Is it safe to use aluminium foil to wrap food?

Whether it is lunch for office or college, planning a picnic or travelling, most of us pack our home-made food in aluminium foil and carry it. But have you ever wondered how it keeps the food warm and is it even safe to store food in aluminium foils for longer periods of time?

Is it safe to use aluminium foil to wrap food?Aluminium is a popular cookware material and it doesn’t just appear in foils. You need to keep in mind that aluminium is reactive and some of the foil can leach into your meal which can pose dangers to your health. Researchers have found that cooking in aluminium foil is not as safe as it was […]

10 states perform poorly on food safety in India, states FSSAI survey

According to the data released, during the year 2018-19, a total of 1,06,459 samples were analysed. While 3.7 per cent of these samples were found to be unsafe, 15.8% were found to be sub-standard and 9% samples had labelling defects

10 states perform poorly on food safety in India, states FSSAI surveyTen States that have performed poorly include Chattisgarh, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Assam, Jharkhand, Odisha, Rajasthan, West Bengal, Telangana, and Uttarakhand. Many of the poorly performing States have not been able to put in place full-time officers for food safety and do not have proper food testing laboratories despite the food safety law coming into force […]

Healthy Maharashtra: ‘Make people aware of the importance of abiding by laws’

India is a young nation, and the youth are the building blocks of the country. They contribute to the nation’s strength, development and play a pivotal role in nation building. Stronger the youth, more prosperous is the nation. Healthy youth can build a healthy nation. And, to build a Healthy Maharashtra, we need to focus on the health of our youngsters

Healthy Maharashtra: ‘Make people aware of the importance of abiding by laws’India is a young nation, and the youth are the building blocks of the country. They contribute to the nation’s strength, development and play a pivotal role in nation-building. Stronger the youth, more prosperous is the nation. Healthy youth can build a healthy nation. And, to build a Healthy Maharashtra, we need to focus on […]

What is fried rice syndrome? Here’s what you need to know about it

Bacillus cereus is a toxin-producing bacterium that is one of the most common causes of food poisoning, also called ‘fried rice syndrome.’ Starchy foods, such as rice, are the most common types of food affected

What is fried rice syndrome? Here’s what you need to know about itAn estimated 63,000 cases of food poisoning caused by B. cereus occur each year within the U.S., according to a 2019 article published in the journal Frontiers in Microbiology. However, the vast majority of cases go unreported, because the symptoms are generally mild and subside on their own with rest and hydration. Leftover fried rice […]

Including red raspberries in the diet can help people with pre-diabetes

A study released today from the Illinois Institute of Technology shows the benefits of including red raspberries in the diet of individuals with pre-diabetes and insulin resistance

Including red raspberries in the diet can help people with pre-diabetesThe study, published in obesity, investigated the effects of red raspberries in a group of people at-risk for diabetes who were overweight or obese and presented with prediabetes and insulin resistance. A metabolically healthy control group was also included in the study for reference. Using a randomised, controlled, acute study design, 32 adults between the […]

Food donation: FSSAI frames law to ensure its promotion

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has started an initiative called ‘Save Food Share Food Share Joy’ to create a food recovery ecosystem. This initiative aims to bridge the gap between food companies, surplus food distribution agencies and beneficiaries

Food donation: FSSAI frames law to ensure its promotionThese regulations aim to establish a uniform national regulation to protect organisations and individuals when they decide to donate food in good faith. This law has been framed by the food regulator to promote food donation by businesses and reduce wastage of good food. “Food Authority has come up with the Food Safety and Standards […]

FSSAI implements ban on colistin use with immediate effect

Colistin and its tolerance limits will be removed from the list of antibiotics and veterinary drugs for foods. The food regulatory body came up with the draft of the amendment and directed that it be operationalised immediately

FSSAI implements ban on colistin use with immediate effectThe Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) on August 8, 2019, issued a draft regulation to prevent the use of antibiotic colistin in food, banned by the Union government in July. In exercise of the power conferred under section 92 of the Food Safety and Standards Act 2006, FSSAI has framed draft Food […]

Soon, junk food with high-fat, salt, sugar content to have a ‘healthy message’

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has drafted a notification with provision of front-of-packaging labelling of high-fat, salty and sugar foods. The draft has been notified for public comments on July 2. This was stated by Ashwini Kumar Choubey, Minister of State (Health and Family Welfare) in a written reply in the Lok Sabha on Friday, July 12

Soon, junk food with high-fat, salt, sugar content to have a ‘healthy message’Unhealthy food choices are contributing to the rise of the obesity crisis among children. Mass awareness programmes are the need of the hour to educate the general public about the dangers that foods with a high-fat, salty and sugary foods pose to the health of children. Keeping this in mind, the formulated a regulation with […]

Food safety audits to soon be carried out in canteens of state and civic-run hospitals

Soon canteens at all government and civic-run hospitals will undergo a comprehensive audit. Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis informed the legislative assembly on June 20. This has been ordered by state government. The audit aims to find out whether the canteens are preparing the food according to the norms laid down by the FSSAI

Food safety audits to soon be carried out in canteens of state and civic-run hospitalsWhen a person is admitted to a hospital, they and their relatives are tensed and have various thoughts in their minds. But do they ever pay attention to the food being served at the hospital? Now keeping the patient’s health and safety in mind, the state government has decided to launch an audit to inspect […]

Follow guidelines or face strict action: Maha FDA to online food companies

The Maharashtra Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently held a meeting with several online food giants and fast-food chains. This meeting was crucial as many important issues including regulations and new guidelines were discussed at this meeting   

Follow guidelines or face strict action: Maha FDA to online food companiesMaharashtra FDA has issued guidelines for online food delivery companies. The FDA has directed all the online food delivery portals to adhere to these guidelines. A few days back, FDA officers held a meeting with online food giants to address the issues related to food safety. In September 2018, the Maharashtra Food and Drugs Administration […]
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