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Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) News
Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI)
Regulatory, industry bodies say salt brands safe to consume
Thu, Jul 04, 2019
As allegations and concerns have cropped up over the safety of major Indian salt brands, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) and the Indian Medical Association (IMA) have refuted the concerns that the major salt brands contain alarming level of potassium ferrocyanide.
FSSAI proposes ban on junk food advertisements in and around schools
Thu, Jun 13, 2019
The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has prepared a draft regulation on availability of safe, wholesome and nutritious food in schools and the same.
Banned! Your food will not come in these materials; deadline imposed
Fri, Jan 04, 2019
"The new packaging regulations would raise the bar of food safety in India to the next level," Food Safety and Standards Authority (FSSAI) CEO Pawan Agarwal said in a statement.
FSSAI launches campaign, calls for elimination of industrially produced trans-fat in food supply
Sat, Dec 01, 2018
Named "Heart Attack Rewind", the 30-second public service announcement ? the first mass media campaign of its kind ? will support FSSAI's global target of eliminating trans-fat in India by 2022, a year ahead of the global target by the World Health Organization, the FSSAI said in a statement.
FSSAI ropes in expert panel to review food labelling standards
Fri, Aug 17, 2018
The expert panel will be headed by B Sesikeran, former director of National Institute of Nutrition (NIN) as also the current director Hemalatha, besides doctor Nikhil Tandon, he said.
Alert! Your food order may get delayed; big FSSAI move
Thu, Aug 02, 2018
In a review meeting held yesterday, the regulator found that more than 30-40 per cent of food businesses listed on the online platforms do not possess a valid licence despite the companies being told to comply with the norms by July-end, it said. In many cases, listed food businesses have recently applied for the FSSAI license/registration but still do not possess them.
Need to destroy 550 tonnes of outdated Maggi stocks: Nestle to SC
Thu, Sep 22, 2016
Nestle India on Thursday sought the Supreme Court`s nod for destroying 550 tonnes of Maggi stocks that have outlived their shelf life.
FSSAI sets limits of metalic containments in frozen veggies, jams
Sun, Aug 28, 2016
Food regulator FSSAI has proposed new standards for frozen vegetables and processed fruit products, including commonly used canned tomatoes, frozen peas and jams.
Maggi with 57% share regains top slot in instant noodles market
Tue, Aug 23, 2016
Nestle has launched four variants of Maggi Cuppa Noodles and Maggi Hotheads each.
FSSAI lays down draft norms on making instant noodles
Fri, Aug 12, 2016
The draft of standards regarding manufacturing of instant noodles specifying the ingredients used, quality and safety parameters have been put in public domain by the Food Safety and Standards Authority (FSSAI), government told the Lok Sabha today.
FSSAI fines double to Rs 11 crore in two years for food adulteration
Sat, Jul 30, 2016
In 2015, thanks to loopholes in food safety brought to the notice of the regulator, the FSSAI imposed a penalty of Rs 10.93 crore, highest in the last three years and nearly double than that in 2013. The data was made available in a written reply from the Minister of State in the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Faggan Singh Kulaste.
Is your food safe? 20% of samples tested in 2015 were adulterated, government says
Sat, Jul 23, 2016
Even our breads and pizza naans have been found to be highly carcinogenic.
FSSAI asks licensing wing to issue notice to Patanjali for misleading ads
Wed, Jun 01, 2016
Sources in FSSAI said that the authority has sought a response from Patanjali over the issue.
London Dairy eyes to double India revenues in next three years; sets Rs 100 crore target
Sun, May 29, 2016
The brand is currently focussing on direct distribution through branded freezers
Bread makers to stop using controversial chemicals from tonight
Thu, May 26, 2016
Mago said that after CSE study claiming that bread contains cancer-causing chemicals, sales have been affected.
Breaking bread: It is about time Indian laws are brought up to global standards
Wed, May 25, 2016
A Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) study of 38 bread, buns and pizza base samples in New Delhi that threw up disturbing results on Tuesday. Most popular manufacturers and food chains use known carcinogens in their flour, it stated, and the accused parties have responded saying that they a
9 initiatives taken to improve 'ease of doing business' at Indian ports
Wed, May 25, 2016
In order to improve India's ranking in terms of 'Trading Across Borders' the Ministry of Shipping has taken nine steps to facilitate this.
Britannia says their bread's safe but stock tanks anyway
Tue, May 24, 2016
A CSE report stated that nearly 84% of 38 commonly available brands of pre-packaged breads , including pav and buns, tested positive for potassium bromate and potassium iodate, banned in many countries as they were listed as hazardous for public health.
Cancer in bread: The price of your life is just 2 paise
Tue, May 24, 2016
What is the price of your health? 2 paise. Yes. The presence of carcinogenic chemical food additives such as potassium bromate and potassium iodate show that companies are ready to put your lives at stake for as low as 2 paise.
FSSAI to set new hygiene guidelines for food joints
Sun, May 15, 2016
The sub-group meeting is expected to happen in the next three weeks.