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Best butter for baking pound cake
We live in a world full of choices , it’s confusing to choose a simple thing like butter. The grocery store shelves are crowded with different brands and varieties, yet most recipe still just say “butter.” Choosing butter for baking can become a task.
The traditional salted butter
What’s Bad or Good About Instant Noodles?
If you haven’t been living in a cave since the last few centuries, it is very likely that you have heard of or have experienced eating instant noodles at least once in your lifetime. They are an easy to cook option that can be readied within minutes and
Salted or Unsalted Butter: Which Should I Use When?
The clear difference between salted and unsalted butter is the presence of salt. Mostly unsalted butter is made with 100% cream, salted butter will have some salt added to it. The exact amount of salt present in the butter will depend on the brand. Salted butter also lasts
Differences between white butter and yellow butter?
Growing up in a typical Punjabi household is synonyms for white butter on your parathas, wouldn’t you agree? Delicious memories come to your mind when we talk about Makke di Roti and Sarso da Saag which seems incomplete without the creamy butter. Fresh white butter made at home
The Silver Leaf on Your Food – Is it safe for consumption?
You see these in sweets shops, these thin silver foils peppered on the various delicacies. Also known as chandi ka vark, various mouth fresheners, dry fruits and spices, and some culinary preparations, too, are frequently garnished with these silver leaves. Why are these used in the first place?
Food labels encourage healthier choices: Study
Labels on packaged foods as well as on restaurant menus giving information on nutrition facts, calorie counts, whether these are fat-free or have low sodium, etc., have to some extent encouraged healthier eating choices, say researchers.
The research, led by Tufts University researchers, found that labelling reduced consumers’
What are Dietary Fibers and How They Make You Healthy?
More and more people understand the importance of staying fit via healthy meals these days. If you are one of them, you must have heard of dietary fibers, and you would have been advised to incorporate them into your diet. If you are wondering what are dietary fibers
Simple Tests to check Adulterated Sweets
Diwali comes to an end however the piles of gifts and sweets remain. Our diet plans don’t stop us from indulging, however can we stop and think if these sweets are safe to eat? Are they safe to consume? It is difficult to resist the temptation, but it
Antimicrobial Agents in the Food Chain – Use and Misuse
Quality, safety and preservation of food products are universal concerns. Food producers and handlers use antimicrobial agents to prevent spoilage of food as well as to prevent food-borne illnesses. Antimicrobial agents such as antibiotics and anti-fungal drugs extend the shelf life of food products. Now, there are two
Is your food spoilt?
There are ways to tell if your food is spoilt, its appearance changes, the colour changes, a change in texture or an unpleasant odour or an undesirable taste. Food spoilage is a fast and inevitable process if you don’t take the right preventive measures. When you consume food
Use of Antimicrobial Agents in India
The term microbial agents is being used pretty commonly these days. If you have also heard of it and you are wondering what are microbial agents then you should read on. An antimicrobial is an agent which stops the growth of or kills microorganisms. Usually the antimicrobial medicines
Importance of Food Preservation
Food preservation is one of the primary concerns for the food industry due to various reasons, not the least being its role in enhancing the shelf life of food and ensuring food safety. No one can underestimate food preservation because it ensures greater and wider availability of food
Health Benefits of Honey: Why you should include healthy honey in your diet
Honey has anti-viral, anti-microbial and anti-parasitic effects. Its capacity to inhibit the growth of microorganisms and fungi is well-documented. Honey contains a number of minerals and vitamins, including vitamin A, vitamin C, iron and calcium. There are also important antioxidants, such as flavonoids and alkaloids. There are trace
What Makes Honey Organic?
Honey is considered organic when it is locally grown and not processed. Organic honey, also known as ‘raw’ honey, does not contain any pesticides or environmental pollutants. So, many people consider this form of honey to be real honey. Since it does not go through the traditional process
Antacids: Not healthy over the long term
There are these advertisements that feature individuals gulping down food in excessive amounts, leading to indigestion (also known as heartburn and acidity). This discomfort is often shown to be eased by the branded antacid, and invariably has a funny and loud burp as an accompaniment. The portrayal is
How to check purity of Honey?
Adulteration of honey means it is impure, artificial or adulterated. Glucose, dextrose, molasses, sugar syrup, invert sugar, corn syrup, or any other similar product may have been added to it.
6 Pure Honey Tests
Take a tablespoon of honey and put it in a glass of water.
All About Paneer: how to make paneer, nutrition facts and how to buy and store paneer
Paneer is a byproduct obtained from milk by precipitation with sour milk, lactic acid, or citric acid. In simple terms, paneer is an indigenous milk product prepared by the combined action of acid coagulation and heat treatment of milk and the subsequent drainage of whey.
