General

What are US FDA certified Colors?

What are US FDA certified Colors?

USA is probably the only country in the world to set up a system of issuing lot to lot certification for synthetic food, drug and cosmetic dyes, pigments & lakes. Typically all synthetic dyes, lakes and pigments used in food, drug and cosmetic industry need the color additive to be batch to batch certified from […]

Sindoor may contain unsafe lead levels: Study

Sindoor may contain unsafe lead levels: Study

Sindoor, a powder widely used in Hindu religious ceremonies, may contain unsafe levels of lead which is associated with lower IQ and growth delays in children, a study of samples from India and the US has found Researchers from Rutgers University in the US reported that 83 per cent of the samples collected from the […]

What are Lakes ?

What are Lakes ?

Aluminium Lakes are produced by the adsorption of water soluble dye onto a hydrated aluminum substrate rendering the colour insoluble in water. The end product is coloured either by dispersion of the Lake into the product or by coating on to the surface of the product. In general lakes are more stable than the corresponding […]

FSMS: Food Safety Management System

FSMS: Food Safety Management System

All requirements of Food Safety Management System (FSMS) are applicable to all organizations directly or indirectly associated in the food chain. Those involved directly are Food Producer Harvester/Farmers Producer of Food Ingredients Food Manufacturers Retailers Food Service providers Catering Suppliers of Cleaning and Sanitation services Food Transporters, Storage and Distributors Those are involved indirectly are […]

EMS [ ISO 14001:2004] : ENVIRONMENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

EMS [ ISO 14001:2004] : ENVIRONMENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

Today we will focus on EMS which is one of the important function of all organization to address their responsibilities towards society. To show commitment requires adoption of EMS. Adoption of EMS requires organization to address. Top Management Commitment to Protect Environment by Preventing Air pollution To ensure resource conservation such as water, electricity To […]

What is IMS?

What is IMS?

IMS is integrated management system. Organization to sustain business adopts many systems. These are QMS : Quality Management System ISO 9001:2008 EMS : Environment Management System ISO 14001:2004 OSHAS : Occupational Health & Safety Assessment series OSHAS 1801:2007 FSMS : Food Safety Management System FSSC : Food Safety Security Certificate FSS – 22000 The combination […]

Why colour food, drug and cosmetic products?

Why colour food, drug and cosmetic products?

Food colour additives have long been in use for enhancing the aesthetic value of foods, beverages and cosmetics, and for identifying and differentiating drugs and other products. Archaeological evidence dates the use of colour additives in cosmetics to 5000 B.C. Romans have been using colours to colour bread and Wine Rose and Violet sugar was very popular with the English. The uses of saffron and Haldi (Turmeric) have been in vogue for a long time.