‘TRANS FATS IS A VERY CRITICAL PROBLEM FOR SOCIETY’

August 26, 2020 | Outlook Poshan

In an exclusive interview, FSSAI CEO Arun Singhal explains how the government plans to cap trans fats at 2 per cent a year before the WHO deadline. Read more

 COULD COVID-19 LEAD TO A SPIKE IN TRANS FAT CONSUMPTION?

August 18, 2020 | Outlook Poshan

Dr Shauna Downs of Rutgers University’s Department of Urban-Global Public Health believes that poorer nations might consume products with more trans fats simply because it is more affordable. Read more

LOOK BEFORE YOU MUNCH

August 17, 2020 | Outlook Poshan

India needs easy-to-understand labelling on food packets for consumers to make informed choices about nutrients. Nutrition-related non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are rising across the globe. Read more

‘WHEN THE WORLD WAS BANNING TFA, WE WERE PROMOTING VANASPATI’

August 10, 2020 | Outlook Poshan

Pushback from the industry and a weak regulator has allowed deadly industrial trans fats to continue in the Indian food chain, says Amit Khurana of the CSE. Read more

NORMS LIMITING TRANS FATS TO 2% TO BE NOTIFIED SOON, BAKSHI TELLS WEBINAR

August 08, 2020 | FNB News.com

FSS regulations limiting the industrially produced Trans Fatty Acids (TFAs) in all oils, fats and foods to 2% by weight will be notified soon, according to Dr Sunil Bakshi, head (regulations/Codex/international cooperation), Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI). Read more

SOME TERRIFYING TRANS FATTY FACTS

July 28, 2020 | Outlook Poshan

Trans Fats are the most dangerous ingredient in the food chain. Eliminating them from our daily diet can help us lead a healthy and disease-free life.The 20th century saw big changes in human food supplies. The most dangerous ingredient which was added to food for the first time in human history was industrially produced trans fats in partially hydrogenated oils. Read more

ARE SAMOSAS CHASING YOU?

July 22, 2020 | Outlook Poshan

Samosas and other snacks will always follow you. The only way to stop indulging in them is to understand how foods cooked in polyunsaturated vegetable oils –sometimes with dangerous trans fats– can have deadly consequences on your health. Read more

MATTER OF FAT: THE GOOD THE BAD AND THE UGLY

July 21, 2020 | Outlook Poshan

Dr Shweta Khandelwal explains the dangers of trans fats, and why nutrition is interlinked with so many other variables like fiscal and other policies and the empowerment of civil society. Read more

TRANS FATS: THE DEVIL IS IN THE DETAILS

July 03, 2020 | Outlook Poshan

India plans to cap the amount of this deadly unsaturated fat found across various food sectors before the WHO deadline of 2023. But some loopholes in the draft law need to be plugged first. Read more

TRANS FAT: THE BLACK SHEEP OF THE ‘FAT’ FAMILY

May 29, 2020 | News Click

‘Though the general notion is that fat is bad for our health, we should not forget that fat is needed by our body as it is a major source of energy and also contributes to brain development.’ Read more

TRANS FAT: THE NEXT EPIDEMIC TO WATCH OUT FOR

May 21, 2020 | Outlook Poshan

More people die annually from heart diseases than from any other cause. And trans fats are to blame. Currently, the world is reeling under a global pandemic that has exposed colossal chinks in the world’s ability to deal with this scourge. Read more

WALK TO CREATE ROAD SAFETY AWARENESS

November 18, 2019 | The Telegraph

Citizens on Sunday participated in a walk organised by the Consumers’ Legal Protection Forum, Assam, with support from Consumer VOICE, Delhi, to mark the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims. Read more

 

CITY OBSERVES WORLD DAY OF REMEMBRANCE

November 18, 2019 | The Sentinel

Consumer’s Legal Protection Forum, Assam, Consumer VOICE, Delhi in association with Chakshu organized a peaceful walk from Gauhati Medical College Road, Bhangagarh on Sunday morning to mark the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims and demanded safer roads for all. Read more