Monday 15 October 2012

Parle Mango Bite contains Unsafe levels of Lactic Acid

Written by Anil Singh

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) raided Parle Biscuits Pvt Ltd's factories in Nashik and Raigad districts and seized one of its toffees, Mango Bite, worth Rs 2.36 crore. The FDA has branded the toffee "unsafe" because of the presence of "excessive lactic acid". The FDA has asked Parle to recall its stock of Mango Bite from all over Maharashtra.

As per law, sugar-boiled confectionaries (items like cakes, pastries, toffees etc.) cannot contain lactic acid beyond permissible limits.

What is Lactic Acid:

What happens when you walk or run or play after months of sedentary living (or inactivity)?

You feel Pain in your thigh, calf, arm, shoulder muscles. This pain is caused due to the accumulation of lactic acid in the muscular tissues. This lactic acid is created in the body by anaerobic oxidation (when oxygen is burned in the body in the absence or inadequate oxygen in blood), which gets accumulated in the said areas.

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