Synthetic Colour (Non-Permitted Colour)
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.