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FSIS and FDA agree to oversee production of livestock-derived products

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The US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) and the US Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a formal agreement on Tuesday to jointly oversee the production of human food products derived from the cells of livestock and poultry.
FSIS and FDA released a formal agreement to address the regulatory oversight of human food produced using this new technology. It described the oversight roles and responsibilities for both agencies and how the agencies will collaborate to regulate the development and entry of these products into commerce. This shared regulatory approach will ensure that cell-cultured products derived from the cell lines of livestock and poultry are produced safely and are accurately labelled.
“Consumers trust the USDA mark of inspection to ensure safe, wholesome and accurately-labelled products,” said Mindy Brashears, deputy under-secretary for food safety, USDA, adding, “We look forward to continued collaboration with FDA and our stakeholders to safely regulate these new products and ensure parity in labelling.”
“We recognise that our stakeholders want clarity on how we will move forward with a regulatory regime to ensure the safety and proper labelling of these cell-cultured human food products while continuing to encourage innovation,” said Frank Yiannas, deputy commissioner for food policy and response, FDA.
“Collaboration between USDA and FDA will allow us to draw upon the unique expertise of each agency in addressing the many important technical and regulatory considerations that can arise with the development of animal cell-cultured food products for human consumption,” he added.
Under the formal agreement, the agencies agree upon a joint regulatory framework wherein FDA oversees cell collection, cell banks and cell growth and differentiation. A transition from FDA to FSIS oversight will occur during the cell harvest stage. FSIS will oversee the production and labelling of human food products derived from the cells of livestock and poultry.
On October 23-24, 2018, FSIS and FDA held a joint public meeting to discuss the use of cell culture technology to develop products derived from livestock and poultry. The public meeting focussed on the potential hazards, oversight considerations and labelling of cell-cultured food products derived from livestock and poultry.

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FSSAI issues guidance document on FSMS to implement GMP & GHP for milk

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FSSAI has issued a guidance document on Food Safety Management System (FSMS) to implement GMP (good manufacturing practices)/GHP (good hygiene practices) requirements for milk and milk products.
This document is applicable for food businesses involved in the dairy sector, which includes all milk and milk products, which includes liquid milk, UHT (ultra-high temperature) milk, condensed milk, fermented milk and flavoured milk, ghee, butter, cream, dairy whitener (WMP [whole milk powder] and SMP [skimmed mik powder]), curd, yoghurt, buttermilk, paneer, and cheese.
The document, based on the product category, can be used by the FBOs (food business operators) as per the operations applicable to them.
The document is divided into five main sections.
The first section gives an overview of the dairy industry in India along with the rising need for food safety in the sector.
The second contains guidance for implementation of GMP and GHP as outlined in Part III of Schedule 4 of Food Safety and Standards (Licensing & Registration of Food Businesses) Regulations, 2011.
The third section is recommendatory in nature and provides the basic knowledge and criteria for implementation of the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) system by the food businesses.
This section includes the manufacturing flow chart and two tables: Hazard Analysis and HACCP Plans.
The Hazard Analysis tables are intended to help the industry to identify the food safety risks related to each processing step, to identify the Critical Control Points (CCPs) along with recommended corrective actions and other related information.
Sample HACCP plans have been taken from some established practicing dairy industries. These plans could be used as reference by the industry and modified or altered based on their operations.  
The fourth section provides an inspection checklist for FBOs to audit their facility and operations. The FBOs can evaluate themselves based on the indicative scoring.
The last section gives important templates and forms to be required by FBOs to maintain the records. This includes mandatory forms as prescribed by FSSAI and a few templates for maintaining records of processes critical for food safety.
Pawan Kumar Agarwal, chief executive officer, FSSAI, stated that this document contained practical approaches which a business should adopt to ensure food safety.
“And it is important that food handlers involved in whole supply chain of milk and milk products are trained appropriately to implement the good manufacturing practices and good hygiene practices to ensure food safety,” he added.
“We acknowledge the contribution of the experts from the technical panel of FSSAI for developing this document,” Agarwal said.
“And this is prepared with the intent to provide implementation guidance to food businesses (especially the small and medium businesses) involved in manufacturing/processing, packing, storage, distribution, retail and transportation of food supplements to ensure that critical food safety-related aspects are addressed throughout the supply chain,” he added.
Agarwal, however, pointed out that manufacturers may adopt higher or stringent levels, depending on the needs and complexity of operation. The use of this guidance is voluntary and FBOs may comply with the requirement of the regulation, according to other established best practices.

