Syn­thetic Colour (Non-Per­mit­ted Colour)

Consumer Voice - - Custard Powder -

Brown & Pol­son and Shree Kr­ishna com­plied with all mi­cro­bi­o­log­i­cal pa­ram­e­ters. To­tal plate count in Weik­field was found to be be­yond the ac­cept­able limit and hence not con­sid­ered to be de­sir­able for con­sumers. Un­like many other dis­ease-caus­ing bac­te­ria, can lead to an in­fes­ta­tion even if in­gested only in a small amount. In all of the tested brands of cus­tard pow­der, E. coli was found be­low 10 cfu per gram. To­tal plate count is the amount of vi­able bac­te­ria in a food prod­uct and serves as a key in­di­ca­tor of the prod­uct’s over­all qual­ity and safety. As per FSS Reg­u­la­tions, a few per­mit­ted colours can be added to cus­tard pow­der. Syn­thetic colour (non-per­mit­ted colour) was not de­tected in any of the brands.

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