Sample unfit for human consumption, says lab report

Tamil Nadu Foodgrains Merchants Association has said that the Food Safety and Standards (FSS) Act 2006, which is being implemented since August 5, will hurt small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the Indian food industry.

Bangalore : Promises by State authorities notwithstanding, citizens’ complaints about adulterated food products will be left unattended until the government frames rules and regulations under the Food Safety and Standards Act (FSSA), 2006.

JAIPUR: With the implementation of the Food Safety and Standards (FSS) Act 2006 in the state from Friday, a penalty of up to Rs 10 lakh would be imposed for distribution or sale unhygienic and adulterated food.

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), established under the overarching legislation, will lay down science based standards for food items and regulate their manufacture, storage, distribution, sale and import to ensure availability of safe and wholesome food for human consumption. As many as 22 States and Union Territories now have Food Commissioners in place as required under the Act, while seven are expected to do so by the time it is enforced.

CSE laboratory tests show energy drinks contain excess caffeine; their market grows without checks.

New Delhi: The Central and state governments on Wednesday informed the Delhi High Court that tests ordered by them on vegetables showed permissible levels of pesticides in them.

The Union Government on Wednesday submitted before the Delhi High Court that there was no need to panic over presence of pesticide residue in vegetables and fruits sold in the Capital as no banned pesticide was found in them during the laboratory test of samples of the two items lifted from different markets in the city.

However, amicus curiae in the matter, V.K.

New Delhi: Energy drinks being sold in India have dangerous levels of caffeine, NGO Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) has said after conducting lab tests in which 44% of their samples failed the maximum permissible limits as prescribed by the government.

CSE carried out tests on leading

Energy drinks touted to have major health benefits are so packed with caffeine that they can cause more harm than good, according to the Delhi-based Centre for Science and Environment which is calling for strict regulatory controls over caffeine content in drinks like Red Bull and Cloud 9.

CSE said tests carried out on leading brands like Red Bull and Cloud 9 found high levels of caffeine in 44