In a crackdown on unlicensed and unhygienic eateries operating from expensive and plush malls in Mumbai, officials from the Thane unit of the Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) on Wednesday slapped closure notices on an eatery and a juice parlour, both operating from the third floor of Maxus Mall in Bhayandar. They were operating without the mandated food license and in an extremely unhygienic condition. Continue reading
The study, conducted by researchers at the University of Arizona, and published in the journal Nature Biotechnology, made a startling revelation that there is a “surge in insect resistance to transgenic crops”. This comes as a blow to India along with other countries across the world who are seriously contemplating adopting genetically modified (GM) crops to ensure food safety by lowering use of harmful pesticides.
The Central Government has set its eyes on establishing food parks to ramp up India’s food processing industry. Union Minister of State for Food Processing Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti has asked the industry to buy agri items directly from farmers to boost their income, and also said that all 42 sanctioned mega food parks will be operational by 2019. Continue reading
Gramiyum Wood Pressed Coconut Oil is a new product which the manufacturers say is pure, without any additives and preservatives, and free from sulphur and other chemicals.
They follow the process of wood press extraction of coconut oil where the temperature of nuts/seeds is maintained at room temperature and since the oil is not heated, it retains the natural nutrients, flavor, color.
While the label does not mention the use of TBHQ, its label mentions the TBHQ level. We are therefore assuming that the product uses TBHQ as an antioxidant unless the brand clarifies otherwise to us. Continue reading
A team of health officials from the civic body went on a thorough inspection of its kitchen, storeroom, and other areas. Post inspection, the team found stale food, rotten vegetables, and other items in the restaurant and destroyed them. Continue reading