Mumbai: Central railway bans sale of lemon juice and kala khatta at its stations   

The decision has come in the wake of the shocking video which revealed a vendor was preparing lemon juice using  filthy water

Mumbai: Central railway bans sale of lemon juice and kala khatta at its stations   The Central Railway on Wednesday, March 27, issued an order to ban the sale of lemon juice (nimbu pani) and kala khatta on the railway platforms. The railway authorities have given direction to all the food stall owners in the station premises to stop the sale of the juice and drinks. From Thursday, March 28, […]

Anemia: Union government to roll out the ‘fortified rice’ scheme

Recently, the Ministry of Food and Public Distribution has approved to launch the "Fortification of Rice and Distribution System" scheme in the country. The ministry has written a letter to all the states, and union territories, to implement it for three years

Anemia: Union government to roll out the ‘fortified rice’ schemeThe Union government has launched a scheme to provide fortified rice (enriched in vitamins and minerals) through the Public Distribution System (PDS).  The scheme funded by the Union government will be a pilot project and will continue for the period of three years starting from 2019-20.  The scheme aims to curb the rising number of […]

FSSAI bans use of stapled tea bags

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), looking at the widespread use of tea bags, has taken cognisance of the potentially harmful staple pins used in packaging tea leaves in tea bags and is seeking a ban on the pins

FSSAI bans use of stapled tea bagsFood regulator FSSAI on Wednesday, January 30 issued a notification seeking a ban on the use of pins in tea bags by the food business operators (FBOs) by June 30. Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has asked the FBOs to discontinue manufacture, storage, distribution, sale and import of stapled tea bags by […]

Eating out can increase exposure to toxic chemicals, reveals study

Phthalates can pose risks to pregnant women and children and disrupt male hormones like testosterone. They have also been linked to learning and behaviour problems in older children, as well as birth defects in boys. Exposure to then can causes all sorts of ailments including reduced semen quality, diabetes, lower IQ and cancer

Eating out can increase exposure to toxic chemicals, reveals studyEating at restaurants and fast food chains may increase exposure to potentially harmful hormone-disrupting chemicals used to increase the flexibility and durability of plastic, a study has found. Researchers investigating levels of phthalates in the human body, which have been linked to asthma, breast cancer, type 2 diabetes and fertility issues in the past few […]

How colour of poop can be a major indicator of your health

Certain digestive issues can also cause a change in stool colour, usually making it appear pale, green, black, or red. Any concerns about changes in stool colour or consistency should be assessed by a healthcare professional, as it may indicate an underlying problem

How colour of poop can be a major indicator of your healthVariations in the colour of a person’s stool can indicate a medical condition that may need to be investigated and treated. Orange poop is often a sign that a person should change something in their diet. Your toddler’s poop colour can provide important clues as to problems with the gastrointestinal tract or liver. Check what your poop […]