Indian food exports have often faced issues on grounds of failure to fall in line with international food safety standards. Continue reading
Diacetyl is one of the many food flavouring additives used to give food the characteristic flavour of butter.
Low levels are present in butter (including unsalted butter, to which extra diacetyl is often added to prolong its shelf life). Higher levels are used in butter-flavoured popcorn, margarine, and butter-flavoured cooking oils and sprays. Continue reading
2,3-Pentanedione, is a flavouring substitute for diacetyl (used to impart the flavour of butter to foods) and is also known as acetyl propionyl or by CAS number 600-14-6. It is structurally related to diacetyl and is considered a respiratory irritant-airway reactive compound. Continue reading
Food Safety concerns in India have always existed, and will always be cropping up, but with increased public awareness, the food regulator and food manufacturers need to collaborate and ensure India’s population has safe food and clean drinking water which is everybody’s fundamental right. Continue reading
The Vigilance and anti-corruption bureau (VACB) director Jacob Thomas visited the food safety commissionerate to review the anomalies in issuing food safety licenses. He said that his visit was a part of the formulation and implementation of creative vigilance, that he had envisioned while taking charge as the director. Continue reading