India to meet WHO trans fat limit a year in advance

In mid-2016, India halved the trans fat content limit from 10% to 5%, and in December 2020, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) capped it to 3% by April 2021. Come January 1, 2022, India will join a select group of countries limiting industrial trans fat to 2% by mass of the … Continue reading India to meet WHO trans fat limit a year in advance

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Enforcing fast foods sale ban near schools will be a tall order

Though sale and advertisement of tobacco products within 100 yards of a school is prohibited, violation is more a norm than an exception. The same will be the case with junk foods. In a welcome step, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has notified a draft regulation aimed at prohibiting the sale and … Continue reading Enforcing fast foods sale ban near schools will be a tall order

Aflatoxin in milk raises safety concerns

Of the over 6,400 samples collected from 1,100 towns/cities in India, 93% were found to be safe. But 5.7% had aflatoxin M1 residues beyond the permissible limit. The highest levels of aflatoxin M1 residue in milk were seen in three States — Tamil Nadu, Delhi and Kerala. International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has … Continue reading Aflatoxin in milk raises safety concerns

Bread makers in India to stop using potassium bromate and potassium iodate additives

The All India Bread Manufacturers’ Association on Thursday  (May 26) said it had decided to voluntarily stop using potassium bromate and potassium iodate as additives in bread from May 27. Safer alternatives such as ascorbic acid, enzymes and emulsifiers will be used instead. “Many companies are already using these alternatives,” said Mr. Ramesh Mango, president … Continue reading Bread makers in India to stop using potassium bromate and potassium iodate additives