FSSAI on honey
Honey is famously the third-most faked or adulterated foods in the world. It’s child’s play to pad up real honey with corn or rice syrup, which is why regulators have standards and checks. But FSSAI, about a month ago dropped those standards, and basically gave brands the all clear to add as much syrup as they want, while still marketing it as “pure” honey.
It’s among the most bizarre moves, and beekeepers are up in arms, though the wider public has, for the most part, missed it. Because the change is buried in an administrative notice with jargon like “Pollen count and plant elements/g, Min. – 5000” and “Parameters and corresponding entries at Sl No. 13, 14 and 15 shall be omitted.”
The story author Roshni says “Yesterday’s standard for honey was honey. Today’s standard for honey is syrup. Tomorrow’s standard for honey will be straight out of a nightmare.”
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Huge money is involved hence blanket licence by FSSAI for marketing of 100% starch based syrups as honey in India.
In case some News channel comes forward to expose the racket, I am ready for financing testing charges at Intertek, Bremen, Germany. It will also help in achieving Prime Minister dream of Sweet revolution a reality. more
Horse is eating mainly grass . Still it has tremendous strength, and even today the power of engine is expressed in terms of Horse Power, it doesn't required fortified grass.
Alongwith the Globalisation n WTO agreement all such wrong practices are allowed.
But unfortunately our fellow citizens have hardly any interest .
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