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8 02, 2016

Intake of fruits and vegetables low in Indians: survey

February 8th, 2016|Consumption, Food Safety, fruits and vegetables, Survey|0 Comments

Intake of fruits and vegetables low in Indians: survey Consumption of fruits and vegetables is abysmally low among middle-and high-income groups in urban India, according to a survey conducted by [...]

8 02, 2016

No quality check: Local food units put consumers in soup

February 8th, 2016|Consumers, Food Safety, Local food, Quality|0 Comments

No quality check: Local food units put consumers in soup DHENKANAL: Local food processing industries are minting money at the cost of lives of thousands of consumers in Dhenkanal district. As [...]

6 02, 2016

Flourescent probes for rapid detection of formaldehyde in food

February 6th, 2016|Detection, Flourescent probes, Food Safety, Formaldehyde|0 Comments

Flourescent probes for rapid detection of formaldehyde in food In recent years, formaldehyde has been discovered to be illegally used in food processing for bleaching and preservation purposes, arousing health [...]

6 02, 2016

Goverment says no decision on commercial cultivation of GM food

February 6th, 2016|Cultivation, Environment minister Prakash Javedkar, Food Safety, GM foods|0 Comments

Government says no decision on commercial cultivation of GM food India needs more data before deciding whether to permit commercial growing of its first genetically modified food crop, Environment Minister [...]

6 02, 2016

Banned, substandard spices being sold in valley

February 6th, 2016|Banned and substandard, Food Safety, Sale, Spices|0 Comments

Banned, substandard spices being sold in valley A major health hazard for common people cannot be ruled out in Kashmir valley as many traders have been found selling banned and [...]

5 02, 2016

Food biz owners conceal turnover to skip license

February 5th, 2016|Agra, Food Safety, FSDA, License|0 Comments

Food biz owners conceal turnover to skip license Agra: Food Safety Drug Administration (FSDA) officials have found during random checking that several food business operators have concealed their actual income [...]

5 02, 2016

Maharashtra government to appoint food commission in 3 months

February 5th, 2016|Food Safety, Food safety commission, Government, Maharashtra|0 Comments

Maharashtra government to appoint food commission in 3 months The Maharashtra government on Thursday told the Bombay High Court that it would constitute a Food Safety Commission within three months [...]

5 02, 2016

Fake licences: Punjab food and safety dept finds irregularities

February 5th, 2016|Fake licences, Food Safety, Irregularities, Punjab food and safety department|0 Comments

Fake licences: Punjab food and safety dept finds irregularities The Punjab food and safety department has found many irregularities in the inquiry into some of the food registration certificates and [...]

2 02, 2016

25 children fall ill after consuming mid day meal food

February 2nd, 2016|25 children, Food Safety, mid day meal food, sick|0 Comments

25 children fall ill after consuming mid day meal food Twenty-five children of a government school in Banjipali village under Khaprakhol block were taken ill after taking mid-day meal on [...]

2 02, 2016

Label trouble for jail food

February 2nd, 2016|Food Safety, food safety and standards act, Kannur central jail, Violation|0 Comments

Label trouble for jail food KANNUR: Even though the chappathis, vegetable and non-vegeterian dishes made by the Kannur Central Jail prisoners are much in demand, they have been cirulated in [...]

2 02, 2016

CBSE to schools: say no to high fat foods

February 2nd, 2016|CBSE, Food Safety, Healthy food, High fat food|0 Comments

CBSE to schools: say no to high fat foods In a recent circular issued to all affiliated schools across the country, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has asked [...]

1 02, 2016

KFC fined for sub-standard food items

February 1st, 2016|Fine, Food Safety, KFC, Sub standard food items|0 Comments

KFC fined for sub-standard food items Bareilly: A local court has slapped a fine of Rs 5 lakh on multi-national food joint KFC after ice cream and palm oil samples [...]

1 02, 2016

Weight gain linked to plastic from food containers

February 1st, 2016|Food containers, Food Safety, plastic, Weight gain|0 Comments

Weight gain linked to plastic from food containers Some plastic containers, in which foods are sold, cooked and stored, contain what is called plasticizers. These substances make plastic soft, flexible [...]

