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Naina_Marbus

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Recently, I wanted to snack on some rusk biscuits, and bought a brand-name packet shown below ( I have removed the brand name labels).


The picture (figure 1) on the left is a scan of the wrapper for the biscuits. Picture (Figure 2) on the right zooms in on the “Nutrition Information” per 100gms of the product. I am listing this info verbatim here:

Nutrition lnformation per 100g product (approx)
Note: There is no information on approximately
how many rusks does this 100g constitute.

Carbohydrates 80g
Sugars 24g
Proteins 8.8g
Fat 10.8 g
Saturated fatty acids 4.7 g
Mono unsaturated fatty acids 3.5 g
Poly unsaturated fatty acids 0.8 g
Trans tatty acids 0 g
Cholesterol 2.5mg
Energy 453kcal
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Figuresbased on …. US FDA norms
Packet reports a Net Weight 163g = 130g ofNet Carbs.

If you are concerned about keeping your blood sugar under control, and therefore want only 16g of carbs for your snacks along with your tea or coffee, how many rusks should you take? Regrettably, there is no information about this.

The only way to know is, remove the wrapper, count the number (say, N) of rusks which make up the packet, divide 130g by N, and so on and so forth. Imagine doing this while sitting at a conference table!

If these companies were regulated by the US-FDA, they would have given this information very explicitly right in the table above. I once contacted them about this, and the reply was – “They were in compliance with Indian regulations”! Means that if they were marketing in USA, they would have done it !!

To the credit of the brand-name company, it must be said that this is an explicit acknowledgement of the sharp mathematical abilities of the average Indian! Wow!

Seriously, why are the Indian regulators lax on this?
 

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I appreciate your concern. Out of frustration, I want to make the following statement:

Indians would eat anything and would sleep anywhere.
All that Indians can do with regulations is to violate it. Why then to have regulations?
 
I appreciate your concern.Out of frustration, I want to make the following statement:

Indians would eat anything and would sleep anywhere.
All that Indians can do with regulations is to violate it. Why then to haveregulations?
Sir:
Your frustration is understandable. Most of us are indeed just as frustrated. But, where I differ is that I still have hopes for this country. May be, that is a “pipe dream”. But, I keep hammering until some modicum of change is perceived.
எறும்பு ஊரக்கல்லும் தேயும்
அடி மேலே அடி வெச்சா கல்லும் தேயும்
 
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Few months back one of the world leader in Television Industry states that their particular Television model had created so many problems. Hence, they decided to replace the sets with new ones in other parts of the world but going to give some repair services in India. The consumer law should be more stringent in India.
 
We have many laws for consumer protection,but the problem is enforcement. Recently there were accidents in Mumbai due to improper maintenance of lifts, but it seems the lift inspectorate have only handful inspectors for thousands of buildings with lifts. Also the integrity of of such inspectors may be lacking. India lacks not only stringent laws but also enforcement.
 
I am glad naina_marbus sir that you have hopes. May your "pipe dreams" come true.;)


naga6767:
Not much of a difference in its treatment of Indians and others - Repair and Replace - has lot of alphabets in common! :eek:hwell: Indianukku avlothaan mathippu. Look at the visa rules to know the value of Indian passport holders.
 
I am glad naina_marbus sir that you have hopes. May your "pipe dreams" come true.;)


naga6767:
Not much of a difference in its treatment of Indians and others - Repair and Replace - has lot of alphabets in common! :eek:hwell: Indianukku avlothaan mathippu. Look at the visa rules to know the value of Indian passport holders.

Yes Sir, my pipe dream is no different from your "signature tune" - குணம்நாடி குற்றமு நாடி அவற்றுள் மிகைநாடி மிக்க கொளல். How many can you find on this same wavelength?
 
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I appreciate your concern. Out of frustration, I want to make the following statement:....

All that Indians can do with regulations is to violate it. Why then to have regulations?

You let your frustrations get the better of you. I was not talking about violating the regulations per se. What I posted had to do with framing the rules improperly, without application of mind. Plus, the brand under consideration has its HQ in UK. Once again, I would use your own medicine குணம்நாடி குற்றமுநாடிஅவற்றுள் மிகைநாடி மிக்க கொளல்
 
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Pilots without the required number of flying hours,
students without the required marks,
doctors with faked certificates
law upholders with a visible price tag on them
massacred officials for following the rules to the letter...
where else will you find them???
Hamaara Bhaarat hai hee mahaan!!! :clap2:

I am glad naina_marbus sir that you have hopes. May your "pipe dreams" come true.;)


naga6767:
Not much of a difference in its treatment of Indians and others - Repair and Replace - has lot of alphabets in common! :eek:hwell: Indianukku avlothaan mathippu. Look at the visa rules to know the value of Indian passport holders.
 
If pie crusts are made to be broken
we can understand and accept it. :nod:
But Promises are made to be broken.
Here Rules are also made to be broken.
We have so many regulations so that
we can have the satisfaction of breaking them. :heh:

I appreciate your concern. Out of frustration, I want to make the following statement:

Indians would eat anything and would sleep anywhere.
All that Indians can do with regulations is to violate it. Why then to have regulations?
 
அடி மேல் அடி வைத்தால் அம்மியும் நகரும்!

Sir:
Your frustration is understandable. Most of us are indeed just as frustrated. But, where I differ is that I still have hopes for this country. May be, that is a “pipe dream”. But, I keep hammering until some modicum of change is perceived.
எறும்பு ஊரக்கல்லும் தேயும்
அடி மேலே அடி வெச்சா கல்லும் தேயும்
 
It is like a detailed map of a locality

without the "You are here" marking!!!


Recently, I wanted to snack on some rusk biscuits, and bought a brand-name packet shown below ( I have removed the brand name labels).


The picture (figure 1) on the left is a scan of the wrapper for the biscuits. Picture (Figure 2) on the right zooms in on the “Nutrition Information” per 100gms of the product. I am listing this info verbatim here:

Nutrition lnformation per 100g product (approx)
Note: There is no information on approximately
how many rusks does this 100g constitute.

Carbohydrates 80g
Sugars 24g
Proteins 8.8g
Fat 10.8 g
Saturated fatty acids 4.7 g
Mono unsaturated fatty acids 3.5 g
Poly unsaturated fatty acids 0.8 g
Trans tatty acids 0 g
Cholesterol 2.5mg
Energy 453kcal
-------------------------------------------------------------
Figuresbased on …. US FDA norms
Packet reports a Net Weight 163g = 130g ofNet Carbs.

If you are concerned about keeping your blood sugar under control, and therefore want only 16g of carbs for your snacks along with your tea or coffee, how many rusks should you take? Regrettably, there is no information about this.

The only way to know is, remove the wrapper, count the number (say, N) of rusks which make up the packet, divide 130g by N, and so on and so forth. Imagine doing this while sitting at a conference table!

If these companies were regulated by the US-FDA, they would have given this information very explicitly right in the table above. I once contacted them about this, and the reply was – “They were in compliance with Indian regulations”! Means that if they were marketing in USA, they would have done it !!

To the credit of the brand-name company, it must be said that this is an explicit acknowledgement of the sharp mathematical abilities of the average Indian! Wow!

Seriously, why are the Indian regulators lax on this?
 
Pilots without the required number of flying hours,
students without the required marks,
doctors with faked certificates
law upholders with a visible price tag on them
massacred officials for following the rules to the letter...
where else will you find them???
Hamaara Bhaarat hai hee mahaan!!! :clap2:

Sorry, Madam, this is not the exclusive prerogative of India. Look at the fraudulent ways in which the pharma companies in USA dump wrong or ineffective drugs on you. Check out how Enron company dealt with customers. Read about how Erin Brockovich was treated and how she prevailed eventually. And have you watched any of the movies by Michael Moore? And did you read about how flight controllers slept on their jobs, and how pilots behaved on flight in recent months and years in USA?
 
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Sorry, Madam, this is not the exclusive prerogative of India. Look at the fraudulent ways in which the pharma companies in USA dump wrong or ineffective drugs on you. Check out how Enron company dealt with customers. Read about how Erin Brockovich was treated and how she prevailed eventually. And have you watched any of the movies by Michael Moore? And did you read about how flight controllers slept on their jobs, and how pilots behaved on flight in recent months and years in USA?

Sri. Naina, Greetings.

I read about more horror stories in some African countries; in some of the island countries in West Indies which were more terrible than India. But, there is lot of room for India to improve; it will take lot of doing for the people to do it.

Cheers!
 
I have to be honest and reply with a "NO!" for each of your questions.
I AM a frog in the well in such matters!
I do not read newspapers and trust that my husband
a voracious reader of newspaper
would tell me whatever I need to know!

Sorry, Madam, this is not the exclusive prerogative of India. Look at the fraudulent ways in which the pharma companies in USA dump wrong or ineffective drugs on you. Check out how Enron company dealt with customers. Read about how Erin Brockovich was treated and how she prevailed eventually. And have you watched any of the movies by Michael Moore? And did you read about how flight controllers slept on their jobs, and how pilots behaved on flight in recent months and years in USA?
 
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East or West
Fair or Dark
Rich or Poor
Men are the same
everywhere!

Sri. Naina, Greetings.

I read about more horror stories in some African countries; in some of the island countries in West Indies which were more terrible than India. But, there is lot of room for India to improve; it will take lot of doing for the people to do it.

Cheers!
 
I have to be honest and reply with a "NO!" for each of your questions.
I AM a frog in the well in such matters!
I do not read newspapers and trust that my husband
a voracious reader of newspaper
would tell me whatever I need to know!
Does he apply or do you request any filtering process? Nevertheless, please try to know a bit more about this bold lady Erin Brockovich. Maybe, you could even include an itemabout her in your blogs.
 
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He KNOWS me and I KNOW him even without uttering a single word.
So he applies the filters himself before passing on the news to me! :)
I will try to know more about the bold lady whom you seem to admire so much.
She will be featured in a suitable thread soon. Thanks for the info! :)


Does he apply or do you request any filtering process? Nevertheless, please try to know a bit more about this bold lady Erin Brockovich. Maybe, you could even include an itemabout her in your blogs.
 
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