Know About Cold-pressed Juices, Oils and other Food Products
Are these healthier, superior, etc., these cold-pressed vegetable and fruit juices, cold-pressed oil, cold-pressed seed powders and other things that claim to be cold-pressed? The thing is, these are relatively expensive too and it is but natural that someone consuming these will want to be sure that the claims and price
Rancidity: Effects on health and tips to avoid rancidity
Ever wondered why the walnuts taste bitter only a few days after buying them? Do you ever wonder why the bag of potato chips has more air than the amount of chips in it? The bitter taste in the walnuts is due to a bio chemical process ‘
WHO releases REPLACE programme to eliminate industrially-produced trans-fat acids from food supply
World Health Organization (WHO) has released REPLACE, a step-by-step guide for the elimination of industrially produced trans-fatty acids from the global food supply. WHO has estimated that every single year trans-fat intake leads to more than 500,000 deaths of people from cardiovascular disease. Eliminating trans-fat is key to
What are cornflakes? How are they made?
Cornflakes are the product obtained from de hulled, degermed and cooked corn (Zea mays L.) by flaking partially drying and toasting. It shall be in the form of crisp flakes of reasonably uniform size and golden brown in colour.
The milling process removes the corn kernels from the
Raw fruit and vegetables beneficial for mental health
Raw fruits and vegetables may be better for your mental health than cooked ones, according to a new study from the University of Otago in New Zealand. The study, published in Frontiers in Psychology, found that people who ate more uncooked produce had lower levels of symptoms related
Artificial sweeteners can still lead to obesity and diabetes, study claims
A new study from the Medical College of Wisconsin and Marquette University links artificial sweeteners to obesity and diabetes, claiming sweeteners change how the body processes fat and uses energy.
Researchers fed groups of rats diets high in sugar or artificial sweeteners including aspartame and acesulfame potassium. After
Guidelines of Dietary Salt for Indians by WHO and National Institute of Nutrition, Hyderabad
Declaration of salt or sodium is not mandatory. This is despite the recommendation of Codex Alimentarius Commission – a joint intergovernmental body of Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations (FAO) and World Health Organization (WHO) with over 185 member states –
Food Advertisements complaints reported on Advertising Standard Council of India ( ASCI) portal
Did you know a consumer can complain against a misguiding food advertisement? Yes, this is possible. A misleading food advertisement that promotes unhealthy eating could be called off across all media channels. It is important that consumers report their views which can be easily done on the Advertising
Most Common Food Adulterants and Harmful Effects Of Food Adulteration
Whether it’s adulterated olive oil, ash in pepper, chalk in flour, or diluted coffee beans, food adulteration is increasingly a reality of our lives. In fact, commonly consumed food items such as dal, rice, spices, oil, butter and ghee are often targeted by fraudsters. Consumption of such food
Food Adulteration Tests
There are some very simple food adulteration tests that can be conducted at home to know if the food is adulterated or pure. The FSSAI (Food Safety and Standards Authority of India) has issued a document – titled DART, which stands for ‘Detect Adulteration with Rapid Test’ –
Prevention of Food Adulteration Act 1954 and Food Safety and Standards Act 2006
Food is our basic necessity for sustenance of life. Pure, fresh and healthy meals are most essential for our bodies. However, when quality of food is lowered either by addition of inferior quality material or by extraction of valuable ingredient is known as food adulteration. In India, adulteration
Loving foods that love you back
Nutrition and health are much talked-about subjects but do we really make rational consumption choices in our everyday lives? Here are some foods that will do you good, and others that will make you overdraw on your body’s energy reserves
Ever really taken a
9 ways to eat healthier right now
Food marketers and fitness proponents, both are cashing in on the consumer anxiety and fetish with health. Yet, junk foods and several other foods with no nutrition are hogging shelf space in markets. From the health and environmental perspectives, there are foods that one
Wasting all that food
Think.Eat.Save. The people behind World Environment Day this year have most certainly deliberately left out the spaces between the words. Perhaps so that we make the connection between our food choices and the larger impacts of these choices—and realize that the connection is too
A little science in the kitchen
How to make food—specially fresh produce—last long enough to be used up
Did you know that storing cabbage, cucumbers, and leafy vegetables alongside tomatoes and apples causes the greens to decay? This is because some foods are great ethylene-producers and quickly spoil other foods
Chemicals in your breakfast bread
It has been found time and again that processed and packaged food, however ‘natural, contains additives and chemicals that are controversial, or outright harmful to human health. Bread, that is the most common processed breakfast food, has a suspected tumour-causing additive, Potassium Bromate, in
What is the difference between powdered milk and dairy whitener?
There is an increase in the use of dairy whitener in tea and coffee. Those who use them find that it dissolves easily and gives your tea a very great whitening ability and it also has the ability to lighten the coffee to produce
What do Food Labels say?
Food Labels or Nutrition Labels or nutritional labeling serves as the main communication link between the manufacturer and the consumer. Through food nutrition labels, a manufacturer introduces the content of his product to the consumer. Food labels help the consumer to understand the nutrient
Traffic Light Labeling System
In 2007, Food Standard Agency of UK developed a method of labeling food with a traffic light showing how much fat, sugar and salt are in that food. High Content (unhealthy) is shown by red, Medium (moderate) by amber and Low (healthy) by Green colors. Food with Green
Food Fortification-Why do we need it?
