FDA Conducts Raids, Destroys Mangoes Ripened with Calcium Carbide

The FDA raided several mango shops and destroyed the mangoes which were artificially ripened by calcium carbide in Kalamna market. Read more ›

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Indians Vote for a Tax on HFSS Food

According to a new survey, 79 percent citizens support a tax on high fat, sugar and salt (HFSS)  food and 88 percent citizens support a ban on advertisement of HFSS food on TV channels for children. The poll was organized by LocalCircles, a platform for citizens engagement. Read more ›

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Lead in Shampoos and Lipsticks May Cause Miscarriage

We are concerned about the safety of food we consume, the ingredients, the additives in it, but we tend to overlook the contamination and toxicity being passed on to us from our personal care products and cosmetics on a daily basis. Women never leave home without a swipe of lipstick but they either don’t know, or are not concerned, that the chemicals in that tube of lipstick can give them reproductive birth defects or miscarriages. Read more ›

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Health Ministry Puts Chocolates Under Food Safety Regulations

The Health Ministry has put all chocolates in India under the Food Safety and Standards Regulations, requiring all manufacturers to implement the regulations by January 1, 2018. Read more ›

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Product Review- Monginis Chocolate Muffins

 

 

 

 

 

Summary feedback

Monginis chocolate muffins are a popular tea time snack. Kids  like to snack on such products in large quantities.

While reviewing it we find that it contains edible vegetable oil (does not specify which one) and not dairy butter which we feel is a poor substitute.

It also has a high amount of 30 gm added sugar per 150 gm pack which is high and 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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FSSAI Cracking Whip on Meat Shop Owners for Bending Rules

Meat shop owners in UP are reportedly obtaining (FSSAI) registration from common service centres without taking NOCs from civic bodies and police, says the (FSSAI). The FSSAI will conduct a crack down and suspend those operating their meat shop with such licences. Read more ›

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Eating Momos May be Harmful for You!

Momos are cheap and easily available street food, which don’t need many cooking tools, except for a steamer.

Nothing is healthy about the ingredients used in cooking momos, the way it’s served, or the condiments with which it is served. Read more ›

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Punjab Health Minister: Ensure Enforcement of Food Safety Act with “Iron Hand”

The Punjab Health Department has ordered the district health authorities to enact the Food Safety and Standards Act with in Punjab with an “iron hand”. State health Minister Brahm Mohindra said at a state level review meeting of FDA officers that it was the Health Department’s duty to take care of health and hygiene of the citizens by providing them with nutritious and unadulterated food. Read more ›

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Food Safety Officials Raid Shops Selling Chemically Treated Mangoes

Delicious and ripe looking mangoes are flooding the market across the length and breadth of India. But watch out! These are simply ripe looking and not ripe at all because they have been laced with calcium carbide (CaC2). Responding to this widespread serious health risk, the Food Safety Department in Guwahati raided shops at the Fancy Bazaar locality in the commercial part of the city. Read more ›

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FSSAI Wants Higher Taxes on Processed Food and Sugary Drinks

India’s top food regulator, the FSSAI, wants to an additional tax on processed food and sugar-sweetened beverages. It also wants a ban on junk food and beverage advertisements on kids’ channels across television, websites, and social media. Read more ›

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