Now a days social media has become a "pseudo-main stream media". Every citizen having access to internet has become either a journalist OR news reader (spreading news). And this is a huge power each of us have got. So, we should also be little responsible while spreading a news/msg because "rumours" spread like "tumours" and sometime becomes incurable.
Being a responsible food technologist, I thought to start blog to suppress the spread of rumours related to food industry / processed food and spread awareness.
For last few days a message is widely spread in WhatsApp saying that
"Finally Coke and Pepsi has accepted that their product is not recommended for Children. See the highlighted statement "
The highlighted statement is not for all Coke products. It is only for "Diet Coke, Coca-Cola Zero and Spite Zero. This is a Legal requirement (Under FSSAI) for any food product having artificial sweeteners to clearly label in their pack "not recommended for children"
Here are some examples of such labeling and you will notice same labelling, same wording which shows that these re legal requirement. This also it proves consumers are being well guarded by the strong legal structure of India.
**THIS ARTICLE SHOULD BE READ AS ONLY A COUNTER ARTICLE TO "RUMOUR" BEING SPREAD IN SOCIAL MEDIA. IT SHOULD NOT BE TAKEN AS AN ENDORSEMENT TO ANY BRAND / COMPANY / PRODUCT.