Nestle was recently in the news for all the wrong reasons (again). This time it was because the company admitted that 60% of its products are unhealthy. While many people will now swear off Nestle’s products, unlike the West, packaged food isn’t that big of a food safety issue in India. The REAL problem in
Summary Feedback: Baggry’s Chocolate Flavoured Protein Muesli is advertised as India’s first protein breakfast. It has a protein content of 20.3 gm per 100 gm serving, which is high for a breakfast cereal. In fact, it is comparable to the protein content in a protein bar. It also has a relatively high fibre content of
The product is a low carbohydrate dessert. The addition of whey isolate makes it a high protein dessert. This kind of product is a good fit for people on a ketogenic diet and who are in a state of ketosis. It contains a high fat content of 22 gm per 100 gm of the product.
For probably the first time in several years, access to clean water is an election promise in a major state. According to an article in India Today, all major political parties have made providing clean water a part of their manifestos for the upcoming elections in West Bengal. While this is a good step, it
The FSSAI, acting on a report by the Centre For Science and Environment that several large brands are selling adulterated honey, has launched a drive to collect and test thousands of samples of honey from across the country.
Rujuta Diwekar is at it again. She has put up a post on Facebook (screenshot below). In her post, while praising traditional Diwali sweets’ virtues, she implies that traditional and home-cooked food is superior merely because it is traditional or home-cooked. This is a DANGEROUS misconception!
The FSSAI’s compliance platform will undoubtedly ease things a bit for eateries in routine compliance documentation. However, I am afraid it will do nothing much to improve safety or reduce the corrupt inspector raj. The obnoxious harassment and bribery will continue, and become worse with these universal safety compliance requirements. Corruption and bribery naturally imply
High usage of NSAIDS (pain killers) without prescriptions is a major cause of kidney disease and kidney failures in India. NSAIDS include Aspirin, Ibuprofen, Paracetamol (acetaminophen) etc.
India has a serious hunger problem and an even worse nutrition problem. The Indian government is failing its people. All our neighbors are doing a better job. Source: https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/india-ranks-94-out-of-107-nations-in-global-hunger-index-categorised-serious-2311582?pfrom=home-topstories
Speaking at an online event organised by the FSSAI to celebrate World Food Day, India’s Union Health Minister, Dr. Harshavardhan, declared that the Government intends to make India trans fat free by 2022. This is one year ahead the global target set by the World Health Organisation. However, at foodnetindia, we do not believe that
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