To­tal Ash

Consumer Voice - - The Surveillance Series -

Ash is the por­tion of food that re­mains af­ter it is burned at very high tem­per­a­tures. It also in­di­cates dirt and dust re­main­ing in the prod­uct. As per FSS Reg­u­la­tions, to­tal ash con­tent in oats shall not be more than 2.0 per cent on dry ba­sis. To­tal ash was found within the pre­scribed limit in all the brands. The least amount was found in Ba­grry’s and the most

was in Kel­logg’s.

Pack­ag­ing

The ma­te­rial shall be packed in clean, sound, dry, and air­tight con­tain­ers made of tin­plate, food-grade plas­tics, or any other non-toxic packing ma­te­rial that may be cov­ered with a mois­ture proof film, waxed pa­per, or mois­ture-proof lam­i­nates. The in­ner layer com­ing in con­tact with the oats shall be of food-grade qual­ity or coated pa­per.

All the brands were in ther­mo­plas­tic ma­te­rial.

Mark­ing

The fol­low­ing in­for­ma­tion shall be clearly and in­deli­bly marked on the la­bel of each con­tainer/packet: a. Name of the prod­uct b. Trade name, if any c. Name and ad­dress of man­u­fac­turer d. Batch or code num­ber e. Net quan­tity in grams or kilo­grams f. List of in­gre­di­ents, in de­scend­ing or­der of their

com­po­si­tion by quan­tity g. Month and year of man­u­fac­ture h. The words ‘Best be­fore’ (month and year to be

in­di­cated) i. Nu­tri­tional in­for­ma­tion j. Logo in­di­cat­ing ‘veg­e­tar­ian’ or ‘non-veg­e­tar­ian’ sta­tus ‘Cus­tomer care’ de­tails All brands had la­belling as per FSS Reg­u­la­tions re­quire­ment.

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