Moulds are microscopic fungi that can live on plants and animals. Most moulds spoil foods; some form toxins that can cause illness. Moulds can grow in a wide range of foods. Freezing does not destroy moulds. Moulds also need air to grow.
As per FSS Regulations, mould count in jam should be positive in not more than 40 per cent of the field examined. Mould count in all the brands was found to be less than 10 cfu (colony-forming unit) per gram. This means all brands are 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/importer d) Batch or code number e) Net quantity in grams f) List of ingredients in descending order g) Month and year of manufacture h) ‘Best before’ (month and year to be indicated) i) Nutritional information j) FSSAI license number k) Logo indicating ‘vegetarian’ (green dot) or ‘non
vegetarian’ (red dot) status l) Storage information m) Maximum Retail Price (MRP) n) Customer-care details
All brands provided the required information on their labels. All brands provided the required information on