Consumers will soon be able to figure out if a pack of biscuits, chips or juice is high in nutrients and low in fats. Labels of packaged foods must now compulsorily list nutritional facts per 100 gm or 100 ml or per serving.

NEW DELHI: Reviewing rules, the Union Health Ministry has now made it permissible to display specified health warnings just on retail packages of tobacco products.

Following a representation from industry federations, the Ministry has clarified that the warnings need not be displayed on packages such as gunny bags.

BS Reporters / Chennai/kolkata/mumbai/new Delhi October 3, 2008, 0:55 IST

It was just another day for smokers as well as vendors as the new nationwide law that kicked in prohibiting smoking in public places.

New Delhi: For long a style statement for many, lighting up in front of your friends or peers will not be such a good idea any more with the ban on smoking in public places coming into force on Thursday. A pet project of Union Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss, the ban covers hotels, restaurants, pubs, offices and even international airports.

NEW DELHI: Day One of the ban on smoking at public spaces turned out to be a relatively easy affair for the implementing agencies like the New Delhi Municipal Council, the Municipal Corporation of Delhi and Northern Railway. For it was a public holiday because of Gandhi Jayanti.

With the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare determined to implement the rule of no smoking at all public places, including restaurants, hotels, pubs and discotheques, the hotel industry approached

These rules may be called the Prevention of Food Adulteration (5th
Amendment) Rules, 2008. They shall come into force on the expiry of a period of six months from the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.

NEW DELHI: Demanding more funds to give a fillip to the National Tobacco Control Programme, the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry has suggested that additional funds collected through taxes on tobacco products be transferred to it.


The country is facing an

Nearly six million Delhiites of its population of 15 million are vulnerable to tuberculosis, a health ministry official said.