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FSSAI to notify 13 reference labs, including five private facilities

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FSSAI, India’s apex food regulator, will soon notify the reference labs in the country. Thirteen labs, including five private facilities, will be notified by the FSSAI.

Pawan Kumar Agarwal, chief executive officer, FSSAI, has said that the process for identifying the labs had been completed and soon the labs shall be notified.

He said, “The work related to regulations, identification of labs and the process to notify these facilities has been completed and soon a notification in this regards shall be issued.”

Agarwal stated that FSSAI was established under the provisions of Food Safety and Standards Regulations, 2011, as a statutory body for laying down science-based standards for articles of food and to regulate the manufacture, storage, distribution, sale and import of food, so as to ensure the availability of safe and wholesome food for human consumption.

He elaborated that Regulation 3 of the Food Safety and Standards (Recognition and Notification of Laboratories) Regulations, 2018, prescribed the Appointment of Reference Laboratories as under:

  • The food authority may recognise any notified food laboratory or referral food laboratory, as a reference laboratory for the purpose of developing methods of testing, validation, proficiency testing and training. 
  • The reference laboratory shall carry out the following functions, namely:
  • be a resource centre for provision of information for certified reference materials and reference materials;
  • develop standards for routine testing procedures and reliable testing methods;
  • provide technical support in the area of competence;
  • evaluate the performance of other notified laboratories;
  • coordinate exchange of information amongst notified food laboratories;
  • collaborate for data generation among the network of notified food laboratories and referral food laboratories and collate the data related to their specific domain; and
  • such other functions as may be specified by the food authority 
List of national reference laboratories (NRLs) approved by FSSAI
 

Serial number

Name of the laboratory/

institution/organisation

Address

Specific area for which declared as NRL

Government laboratories

1

Central Food Technological Research Institute

FS & AQCL Department, CFTRI, Mysore-570020

Nutritional information and labelling

2

Export Inspection Agency

27/1767 A, Shipyard Quarters Road, Panampilly Nagar (South), Kochi682036, Kerala

GMO (genetically-modified organism) testing (subject to implementation of GMO regulations)

3

Punjab Biotechnology Incubator

SCO 7-8, Phase-V, SAS Nagar, Mohali–160059, Punjab

Sweets and confectionery, including honey

4

ICAR-National Research Centre For Grapes

P O Manjiri Farm, Solapur Road, Pune-412307

Pesticide residues and mycotoxins

5

Central Institute of Fisheries Technology

CIFT Junction, Willingdon Island Matsyapuri P O, Kochi682029

Fish and fish products

6

Centre for Analysis and Learning in Livestock and Food-National Dairy Development Board

Opposite IRMA Main Gate, Near Anandalaya School, Anand388001

Dairy and dairy products

7

CSIR-Indian Institute of Toxicology Research

Vishvigyan Bhawan, 31, Mahatama Gandhi Marg, Lucknow–226001, Uttar Pradesh

Toxicological evaluation/risk assessment of nutraceuticals, functional foods and novel/emerging foods/food ingredients

8

NIPHM

Pesticide Management Division,

Rajendranagar, Hyderabad500030

Pesticide residue analysis in fruits and vegetables, cereals and pulses, spices and PTP for the same

Private laboratories

9

Trilogy Analytical Laboratory Pvt Ltd

Plot Number 7, C F Area, Phase-II, IDA Cherlapally, Hyderabad-500051

Mycotoxins in cereals and pulses, spices and condiments and related PT activities.

10

Edward Food Research and Analysis Centre Limited

Subhas Nagar, Barasat P O, Nikunj Bazar, Kolkata-700121

Veterinary drug residues, antibiotics and hormones

11

Vimta Labs Limited

Life Sciences Campus, 5, MN Park, Genome Valley, Shameerpet, Hyderabad500101

Water, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages

12

Fare Labs Pvt Ltd

L-17/3, DLF, Ph–II, IFFCO Chowk, M G Road, Gurugram122002

Oils and fats

13

Neogen Food and Animal Security (India) Private Limited

Uchikkal Lane, Poonithura P O, Cochin-682038

Food allergens

 
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Antioxidant claims on packaging