Micro-nutrient deficiencies affect not only the poor. Less obvious but nonetheless important are the effects of today’s lifestyles in the developed world on nutritional status. There are increased food choices, yes, but low micro-nutrient densities. The hectic pace of life can lead to inadequacies in the diet, so
What is Proprietary Food?
Proprietary food means an article of food that has not been standardized under Food Safety & Standards (Food Products Standards and Food Additives) Regulations 2011, but does not include any novel foods, foods for special dietary uses, foods for special medical purposes, functional foods, nutaceuticals and health supplements.
Reducing salt intake may help manage blood pressure and prevent water retention. If you are taking medication for these conditions, it is still important to reduce salt intake to help the medication work more effectively.
Pregnant women should not restrict the amount of sodium
12 food additives to avoid
Hungry? How does a cheese sandwich on whole wheat with potato chips sound? Does munching on nitrate, sodium stearyl lactylate, and monocalcium phosphate have the same appeal? Probably not, but a look at the ingredients of pre-packaged stuff and almost every other type of
Chocolates: should they be refrigerated?
The recent episode when live worms were found in Cadbury’s Dairy Milk chocolate has shown how the seemingly safe food product can become hazardous to health. The excuse that Cadbury’s is putting forth is that the worm infestation has been due to poor storage
Check your spices: there could be dung, sand, husk, colour…
This is not just another article to inform you about what harm can be caused by eating adulterated spices. That much has been talked about enough and you know all that you should. This write-up is more of a practical guide for you to
What is Basmati Rice and how is different from other varieties?
What is Basmati Rice?
Basmati is a type of long-grain aromatic rice. Basmati rice is a special quality of rice that is grown in India and Pakistan. Basmati rice has a unique fragrance and flavor caused due to presence of a chemical called 2-acetyl-1-pyrroline. This chemical is
Nutritional Value of Rice
Post harvesting, rice grains go through different production processes in the factories. The process leads to production of different types of rice. These processes are called milling and polishing. These processes not only changes the shape and size of the rice kernel, it also
Some Healthy Tips for sugar free diet
The first step towards overcoming sugar addiction and stop sugar cravings is to become aware that you are addicted to sugar or such food items. Maintaining a food diary will help a lot. It will help you to understand your food-consumption pattern. What compels
What is Food Carbon Footprint
We all are aware that greenhouse gas emissions which include carbon dioxide emissions and human activities like burning of oil, coal and gas, as well as deforestation that are damaging for our environment and cause of carbon dioxide concentration in the atmosphere. But many of us are not
Adopt Vegan Cheese or Dairy Free Cheese for a Healthy Environment
Morning breakfast with cheese omelette is something most of us relish. But did you know that cheese other than adding to your cholesterol level has a high carbon footprint thereby damaging the environment as well?
Cheese has a high carbon footprint because it
What is Organic Food 2017
Organic food is the result of a farming system which avoids the use of pesticides and man-made fertilisers, Organic farming promotes ecological balance and conserves biodiversity. They are produced without use of genetically modified or GM components.
Myth vs Reality#MythOrganic Food
How to Reduce Food Carbon Footprint
If you are thinking of ways on how to reduce food carbon footprint, avoiding meat is the first thing that needs to be done as per most research studies. Food carbon footprint or foodprint requires immediate attention as growing, rearing, processing and transporting and
Moderate consumption of fats, carbohydrates best for health: Study
An international study led by a group of researchers from the Population Health Research Institute (PHRI) of McMaster University and Hamilton Health Sciences in Hamilton, Canada, suggests that a diet consisting of a moderate consumption of fat, fruits and vegetables, coupled with avoidance of high levels of carbohydrates,
GMO Foods or Genetically Modified Goods – Should you Eat them?
According to World Health Organization (WHO), genetically modified foods (GMO Foods) are those food items that are produced by using genetically modified organisms. Genetically modified organisms could be plants, animals or microbes. They are produced in a way whose DNA or genetic material has been modified with the
How is GMO Food Labeling Done?
GM Foods are now consumed regularly in India. Cottonseed oil, soybean oil, brinjal (eggplant), and rice are some of the commonly
consumer GM foods in India. Considering that GM foods shall soon be available commercially in India and that a lot of genetically modified foods are being used
WHAT ARE THE TYPES OF GROUNDNUT OIL?
Are you looking for the best groundnut oil for your food? Then your search stops here. Consumer VOICE brings an analysis of the best groundnut oil and helps you to choose between refined groundnut oil and filtered groundnut oil. Oil not only improves the
What are the GMO Pros and Cons?
Genetically modified organisms or GMOs are foods which have been in the market for more than 2 decades now. Genetically modified organisms or micro-organisms are those organisms whose genetic makeup has been manipulated by artificially inserting components of another organism. There has been extensive research by scientists from all
Organic Certification and Symbols for Organic Food in India
It’s true, of course, that there’s relatively less awareness about organic products, what goes into the process, how is their credibility established, what are the long-term effects, and so on. consumers often assume that foods that are labelled ‘organic’ are good for health and
Are Organic Food Products Healthier and Expensive too?
