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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’ intake of calories […]

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Traffic Light Labeling System

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 color is […]

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Food Safety Concerns – When, Where and How to Report it

Got a cockroach in your sandwich or misled by a food advert? Yes, you must be angry, asking for a refund or simply throwing the food packet in the garbage. But are you aware of the actions that you can take against these wrongdoings?Though food safety in the western countries […]

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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

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