Nutrition Meets Food Science

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...

Food Adulteration: Covers Everything Yet Reveals Nothing

Sixty eight percent of all milk is adulterated by FSSAI’s own analysis, food poisoning episodes typically erupt at marriage celebrations, restaurants served notices for unhygienic conditions and children fall...

Freedom to Innovate Shrinking in a Permit Ruled System…

Under the erstwhile PFA Rules, 1955 a rule was introduced, namely ‘Proprietary food’ means a food, which has not been standardized under the PFA Rules, 1955. The words ‘proprietary food’ are akin to a...

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