Food & DrinkLifestyle

ICMR Advisory: Consumers Should Pay Attention to Packaged Food Labels for Accurate Information

The Indian Council of Medical Research, or ICMR, has stated that claims on packaged food labels can be misleading. The ICMR, along with the Health Research Body, advises consumers to read the information on packaged foods carefully so that they can be informed and choose healthy options for themselves.

Possibility of Sugar-Free Foods being Fatty

ICMR has also indicated that sugar-free foods can be fatty. When only 10% of the pulp in packaged fruit juices is fruit pulp, it can be considered as a fatty food. In the current scenario, the nutritional guidelines put forth by ICMR emphasize the importance of consumer awareness regarding health claims on packaged foods and have been developed to ensure that products are healthy.

Misleading Information on Labels

The National Institute of Nutrition (NIN) under the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) in Hyderabad released dietary guidelines for Indians on Wednesday. NIN has stated, “While the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has strict standards, the information on labels can be misleading.”

Careful Reading of Labels and Other Information

NIN stated, “The term ‘natural’ is frequently used. This term is used by manufacturers to identify one or two natural components in their mixed products, which can be misleading.” NIN has advised people to carefully read labels and other information to cross-check claims.

Rahul Sharma

My name is Rahul Sharma. As a passionate writer and explorer, I'm always seeking inspiration in lifestyle, fashion, beauty, food & drink, and travel. With years of experience in the industry, I bring a unique perspective to my writing, blending my love for culture, style, and adventure.