Banned PABA supplements available online

Little research supports the use of PABA as supplements and there are no recommended or standardized dosages. The sale of Para-aminobenzoic acid (PABA) supplements continues on e-commerce platforms and a few physical stores despite the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) prohibiting their use in 2018.  PABA is a precursor of folic acid […]

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FSSAI Project did not reach us: Street Food Vendors in Kolkata

Street food vendors say they have not been given any training on how to maintain hygiene.  Kolkata: Multiple street food vendors said that the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India’s (FSSAI) Project Clean Street Food is not carried out well in Kolkata during the Covid-19 pandemic.  Several pani puri vendors were seen selling food […]

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Lack of food inspectors in Hyderabad upsets hygiene

Hyderabad, the “Creative City of Gastronomy” might have to deal with adulteration and contamination. Written by Akhil Jagirdar | Hyderabad | Updated: October 15, 2020 Hyderabad: Lack of food inspectors in Hyderabad could lead to sanitation issues in restaurants across the city. “The lack of surveillance causes the adulteration and contamination in the street food to go […]

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Despite Government’s ban on Carbide, it’s Still Available

Despite being a hazardous chemical, the ripening of fruits is still practiced with calcium carbide by fruit sellers. It is banned in India, as well as in several other countries. “Consumption of fruits which are ripened using calcium carbide is highly dangerous to human body; carbide is a carcinogenic (cancer-causing) agent and contains trace elements […]

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