Many studies suggest that organic foods products are safer and healthier than other conventionally grown food items, in addition to being better for the environment. Organic fruits and vegetables and other products have less chemical exposure and some products are more nutritious than the conventional food products.
How is sugar made?
What is Sugar?
Sugar is the generic name for sweet, soluble carbohydrates, many of which are used in food. There are various types of sugar, derived from different sources. Simple sugars are called monosaccharides and include glucose, fructose and galactose.
Processing of sugar or
Benefits of Ghee and Cow Ghee
Ghee is a clarified type of butter, meaning that it has been simmered into a concentrate and the residue has been removed. What remains is basically a pure combination of fats, without any milk residue, which means that it does not need to be refrigerated. We understand what
Omega-3 food can help fight bowel cancer
Consuming salmon, walnuts and chia seeds can boost the chances of surviving bowel cancer by preventing the spread of deadly tumours across the body. When these omega-3 fatty acids are broken down after eating, they release cancer-fighting molecules that directly attack the cancerous cells.
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Food Advertisements complaints reported on Advertising Standard Council of India ( ASCI) portal
Did you know a consumer can complain against a misguiding food advertisement? Yes, this is possible. A misleading food advertisement that promotes unhealthy eating could be called off across all media channels. It is important that consumers report their views which can be easily done on the Advertising
Food Safety and Standards Act 2006 (FSSA)
Food safety is a major public health concern. There are specific laws, mandates and regulations in India to maintain the quart of food and to ensure food safety. In fact, there are regulations for ways in which a food product can be promoted. The Food Safety and Standards
Report a problem with food on the Food Safety Connect Application ( App)
Has it happened that you opened a food packet and found an insect or a hair strand in it? Have you then wondered what actions you might take to report the same? Consumers play an important role in ensuring food safety. Suppose a food product complaint is registered
Food additive found in candy, gum could alter digestive cell structure and function
US-based researchers claim that a common food additive, titanium oxide, found in candy, chewing gum, bread and even toothpaste, slows down metabolism and significantly decreases absorption of nutrients like iron, zinc and fatty acids in the gut. Though non-fatal, scientists advise avoiding food rich in the additive, like
Difference between Ice Cream and Frozen Dessert
These days, many of the products in the ice cream aisle at any given grocery store are ‘frozen desserts’ that are often made with edible oil products and do not contain the nutrients naturally found in milk. Consumers must read the nutrition facts on
Micronutrients Deficiency Diseases List
What are Micronutrients and its importance
Micronutrients are vitamins and minerals required in small amounts that are essential to our health, development and growth. Proper intake of vitamins and minerals can mean the difference between a healthy, productive life, and a life fraught with
Food Fortification Resource Centre (FFRC)
The Food Fortification Resource Centre is a body that acts as a resource and support centre to promote large-scale fortification of food across India. It came into existence after the National Summit on Fortification of Food (2016), as a joint declaration by all stakeholders
Food Fortification: Advantages and Disadvantages
Food fortification is the process of adding micronutrients such as essential trace elements and vitamins to a food item. It is done to improve the nutritive values of the food. These nutrients may or may not have been originally present in the food before
Know your Milk Nutrition Facts
Milk is a well accepted and wholesome food and beverage for all age groups. It contains most of the nutrients necessary for growth and development. It is, therefore very useful for feeding infants, toddlers, growing children and expectant women and nursing mothers to consume
Interesting Facts About Tea and 3 Simple Ways to Test Quality of Tea
An interesting mix of facts and trivia that you probably didn’t know about tea.From the botanical name to the difference between Green and Black tea. Also, do you know you can test your Indian, Darjeeling and Assam tea at home and get to know
Microbiological limits for milk/milk products applicable at retail level too
As per the Gazette Notification on Food Safety and Standards (Food Products and Food Additives) Tenth Amendment Regulation, 2016, issued by Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), microbiological standards for milk and milk products become applicable at retail/consumer purchase point as well. Prior to this, prescribed
No import of food items with less than 60% shelf life: FSSAI
The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has issued a new regulation under which food items with less than 60 per cent shelf life will not be allowed to enter the Indian market. The Food Safety and Standards (Import) Regulation 2017 has been notified by FSSAI,
What is food extrusion or extrusion cooking?
Extrusion technology, well known in the plastics industry, has now become a widely used technology in the food processing industry, where it is referred to as extrusion cooking. It has been employed for the production of so-called engineered food. To find out which extruded
Soak rice overnight to reduce risk of heart disease, cancer
A new study suggests that before eating rice it should be soaked overnight to reduce the chances of increase in heart disease, diabetes and cancer. According to researchers from the Queens University Belfast in England, the common method of cooking rice – simply boiling it in a pan
Whole grains increase metabolism, may help in weight loss
Whole grains have been shown to be superior in the diet when compared with refined grains, suggests new research published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Whole grains increased calorie loss by decreasing the number of calories retained during digestion, while simultaneously speeding up metabolism.