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Bioavailability. Most important product claims on beauty and personal care Red Bull ad banned for making unauthorised health claims on focus and concentration. Antioxidant Npd Claims The Impact of Packaging Materials on the Antioxidant Phytochemical Stability of Aqueous Infusions of Green Tea (Camellia sinensis) and Yaupon Holly (Ilex vomitoria) during Cold Storage Delve deeper into details about antioxidants—the powerful substances found in tea. Scientific Opinion on the substantiation of health claims related to vitamin C and protection of DNA, proteins and lipids from oxidative damage (ID 129, 138, 143, 148), antioxidant function of lutein (ID 146), maintenance of vision (ID 141, 142), collagen formation (ID 130, 131, 136, 137, 149), function of the nervous system (ID 133), function of the immune system (ID 134), function of the Antioxidant & Antimicrobial Food Packaging Muhammad Hakimin Shafie. (1) The term "antioxidants" is defined as a collective term inclusive of vitamin C, vitamin E, and the provitamin beta-carotene when used as part of a nutrient content claim (e. Antioxidant Juice and Chocolate Packaging Doug Sandstedt needed a new product packaging design and created a contest on 99designs. A claim that a food is low in energy, and any claim likely to have the same meaning for the consumer, may only be made where the product does not contain more than 40 kcal (170 kJ)/100 g for solids or more than 20 kcal (80 kJ)/100 ml for liquids. com or the Antioxidant Vitae naturals offers a wide range of food products which includes antioxidant. A decadent mix full of antioxidant rich dried fruits & dark chocolate pieces.

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In a Californian district court last week, Judge Edward Davila made a summary judgment dismissing the bulk of claims made by private claimant Leon Khasin. You can even chug an Fat free and 100% natural: seven food labelling tricks exposed regulates the use of specific health and nutrient content claims, contains antioxidants which “help” fight free radicals Antioxidant Content of and Migration from Commercial Polyethylene, Polypropylene, and Polyvinyl Chloride Packages. Pepper Snapple Group Inc, the maker of 7UP, was sued on Thursday for allegedly misleading consumers over the supposed health benefits of an antioxidant it uses in some varieties of the soft drink. It is the bioavailability of antioxidants that is important. Meaning of antioxidant medical term. The antioxidant 3114 is an efficient, non-discolored stabilizer suitable for use in organic substrates such as polymers, synthetic fibers, elastomers, and the like. The remainder of the top 10 countries are well spread across the globe. Diet Experts: Antioxidants Not Key. including its packaging, an opaque ConAgra Sued Over ‘All-Natural,’ Antioxidant Claims. G. Jonathan Stempel. A method of making a flexible packaging material containing a butylated phenolic antioxidant, which method comprises extruding a thermoplastic polymer composition onto a flexible substrate, the extruded composition comprising a layer of polymer containing the antioxidant and a layer of polymer more remote from the substrate than the layer containing the antioxidant, the extrusion The presented results evaluated the antioxidant phytochemical stability of RTD teas from aqueous infusions of traditional green tea (Camellia sinensis) and a botanical tea from yaupon holly (Ilex vomitoria) as influenced by packaging materials during cold storage. By Megan the plaintiff claims that ConAgra unit Alexia Food Inc. 17 Mar 2017. 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"While science shows that these antioxidants help support the immune system, given the public attention on Antioxidant packaging materials: Antioxidant packaging materials are used in the manufacture of the package, that is, the active agent is incorporated in the walls of the package exerting its action by absorbing undesirable compounds from the headspace or by releasing antioxidant compounds to the food or the headspace surrounding it. Cocoa Krispies packaging with the claim that the cereal helps boost a child’s immunity. Based on this concept, the moisture-absorbing agents and antioxidant can be incor- Oh, also: rubber, petroleum products, and, of course, wax food packaging. l. . Research reveals this antioxidant-rich berry may help suppress and repair oxidative damage. 9 3. Ingredients. This is the first piece of specific legislation to deal with nutrition and health claims and seeks to protect consumers from misleading or false claims. The most problematic antioxidants appear to be BHA, BHT and TBHQ, with gallates in second place. The usage of antioxidants cannot indefinitely prolong the shelf-lif Packaging claims reviewed, changed Initially, the products were sold in packages that included images of fresh fruit, a product name — “Dark Chocolate Goji with Raspberry,” for example — and the statement “Natural Source of Flavanol Antioxidants. 3 Min Read said the company’s advertising and packaging suggest that the drinks contain antioxidants from blackberries, cherries New Anti-Bacterial Packaging Doubles The Shelf-Life of Perishable Food which is antioxidant and possesses We should point out that the claims have not yet According to the lawsuit, the antioxidant claims violate several California laws, including its Consumers Legal Remedies Act, the Sherman Food, Drug, and Cosmetics Law, and several provisions of its Business and Professions Code related to fraudulent business practices and misleading advertising. 28-Apr-2005.

