“What we eat now is a greater cause of disease and death in the world than either tobacco or alcohol.” Continue reading
India’s food safety regulator FSSAI has suggested an amendment to ‘Food Products Standards and Food Addictive Regulations, 2011’ so that the trans-fatty acids limits in all oils and fats are not more than 3% by January 2021 and don’t exceed 2% by January 2022. Continue reading
Make a slice of toast could expose you to more air pollution than standing at a busy traffic intersection. Continue reading
India’s food safety regulator FSSAI has decided to include two representatives from a front company for global food giants like Coca Cola and McDonald’s.
The representatives belong to the International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI), which is a US-based global non-profit ‘science organization’ financed by Coca-Cola, McDonald’s, Nestle and Pepsi, among other corporates. The ILSI was founded by Coca-Cola’s former senior vice president Alex Malaspina in 1978 and till 2015, it was led by Rhona Applebaum, Coke’s chief health and science officer. Continue reading
The country’s food safety watchdog FSSAI has cracked the whip on food companies asking them to label ‘atta’ as whole wheat flour and “maida” as refined wheat flour within three months.
This step came after the regulator observed that food business operators used wheat flour as a general English nomenclature for both atta and maida on food product labels. Continue reading