02 April 2012

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No Law for Indian Fast Foods but demand law from International Brands

No Law for Indian Fast Foods but demand law from International Brands

International Organizations have framed rules for everything from water to all types of foods.

Do we have any such rules in INDIA for Indian citizens?

Still in India we do not have any rules for anything even if there are rules there is zero implementation thus We have to accept that we do not believe in any benchmark and scientific rules.

As there are no laws and no implementation this clearly shows that
educated Indians want the International standards
but our educated and honest politicians do not think so and they do not want any rules and standards for Indian citizens.

why politicians do not want any standards for Indian citizens ?

Reasons are simple
lack of knowledge,corruption or votes or any other reason politicians do not want any rules and standards for anything.

Few days’ back one survey said that or say found following

Most junk foods contain very high levels of trans fats, salts and sugar – which inevitably lead to severe ill health and diseases like obesity and diabetes

CSE tested the products for fats, salt and carbohydrates.

CSE lab tests 16 major brands of foods like

1. Maggi

2. Top Ramen noodles

3. MacDonald’s foods

4. KFC’s fried chicken

5. Haldiram’s Aloo Bhujia

tests conducted by CSE showed that fried potato chips had 33 per cent fats.
A packet of Maggi noodles has around 3 gm of salt
Maggi was found to have a lot of empty calories, with 70 per cent of it being just carbohydrates.

CSE said consumers were misinformed or not informed several times. Till February this year, Frito Lay's products claimed to be smart snacks because they used healthy oil. The labels then clearly mentioned the products were trans-fat free. "But from March onwards, the product ceased to be trans-fat free.

CSE director general Sunita Narain said that the law requires correct labeling. These companies are mislabeling.

I think if their findings are correct they should file a Public Interest Litigation in High Court or Supreme Court of India.

Otherwise there is no need to follow them even if they are correct as reading the survey we Indian citizens will get nothing and later you will not be able to Enjoy your Maggi.

Now coming to Indian markets or Indian food makers and selllers
When you go to Indian Farsan shop you buy the Shev and sweets
do you ask him which oil he is using, how much salt he is using or how much sugar he is using?

Even if you dare to ask him he will not tell you anything and you will become a helpless Indian citizen as you cannot make a complaint against him as there is no authority.
and if you will find the authority I am sure majority will avoid it as no one wants a beating from a shop keeper and his men.

we avoid making complaints as we know that there is no one who will save us from beating after making complaints people who are ready to die only make the complaints, and those Indians are great Indian citizens of India.

Now turning to Indian Vada Pav equal to Burgers, did you ever got a VadaPav with health information?

Towards sweet drinks did you ever got health information when you buy them?
Limbu Sarbat, Tasty Gola, Lassi etc.

Why International companies should follow the laws when Indian companies are not following them?

Make the Indian Companies food companies , road side stalls , Dhabas make them follow laws I am sure automatically International companies will start to follow the Indian standards.

Currently if you will read the information on packets you will find that many packets mention that nonstandard etc. words.

Make it compulsory for National Brands, then target the International Brands.

There is no need of such survey as if you are educated person you know that no one is following any type of standards regarding foods.

We should be thankful to Maggi and other brands which giving cheap food to Indian citizens and college students .

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रविकर April 02, 2012  

"we don't hv any rul for anything"

bilkul sahi ||

DWei April 02, 2012  

Wonder what the rules are like in Canada...

anney April 02, 2012  

I'm guilty of eating junk foods though I know it's not really good for my body. We also have maggi brand here!

Tenment Funster April 02, 2012  

I'm getting hungry...

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Destination Infinity April 02, 2012  

I do not agree with your point of view that since Indian vendors don't have to follow rules, the International brands also need not follow. It should have been rather, 'As international brands come under stringent rules, Indian vendors should also disclose certain things and the Govt. and public should demand it'.

If the consumer wants something, shop keepers will have to provide it, or go out of business. It's because consumers are not demanding quality (perhaps due to price constraints) that shop keepers don't provide them.

Destination Infinity

Amanda April 04, 2012  

Very informative and interesting article!

SM April 12, 2012  

@Destination Infinity

First make rules for own kids then go for others.
what about water quality.

International Brands give have quality and what Indians do they do the same.