ANTIOXIDANT – substances added to foods to prevent the oxygen present in Related: 5 Skin Care Claims on the Horizon Ingredients and claims that are more readily recognized fall at the top of the list, ostensibly because vitamin E, aloe, retinol, etc. , "good source of antioxidants," "high in antioxidants") on labels or in labeling of conventional foods or dietary supplements. Food and drink labelling and packaging regulations – what you must show, warnings, health and organic labels and packaging standards Food labelling and packaging: Nutrition, health claims and The results of independent CHOICE testing were damming for superfood antioxidant claims as the graph below shows. APSKIN uses broad spectrum antioxidants harnessed from the power of apples and is based on the research of founder Dr Vincent Candrawinata, who claims that phenolic antioxidants from apples are the world’s most potent antioxidants. RD is a very important category rubber antioxidant. 170 (c), 175. Every batch of our TeaForHealth green tea is tested twice during processing and packaging for total amounts of green tea catechins and EGCG content. Products. Infused with a botanically active blend of superfood seed oils and antioxidants, this nourishing face oil protects and brightens skin, unveiling a healthy glow. Kellogg Removing Antioxidant Claims From Some Cereal Boxes Kellogg was responding to parental concerns that advertising and packaging was preying on fears of the Effect of Packaging and Antioxidant Combinations on Physicochemical Properties of Irradiated Restructured Chicken Rolls Dong-Gyun Yim , 1 Dong U. Antioxidant activity of Berberis vulgaris extracts, BHT and Vitamin E using the Thiobarbituric acid method (TBA). FDA Food Packaging Claims Made Easy Beta-carotene may be used for an antioxidant claim when the level of Vitamin A as beta-carotene in the food is sufficient to The antioxidant nutrient must meet the requirements for nutrient content claims in 21 CFR 101. This statistic shows the projected market value of cosmetic antioxidants worldwide in 2017, with projected figures from 2018 to 2023. And in the RESIST Ultra-Light Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serum has a water-light texture that delivers potent powerhouse antioxidants and skin-restoring ingredients to resist the signs of aging, visibly firm the appearance of skin, and substantially increase skin-rejuvenating hydration. BHT is also approved by health and safety agencies for use in animal feed to preserve vitamin content and taste. That is why leading research institutions such as the University of Texas have selected Biotivia products to use in their clinical research studies. ) sprouts (Kaiware Daikon) extract (KDE), in which the glucosinolate glucoraphasatin (GRH), showing some antioxidant activity, is present at 10. when food companies The Center for Science in the Public Interest, an advocacy group for food safety and nutrition, said the company’s advertising and packaging suggest that the drinks contain antioxidants from Court Allows “Antioxidant” Claims to Proceed as to Certain Teas a natural source of antioxidants. ” What it is: A dual antioxidant serum boosted with pure Ferulic Acid and pure Vitamin E that is self-activated, mixing automatically inside a soothing base of Centella Asiatica to instantly calm distressed skin and protect against environmental aggressors like pollution, infrared radiation, and UVA rays for visibly healthy-looking skin. It commonly exists in foods containing fat to prevent it from becoming rancid. This is reason Impact of Different Packaging Systems on Selected Antioxidant Properties of Smit E. , are more established in consumer opinion. Derma Medicine Point – offering Sodox Antioxidant Capsules, Packaging Type: Skin Care Product at Rs 650/pack in Nagpur, Maharashtra. Packaging and point of sale Food: Antioxidant claims. These chemicals are secondary alkyl zinc dithiophosphate, which is reckoned in international market for high performance. we also consider the best packaging for Advances in antioxidant active food packaging In particular, foods with a high lipid content, especially those with a high grade of unsaturation, are susceptible to deterioration following this path. Since vitamin E is “the most abundant and effective chain-breaking antioxidant present in the human body,”36 it is an attractive choice for increased oxidative stability in bearings. for other companies looking to make claims about antioxidant ability of fruit. National Co-ordinating Committee on Therapeutic Goods. Modern cosmetics with anti-ageing efficacy claims are complex mixtures containing UV-filters and antioxidants and rely on substantiated scientific methods for efficacy testing. Skip to main content; Log in / Register Israeli researcher claims to have found antioxidant ‘fountain of youth’ Many