Tuesday, April 26, 2011



 With the beginning of the summer season and the burning temperature shooting up to 100degrees,the vendors have started selling soft drinks and fruits in large quantities. The ever rising demand have made the street vendors to indulge in many cut throat methods to quench the thirst of the public.
                                    Tirunelveli Corporation Public Health officials triggered the raids on unhygienic foods early in this month which spread all over the state in a few days.  Chennai Corporation Public Health Officials also started screwing the illicit vendors which found place in the mass media.
                                       Spurious soft drinks packets with slight differences in popular brand names are being sold in the market mainly in bus stands,markets where there is huge floating population.Those packet soft drinks were found to be highly sub standard and are prepared in most unhygienic conditions. They don't follow the mandatory labeling procedures like manufacturing date, Batch number,etc., 
                       Nearly, three thousand spurious soft drink packets were caught during the raids conducted in Tirunelveli Corporation area and 40,000 spurious soft drink packets were seized in Chennai Corporation thanks to the commentable efforts of Food Inspectors SakthiMurugan,Ramraj,Muthukrishnan and Sathasivan. The total value together starts in lakhs.
                        The next huge hazard affecting the public health is the sale of mangoes ripened using the Calcium Carbide. Calcium carbide is the chemical used to evolve high temperatures in gas welding units. When used to ripen the mangoes, they are supposed to release enormous heat which makes both matured and immature mangoes to get an evenly yellow colour mangoes.        

The Tirunelveli Corporation Commissioner Dr.N.Subbaiyan has severely warned the traders not to indulge in the sale of Carbide mangoes, which found place in many dailies. Meanwhile, the Public Health Officials of Madurai Corporation has conducted a mass raid on carbide ripen mangoes on the instructions of the District Collector, Thiru.Sahayam, the beloved hero of the city.      
Happy to share this information with you all, as the Tirunelveli Corporation initiated the fire.                                 

Thursday, April 21, 2011


                                Following complaints from the public about the sale of  unhygienic soft drink packets in the market, as ordered by Dr.N.Subbaiyan, the Commissioner of Tirunelveli Corporation, a team comprising Food Inspector A.R.Sankaralingam, Sanitary Inspectors A.Subramanian & M.Shahul Hameed, Food Inspector Trainees Ramasubramanian, Nagasubramanian, Sankaranarayanan, Senthil, Neethimohan, Palraj, Chitra raided the shops in and around the junction bus stand. 

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Latest News of FSSAI

                                The draft FSSAI Rules forwarded to the Health Ministry for notification. The rules are framed for a governance structure of FSS Act, roles of different implementing agencies. On the basis of extensive consultations and regional workshop, State Governments have been sensitized to the provisions of the new FSS Act as well guided on the steps to be taken by them. During 2011, FSSAI shall closely work with each State to effect the transition from prevention of Food Adulteration Act (PFA) towards new Food Laws (FSS Act), designate new functionaries, introduce various new provisions of the Act and help upgrade their regulatory institutions. The recent earthquake in Japan and concerns.

Friday, April 15, 2011

International Conference on Best Practices in Food Safety Implementation.

               An “International Conference on Best Practices in Food Safety Implementation” was organized by FSSAI in collaboration with Michigan State University, USA and TERI. The conference was held on 9th -11th November, 2010 at India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011


                                  India is the first country to introduce a blanket ban on imports of food articles from Japan. India has imposed a three-month ban on imports of food articles from the whole of  Japan on fears that radiation from an earthquake-hit nuclear plant was spreading to other parts of the country.