The ban, introduced by a notification, has also been placed on PET bottles with a capacity of less than 500 ml capacity. The Government is also said to be proposing a penalty on those using plastic. Continue reading
Britannia Nice Time biscuits are sugar coated coconut biscuits.
While reviewing this product we note that in 100 gm of this biscuit there is 30 gm of sugar. A large portion of the calories in this product come from simple starches (from wheat flour) and sugars. We do not recommend the consumption of this product for diabetics, obese people and those with lifestyle diseases. Even healthy people must limit the consumption of sugar and must eat products like this only in very small amounts.
This food product contains edible vegetable oil but does not specify which edible vegetable oil has been used. We believe that it is not responsible behaviour for a brand to avoid clearly stating what ingredients have been used. Continue reading
Food safety officers from the Vadodara Municipal Corporation (VMC) check shops selling food stuff before the Holi festivities for adulteration.
They collected 14 samples of food items and issued notices to the vendors.VMC has been conducting this drive since the beginning of this week.
The food safety officials concentrated on shops in Akota, Mandvi and other nearby areas. The focus remained on markets in the old city where the foot items were sold in large quantities traditionally.
They also checked shops in Khanderao Market. Chokhandi, Hathikhana, Kalupura, Subhanpura, Tarsali, Manjalpur, Fatehpura, New Sama Road and Ajwa Road.
Delhi the most polluted city on Earth!
Delhi has just earned the distinction of being the most polluted city on Earth as air quality has reached epically bad proportions. On November 8 2017, air pollution went up so much that air quality monitoring stations reported Air Quality Index of 999, which was way higher than the upper limit of the worst category, Hazardous. (An extra-sensitive air quality instrument at the US embassy got a reading of 1,010)
The airborne particles and toxic chemicals that make up the smog choked the 19 million residents of the metropolitan area, where merely breathing the air was, at its worst, like smoking 50 cigarettes in a day, even prompting Delhi’s chief minister to call his city a “gas chamber”: Continue reading
TATA Salt Lite says it is a refined, iodised and potassium enriched, low-sodium salt specially formulated to provide 15% lower sodium than regular salt. It is consumed by many Indians to keep a check on their blood pressure and weight.
It contains a food additive called Potassium ferrocyanide (E536) which is classified as a neutral salt and is used increasingly nowadays in iodised salt as an anti-caking agent. Though there should be no cause for concern at the low quantities used, adding acid to an aqueous solution of E536 releases toxic hydrogen cyanide gas. Although not mutagenic, it can cause irritation, if ingested, inhaled, or if it comes into contact with skin. It’s adverse effects increase with the increase of quantity and regularity with which it enters the body. It is toxic when consumed in large amounts and accumulates in the body. In Great Britain, the addition of this anti-caking agent to table salt is prohibited. Continue reading