lifestyle diseases, diabetes, hypertension etc., must avoid this product.We do not recommend this to children for breakfast or any meal due to excessive sugar.

We do not recommend this food product except as a dessert and in small quantities only, as applicable to any sweet dessert. Read more ›

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Food Safety: Schools Need to do Much More Than Just Ban Fast food!

As parents we can only monitor what our children eat at home, but once they go out it is difficult to track what they consume is healthy or not, if their food is assaulted with unhealthy food high in fat, salt and sugar (HFSS), and low on essential nutrients needed for them to grow mentally and physically.

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Do Food Preservatives Cause Cancer?

Cancer is causing millions of deaths in India. Some shocking statistics are that one in every 13 cancer patients is an Indian, and 1300 people die of cancer every day in India. India has 1.8 million cancer patients but only one oncologist to treat every 2,000 cancer patients. Read more ›

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Product Review- Britannia Premium Bake Rusk



 

 

 

 

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Britannia Premium Bake Rusk is a popular tea time snack. People assume rusks are low in sugar but if you read the food label of this product, you will be surprised to know that it has a high amount of sugar at 24 gm per 100 gm serving size. This is high and very harmful for those with diabetes and lifestyle diseases and should be generally avoided or consumed in very small quantities.

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Study: Mumbai’s Street Fruit Salad is Unsafe

Your friendly neighbourhood fruit plate is a high-risk food, and could cause food borne illnesses as well. This according to a study conducted by the Lords Universal College, which collected samples from ten local markets in Mumbai. Read more ›

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Panipuri Vendor Gets 6 Month Jail Term for Food Adulteration

A panipuri vendor in Ahmedabad district in Gujarat has been sentenced for 6 months’ jail for mixing a toilet cleaner product in the panipuri, according to a special court. A case was filed in 2009 by the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) against vendor Chetan Nanji Marvadi in a special court for food adulteration. Read more ›

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Product Review – Real Fruit Power Litchi

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Fruit Juice is often thought to be healthy because of the word ‘Fruit, but in reality many fruit juices are loaded with sugar and contain as much or more sugar than  a carbonated beverage. In addition, as the sugar is often fructose, it is far more harmful than sucrose, which is the sugar often found in carbonated drinks in India.

Real Fruit Power Litchi is very sugary with total sugar of 24 gm per 200 ml of the drink. It is not recommended even for very healthy people except in very small quantities because of low nutritional value and high sugar content. It must be completely avoided by diabetics and by obese people as it may be unsafe for them. Read more ›

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