Sunday, December 27, 2015

SOON NO BEST BEFORE DATE- ONLY EXPIRY DATE



Union minister for consumer affairs, food and public distribution Ram Vilas Paswan said labels printed on food items should carry only "expiry date", and not "best before", which has no meaning.
"We want that only there is expiry date. There is no meaning in best before", Paswan, the Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Minister, told.

Saturday, November 28, 2015

DEADLY DALL!


With the price of Arhar rising beyond reach of many consumers, local traders are mixing it with the cheap and low-quality Khesari pulse that was banned by the government in 1961. A large number of complaints of adulteration have been pouring in from various parts of Gurgaon. Khesari was once used as cattle feed, but its side-effects were found to be so dangerous that the practice was stopped.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

MAXIMUM RESIDUE LEVELS



The recent government report on Monitoring of Pesticide Residues at National Level: 

While the government has been transparent in sharing the results of the study, the report itself is a scientific one that is amenable to various interpretations.

Often, pesticide residues on food are interpreted as dangerous and life threatening. However, the fact is that these residues are benchmarked with Maximum Residue Limits (MRL), which is the maximum amount of pesticide residue that is legally permitted on food product having no or negligible impact on human health.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

LETHAL COPPER SULFATE MAKES IT GREENER




Most of greens were laced with copper sulphate and chemical dye which are lethal if consumed on a regular basis. High levels of chemical are used in vegetables sold in  markets. 

Thursday, August 6, 2015

ONE MORE TIME EXTENSION


                                          The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India has extended the time limit already granted upto 04.08.2015 for converting the existing licences obtained under various departments to Food Safety Licence/Registration for another six months i.e upto 04.02.2016.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

LABELING RULES TO BE TIGHTENED.


With rising concerns over health risks involved in consumption of packaged food, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India is in discussion with the government to tighten labeling rules and make it mandatory for companies to clearly mention the dates of manufacturing, best before use and expiry.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

THE NETWORK WAY



Now,  it's the turn of network marketing major Enterprises to withdraw its products from the market. The Nagpur bench of Bombay High Court on Wednesday directed Food Safety and Standard Authority of India (FSSAI) to go ahead with its action of recalling seven products.

Friday, June 19, 2015

PESTICIDES SPOIL SNACKS.


  After the 2 -minutes fiasco, domestic snack maker faces “refusal” of its fried namkeen and candies in the US. The US Food and Drug Administration has refused 90 batches of the company's products in the past five months, since January.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

NOT ONLY MANUFACTURERS BUT ALSO THE RETAILERS


The country's food regulator plans to soon put the onus on retailers to check for product approvals and could hold them responsible if they are found selling items that have not been approved by it. 

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

THIS IS DIFFERENT: DETERGENT IN DAIRY MILK!

                 Detergent in  Dairy Milk! Company Refutes Allegation. 

Two samples of milk produced by a mom named Dairy have been found to be substandard, and one of them contained detergent, a food official noted.

Friday, May 15, 2015

DISTRIBUTOR CONVICTED IN TRIAL COURT


The Judicial Magistrate No.IV, Tirunelveli has convicted the Distributor of Scented Betelnut for having distributed the Scented Betel-nut adulterated with saccharin. The case was filed by the then Food Inspector Thiru.Shunmugam of Tirunelveli Municipal Corporation. Previously the Food Inspector had lifted the Scented  Betelnut from one Muthu who was selling it in Railway Feeder Road, Tirunelveli Town. 

Sunday, May 10, 2015

COMPLAINTS ON QUALITY OF FOOD?


Complaints regarding any substance intended for human consumption can be sent to the Department of Safety and Drug Administration.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

WORLD HEALTH DAY- SAFE FOOD


The World Health Organisation(WHO) has  urged each nation in the South-East Asia region to make food safety a priority. It stated that over 700,000 children die in the South-East Asia region every year due to diarrhoea and several other diseases caused by the impure food and water.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

NO MORE JUNK FOODS IN SCHOOL CANTEENS



Accepting the draft guidelines for restriction on sale of junk food in and around schools, the Delhi High Court has asked the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) to create regulations and implement them within three months.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

ONE MORE EXTENSION!

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India Enforcement Division has issued an order dated:04.02.2015 extending the time limit to obtain Licence/Registration up to 4th August,2015.

Monday, January 26, 2015

CURBS ON ANTIBIOTIC IN POULTRY AND ANIMAL FEEDS.



The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India has issued a draft notification prohibiting the use of antibiotics as growth promoters in poultry and animal husbandry sectors as they render microbes resistant to life saving drugs.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

ANIMAL BONE HEAPS IN BISCUIT FACTORY.

It may be a little difficult to digest but nonetheless its true. The Food Safety Department recovered heaps of bones from a biscuit and rusk factory located in Katghar area of Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh, while conducting raid recently.