Lowest saturated fat was found in Fun Foods (8.45 per cent). Brand Fun Foods Del Monte Ameriran Garden Cremica 2) Unsaturated fats (fatty acids)
There are two main types of unsaturated fats: monounsaturated fats and polyunsaturated fats. These fats help reduce the risk of heart disease and also lower cholesterol levels. So, higher is better for consumers. Highest unsaturated fat was found in American
Garden (44.78 per cent). Brand American Garden Cremica Del Monte Fun Foods Saturated Fatty Acids (%) (in 100 Grams of Mayonnaise) 8.45 9.42 9.80 10.99 Unsaturated Fatty Acids (%) (in 100 Grams of Mayonnaise) 44.78 42.95 42.85 42.75 3) Trans fat (trans-fatty acids)
Trans fat raises our bad cholesterol and lowers good cholesterol. No trans fat was detected in the lab results for the
four brands. 4) Cholesterol
Cholesterol is a type of fat/oil in our blood. It is both friend and foe. It is an essential substance for the body’s normal functioning, but if levels in the blood get too high, it becomes a silent danger that puts us at risk of a heart attack. Cholesterol was not detected in the lab results.
Bacterial contamination is a serious issue for all food products. We conducted tests for total plate count (TPC) and Salmonella. 1) Total Plate Count
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. Total plate count in Cremica was found to be 260 cfu/gram, while in other brands it was below 10 cfu/ gram. As mentioned earlier, for proprietary food there is no standard in India’s Food Safety and Standards Regulations. As per Food Safety Regulations in New Zealand, the maximum permissible limit for TPC in mayonnaise is 10,000. In view of this, all brands we tested can be considered as safe for human consumption. Brand American Garden Del Monte Fun Foods Cremica 2)
Lab Result (cfu/gram) <10 <10 <10 260
Salmonella, the name of a group of bacteria, is one of the most common causes of food poisoning. In all of the brands, Salmonella was found absent per
25 grams, making them safe for human consumption.
The following information shall be clearly and indelibly marked on the label of each container/ packet as per Food Safety and Standards (Packaging and Labelling) Regulations and Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodities) Rules: (a) Name of the product (b) Trade name, if any (c) Name and address of manufacturer