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REPORTS

FOOD SAFETY

 

POTASSIUM BROMATE IN BREAD

This laboratory study highlighted the presence of Potassium Bromate, a carcinogenic additive banned in most countries, in bread and bakery products in India. The food safety authority acted swiftly and banned this chemical.

STATE OF PESTICIDE REGULATIONS IN INDIA

In 2005, the Joint Parliamentary Committees (JPC) Pesticide Residues in and Safety Standards for Soft Drinks, Fruit Juices and Other Beverages, set out a clear agenda for governments to ensure the safe use of pesticides. This report assesses the status of pesticide regulations eight years after the JPC report.

DOUBLE STANDARDS: ANTIBIOTIC MISUSE BY FAST FOOD COMPANIES

Global fast food companies are pledging to sell antibiotic-free chicken, fish and other meat products in Europe and the US. But they have not made any such commitments in developing countries like India. We asked why?

ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE IN POULTRY ENVIRONMENT

A landmark report that establishes that the resistance bacteria, generated because of the misuse of antibiotics, is moving out of poultry farms into the environment through waste disposal. It recommends urgent action to stop the misuse of antibiotics in poultry and improvement in the waste management in the poultry industry.

STRATEGIC AND OPERATIONAL GUIDANCE ON ANIMAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ASPECTS OF AMR

A landmark report on how antimicrobial resistance (AMR) should be handled in animal sector and in the environment. This report was the first to highlight the importance of environment in dealing with AMR.

ANTIBIOTIC USE AND WASTE MANAGEMENT IN AQUACULTURE

This report documents the use and misuse of antibiotics in Aquaculture in India. It also discusses the need for better waste management practices and regulation on the use of antibiotics.

GENETICALLY MODIFIED PROCESSED FOODS IN INDIA

This first of its kind report exposes the presence of illegal genetically modified (GM) processed food in the Indian markets. The recommendations of this report was used for framing the GM labelling regulations.

FOOD LABELLING, CLAIMS AND ADVERTISEMENTS

The consumption of junk food is rapidly increasing in India. How do we regulate the labelling, claims and advertisement of junk food? This report recommends the regulatory framework needed for this.