Saturday, March 8, 2014

TOT FOR FOOD SAFETY OFFICIALS

                          The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India is organising Training of Trainers program at FSSAI Head quarters,New Delhi from 12.03.14 to 14.03.14. 
        The following officials have been deputed from Tamilnadu for TOT:

Thiru.
Dr.A.Jeganathan    Designated Officer   Kancheepuram

Dr.M.Jegadish Chandra Bose D.O.         Tuticorin

Dr.R.Kathiravan      D.O.                           Coimbatore

D.K.Jawaharlal        Food Analyst            Chennai

L.Bhaskaran            F.A.                            Thanjavur

A.R.Sankaralingam Food Safety Officer   Tirunelveli

S.Kondalraj             F.S.O.                         Namakkal

M.Muthukrishnan   F.S.O.                         Chennai 

TOT NEWS IN "THE FORECAST FRONT" MAGAZINE

Friday, February 14, 2014

CONGRATS COMRADES



          In an order passed, the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) has directed the UT Administration to consider the UT’s senior-most food safety officer for appointment as designated officer under the Food Safety and Standards Act and fill the post on a regular basis in three months than filling it by way of deputation.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

MONITORING CARBONATED SOFT DRINKS.



The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has monitored and conducted checks on carbonated soft drinks to detect their deleterious effects on consumers. The FSSAI is the nodal agency for regulating manufacture, storage, distribution, sale and import of articles of food, has reported that as per information received from some of the State/UT Governments, total number of samples collected for the last three years and current year were 1552, out of which, 94 samples were found to be nonconforming with the prescribed standards. 

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

FSSAI EXTENDS TIME LIMIT FOR RENEWAL/CONVERSION OF EXISTING LICENCES

THIS IS MY 100th POST IN THIS SITE:                      
  The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India on 04.02.14 has extended the time limit for conversion/ renewal of existing licences under the repealed Orders up to 04.08.2014. For more information: EXTENSION OF TIME FOR EXISTING LICENCES.


Explanation on the latest advisory by FSSAI regarding the extension date . . . 

Monday, December 23, 2013

LICENSE AND REGISTRATION UNDER FOOD SAFETY ACT MANDATORY

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has issued a notification that the last date for obtaining licence or registration by Food Business Operators (FBOs) under the Food Safety and Standards Act will be February 4.All FBOs which have not obtained FSSA licence/ registration till now should apply immediately, the notification said. "Operating food businesses without a licence or registration will attract a penalty up to Rs. 5 lakh and imprisonment up to six months",the notification added.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

FOOD PARKS TO BE SET UP IN NEXT THREE MONTHS

The government will set up three mega food parks in our country during the next six months with each project attracting an investment of Rs 400 crore to Rs 500 crore, a top official said.

The Food Processing Ministry has approved 30 mega food park to provide remunerative price to farmers, reduce wastage of agricultural produce, build capacity of producers and processors and create efficient supply chain from farm to market. 

Each project is expected to generate employment for about 30,000 persons and maximum grant admissible from government for a mega food park is Rs 50 crore. 

"The three food parks will come up in Punjab, Kolkata and Bangalore in the next 6 months. Already two food parks are in operation in Patanjali in Uttarakhand and Chittoor in Andhra Pradesh," Food Processing Secretary Mr.Siraj Hussain told . 
He was speaking on the sidelines of the 'National Food Safety and Quality Summit', organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry ( CII). Hussain added that each park will have 25-30 units with an expected investment of Rs 400 crore to Rs 500 crore. He also added,"The food processing sector has registered growth of 8.6 per cent in last ten years, at a much higher rate as compare to agriculture and manufacturing." 

Speaking at the function, he also highlighted the need for creating awareness about regulations and standards for food formulated by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) among people and professionals. 

He also stressed that it is important for the public sector organisation to start obtaining approvals and complying with the food safety regulations. 

In his keynote address, Adviser FSSAI and Chairperson Codex Alimentarius Commission Sanjay Dave said: "Consumers are rapidly moving towards safe foods, standards and regulations have to be made effective." 

Speaking at the same function Executive Director PepsiCo India Holdings Vivek Bharti said, "Indian industry needs to be globally competitive and assured that the industry is united towards one goal 'food safety for consumers'."  

Monday, November 11, 2013

FSSAI sets Feb 4, 2014, as final deadline for registration & licensing

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has set the final deadline as February 4, 2014, for the food business operators to register and obtain licenses under Food Safety and Standards (Licensing and Registration of Food Businesses) Regulations, 2011.