Key Find­ings

Consumer Voice - - Comparativ­e Test -

• Based on the over­all test find­ings, the top per­former Na­ture Fresh. Next in rank­ing are Kanak, Re­liance and Ahaar.

• The value-for-money brand is Re­liance – its unit price per kg is Rs 32.

• All 10 brands passed in the phys­i­cal and chem­i­cal tests.

• Afla­tox­ins and lead were not de­tected in any of the brands.

• All brands passed the tests for pes­ti­cide residues (150 pes­ti­cides).

• The bac­terium E. coli was not de­tected in any of the brands.

• Co­l­iform as well as yeast and mould were found in most of the brands and there­fore these may not be safe for di­rect con­sump­tion. Note that the na­tional stan­dards have not set any re­quire­ment for these pa­ram­e­ters.

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