Eating prebiotics may improve sleep, buffer impacts of stress
Intake of prebiotics – dietary fibres found naturally in foods like chicory, artichokes, raw garlic, leeks and onions – may help improve sleep and act as a buffer against the physiological impacts of stress, a study shows.
Prebiotics are certain types of non-digestible fibres that probiotic bacteria feed
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- Railways must compensate for dosa served with iron screw
- Tobacco Breaks Hearts
- What is 80c?
- Buying Guide for Coffee Makers ( Coffee Machines)
- How to Apply for a PAN Card Online?
- Packers and Movers are Service Providers : Some cases of Negligence
- Railways can’t be blamed for chain snatching through window: NCDRC
- Raw fruit and vegetables beneficial for mental health
- Artificial sweeteners can still lead to obesity and diabetes, study claims
- Currency notes likely to cause diseases: Food safety authority
- Good news for pensioners: Medical reimbursement cannot be denied because treatment was in non- empanelled hospital
- File Income Tax Return Online with These Simple Steps
- Have a Grievance against a NBFC? There is an Ombudsman to go to
- Not Allowed to Board a Flight? The airline could be at fault
- If there are deficiencies in your flat, complain within 2 Years of possession
- Can Consumer Forums Set Aside the Arbitration Clause?
- Do you know the ingredients in your shampoo?
- Latest Income Tax Slabs
- Learn Facts About Coffee
- Know the best coffee makers (coffee machine) between 900 to 4K
- Everything you need to know about packaged milk
- Case Studies: Flat buyers can unite as one party against builders under Section 12 of CPA Act
- Consumer Voice Urges Nitin Gadkri To Join Hands With The UN General Assembly In Their Resolution To Tackle Global Road Safety Problem
- Guidelines of Dietary Salt for Indians by WHO and National Institute of Nutrition, Hyderabad
- Hyderabad Forum slaps Rs 50,000 fine on insurance company
- No need to pay extra for bottled water at cinemas, malls and airports: Ram Vilas Paswan
- Abide by what you say: Consumer court directs Chhattisgarh Housing Board
- Consumers can approach civil and consumer courts too for compensation in case denied boarding: DGCA
- Commercial Vehicle Insurance Claim Process
- Parabens or Preservatives: in your food and makeup
- What Does the Package Commercial Car Insurance Policy Offer?
- What is the inverter technology in air conditioners?
- Introducing ISEER Rating – Indian Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio
- The Advantages and Disadvantages of an Inverter AC
- 10 Tips to have the most energy efficient AC to lower the electricity bill
- How to Install an AC: Principles of AC Installation
- Adoption of the United Nations General Assembly resolution on road safety by India
- Consumer VOICE and its State Partners Hail the Ministry’s Decision on Pictorial Warning on Cigarette Packs
- NOTE and Consumer VOICE meet in Goa on tobacco control and role of media
- Common Symptoms of Diabetes and Types of Diabetes
- Food Advertisements complaints reported on Advertising Standard Council of India ( ASCI) portal
- Media Sensitization – Press Meet at Chandigarh on 30th March, 2018
- Consumer VOICE’s Rejoinder to TRAI White Paper on Measurement of Internet Data Speeds
- The NEW CONSUMER PROTECTION BILL, 2018
- SUPREME COURT ON 13.03.2018 EXTENDS DEADLINE OF 31.03.2018 FOR MANDATORY LINKAGE OF AADHAAR WITH BANK ACCOUNTS, MOBILE AND PAN TILL THE DISPOSAL OF AADHAAR CASES
- Builders can’t force Buyers to go for Arbitration
- Press Meet on Tobacco Intervention at Chennai Press Club on 27 th Feb 2018
- SBI guilty of deficiency in service
- Forums in Delhi are faced with a backlog of 18,000 cases
- WORLD CONSUMER RIGHTS DAY 2018- WORKSHOP ON “NEED FOR BETTER QUALITY OF INTERNET SERVICES TO MAKE INDIA TRULY DIGITAL
- Most Common Food Adulterants and Harmful Effects Of Food Adulteration
- Food Adulteration Tests
- Prevention of Food Adulteration Act 1954 and Food Safety and Standards Act 2006
- Aakash Institute penalised for poor service
- SBI to compensate for issuing recovery notice for settled loan
- Health Benefits of Curd
- Microwave Oven Buying Guide
- Inclusions and Exceptions of International Travel Insurance
- Points to consider to finalize Overseas Travel Insurance
- Airtel found guilty of overbilling
- Britannia fined for selling packet with less than printed weight
- Press Interaction Meet – Road Safety, 28 February 2018
- Case Study: Consumer Forums cannot entertain cases pending at Civil Court
- Internet Speed – Where is the Speed?
