Question raised in Rajya Sabha on packaged foods with abnormal salt and fat contents, 03/03/2020
Question raised in Rajya Sabha on packaged foods with abnormal salt and fat contents, 03/03/2020. Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has informed that Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) study has alleged that the quantity of salt and fat in the samples tested were higher than the threshold limits proposed in the draft Food Safety and Standards (Labelling & Display) Regulations. Out of total 33 samples tested in the said study, 19 samples are of ‘prepared food’ where ‘Front- of-Pack’ Labelling is not applicable. As far as pre-packaged food items are concerned, the sample size (14 samples) is too small and cannot be considered as representative of prepackaged food industry in the country.