Food is an important part of our celebrations, but keep your celebratory cooking #transfatfree. #Reuse used cooking oil, processed foods & bakery products are typically high in #transfats. Avoid these. Trans fats are implicated in the incidence of several diseases such as heart diseases, cancers & Alzheimers. Keep Safe! Celebrate without transfats! #Pongal2023
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.
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.
This survey was conducted by CAG in November 2021 to understand the practice of re-use of cooking oil among street vendors in Tamil Nadu.
Increased consumption of processed and ultra-processed food prompts the need for Front of Pack Labelling. This will help consumers make informed choices and thus reduce the risk of non-communicable diseases.
உலக உணவு பாதுகாப்பு தினம் 2021 முன்னிட்டு, "தரமான பாதுகாப்பான உணவை உட்கொண்டால், நீண்ட காலம் ஆரோக்கியத்துடன் வாழ முடியும்" என்ற வாழ்க்கை முறையை பின்பற்ற மருத்துவர்கள், கல்வியாளர்கள், நுகர்வோர்கள் அவர்களது கருத்துக்களை பதிவு செய்தனர்.
Hypertension often shows no symptoms. It is an important cause of heart attacks and strokes in young people.