Govt needs to have control over sale of margarine, Gadkari writes to PM

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Govt needs to have control over sale of margarine, Gadkari writes to PM

Tuesday, 04 August 2020 | PNS | New Delhi

Concerned over the rise in use of margarine in hotels and restaurants, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari has raised the issue with PM Narendra Modi and suggested that the Govt needs to have control over the sale of margarine as it is adversely affecting health of the people and causing financial loss to dairy farmers. “Gadkari had recently written to PM Narendra Modi regarding the matter.”Taking immediate cognisance of the demand, the Prime Minister’s Office directed the FSSAI which immediately issued clarification, directives and future course of action to control the use of the margarine in edible items,” according to an official release.

Margarine has a negative impact on human health due to the presence of large amounts of trans fat in it. Its use has increased significantly in hotels and restaurants.”This is affecting adversely the health of the people and the sale of the butter made from the cow milk, fetching financial loss to the farmers. The Govt needs to have control over the sale of margarine,” the Minister for Road Transport and Highways and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) said.

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