The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India,FSSAI has set up an expert group to recommend health dietary intake of fat,sugar and salt in Indian food products. The decision came after the Delhi High Court asked the Central food regulator to issue guidelines in this regard.
In its order, the FSSAI said, the 11-member expert panel comprises doctors, dietitians and others from AIIMS and various other institutions.
The panel will also recommend FSSAI on prescriptions of regulations for display of fat, sugar and salt on food products sold and served in eating joints or catering facilities besides labeling requirements for packaged food. The panel will also advise the regulator about the health risks associated with high intake of fat, sugar and salt.
On 5th of June, the FSSAI had banned Nestle’s Maggi after the products were found unsafe for consumption due to excessive content of lead and monosodium glutamate.