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CSE/PML/PR-41/2012

Nutritional Analysis of Junk Food

INVESTIGATORS
Dr. Sapna Johnson Mr. Ramakant Sahu Ms. Poornima Saxena

CONSULTANTS
Prof. H. B. Mathur Prof. H. C. Agarwal

DATE
March, 2012

CENTRE FOR SCIENCE AND ENVIRONMENT
41, Tughlakabad Institutional Area, New Delhi 110062 Website: www.cseindia.org; Email: cse@cseindia.org POLLUTION MONITORING LABORATORY India Habitat Centre, Core 6A, Fourth Floor Lodhi Road, New Delhi – 110003

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Contents
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1. About the CSE Laboratory 2. Introduction & Origin of the Study 3. Major Nutrients in Diet and their Recommendations 4. What is Junk Food? 5. Junk Food Market in India 6. Health Implications of Consumption of Junk Food 7. Regulations on Junk Food 8. Materials and Methods 8.1 Sampling Methodology 8.2 Equipments 8.3 Standards 8.4 Reagents 8.5 Salt 8.6 Total Carbohydrates 8.7 Total Fats 8.8 Trans Fats 8.9 Chromatography 9. Results and Discussion 10. Conclusions 13 15

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Annexures- I-II Chromatograms A.Standard mixture of trans- Fatty Acid Methyl Esters(FAME) B.Chromatogram of French Fries- KFC C. Chromatogram of Aaloo Bhujia -Haldiram References

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1. About the CSE Laboratory The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), a non-governmental organization based in New Delhi, has set up the Pollution Monitoring Laboratory (PML) to monitor environmental pollution and food contamination. PML is an ISO 9001:2008 certified laboratory accredited by SWISO, CH-5610, Wohlen, Switzerland, conducting Pollution Monitoring and Scientific Studies on Environmental and food Samples. The Lab has qualified and experienced staff who exercise Analytical Quality Control (AQC) and follow Good Laboratory Practices. It is equipped with state-of-art equipments for monitoring and analysis of air, water and food contamination, including Gas Chromatograph with Mass Spectrometer (GC-MS), Gas Chromatograph (GC) with ECD, NPD, FID and other detectors, High Performance...
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