Centre for Science and Environment (Delhi-based NGO,) claim that the leading food manufacturers like Maggi, Ramen noodles, MacDonals and KFC are guilty of “large scale misbranding and misinformation”. After tests on 16 major food brands CSE Marks that “Most popular “junk foods contain very high levels of trans-fats, salts and sugar in order to it leads to a premature beginning of illnesses to the youths.
According to CSE ” These company’s saying that their food contains no trans fat, although the test have shown that they are high doses of it.
Centre for Science and Environment report :
Maggi Noodles : Single pack contains 3.5g of salt, daily recommended intake is 6g. Negligible fibres, 70% just carbohydrates
Top Ramen Super Noodles (Masala) : 0.7g trans fats/100g though company claims zero trans fats
PepsiCo’s Lays (Snack Smart) : 3.7g trans fats/ 100g. Earlier sold as zero trans fats chips but claim knocked off later.
KFC’s Chicken Zinger : 16.9% fats;
McAloo : 8.3% fats. 35% calories in veg burger come from fats; 47% in non-veg.
The food manufacturers strongly refuted the allegations in the CSE report. Pepsico said, ” All products are made from PepsiCo India is fully compliant with all regulations, including labeling, according to FSSA (Food Safety and Standards Authority of India).