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.
CAG represented the study to the Ministry of Consumer Affairs and the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India and suggested regulating this sector. It also suggested the government consider including this to the draft E-commerce Amendment Rules.
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A snapshot audit by Consumers International which uncovers difficulties consumers are currently facing with packaging labelling that is misleading and unclear. This audit uses CAG's contributions about the packaging scenario in India.