Tuesday, 20 May 2014
Food Adulteration in India
Food adulteration is a growing problem in India, with rampant instances of adulteration of even essential food items such as milk, ghee and spices.
Misbranding is another malpractice where manufacturers, in a bid to popularize their products and boost profits, package their products in a way that they resemble an existing popular product.
Making false promises on the product package or on advertisements also amount to misbranding.
To avoid such malpractice, consumers must be aware of their rights and understand the provisions of Food Adulteration Act, 1954, that has strict punishments for offenders.
Lack of awareness amongst consumers is a major contributor to this growing problem.