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Why junk packaged foods!

Why junk packaged foods!

Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) claims that most packaged food and fast food items being sold in India contain high levels of salt and fats in them, much higher than the threshold set by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI). The study tested salt, fats, trans-fats and carbohydrates in 33 popular junk foods, which include 14 samples of chips, namkeen, instant noodles and soups and 19 samples of burgers, fries, fried chicken, pizza, sandwich and wraps. Consumers have the right to know what is contained in the package. 

They include brands like Knorr tomato soup, Nestle’s Maggi, Patanjali atta noodles, Haldiram, LAY’S and Too Yumm chips (endorsed by cricket icon Virat Kohli), Haldiram’s classic nut crackers and aloo bhujia,  Kurkure, Bingo mad angles, burgers, fries and wraps from fast food chains like the KFC, McDonald’s, Burger King, Domino’s, Pizza Hut and Subway.  FSSAI, is dragging its feet and has not notified the contents

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