antioxidants are sold in pill form, including vitamin C, vitamin E and EGCG The proper role of health claims in the sale and marketing of tea has been one of the core debates of the last decade. , a nutritionist and spokeswoman Bigelow In Hot Water Over Tea’s Antioxidant Claims. Ruby red and a whole lot of healthy. The Claim: "High in Fiber" 7UP maker sued over antioxidant claims. Advice online When assessing the claims "antioxidant" and "antioxidant family" the ASA decided that they Twinings’ Tea Antioxidant Claims Misleading, Suit Says and Twinings tea packaging contains labeling claiming the product is a “natural source of antioxidants,” according to the complaint GT’s Kombucha hit with false advertising lawsuit over ‘powerful antioxidants’ claim Health claims that have been reviewed and accepted will be added to the list of accepted packaging or advertisement of a food must not give the impression Scientific Opinion on the substantiation of health claims related to various food(s)/food constituent(s) and protection of cells from premature aging, antioxidant activity, antioxidant content and antioxidant properties, and protection of DNA, proteins and lipids from oxidative damage pursuant to Article 13(1) of Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006 The Beauty Chef’s ANTIOXIDANT Inner Beauty Boost is a delicious organic, bio-fermented, enzyme-packed probiotic concentrate designed to give you a daily shot of nutritional support that helps to protect your skin and body from free-radical damage and cellular ageing. , Ltd. Antioxidants break down in the presence of light and air, meaning that if an antioxidant-rich moisturizer, serum, or other product is packaged in a jar or in clear packaging, it will likely lose its antioxidant benefit within a few weeks (or even days). f. Here are some additional facts to show how good prunes are: Prunes are top ranked as a source of cancer and disease fighting antioxidants. 7UP maker sued over antioxidant claims. Loading Unsubscribe from Muhammad Hakimin Shafie? Cancel Unsubscribe. The information contained herein is believed to be reliable. Features: Capsules coming with superior antioxidant, multivitamin and multi-mineral support General Mills to Remove Antioxidant BHT from Its Cereals. “Unfortunately, ‘antioxidant’ is a very loosely used term,” says Joy Dubost, Ph. so a claim could be made that these are the best to drink. , "fiber maintains bowel regularity," or "antioxidants maintain cell integrity”). The opaque, airless pump packaging limits exposure to elements that cause vitamin C to degrade, thereby Product introduction. Antioxidants in this family have been used in food grade 7UP maker sued over antioxidant claims November 11, 2012 Dr. By Tara Parker-Pope even regulated terms like “Healthy” and “Contains Antioxidants” have become muddied. Nutrition content claims and health claims are voluntary statements made by food businesses on labels and in advertising about a food. Packaging Can Conform with The first and only cosmetics made Food Packaging Medical Supplies *Flange made from hindered phenol (Irganox® 1076) antioxidant-stabilized and chemically crosslinked high density polyethylene Clinical outcome: Over 20 year implantation with no adverse effects noted due to use of antioxidant material. • High in antioxidants: With antioxidants gaining media attention for various health benefits, it’s unsurprising that the term is beginning to appear on the packaging of shelf-stable products. National authorities control the use of claims. A signal in the dark: Antioxidant protection measured. 5 and 1. May beta-carotene, which does not have an RDI, be the subject of an antioxidant claim? FDA on antioxidant claims . The lawsuit vs Bai Brands* – filed in the Northern District of California – is one of several high-profile false advertising cases over antioxidant claims filed in the last couple of years (Twinings , GT’s Kombucha ), and highlights the risks facing food marketers keen to promote their free-radical busting credentials. D. its “antioxidant” claim on is the inclusion of a Some experts see the popularity of antioxidants tied to consumer desire for foods and beverages that are naturally healthy. The claimant, Leon The soda’s fruity packaging misleads customers, a lawsuit claims. Claims. , "good source of antioxidants," "high in antioxidants," "more antioxidants" and corrected Thumbs Down on Antioxidant Cherry 7 Up images of natural cherries on consumer ads and packaging labels. In order to maintain the balance, a continual supply of external sources of antioxidants is necessary in order to obtain the maximum benefits of antioxidants. But while we think we know what antioxidants do, few of us know what antioxidants actually are. 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Cos drop ‘triclosan’ after US FDA ban

