Soon, restaurants to display trans-fat levels in food outside their premises

The Maharashtra Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has instructed all eateries and restaurants to display the level of trans-fats in their food substances and cooking oil. They will have to prepare a chart that they will have to display outside their premises

Soon, restaurants to display trans-fat levels in food outside their premises  Food establishments like bakeries, sweet shops and other food outlets are encouraged to use healthier fat/oil options, thereby reducing the trans fat content in the foods. Speaking to My Medical Mantra, Joint Commissioner FDA (Food) Shailesh Adhav said, “The food establishments which uses trans-fat free fats/oils and do not have industrial trans-fat more than […]

Soon restaurants will have to display hygiene ratings at their doorstep

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) will soon require restaurants and hotels to display hygiene ratings on their doors. There will also be food supervisors to check the safety of what is served, for which the regulator intends to train around 170,000 people

Soon restaurants will have to display hygiene ratings at their doorstepA recent decision taken by the FSSAI will be beneficial for the people among us who like frequenting restaurants on the weekend or special occasions or even just to grab a bite. Many times, we have our reservations about the hygienic standards of certain eateries. But now, we may breathe a sigh of relief if […]

Maha: Soon, restaurants to display a ‘calorie chart’ for patrons

The FDA has sent its final draft to the Maharashtra government through which restaurants will have to display the calorie content in its meals through a signboard or a menu card. Restaurants will be required to promote safe and healthy eating practices and help consumers in making informed choices through calorie information labelling

Maha: Soon, restaurants to display a ‘calorie chart’ for patronsSoon, the restaurants in Maharashtra will have to display a signboard mentioning the calorie content in food items The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Maharashtra has sent a final proposal of the draft to the government Sources say the government is expected to take a final decision in a month’s time. In the first phase, […]

Soon, restaurants to display a calorie intake chart for patrons

India’s food regulator, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has asked restaurants to voluntarily print calorie counts on their menus to promote healthy eating habits

Soon, restaurants to display a calorie intake chart for patronsRestaurants will be required to promote safe and healthy eating practices and help consumers in making informed choices through calorie information labelling. The food regulator has also proposed to limit the maximum trans-fat content in vegetable oils, vegetable fat and hydrogenated vegetable oil to 2% by weight as part of its goal to make India […]

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 […]

Delhi: No hookah smoking in no-smoking or smoking zones

Similar to cigarettes, hookah smoking delivers the addictive drug nicotine and it is at least as toxic as cigarette smoking. While many hookah smokers may consider this practice less harmful than smoking cigarettes, hookah smoking carries many of the same health risks as cigarettes. Acting promptly on it, Health Minister, Satyendar Jain, has made it clear that hookah smoking is not allowed in no-smoking zone as per section 4 of COTPA (Cigarette & other Tobacco Products Act)

Delhi: No hookah smoking in no-smoking or smoking zonesPreviously,  hookah was mostly used by the village elders. Today,  it has gained popularity amongst the youth. People consider hookah as a safe alternative to smoking without realising that it is even more harmful and has an adverse impact on their health. According to the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a one hour […]