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Food safety and toxins

CSE welcomes FSSAI move that halves trans fat limit from 10 to 5 per cent

  • FSSAI has cut down the maximum permitted trans fats in fats and oils. At 5 per cent, the new standards are half of the earlier limit and will come into force by August 2016

CSE welcomes ministry recommendations on banning sale of junk foods in school canteens, wants these implemented across schools in India

  • A committee on junk food and childhood obesity set up by the Ministry of Women and Child Development has recommended ban on junk foods in school canteens and within 200 meters of  school

CSE marks 30 years of Bhopal, organises Public Meeting, releases new book

  • Bhopal 2.0 requires government to clean the toxic waste lying in the factory and fix liability. The lesson is that post-Bhopal, India has laws for hazardous waste management and industrial disasters, but no compliance. Which is why we have scores of mini-Bhopals every year

CSE dispels recent myths perpetuated by Indian poultry industry on use of antibiotics in chicken

  • Reveals that poultry industry is misleading the public by saying that residues found in Indian chicken are lower than the EU standards. 

Latest study by CSE’s Pollution Monitoring Lab finds antibiotic residues in chicken

Growing antibiotic-resistance in humans also because of large-scale indiscriminate use of antibiotics in poultry industry, claims CSE study


Junk Food Targeted at children

There is nothing called junk food” – says the food industry. This was the contention that the industry had put forth to a committee set up in 2013 under directions from the Delhi High Court. The committee had been tasked to frame guidelines for junk food in the country. I was a member of the committee, along with extremely dedicated, committed and knowledgeable medical professionals.


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