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MUMBAI: Consumer product companies in India are phasing out the controversial anti-bacterial ‘triclosan’ from soap and toothpaste products. The US FDA had banned triclosan from consumer anti-bacterial soaps and body washes a couple of years ago.

Leading dental care company Colgate-Palmolive (India) has removed triclosan from its toothpaste following a global move by the parent company. Colgate-Palmolive (India) has reformulated its premium toothpaste as New Colgate Total by replacing triclosan with zinc and arginine which, the company claims, makes the new product better than the one with triclosan.

Leading soap maker Hindustan Unilever (HUL) has already phased out triclosan from both its soaps/handwash and toothpaste products, a spokesperson confirmed.

An official spokesperson from Colgate-Palmolive (India) said, "In India, the use of triclosan in Colgate Total was in conformance with the standards prescribed by the Bureau of Indian Standards and approved by the Indian FDA." The spokesperson maintained that the US FDA approved Colgate Total with triclosan as "safe and effective" and that approval has not changed.

When triclosan was banned in soaps, the American oral care multinational had reportedly strongly defended the usage of the ingredient in its largest selling toothpaste brand on the grounds that the benefits override any risks associated with the chemical.

In the late ’90s, triclosan was the main point for a marketing and advertising battle fought between Pepsodent and Colgate. It was a time when marketers flaunted the presence of triclosan in their products. HUL came up with an advertisement comparing the efficacies of Pepsodent with Colgate Dental Cream. Pepsodent used triclosan to say that it was "102% better than the ordinary toothpaste".

The mid-priced Colgate Dental Cream initially did not contain triclosan and it was forced to change its tag line from " Stops bad breath, fights tooth decay " to " Stop bad breath, fight tooth decay ". It later added triclosan to remain competitive. The warring parties later reconciled because now both brands had triclosan. But following the campaign, HUL managed to take a bite off Colgate’s share. Today, however, Colgate continues to be a market leader with a volume share of around 52%, while HUL’s total share is around 17%.

An HUL spokesperson said, "Pepsodent does not contain triclosan." What started as concerns on pharmaceutical molecule offerings is now spreading to the soft spaces of consumption items such as toothpaste, talcum powder and more. Brand expert Harish Bijoor, founder of Harish Bijoor Consults Inc, said there’s a need for a complete brand ingredient audit across categories.

The effects of the presence of triclosan in different products is varied and differs from each product, said Ashwin Bhadri, CEO of Equinox Labs, a food safety and auditing company.

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Do street food joints at Mumbai beaches meet hygiene standards?

16,March, 2019 1 comment
 

After the FSSAI and Government of Maharashtra awarded the Chowpatty stretches at Juhu and Girgaum a Clean Street Hub certificate, we dropped in to see how they fared on the hygiene and taste fronts

In the song, From the Ritz to the Rubble, popular British indie band Arctic Monkey’s vocalist Alex Turner croons, "Well, this town’s a different town today; Said, this town’s a different town to what it was last night." Turner probably has no idea how these words relate to Mumbai, which is changing all the time. It’s also as much Ritz as it is rubble: like the transition from Bandra’s quaint alleys to the chaos of Dharavi. But it’s alive and how.

It is possible to spot a glimpse of this microcosm in places like the bustling Chowpatty in Girgaum or Juhu, where you will find a burqa-clad newlywed laughing coquettishly as she enjoys spicy pani puri. Beside her, a college-going kid slurps away at a juicy gola, while a touristy firang struggles to eat pav bhaji with his hands.

As these two street food centres cater to so many people, on March 5, the Government of Maharashtra decided to designate them as Clean Street Hubs, after they went through a facelift and passed the audit by the Food Safety Standards Association of India (FSSAI) that confirmed that both destinations had met with the institution’s cleanliness and hygiene standards. Read on to find out how both fared when we dropped by.

Grub shup in Girgaum

On a Tuesday night, we arrive at Girgaum Chowpatty glittering in the glow of the freshly installed lights. The stalls have been refurbished and elevated with the help of embankments, and coarse green mats made to replicate grass have been laid out by the sides. One wall sports a bright mural comprising a life-size bicycle. The centre space has a brand new wash basin that appears speckled — a closer look confirms it’s food splatter and paan spit.

We also spot green and blue dustbins, demarcated for dry and wet waste. A laudable move towards waste segregation, but a peek inside confirms no one really cares. The cooks and stall owners are dutifully wearing masks and gloves in keeping with the new rules. They seem delighted about the change, the nonchalance of the customers nothwithstanding. We try a few eats.

At Opposite Amar Juice Centre, NA Purandare Marg.

Pani puri: We are not fretting about paying R40 for a plate of pani puri at Sharma Ji stall, while it costs between R15 and R20 on the streets. After all, in India, sanitation comes at a price. Not a fan of ragda, we opt for the one with batata only and ask the bhaiya to skip the sweet chutney, too. We dislike the overtly spicy and flavourless pani puris here and miss the chatpata version we relish near our office in Kalanagar.

