Monday, December 17, 2012

FOOD SAFETY  LECTURE IN FOOD AND DAIRY TECHNOLOGY COLLEGE

                  
             I was invited by the Dean, Faculty of Food Sciences, College of Food and Dairy Technology, Koduvalli coming under the Tamilnadu Veternary and Animal Sciences University to give a guest lecture on "Food safety and Standards Act,2006,rules and regulations on 13.12.12.

Friday, December 14, 2012

WORKSHOP CUM LICENSING MELA IN INDIA TO HELP FBOs

              The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India has planned to organise a Workshop cum Licensing Mela throughout India to help the Food Business Operators. The FBOs will be enlightened about the importance of Food Licence and they can also apply and get the Food Licence instantly.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

FOOD SAFETY OFFICERS WORKING IN TAMILNADU


THE DISTRICT WISE LIST OF FOOD SAFETY OFFICERS WORKING IN TAMILNADU WITH THEIR CONTACT NUMBERS AS PUBLISHED IN THE TAMILNADU GOVT. WEBSITE. 

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

ORIENTATION TRAINNING FOR FOOD SAFETY OFFICERS


 The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India has proposed to conduct an Orientation Trainning for the Food Safety Officers. The proposed schedule is as below as per the notification made in the www.fssai.gov.in.


Courtesy: www.fssai.gov.in

FOOD SAFETY-DESIGNATED OFFICERS CONTACT DETAILS IN TAMILNADU

                             The Food Safety and Standards Act,2006 is effectively implemented in the State of Tamilnadu. You can find below the list of Designated Officers working in the Food Safety and Drug Administration Department.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

FOOD CONTAMINATION & FOOD SAFETY


Courtesy:
Featured By: Complianceandsafety.com/blog

Friday, August 3, 2012

NEED BLOOD IN EMERGENCY?

THANKS TO THE PUBLISHER

HC vacates stay on Food Safety and Standard Act section


                Madras High Court has vacated its stay on Section 31(7) of Food Safety and Standard Act and Rules under which a chain of distribution outlets operating across a state or the country was required to obtain as many licences as the number of stores.
                 Allowing a petition by The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India to vacate the stay, Justice V Ramasubramanian held what had been inserted in the provision was not something that was not already in existence. The requirement to obtain different licences had been in vogue for the past more than 30 years and in such circumstances, there was no question of issuing an order of injunction restraining the respondent from enforcing the provision, the Judge said.
            He also dismissed a batch of miscellaneous petitions from a company and an association of manufacturers and exporters of agricultural products.

Monday, July 16, 2012

FOOD SAFETY GUEST LECTURE @ NAMAKKAL VETERINARY UNIVERSITY.


GUEST LECTURE ON FOOD SAFETY. VENUE:NAMAKKAL VET. UNIVERSITY
                               I was very much surprised when I received a mail from the Dr.V.V.Kulkarni, Course Director and Professor and Head Department of Meat Science and Technolgy,Veterinary College and Research Institute (TANUVAS), Namakkal, last month. He has invited me to deliver a guest lecture to the summer school students on Food Safety. 
To,
Thiru A.R.Sankarllingam,
Food Inspector ,
Dear Sir, 
I wish to state that a 21 days National level ICAR Summer School on  Opportunities in value addition and challenges in quality control of  meat products including slaughterhouse by – products  is being organized at the Dept. of Meat Science and Technology, VC & RI, Namakkal from 04.07.2012 to 24.7.2012.
          We would be very much obliged to have your acceptance for delivering a guest lecture in the following topic.


Title:Food safety issues and legal procedures meat processing industry10 or 12 July


We look forward your kind acceptance and confirmation. Further I request that the course material  may please be sent to us at an early date (preferably before 31.05.2012), which would facilitate us to incorporate the same in the training manual.
Regards, 

Dr.V.V.Kulkarni, M. V. Sc., Ph.D.
Course Director and

Professor and Head
Department of Meat Science and Technolgy,
Veterinary College and Research Institute (TANUVAS), Namakkal, Tamil Nadu-637 002.
MYSELF DELIVERING THE GUEST LECTURE.
                                                     Then I wrote to him to know about the participants. The reply was more shocking. The participants list included Assistant Professors,Associate Professors,and Scientists of Veterinary Universities from different parts of India. He has also requested me to prepare the course material on Food Safety to be included in the compendium. Thanks to the trust that Dr.K.Kulkarni had upon me, I prepared and sent the course material as requested by them. I was waiting for the results like a student.
                                         I received the next mail stating that                    
                                     
Dear Sir
Greetings
Please accept my sincere thanks for contributing an informative  article for the compendium and in turn for the benefit of the trainees attending summer school.
Regards,
Dr.V.V.Kulkarni, M. V. Sc., Ph.D.
Course Director and
Professor and Head
Department of Meat Science and Technolgy,
Veterinary College and Research Institute (TANUVAS), 
Namakkal, Tamil Nadu-637 002.

