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    Suspected honey brands such as Dabur, Patanjali, Emami set to escalate advertising to allay consumer fears

    Honey brands under scrutiny are ready to escalate advertising with increased, new campaigns on mainstream and social media to allay consumer fears, after Centre for Science and Environment said in a report that these brands are adulterated with sugar syrup.

    Environmental watchdog CSE provides FSSAI details of honey adulteration investigation

    CSE Director General Sunita Narain emphasised that the investigations had revealed that the honey adulteration business was sophisticated and that it was designed to bypass the purity and quality standards laid down by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI).

    Food regulator seeks to define anyone below 18 years as child

    “The authority had felt the need for including a definition of children in these regulations and decided to constitute a working group to develop such a definition,” FSSAI CEO Arun Singhal told ET.

    FSSAI seeks details of CSE tests on honey; questions body for not conducting SMR test

    Stating that it has taken note of the CSE investigation on adulteration in honey, FSSAI said it had already made SMR test mandatory as it is "a more focused test to detect adulteration of rice syrup in honey."

    We stand by honey adulteration report: Centre for Science and Environment

    On Wednesday, CSE alleged that ten leading Indian brands of honey including Dabur, Patanjali, Baidyanath, Zandu, Hitkari and Apis Himalaya are adulterated with sugar syrup, adding that the brands failed.

    'Honeygate': CSE alleges adulteration in ten popular honey brands including Dabur, Patanjali and Zandu

    Ten leading Indian brands of honey including Dabur, Patanjali, Baidyanath, Zandu, Hitkari and Apis Himalaya are adulterated with sugar syrup, research and advocacy organisation CSE (Centre for Science and Environment) alleged in a report, the findings of which were outright denied by leading brands.

    Marico enters soya chunks to strengthen food presence

    This comes at a time when consumers are proactively seeking healthy and protein rich foods that can easily integrate into their daily routine. The company said there has been acceleration towards boosting of immunity due to Covid and preference towards plant-based protein choices.

    Apis Honey says it 'does not agree' with CSE's report on adulteration in honey

    “We do not agree with this CSE report; we have been in the honey business for many decades and have always stood for purity,” a spokesperson representing Apis Honey said.

    Chinese syrup in honey? Check before you buy

    The probe by CSE, a public interest research and advocacy group, revealed that 17 out of the 22 honey brands tested had high content of sugar syrup as adulterants.

    Dabur, Patanjali question study on honey sold in domestic market

    On Wednesday, the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) claimed honey sold by several major brands in India has been found adulterated with sugar syrup.

    CSE alleges ten popular honey brands including Dabur, Patanjali and Zandu are adulterated; brands deny report

    CSE alleges ten popular honey brands including Dabur, Patanjali and Zandu are adulterated; brands deny report

    Honey brands from Dabur, Emami, Patanjali and Apis have been posting record double digit growth in the June and September quarters, with consumption soaring amid the pandemic since honey is known for its immunity boosting properties.

    Agro Tech Foods to diversify portfolio to cater to post-pandemic demand

    Agro Tech Foods to diversify portfolio to cater to post-pandemic demand

    Led by increase in in-home consumption amid the pandemic which has forced people to stay indoors, Agro Tech Foods’ ready-to-cook business grew 55 per cent by volume and 50 per cent by value in the first six months of the present financial year.

    CAMPCO eyes Rs 2,000 crore turnover in current fiscal

    CAMPCO eyes Rs 2,000 crore turnover in current fiscal

    CAMPCO President S R Satishchandra told PTI that a one lakh square feet facility is being built at Kavu in Puttur Taluk of Dakshina Kannada district at a cost of about Rs 25 crore and it is planned to be opened in February.

    Virus pushes Wendy’s to open hundreds of cloud kitchens in India

    Virus pushes Wendy’s to open hundreds of cloud kitchens in India

    Wendy’s, with 6,800 restaurants in 30 markets worldwide, followed rival burger chains like McDonald’s Corp. into India, opening its first restaurant in New Delhi in 2015. It plans about 150 physical stores over the next decade, in addition to the cloud kitchen push. Sierra Nevada Restaurants, the chain’s franchise partner, will help with both initiatives.

    Mirras Coffee to expand retail business to South this year

    Mirras Coffee to expand retail business to South this year

    ​​The Mirra Group of Companies was marketing filter coffee only in Chennai and Coimbatore at present. During this year, it would expand to Karnataka, Hyderabad and Kerala, the managing director of the company Sundar Subramanian told.

    More people will shift from unorganised market to branded food chains: Burger King India CEO

    More people will shift from unorganised market to branded food chains: Burger King India CEO

    "Most of the countries have taken two steps forward and one step back. But the Indian government's approach of slowly opening up the market was well planned and gave us time to plan inventory and people," said Rajeev Varman, CEO, Burger King India.

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