- Arbitration agreements cannot oust the jurisdiction of consumer forums
- SC gives four weeks to Centre to file model rules on consumer fora
- Press Interaction Meet – Voice of Road Crash Victims and Support from Members of Parliament
- Roopa Vajpeyi: An Era Gone By
- Road Safety Week February 2018 Media Coverage
- Consumer VOICE – ROAD SAFETY WEEK – 5 DAYS – 5 PLEDGES
- Fresh Fruit Juice vs Packaged juice
- All about Second Hand Car Loans
- Washing Machine Buying Guide: How to buy a Washing Machine?
- How to increase the life and efficiency of a washing machine?
- Nominee vs Legal Heir: Let there be no confusion
- Croma store fined for refusing refund on failed transaction
- Digital India – Do we have the Right Internet Speed?
- School asked to refund fee for mistreating child
- 76% of LED bulb brands and 71% of LED downlighter brands in India flout consumer safety standards: Nielsen study
- Electricity company cannot cut power without notice
- Disputes Resolution under RERA Act 2016
- Reducing Fatalities by 50% by 2020 – Where are we Heading?
- Beating Breast cancer
- Loving foods that love you back
- Blood Pressure Monitors : Checking on your Health
- 9 ways to eat healthier right now
- A lot to loss
- Is Soya Healthy?
- Wasting all that food
- A little science in the kitchen
- Chemical Cuisine
- Aman Anti Ragging Movement (Aman Kachroo) – A Case Study
- Builders can’t force buyers to go for arbitration or mediation
- Anti Ragging Law and Ragging in University
- GIR 2016- Limits, Controls and Hampers Consumer’s Right to Information
- Bank Locker Insurance
- Advantages and disadvantages of bank lockers
- Chemicals in your breakfast bread
- White Bread vs Brown Bread
- Types of water heaters and geysers
- Refrigerator Usage Tips: How to Make your Refrigerator Energy Efficient Fridge
- Refrigerator Buying Guide
- Types of Refrigerators
- Refrigerator Storage – How to keep Food Safe in Refrigerator
- Important Refrigerator Features
- Water Heater Buying Guide
- Tips for Hiring a Locker
- What are the RBI Guidelines on Bank Lockers?
- What is the difference between powdered milk and dairy whitener?
- What do Food Labels say?
- Traffic Light Labeling System
- Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA)
- Dietary Fiber: Types and Benefits of High Fiber Diet
- What are ULIP returns and why should I invest in ULIP?
- What is ULIP or Unit Linked Investment Plan?
- What are Associated ULIP charges?
- Cable TV Digitization
- “OIL FORTIFICATION – A Drive against Malnutrition”
- Food Fortification-Why do we need it?
- What is Proprietary Food?
- How to improve air quality in your home?
- Operating Cost of Air Filters
- Types of Home Air Purifier
- Home Air Purifier – Important Terms to know
- Adults shouldn’t have to wear diapers
- Home Loan Complaints – Grievance and Redressal of NBFCs Home Loans
- NBFC Home Loan Interest Rates
- Features and Home Loan eligibility from an NBFC
- Home Loan Insurance from NBFCs
- Do you believe in Ayurveda?
- Salty Health
- To Your Health
- The Wild Side – Where’s the Eco-Tourism
- Make your diet starve cancer
- FOOD SNIPPETS
- Bombay High Court repels builders’ challenge to Real Estate Regulation ACT
- Pesticide in Food
- Bt Brinjal : Temporary Relief
- Buying Organic Food on a Budget
- Eating Right
- Anti-Dumping Norms
- A Thought – Environment Protection
- Indian Consumers: Born Violators
- Consumer forum asks bank to compensate customer for breaking locker without following RBI norms
- Are you addicted to sugar foods?
- Forum orders immigration firm to refund Rs 1.74 lakh and $5,700, fines Rs 50,000
- Bank with Care
- Insuring against Tsunami
- Hallmarking of Gold
- Central investigation agency will probe companies cheating consumers
- An innovative weight loss treatment per session
- The New Consumer Protection Law
- Food Standards
- Cancer Survivors Day Special
- 12 food additives to avoid
- Organic Food
- Yogurt a Top Health Food
- Egg Story
- Juicing for health
- Chocolates: should they be refrigerated?
- Infant Foods
- Misleading Ads
- Food Safety Concerns – When, Where and How to Report it
- The first-ever trade-liberalization package from WTO India got food security flexibility
- A Reflection on Consumer Rights
- Consumer Rights and Responsibilities
- Consumer Safety in India
- Know Your Quality Marks
- Sulphites: the Asthma culprit
- IT – Health Apps
- Ayurvedic, Siddha & Unani Medicines
- Education is a Service
- Consumers and RTI – the Right to Information Act, 1986
- Check your spices: there could be dung, sand, husk, colour…
- Medical negligence, do not suffer silently, claim compensation
- Compulsory hallmarking, new BIS standards for gold jewellery
- FAQs on Solar Photovoltaic System
- Tennis star Sharapova charged with cheating and conspiracy
- What is Basmati Rice and how is different from other varieties?
