Supermarkets spreading cancer producing chemicals
Please find enclosed the receipt of purchase of fruits from a supermarket RATNADEEP in Kompally Secunderabad 500100.
I had purchased 8 pears on 14.09.2021, Bill:RDS71/3/00046420. To my surprise the fruits were packed in ultra thin plastic sheets. The plastic sheet is so thin that it would not bear the pressure of our fingers. These are banned substances. Almost all supermarkets are covering their fruits with this cancer causing toxic plastic.
I request fssai of India to raid all supermarkets and seize all these banned packaging material, and take stringent action against the proprietors.
Dr Prabhakar Korada more
Hope FSSAI stops this at least after being informed through Circle. more
The Food inspector or FSSAI officials are expected to inspect the shops and malls, but hardly they do so. more
In a fast-changing world, we need to be constantly alert to how the market is developing and what the customers want, now and in the future. Packaging plays a key role in ensuring that quality and hygiene is maintained throughout the supply chain, from production to consumer. Safety, hygiene, efficiency and sustainability - these are the key benefits that one looks for in a good packaging solution. For example, demand may be raised to create a vacuum or MAP pack for form-fill-seal processes that largely consists of (recycled) cardboard and very little plastic. The growing consumption of plastics when creating MAP, vacuum and skin food packs is a great burden on the environment. On the other hand, the use of plastic has greatly contributed to ensuring food safety and prolonging shelf life. The cardboard based packaging solutions turns renewable and recyclable resource into a carrier for a comparatively thin bottom film. During the thermoforming process, both are combined to create a stiff and yet sustainable tray which is then sealed to result in a high-quality food package. Cardboard allows all kinds of printing options to raise a product’s attractiveness and print in additional information even in small batches. more
I believe fresh fruits & vegetables, dry grocery item like Dals etc are better without rapped in Plastic. Plastic containers are generally used as a matter of convenience or better look. more
Whereas there is no doubt that but for packaging from plastics, almost all industries including the food, cosmetics, pharma, FMCG, or practically any other would have suffered, it is also a fact that waste from plastics create an environmental hazard and economical ways to dispose off this waste are yet to be discovered. Till such time, we have no alternative. As a consumer one is free to refuse products in plastic packing. There are many laws that have been made about packaging with plastics, but just keep in mind that so long as there are no viable alternatives, one has to either forego the products, or pay very heavily for available alternatives (glass, paper, tin - with their own problems). more
The real problem is not plastics but the waste management n also social responsibility of one n all citizens. more