Front of Pack labelling

Social Media Poster: World Health Day 2022

Thu, 07/04/2022 - 10:50
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A recent study reveals that unhealthy food intake among Indians is on the rise -  mainly because of easy accessibility and affordability. The evidence is rolling in that our non-communicable diseases epidemic is led by our over-consumption of these #processed foods. This #WorldHealthDay, we ask for Front of Pack Warning Labels to help contain our reliance on unhealthy foods.

#FoodLabelsSaveLives #KnowWhatYouEat #GlobalHealth #SwasthBharat #HealthyIndia #WarningLabels #HealthForAll #AzadiKaAmritMahotsav #JagoGrahakJago #ConsumerProtection

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

Fri, 01/04/2022 - 11:05

CAG's findings on how prevalent the practice of buying used cooking oil among street food vendors is, contradicts observations reported by the media and experts in the Food Safety Department, Media, and Food/ Oil Industry. Read our report to know why this aspect of public health needs to be monitored more closely.

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Social Media Poster: FoPL - Dietary Shift and Diet Quality in India

Wed, 23/03/2022 - 15:33
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In India, commercially sold foods are supposed to contain less than 2% fats, as this is a known 'nutrient of concern' and connected to the rising number of rising cardiovascular deaths in India. On the other hand, the consumption of vanaspati (widely used in restaurants, by street vendors and in the preparation of processed foods ) in India has risen by 51% in recent decades. So how much of this is ending up in our bodies? We now need food labels that tell us if these food standards are being kept.

#FoodLabelsSaveLives #KnowWhatYouEat #GlobalHealth #HealthyIndia #WarningLabels #HealthForAll #PolicyChangeSavesLives #AzadiKaAmritMahotsav #JagoGrahakJago #ConsumerProtection

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A discussion with food manufacturers on Front of Pack Warning Labels

Tue, 15/03/2022 - 14:06
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CAG, in collaboration with Tamil Nadu Small and Tiny Industry Association (TANSTIA), organized a discussion with manufacturers of processed foods in Tamil Nadu on the 8th of March 2022.

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Social Media Poster: FoPL - Nutrition Labels

Mon, 14/03/2022 - 11:21
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In India, nutritional labels on foods indicating high levels of dangerous nutrients (like salt, sugar and fats) are not yet mandatory. These three nutrients are implicated in the increase in incidence of cardiovascular conditions, some types of cancer and diabetes. We need clear food labels to save lives.

#FoodLabelsSaveLives #KnowWhatYouEat #GlobalHealth #HealthyIndia #WarningLabels #HealthForAll #PolicyChangeSavesLives #AzadiKaAmritMahotsav #JagoGrahakJago #ConsumerProtection

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Social Media Poster: FoPL - World Health Statistics Report

Wed, 09/03/2022 - 10:44
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Processed foods are typically high in salt, sugar and fats and the culprit nutrients behind the rise in non-communicable diseases (like cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and cancers). These diseases are now, globally, the number one cause of death. Minimise your consumption of processed foods. We also ask the government to mandate nutritional labelling on foods so that people can make healthier food choices.

#FoodLabelsSaveLives #KnowWhatYouEat

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Social Media Poster: World Obesity Day 2022

Fri, 04/03/2022 - 11:50
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#Obesity has nearly tripled since 1975 (World Health Organization), leading to an alarming rise in diseases such as #Diabetes#Hypertension, cardiovascular disease and #Cancers. A strong front of pack labelling (FoPL) that warns people of high 'nutrients of concern' is needed urgently. A recent study by AIIMS (All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi) backed the 'high-in' style FoPL as the most effecient warning label system. As the FSSAI Publication deliberates on the efficacy of FoPL styles, the results of this study need to be used in inform policy decisions.

Decisive steps to implement #FoPL can potentially save millions of lives. #WorldObesityDay #EverybodyNeedsToAct #FoodLabelsSaveLives #GlobalHealth #HealthForAll #JagoGrahakJago #HealthyIndia #PolicyChangeSavesLives

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