Para-aminobenzoic acid (PABA) supplements continue to flock the market, FSSAI lacks regulation

Para-aminobenzoic acid or PABA is a precursor of folic acid and exists in dairy products such as eggs, milk, and meat. It is usually used in dietary supplements to improve skin health. In an order dated June 29, 2018, Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) banned the use of PABA in the products […]

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Banned PABA supplements available online

Little research supports the use of PABA as supplements and there are no recommended or standardized dosages. The sale of Para-aminobenzoic acid (PABA) supplements continues on e-commerce platforms and a few physical stores despite the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) prohibiting their use in 2018.  PABA is a precursor of folic acid […]

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Lockdowns disrupt logistics, hit biz of e-comm cos and vendors

In Karnataka, there is little clarity on what essentials are. New Delhi: Restricted logistics because of Covid lockdowns has badly affected the business of e-commerce platforms and vendors. Ritik Varma, assistant marketing manager, e-commerce operations, at the Cloudnine Group of Hospitals, informed, “We aren’t getting goods from vendors on time. We have large operations in […]

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Traders protest e-commerce decision

All India Traders’ body protested against the Odisha government’s decision to allow e-commerce companies to resume services for all products. Savyata Mishra Bhubaneswar, April 17, 2020 The Odisha government’s decision on April 13, permitting all e-commerce companies to deliver all kinds of goods (essential and non-essential) has rattled local traders and shop owners. Saroj Kumar Das, vice […]

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