                                       It gave me all the enthusiasm and on the day of guest lecture, I was able to draw the attention of the those elites to my lecture for about an hour. The session ended with Discussion and Question hour for another 15 minutes. The participants were more enthusiastic and were well acquainted with the new Food Safety Act.It was rather a two way communication than a lecture. Hope they got the required information from me and I am sure that I gained good amount of knowledge and experience from them also.                                  



NAMAKKAL ANJANEYAR

                              I am much thankful to Dr.V.V.Kulkarni for having much confidence upon me and also for all his encouragements to gain a new experience for me. Thank You,Sir.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

FOOD SAFETY ISSUES IN FOOD PROCESSING. PART-III


Sanitary and Hygienic Requirements for Meat processing units:
Ø      Meat processing unit should be located in areas not subjected to regular and frequent flooding and free from objectionable odours, smoke dust and other contaminants;
Ø       Roadways and areas serving the meat processing unit which are within its boundaries or in its immediate vicinity should have a hard paved surface suitable for wheeled traffic. There should be adequate drainage and provision for cleaning;

Monday, June 18, 2012


Food Safety: means assurance that food is acceptable for human consumption
according to its intended use.
Food Safety Management System” means the adoption Good Manufacturing Practices, Good Hygienic Practices, Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point and such other practices as may be specified by regulation, for the food business.
Unsafe food” means an article of food whose nature, substance or quality is so affected as to render it injurious to health

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

FOOD SAFETY ISSUES IN FOOD PROCESSING.


                   India is one of the world’s largest producers as well as consumer of food products, which plays an important role in contributing to the development of our economy.  Food and food products are the largest consumption category in India. Domestically, the spending on food and food products amounts to nearly 21% of the gross domestic product of the country and constitutes the largest portion of the Indian consumer spending more than a 31% share of wallet.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

FRUITS - NUTRITIOUS OR CARCINOGENIC?

                   Fresh fruits are nutritious, but artificial ripening and chemical coating poses health hazards and render them unfit for consumption. To be cautious, we should wash the fruits with fresh/salt water to remove the pesticides,insecticides and other chemical coatings.

Saturday, March 31, 2012

HANDWASH TECHNIQUES

HOW TO WASH YOUR HANDS? SEE THIS VIDEO:
                                Normal washing of hands will not remove the germs from our hands. Before going to take our food, we should thoroughly wash our hands. There is a technique for that. Let us watch.
         

Friday, March 30, 2012

HACCP AND FOOD BUSINESS OPERATORS



How it will affect food business owners?
Food business Safety programme includes –
*Temperature control
*Personal Hygiene
*Pest control
*Calibration of measuring devices
*Cleaning and Sanitation
*Training of staff
*Appropriate food premises and equipments.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

HAZARD ANALYSIS AND CRITICAL CONTROL POINTS.



Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP)
 is a Food Safety systems that identifies food safety   Hazards         (either physical, Chemical or biological) and looks   for how your business controls the hazards to ensure you  produce Safe food.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

PEST MANAGEMENT.

 Keep Pests Out of Your Kitchen!
Dont let pests inside.Check all deliveries for pests before storage.

Friday, February 3, 2012

USEFUL FORMS FOR FOOD SAFETY OFFICERS..

                                In continuation of my post APPLICATION FORM FOR FOOD BUSINESS LICENSEdated 14.01.2012, I furnish below the forms recommended by the Tamilnadu Food Safety and Drug Administration Department. It will be useful for both the Food Safety Officers and Food Business Operators.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

TRAINING TO FOOD BUSINESS OPERATORS OF FIVE DISTRICTS.


                                                                                
                       Recently, the General Secretary of Karaikudi Bakery Owners' Association talked to me over phone and requested to give a guest lecture about the Food Safety and Standards Act,2006 and its implementation in their Regional Conference to be held on 22.01.2012 at Karaikudi.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

APPLICATION FORM FOR FOOD BUSINESS LICENSE

                                       All the food business operators should either Register or get licence for their trade under the Food Safety and Standards Act,2006. To know about Registration and Licence, see FOOD SAFETY.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

TRAINING TO FOOD BUSINESS OPERATORS.

                                  
                             The Designated Officer Dr.Thiru.Jagadhish Chandra Bose and the Food Safety Officer Thiru.Mariappan arranged  an awareness meeting to Food Business Operators of Nazreth town in Tuticorin District on 10.01.2012.

Monday, January 9, 2012

REGISTRATION AND LICENCE FOR FOOD ESTABLISHMENTS UNDER THE FSS ACT

“Licensing Authority” means the Designated Officer appointed under section 36 (i) of the Act by the food safety commissioner of the state or of the Food Authority for the local area and includes an officer to whom powers of issue of a licence has been delegated by the Designated Officer.