Why is milk packed in a Tetra Pack carton special?

There is a perennial debate about drinking milk – is it good for one’s health or does it cause health issues; accumulation of fat, allergies/ailments due to lactose intolerance and more. However, mothers have never paid any heed to such debates. They believe that milk is a must for their children and age doesn’t […]

Source identification and entry pathways of banned antibiotics Nitrofuran and Chloramphenicol.

Banned Drugs: Chloramphenicol & Nitrofurans

What are chloramphenicol (CAP) and nitrofurans (NF)?


Highly effective and well-tolerated broad-spectrum antibiotic. It is an antibiotic first isolated from Streptomyces venequelae in 1947 but now produced synthetically


Group of broad spectrum antibiotics and antiprotozoa. The common nitrofurans are furazolidone (AOZ), furaltadone (AMOZ), nitrofurantoin (AHD) and nitrofurazone (SC). Nitrofurans are quickly metabolized in animals […]

What are the effects of some of the adulterants present in the food?

1.Kesari Dal
Kesari dal is often mixed with other pulses. Whole pulses like black masoor, black Bengal gram are adulterated with whole Kesari pulse.

Split pulses such as arhar and chana dal are adulterated with split kesari dal. Besan is often sold with an adulteration of kesari dal powder. Yield of kesari dal is more even […]

Is Your Facility RoHS Compliant for 2016?

Any business that sells applicable electrical or electronic products, sub-assemblies or components directly to RoHS countries, or sells to resellers, distributors or integrators that in turn sell products to these countries, is impacted if they utilize any of the restricted materials.

The RoHS Directive currently applies to products in Categories 1 through 7. Categories 8 […]

Estimation of Cholesterol in food.

It is a sterol (or modified steroid), a lipid molecule and is biosynthesized by all animal cells because it is an essential structural component of all animal (not plant or bacterial) cell membranes that is required to maintain both membrane structural integrity and fluidity. Cholesterol enables animal cells to dispense with a cell wall to […]


A micrograph of an Aspergillus spore, a type of fungus that produces cancer-causing aflatoxin.
What are aflatoxins?
Aflatoxins are a family of toxins produced by certain fungi that are found on agricultural crops such as maize (corn), peanuts, cottonseed, and tree nuts. The main fungi that produce aflatoxins are Aspergillus flavus and Aspergillus parasiticus, which are […]

Significance of regulation limits in mycotoxin contamination in Asia and risk management programs at the national level


Mycotoxins are the secondary metabolites produced from toxigenic fungi recognized as major food and feed contaminants. They are a source of grave concern in food contamination, resulting in mycotoxicosis in humans and animals. To date, many regulations on the allowable levels of each mycotoxin have been established in several countries. Consumers and food producers […]

FSSAI – Press Release on Milk Fortification

New Delhi, Nov 25 , 2017 : India today is the largest producer of milk, with approx. 160 million Metric tons per annum the per capita availability of Milk today is approx. 357 ml which would not have been possible without the White revolution. All this would not have been possible without Dr. Kurien […]

FSSAI -Letter related to Issuance of License to specialty foods for IEM disorders under FSS Act, 2006. (Uploaded on: 22.11.2017)

 Inborn Error of metabolism (IEM) and Hypoallergenic conditions are special medical conditions which require specialty foods. Such speciality food are not readily available in country. The hospital need these speciality foods for management of Infants and children suffering from such condition.

These speciality foods are globally available. However, in the absence of standards for such […]


Food on sale for human consumption must be wholesome, unadulterated, uncontaminated, properly labelled and fit f or human consumption. Violation of the provisions in these regards may lead to regulatory action against the concerned FBO under the Act, or rules and regulations made thereunder.

Food recall

Food recalls are an appropriate method for removing or correcting […]

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