1 02, 2016

Another extension inevitable; just 6.8% complete license,registration

February 1st, 2016|Date extension, Food Safety, FSSAI Registration, License|0 Comments

Another extension inevitable; just 6.8% complete license, registration With the latest deadline - Feb 4, 2016 - a couple of days away and 6.8% (a minuscule rise from 6.2% at [...]

30 01, 2016

App to help reduce food waste

January 30th, 2016|Food keeper app, Food Safety, Food waste, USDA|0 Comments

App to help reduce food waste Food waste is a big problem when billions of pounds of food goes into the trash every year, and there are still 48 million [...]

30 01, 2016

How to safely transport pallet loads of perishable foods

January 30th, 2016|Consumers, Food Safety, Perishable foods, Transport|0 Comments

How to safely transport pallet loads of perishable foods When it comes to food safety, there is a long chain of custody for both raw and processed foods: farm to [...]

30 01, 2016

UT health dept to launch mobile food testing lab in February

January 30th, 2016|Adulteration, Food Safety, Mobile food testing labs, UT health department|0 Comments

UT health dept to launch mobile food testing lab in February With the UT health department all set to launch a mobile food testing laboratory in February, the city residents [...]

30 01, 2016

FSDA collects 5 samples from food stores

January 30th, 2016|Food Safety, FSDA, Meerut, Sample collection|0 Comments

FSDA collects 5 samples from food stores MEERUT: To check cases of food adulteration, a six-member team of the Food Safety and Drugs Administration (FSDA) raided two stores selling branded [...]

28 01, 2016

Punjab ranks 2nd in Food adulteration

January 28th, 2016|Food adulteration, Food Safety, Punjab, Unsafe|0 Comments

Punjab ranks 2nd in Food adulteration Punjab has earned the distinction of being the second state in the country to offer adulterated food. As per the Food Safety and Standards [...]

28 01, 2016

Food handlers and hygiene: how much do we know

January 28th, 2016|Food handlers, Food handling, Food Safety, Hygiene practices|0 Comments

Food handlers and hygiene: how much do we know To FEED must be a SACRED act, as what we eat eventually mingles with the GODLY soul in us all. There were [...]

28 01, 2016

New FSSAI rules bring welcome change

January 28th, 2016|Food business operators, FSSAI Product Approval, Proprietary foods, Supreme court|0 Comments

New FSSAI rules bring welcome change Last year, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) hit the headlines for being at loggerheads with the food industry. The ‘product [...]

27 01, 2016

Government may fortify food items to fight malnutrition

January 27th, 2016|Food fortification, Food Safety, Government, Malnutrition|0 Comments

Government may fortify food items to fight malnutrition A group of secretaries have proposed addition of minerals and vitamins to rice, wheat, edible oils, milk and other staple food items [...]

27 01, 2016

Food regulator tells state regulators to implement relaxed regulations

January 27th, 2016|Food Safety, Fssai, Notification, State food regulators|0 Comments

Food regulator tells state regulators to implement relaxed regulations New Delhi: In a bid to ease product approval system, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has asked [...]

27 01, 2016

60% shelf life must for food imports – FSSAI

January 27th, 2016|60% shelf life, Food imports and exports, Food Safety, Fssai|0 Comments

60% shelf life must for food imports - FSSAI After Union ministry for health and family welfare issuing notice to ease import-export norms for food and pharma industries, FSSAI (Food [...]

22 01, 2016

All states,except Tamilnadu to roll out food law by April

January 22nd, 2016|April 2016, Food Safety, National food security act (NFSA), Raw vilas paswan|0 Comments

All states,except Tamilnadu to roll out food law by April After more than one-and-a-half years delay, the countrywide roll-out of the National Food Security Act (NFSA) would be nearly achieved [...]

22 01, 2016

Ram vilas paswan favours lifting ban on khesari dal

January 22nd, 2016|Food Safety, Fssai, Khesari dal, