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7 Things To Remember When Doing Grocery Shopping

Here is a comprehensive list which guides us how to buy food products smartly.

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Here is a comprehensive list which guides us how to buy food products smartly.

Food is an essential requirement for us. When buying food products certain factors need to be kept in mind so as to be healthy. Especially in monsoon, the attention towards either dry or wet food products should be optimum. Owing to an increase in moist and damp weather conditions, lesser sunlight, frequent rain, deterioration of the quality of food products occurs. In order to avoid this problem these seven steps will help to be attentive while buying food products:

  • Vegetarians should choose the product with green dot. It indicates that the ingredients in the product are fit to be consumed by them.
  • Check for the date of packing and as well for the ‘best before’ period to use it. Don’t take products which do not have dates written or those with mismatched dates.
  • Have an eye on the storage instructions too-  for example, whether you are supposed  to refrigerate or not, might be given in the instructions. Read it properly and make sure to store it according to the instructions. Always go for food grade plastics and freeze in safe containers. Avoid direct exposure to sunlight. Few items get diluted or lose their vigour due to that. Keep them in a cool place.
  • Try not to touch the product with wet hands or spoons. Make it a habit to use hand towels before taking out the item. Storage, places a big role in maintaining the longevity of the product. Place the containers away from windows, sinks and water purifiers.
  • While buying if the seal of the pack is either tarred, broken or the lid is not in a standard position, leave it. If bought by mistake, ask for an exchange or refrain from consumption.
  • Select the products with food safety and standard Authority of India mark (FSSAI).There are many duplicate and misleading products too doing the rounds. Check for the company trade mark symbols as well as proper company logos.
  • Have knowledge about food colours and added preservatives. Choose the ones that match with the regulations of the food authority of India.

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