TAKING a cue from the Kentucky Fried
Chicken (KFC) controversy, the government has decided to make changes in
the level of monosodium glutamate
permitted in food. The KFC's Delhi outlet
reopened on December 4, following the
Delhi High Court ruling quashing the
Delhi municipal corporation's order
cancelling its licence.
It was found that the present one per cent limit allowed under the Prevention of Food Adul;eration A (PFA), 1976 (amended) was even lowe than the natural level found in so fruits and vegetables. The PFA does not clarify whether the one per cent level i "M the amount in addition to that naturaly present or is the total amount found The Act is being reviewed as it containsgo many outdated provisions. The PFA doe" not permit the entry of diet Coke ano diet Pepsi as they contain a substanc called aspertin. There is a fee[Z" among government officials th t th KFC controversy has adversel affected the inflow of foreign investment.
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