Pepsico Holdings India Private Ltd, the Indian subsidiary of the US food & beverages giant PepsiCo, has failed to get relief from the Gujarat High Court (HC) in a 17-year-old food adulteration
CLOSE on the heels of Maggi and several other packaged edibles coming under the food safety scanner,the Supreme Court on Monday issued notices to the Centre and states on a public interest litigation seeking stringent norms to curb rampant food adulteration
Sankaranarayanan, earlier called for strict vigilance by organisations like the Food and Drugs Administration and BIS in detecting food adulteration
and in observing standardised norms across India where suppliers were resorting to shortcuts and adulteration in food products due to the growing demand.
4) Vera Hierholzer looked directly at the consumers' role in the battle against food adulteration
At the time food adulteration
was rife, scientific analysis in its infancy and the cause of many diseases poorly understood.
It concluded that the Food Standards Agency (FSA) needs "clear powers and responsibilities" to allow it to respond more effectively to any future food adulteration
Spiking is a form of food adulteration
that has existed as long as anyone thought they could get away with it.
He said food items having the highest percentage of adulteration include milk products (93 percent), condiments (86 percent), food snacks (47 percent), oil made food products and prickles (46 percent) and assorted food items including sweetmeat have been found around 34 percent food adulteration
, spurious drugs, testifying through hired witnesses in the court of law, forgery in legal documents, cheating in examinations - wherever you go, they never fail to cheat.
Yes, India has laws and regulations in its books - from the Prevention of Food Adulteration
Act to the Insecticide Act.
The issues that should be addressed in both the Guidance and ultimately in regulations should include standard operating procedures (SOPs) for comprehensive treatment of biological containment, physical containment, training throughout the development, production, and processing system, identity preservation, security against intentional efforts to cause food adulteration
, monitoring and auditing during field tests and commercialization, waste management and disposal, and accident detection and response including the availability of workable testing methods," Dr.
Waseem Elahi, a lawyer dealing consumer rights cases, said food adulteration
had always been a major factor to the health problems of people due to ineffective control of the authorities concerned.