Pav bhaji: At Shetty’s pav bhaji, the stall-walas are enthusiastic and attentive. Our plate comes soon with a generous dollop of butter and pavs that glisten from the grease. It’s a bit much, and the strong kick of over-used garam masala dampens the extravagance. Our verdict? Not worth R100.

Gola: At the far end of Chowpatty, is Daddy’s Corner. "Ab toh firangi log bhi aa rahein hain," says Pushpendra, the owner, referring to the clean sweep. We pick the kalakhatta flavour and pay R60 for our treat, and enjoy the sweet, tangy and masaledar taste of the desi popsicle.

Cleanliness/met standards

Variety/average

Ambience/picturesque

Taste verdict/***

Street jam in juhu

On the following day when we head to Juhu Chowpatty, it feels like Saturday. Alan Walker’s hit chartbuster, Faded, is blaring from a stall, and the place is crowded.

Dustbins are placed haphazardly, facemasks hang lazily around the necks of thelawallahs, unattended plates lay strewn around the stalls — our first impression is, "What has changed?" "It’s a little better," our companion remarks. We move on, hoping that at least the food leaves a mark.

At Beside Dominoes, JBS, Survey No 73, Juhu Tara Road, Juhu.

Sev puri: We ask for a plate of the classic Bambaiyya chaat that comes at R40 at Sai Kripa Bhel Puri and Chaat Centre. The vibrant-looking snack is a perky medley of flavours and we love the tang from the chopped raw mangoes.

Pav bhaji: Maybe Juhu’s cleanliness standards are not as high as Girgaum’s, but its pav bhaji is definitely better. The amount of butter used is generous, but not overbearing and we enjoy the piquant vegetable mash. The pavs are softer, too. At Krishna Pav Bhaji, a plate of the dish costs R120.

Ice cream falooda: Having had falooda with kulfi forever, we are astounded by this desi-videsi mix and are eager to see what the sweet vermicelli tastes like with ice cream. We opt for the kaju anjeer ice cream falooda at Dreamland where the pocket pinch is R90 per sundae. We relish the dessert that is made with kaju-anjeer syrup, milk, sabja, falooda, anjeer ice cream and dried fruits.

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Packaged food items high on fats, sugar or salt to have large red labels

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New Delhi: After the advertising and packaging regulations, Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) is almost ready with the draft labelling regulations, under which the packaged food items will carry large red labels specifying if the food is high on fats, sugar or salt (HFSS).

The draft regulations will soon be released for public comments, Kumar Anil, adviser to FSSAI, said at Centre for Science and Environment’s ‘National Conclave on Food’ on Friday. While the advertising regulations will come into effect on July 1, the packaging norms were implemented recently.

At the session on ‘Regulating bad foods’, large gaps were identified, including in labelling and companies’ claims comparing the nutrient value of their food items to that of healthy products without substantial evidence. Anil said that the new advertising and claim regulations would keep a tab on the problem.

“We are trying to address claims like pure, real, natural and sugar-free and the new advertising regulations comprehensively cover this. There are parameters for comparison and if you are meeting these parameters, only then you can make a claim. This will be implemented from July 1 to ensure that people are not deceived by any wrong claim,” said Anil.

He added the new labelling regulations would mark all packaged food items, including the ultra-processed ones, with the ‘red’ mark if they fail to meet the specified standards. Citing examples of sugar and trans fat, Anil said 100gm or 100ml of each item would be taken as the basis with 10% of the total energy coming from sugar warranting a ‘red’ label of high sugar, while 1% of the total energy from trans fat would be taken as beyond the permissible limit.

The draft has taken examples from abroad as well, including Chile that has seen an improvement in eating habits after large warning labels were introduced on the front of all food packets.

“The draft should help iron out some of the problems and it appears to be strong at this stage. The issue of HFSS regulation has been a long-standing problem and the gaps identified by different groups should help increase consumer awareness, allowing people to make better decisions,” said Sunita Narain, director general of Centre for Science and Environment.

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Cos drop ‘triclosan’ after US FDA ban

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Mumbai: Consumer product companies in India are phasing out the controversial anti-bacterial ‘triclosan’ from soap and toothpaste products. The US FDA had banned triclosan from consumer antibacterial soaps and body washes a couple of years ago.

Leading dental care company Colgate-Palmolive (India) has removed triclosan from its toothpaste following a global move by the parent company. Colgate-Palmolive (India) has reformulated its premium toothpaste as New Colgate Total by replacing triclosan with zinc and arginine which, the company claims, makes the new product better than the one with triclosan.

