Amid mounting concerns over the impact of plastic on the environment, Nestlé India, the country’s largest foods company, has started a returns programme for its flagship product Maggi noodles.

Coca-Cola's bottling arm Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages may face disruptions at one of its bigger plants after environment watchdog National Green Tribunal issued a notice to the company seeking exp

To begin with, co will set up toilets at ghats in Varanasi with low water usage and on-site sanitation tech

Firm temporarily halts supply to change pack labels and remove the `no added MSG' declaration

PepsiCo has stepped up work on reducing salt and sugar in the beverages and snacks it sells in India amid growing public concern over high levels of some ingredients in packaged foods available in

As the world's biggest consumer of sugar, India would always have been a difficult market to crack for substitute sweeteners.

National Green Tribunal wants curbs imposed on plastic packaging; hearings to begin soon

After Hauz Khas shock from NGT, eating-out industry wakes up to environment norms

Hauz Khas Village in south Delhi was deserted last weekend, thanks to Pankaj Sharma. The normally bustling warren of lanes lined with restaurants and boutiques was brought to a grinding halt by the National Green Tribunal (NGT), which insisted that any establishment not adhering to environmental regulations had to close. Some of them have reopened since then after promising to abide by the rules.

Food companies say the move will delay new product development and innovation

Probiotic ice-cream, digestive biscuits or lowsugar jams may be flying off retail shelves, but food companies are no longer being allowed to sell new products without taking approvals from the government-promoted Food Safety & Standards Authority of India (FSSAI). According to a new and modified FSSAI advisory issued to all food companies last month, any new or existing product which is ‘proprietary’ – in other words not classified in the food act – will need to follow a regulatory ‘new product approval’ guideline, as laid down by the FSSAI.