- Nutritional Value of Rice
- World Day of Remembrance ( WDR ) for road accident victims
- All districts of Delhi to have consumer courts
- Solar Rooftop System Buying Guide
- All about unwanted Commercial Calls
- Operational Guidelines: How to use a Travel Card
- Travel Cards: All FAQs answered
- Cigarettes, tobacco shops can no longer sell chips, biscuits, candies, soft drinks
- Some Healthy Tips for sugar free diet
- Supreme Court cautions Unitech homebuyers: Consumers Don’t Expect to Profit from Your Loss
- 19th Nov – World Day of Remembrance(WDR) Jaipur, Rajasthan
- 19th Nov – World Day of Remembrance(WDR)Panchkula, Haryana
- World Day of Remembrance(WDR) Noida, UP
- Tobacco products still available around Delhi schools despite ban – Consumer VOICE Field Research reveals
- Antibiotic Resistance
- Help Road Crash Victims without Fear – SC Issues Guidelines on Protecting Good Samaritans
- On children’s day Citizens Awareness Group presses upon passing Motors Vehicle Bill-2017
- Modi: Consumer protection is in New India resolution
- 10 Things To Do When You See a Victim of Road Accident
- When can a hospital be charged for medical negligence?
- Tobacco – A Menace Among Children
- FEMA Act 1999 or Foreign Exchange Management Act, 1999 (FEMA)
- Consumer protection is in New India resolution
- Consumer Rights in case of Misleading Advertisements – A Case Study
- How Safe Are Our Roads for Children?
- COTPA Act openly violated near schools in Delhi
- Energy Saving Devices
- Relief for Buyers as Supreme Court stays Insolvency Proceedings Against Jaypee
- Sugar tax in Australia by 2019
- Rs 60,000 fine on Maruti for denying repair in warranty
- What is Food Carbon Footprint
- Credit Card Features
- Breast reduction cannot always be cosmetic surgery
- Adopt Vegan Cheese or Dairy Free Cheese for a Healthy Environment
- What is Saturated Fat?
- Types of Credit Card Frauds
- Greenhouse Gases and Greenhouse Effect
- Rs 12,000 compensation for having to pay Rs 21 extra
- Green Action Week Campaign 2017
- What is Organic Food 2017
- How to Reduce Food Carbon Footprint
- No sale of sugary drinks in schools across the EU
- Green Action Week Workshop – From Farm to Plate (7th October) 2017
- Press Release on Road Safety Urging the Government to Pass MVA Bill 2017
- Is your Kitchen HACCP safe?
- Credit card tips for smart users
- Things credit card companies do not want you to know
- Green Action Week Workshop on Organic Food – From Farm to Plate (25th September)
- Moderate consumption of fats, carbohydrates best for health: Study
- Airtel asked to pay Rs 44.5 to consumer for internet data loss
- Car Safety Workshop-Hyderabad 15 Sept.2017
- Consume protein thrice a day: Study
- Car Safety Workshop 14th September 2017 – Bengaluru
- TV Buying Guide: Which one to buy LED or LCD or OLED or Smart TV?
- GMO Foods or Genetically Modified Goods – Should you Eat them?
- Oil Shelf Life
- Allahabad Bank asked to pay Rs 5.10 lakh for misplacing customer’s property documents
- Road Accidents Decrease While Fatalities Increase in 2016
- How is GMO Food Labeling Done?
- Recovery of Guarantor Loans
- WHAT ARE THE TYPES OF GROUNDNUT OIL?
- What are the GMO Pros and Cons?
- Organic Certification and Symbols for Organic Food in India
- Are Organic Food Products Healthier and Expensive too?
- Summons to celebrities including Govinda and Kapil Dev for selling fake club memberships
- Digital Literacy Initiative – Training of Trainers Workshop: 19th August 2017
- The Impact of GST on your Restaurant Bill
- Understanding ETFS or Exchange-Traded Funds
- Sunflower Oil Benefits
- SBI asked to return land papers by Ernakulam forum
- RBI Banking Ombudsman: Your go-to point for disputes concerning banking services
- Safer Cars Workshop in Patna in Collaboration with Janaki Foundation (August 11, 2017)
- How is sugar made?