Leading soap maker Hindustan Unilever (HUL) has already phased out triclosan from both its soaps/handwash and toothpaste products, a spokesperson confirmed.

An official spokesperson from Colgate-Palmolive (India) said, “In India, the use of triclosan in Colgate Total was in conformance with the standards prescribed by the Bureau of Indian Standards and approved by the Indian FDA.” The spokesperson maintained that the US FDA approved Colgate Total with triclosan as “safe and effective” and that approval has not changed.

When triclosan was banned in soaps, the American oral care multinational had reportedly strongly defended the usage of the ingredient in its largest selling toothpaste brand on the grounds that the benefits override any risks associated with the chemical.

In the late ’90s, triclosan was the main point for a marketing and advertising battle fought between Pepsodent and Colgate. It was a time when marketers flaunted the presence of triclosan in their products. HUL came up with an advertisement comparing the efficacies of Pepsodent with Colgate Dental Cream. Pepsodent used triclosan to say that it was “102% better than the ordinary toothpaste”.

The mid-priced Colgate Dental Cream initially did not contain triclosan and it was forced to change its tag line from “ Stops bad breath, fights tooth decay” to “Stop bad breath, fight tooth decay”. It later added triclosan to remain competitive. The warring parties later reconciled because now both brands had triclosan. But following the campaign, HUL managed to take a bite off Colgate’s share. Today, however, Colgate continues to be a market leader with a volume share of around 52%, while HUL’s total share is around 17%.

An HUL spokesperson said, “Pepsodent does not contain triclosan.” What started as concerns on pharmaceutical molecule offerings is now spreading to the soft spaces of consumption items such as toothpaste, talcum powder and more. Brand expert Harish Bijoor, founder of Harish Bijoor Consults Inc, said there’s a need for a complete brand ingredient audit across categories.

The effects of the presence of triclosan in different products is varied and differs from each product, said Ashwin Bhadri, CEO of Equinox Labs, a food safety and auditing company.

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Cos drop ‘triclosan’ after US FDA ban

16,March, 2019 Comments off
 

Mumbai: Consumer product companies in India are phasing out the controversial anti-bacterial ‘triclosan’ from soap and toothpaste products. The US FDA had banned triclosan from consumer antibacterial soaps and body washes a couple of years ago.

Leading dental care company Colgate-Palmolive (India) has removed triclosan from its toothpaste following a global move by the parent company. Colgate-Palmolive (India) has reformulated its premium toothpaste as New Colgate Total by replacing triclosan with zinc and arginine which, the company claims, makes the new product better than the one with triclosan.

Leading soap maker Hindustan Unilever (HUL) has already phased out triclosan from both its soaps/handwash and toothpaste products, a spokesperson confirmed.

An official spokesperson from Colgate-Palmolive (India) said, “In India, the use of triclosan in Colgate Total was in conformance with the standards prescribed by the Bureau of Indian Standards and approved by the Indian FDA.” The spokesperson maintained that the US FDA approved Colgate Total with triclosan as “safe and effective” and that approval has not changed.

When triclosan was banned in soaps, the American oral care multinational had reportedly strongly defended the usage of the ingredient in its largest selling toothpaste brand on the grounds that the benefits override any risks associated with the chemical.

In the late ’90s, triclosan was the main point for a marketing and advertising battle fought between Pepsodent and Colgate. It was a time when marketers flaunted the presence of triclosan in their products. HUL came up with an advertisement comparing the efficacies of Pepsodent with Colgate Dental Cream. Pepsodent used triclosan to say that it was “102% better than the ordinary toothpaste”.

The mid-priced Colgate Dental Cream initially did not contain triclosan and it was forced to change its tag line from “ Stops bad breath, fights tooth decay” to “Stop bad breath, fight tooth decay”. It later added triclosan to remain competitive. The warring parties later reconciled because now both brands had triclosan. But following the campaign, HUL managed to take a bite off Colgate’s share. Today, however, Colgate continues to be a market leader with a volume share of around 52%, while HUL’s total share is around 17%.

An HUL spokesperson said, “Pepsodent does not contain triclosan.” What started as concerns on pharmaceutical molecule offerings is now spreading to the soft spaces of consumption items such as toothpaste, talcum powder and more. Brand expert Harish Bijoor, founder of Harish Bijoor Consults Inc, said there’s a need for a complete brand ingredient audit across categories.

The effects of the presence of triclosan in different products is varied and differs from each product, said Ashwin Bhadri, CEO of Equinox Labs, a food safety and auditing company.

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