Monday, December 29, 2014

SEALING OF FOOD UNITS WARRANT SHOW CAUSE NOTICE



The Madras High Court had recently observed that the Designated Officers under the Food Safety and Standards Act (FSSA), 2006 cannot seal a business premises without issuing a show cause notice and conducting an enquiry into the alleged violation of the legal provisions. 

Sunday, December 28, 2014

FSSAI LICENCE MUST FOR SLAUGHTER HOUSES


The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India, in a communication to the food safety commissioners stated that local bodies are not the licencing authorities for slaughterhouses. All meat shops and slaughterhouses must have FSSAI licence, the communication from ministry of Health and Family Welfare said.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

NATIONWIDE SURVEY IN JANUARY TO ENSURE SAFE FOOD

With growing instances of adulteration of food items in recent years, particularly items like milk and milk products, packaged drinking water, edible oil, ground spices, tea and coffee, the consumer affairs department and food safety authority will now conduct a nationwide survey and testing of food samples. The drive will start in January and will continue for six months.