MUMBAI: Officials of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have seized huge stocks of three leading brands of energy drinks, collectively worth around Rs 2.64 crore, from Mumbai and Pune. The move comes close on the heels of recent amendments to the Prevention of Food Adulteration Act. Most of these drinks are sold in pubs and bars.

AHMEDABAD: Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) served closure notices to at least three major companies selling bottled water in residential and commercial neighbourhoods in the city after they failed tests for purity.

Prevention of Food Adulteration Act, 1954 includes specific standards on edible oils giving broad specification for different oils. The act allows two different oils to be blended and sold. The specifications do not lay down guidelines on fatty acid composition of different oils. There are specifications for vanaspati. Companies can mix any quantity of any

Standing Committee on Agriculture, present this Forty Sixth Report on

This base working paper on the strategy and action plan for ensuring safety of milk and milk products covers three goals: Assessment of food legislation at national level

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.

recently, the Indian Medical Association (ima) earned the dubious distinction of being the first association of medical professionals in the world to endorse a food brand. And that too of a company best known for its brands of non-nutritive and unsafe carbonated beverages. Going by the law of the land, this "endorsement' is illegal. The Prevention of Food Adulteration Act, 1954 clearly makes it illegal to label foods as wothy of being recommended by the medical profession.

the Indian Medical Association (ima) will now endorse PepsiCo's Tropicana fruit juices and its breakfast cereal Quaker Oats

In India, thirty-five million people have diabetes—a number expected to more than double by 2025, disproportionately affecting working-age people. The economic impact of this increase could be devastating to India’s emerging economy. In this paper we discuss drivers of the epidemic, analyze current policies and practices in India, and conclude with recommendations, focusing on multisectoral and international collaboration. We see these recommendations as providing a blueprint for addressing diabetes in India by illuminating opportunities and barriers for policymakers and others.

Next time, look carefully at the label of the product before buying it, as the Supreme Court believes the company cannot be blamed and found guilty of misbranding a food article if the picture on its