- Car Safety workshop on August 10, 2017 in Ranchi, Jharkhand
- All about fuel efficiency
- Air Conditioner Buying Guide
- Benefits of Ghee and Cow Ghee
- Digital Literacy Initiative – Training of Trainers Workshop: 29th July, 2017
- Digital Literacy Workshop (Training of Trainers) in Partnership with Dignity Restoration and Grievance Settlement 27 July 2017
- Omega-3 food can help fight bowel cancer
- 7 Car Safety Features that could help save your life
- Car Safety workshop – Jaipur – 14 July 2017
- Car Safety Workshop – Ahemdabad – 13 July 2017
- Digital Literacy, Training of Trainers Workshop – July 13, 2017
- Food Advertisements complaints reported on Advertising Standard Council of India ( ASCI) portal
- Sahara ordered to refund Rs 84 lakh to 12 homebuyers
- Digital Literacy, Training of Trainers Workshop- July 11, 2017
- For charging Rs 5 extra, retail chain fined Rs 55,000 by consumer court
- Food Safety and Standards Act 2006 (FSSA)
- Goods and Services Tax (GST) Benefits and Features
- Goods and Service Tax, GST Rates and GST Slabs List
- Case Study: Consumer Forum Cannot Change its own order
- Report a problem with food on the Food Safety Connect Application ( App)
- Section 12 Consumer Protection Act – Legal Boost to Unionisation of Consumers
- Pradhan Mantri Pension Yojna (Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vandana Yojana)
- Digital Literacy, Training of Trainers Workshop – June 29, 2017
- Difference between Atal Pension Yojna, Pradhan Mantri Pension Yojna and National Pension Scheme
- Digital Literacy, Training of Trainers Workshop- June 27, 2017
- Consumer VOICE organising a Car Safety workshop
- J&J talcum powder can cause ovarian cancer; brand loses third trial in California and asked to pay $70 million to complainant
- Stages of Cancer: Claims and Payouts in case of Cancer Insurance Plan
- Buying Guide to buy the Best Cancer Insurance Plans
- Food additive found in candy, gum could alter digestive cell structure and function
- GATS Report Shows Sharp Decline in Tobacco Consumption in India
- Difference between Ice Cream and Frozen Dessert
- World No Tobacco Day Celebration 2017 by Consumer VOICE and its State Partner – Guwahati (Assam)
- Digital Literacy
- World No Tobacco Day Celebration 2017 by Consumer VOICE and its State Partner – Shimla (Himachal Pradesh)
- World No Tobacco Day Celebration 2017 by Consumer VOICE and its State Partner – Bhopal(MP)
- World No Tobacco Day Celebration 2017 by Consumer VOICE and its State Partner – Chandigarh(Haryana)
- World No Tobacco Day Celebration 2017 by Consumer VOICE and its State Partner – Telangana(Hyderabad)
- World No Tobacco Day Celebration 2017 by Consumer VOICE and its State Partner – Rajkot (Gujarat)
- World No Tobacco Day Celebration 2017 by Consumer VOICE and its State Partner – Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh)
- Consumer court rules in favour of duped jobseeker
- Tobacco – an evil we live with
- Diet soda may increase risk for stroke and dementia
- There may be a connection between diet foods and weight gain: Study
- Latest Income Tax Rules
- All you need to know about Infrastructure Mutual Funds (MF) Investments
- What is flavoured milk?
- Micronutrients Deficiency Diseases List
- Food Fortification Resource Centre (FFRC)
- Consumer Protection Act Amendment of 2002: Disputes on deals with commercial purposes
- Food Fortification: Advantages and Disadvantages
- Know your Milk Nutrition Facts
- Doctor left surgical sponge inside uterus; ordered to pay over Rs 2 lakh
- What Is Packaged Drinking Water?
- Consumer Voice supports ministry of consumer affairs’ decision to make service charge voluntary in all restaurants
- Case Studies: Receivers of Free Treatment are not Consumers
- Decrease Speed Increase Longevity 2017
- Types of Mutual Fund Investments
- All you need to know about LPG Insurance Cover and Cooking Gas Accidents
- Interesting Facts About Tea and 3 Simple Ways to Test Quality of Tea
- What’s in your black tea?
- Don’t put stringent and absurd conditions in insurance policy: Consumer court
- Supreme Court bans sale of BS-III vehicles from April 1
- Microbiological limits for milk/milk products applicable at retail level too
- No import of food items with less than 60% shelf life: FSSAI
- Consumer Conversation Series – Road Safety Menace: Can the New Bill Address These Issues 2017
- Include bidis in GST regime
- What is food extrusion or extrusion cooking?
- Let’s March Ahead with Motor Vehicles Amendment Act
- Life is a Highway – But be Safe on Roads 2017
- HANDY TIPS FOR BIKE INSURANCE CLAIM OR TWO WHEELER
- Urging Parliamentarians for Speedy Passage of MVA Bill 2017
- Soak rice overnight to reduce risk of heart disease, cancer
- World Consumer Rights Day- Building a Digital World-Consumers can Trust
- Insurance firm asked to compensate for denying accident claim
- Consumer court rules no claim for obesity surgery
- Railways ordered to pay Rs 10,000 to passengers
- Court orders replacement for faulty TV, slaps fine
- Whole grains increase metabolism, may help in weight loss
- Eating prebiotics may improve sleep, buffer impacts of stress
- Consumer VOICE Outreach – Tobacco Control: Higher Taxation Needed
- Browned toast and potatoes carry ‘cancer risk’, say scientists
- Education not commodity, student not consumer: Consumer forum
- Digital Safety for Consumers
- Railways ordered to pay Rs 68 lakh to man for permanent disability
- Towards third-party certification of lead-free paints in India
- Time is Ripe for Need of Safer Cars in India