In the wake of suspension of GSP (Generalised System of Preferences) facility by the US government for Bangladesh, the government on Monday formed a high-profile committee to pinpoint loopholes in

The present study was carried out to assess contamination of five heavy metals (As, Cd, Cr, Pb and Zn) in five different types of green leafy vegetables viz., mustard (Brassica campestris), garden crees (Lepidium sativum), fennel (Foeniculum vulgare), coriander (Coriandrum sativum), and spinach (Spinacea oleracea) collected from different market sites of Kathmandu. Atomic absorption spectrometer was used to determine the concentrations of these metals in a total of 45 test vegetables. Results showed a substantial accumulation of heavy metals in roots and leafy shoots of the vegetables.

Formalin is used in 93.75 per cent of mangoes selling in the capital, said a report of Save the Environment Movement on Tuesday.

Amid reports of contamination of food products in China, UN's Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) has expressed concerns over pollution and food safety issues in the world's second largest eco

The Kerala State Civil Supplies Corporation (Supplyco) will start testing rice, vegetables, meat and fish for contaminants, including pesticide residue, and make the results public for consumer awa

As a step towards increasing the capacity to detect, control and prevent food-borne and other infectious diseases, a proposal will be sent to the Centre by the State to include Mysore and Chitradur

These regulations may be called the Food Safety and Standards (Food Products Standards and Food Additives) Second Amendment Regulations, 2013. They shall come into force on the date of their final publication in the Official Gazette.

In 2010 Médecins Sans Frontières discovered a lead poisoning outbreak linked to artisanal gold processing in northwestern Nigeria. The outbreak has killed ~400 young children and affected thousands more. The objective of the study was to undertake an interdisciplinary geological­ and health­science assessment to clarify lead sources and exposure pathways, identify additional toxicants of concern and populations at risk, and examine potential for similar lead poisoning globally.

New Delhi: Your neighbourhood sweetmeat shop may soon have to comply with stricter quality standards while preparing its rasgullas, barfis and snacks, with India’s food safety authority planning to

More than 140 countries have agreed on the first global treaty to cut mercury pollution through a blacklist of household items and new controls on power plants and small-scale mines, the United Nat

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