Nutrition Meets Food Science

Understanding Food Labels to Make Healthier Choices

Food labels are an important source of information for the consumer. The information contained in the labels gives the consumer an insight into the ingredients of the product, its nutritional composition, its...

Safe and Nutritious Foods for School Children: A Challenge or an Opportunity?

When we were kids there used to be all kinds of goodies sold near our schools. Right from bhel, chikki, sugar candies to idli, dosa, samosa and potato vadas and many more. Of course they were not allowed...

Transparency Reveals Conflict of Interests

Recent articles in media about FSSAI-Industry partnerships implied something funny was going on. The storyline was that Authority – Industry associations are inherently conflicts of interest. Hopefully...

Do we say ‘let’s have a cup of coffee’ or “let’s drink 100ml”?

When lunch is served, do you hear requests from around the table for, “80g of rice, 50ml dal or 60g salad? And is there a weighing scale on the table to do your bidding? You don’t ask and there isn’t a scale...

Is “we had a good meeting” or deliberations the basis in rulemaking

Is “we had a good meeting” or deliberations the basis in rulemaking During the erstwhile PFA regime, food businesses on receiving a draft regulation would respond by first congratulating the Regulator...

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