Savitha Thirunavukkarasu, Researcher - Consumer Protection

A study on street vendors usage, consumption, and awareness on reused cooking oils in Tamil Nadu

Mon, 10/01/2022 - 17:07

CAG has been working towards effective implementation of the trans fat regulations    in Tamil Nadu. Artificially produced trans fats like vanaspati, margarine, bakery shortenings, are harmful as they are major contributors to non-communicable diseases like diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular diseases, stroke, cancer, etc. Used cooking oil is also an important source of trans fat. Experts say that during repeated frying   , many properties of oil are altered.

Sharing Resources and Sustainable Consumption

Mon, 01/11/2021 - 11:39

Sharing Resources and Sustainable Consumption (SRSC) is about protecting the environment and natural resources from environmental degradation, and promoting a more sustainable lifestyle. Our consumption patterns have changed over the years due to several reasons like scientific and technological innovations, concepts of globalisation, liberalisation and the like. We consume more resources in daily life, in the form of transportation, electricity, appliances/accessories, logistics etc.

Front of Pack Labelling in India

Tue, 13/07/2021 - 11:51

Globally, unhealthy diets are the main reason for the increase in non-communicable diseases (NCDs) like cardiovascular disease, obesity,  diabetes and the like, resulting in innumerable deaths year after year. Varieties of processed and ultra-processed foods, which contain trans fats, high salt, sugar, saturated fats, and refined carbohydrates, are  available in the market making it  hard for consumers to identify and select the ones that are nutritious.

A survey to understand the awareness about trans fat in Tamil Nadu

Tue, 19/01/2021 - 15:08

CAG’ s survey report on ‘Understanding Trans fats - a Tamil Nadu focused multi-stakeholder study on usage, consumption, health implications, and laws’, reveals that most of the general consumers are not aware of the source and the ill effects of trans fats. 

Supporting the implementation of national trans fat regulations in Tamil Nadu

Thu, 02/04/2020 - 13:23

CAG supports the implementation of national trans fats regulations in the state of Tamil Nadu and demands for reduction of trans fat limits to less than 3% by 2021 and 2% by 2022 in order to protect people from non-communicable diseases.

CAG elected to the Consumers International (CI) Council!

Wed, 03/07/2019 - 13:04

CAG, represented by S. Saroja, has been elected to the CI Council in the General Assembly held in Estoril, Portugal in May 2019. Saroja was the consensus candidate from India, which has a representation of 8 full members in CI. CI is headquartered in London and is the world federation of consumer groups that serves as the only independent and authoritative global voice for consumers, having over 240 member organisations in 120 countries. In addition to the President, around 15 members from across various regions are elected to the council who will serve a term of four years.