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Hyderbad, India: Hotel menus to carry info on salt, fat content

With neutraceutical firms and other energy food firms making tall claims and misleading public, the Food Standards and Safety Authority of India (FSSAI) will notify additional norms in a month to keep tabs on advertisements by such firms.

After considering public opinion, these norms would be made part of the Food Safety and Standards (packaging and labelling) regulations, 2011.

“They need to support their claims with scientific evidence. The Authority will make it mandatory for firms to indicate details on the packages. If they do not live up to the claims, they have to change the ads,” Mr B Sesikeran, Chairman of Scientific Panel on food Labelling and Director of the National Institute of Nutrition, said.

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Hyderabad, India: Research on to make Kesari dal safe for consumption

With research on Kesari dal proving beyond doubt that its consumption would result in paralysis, scientists are now exploring the possibility of removing toxicity from the dal at the cultivation stage itself so that it can be safely consumed by common man.

An international conference on ‘Recent trends in Lathyrus Sativus research’ will be organised in the city on November 8-9, 2012 on how to facilitate consumption of Kesari dal, without the toxicity that leads to paralysis. “The benefits of consumption of Kesari dal are plenty. But our experiments had proved that consumption of high quantity of Kesari dal would result in paralysis, but we are not stopping at that,” said Dr Arjun L Khandare, deputy director, Food and Drug Toxicology Research Centre (FDTRC), National Institute of Nutrition (NIN).

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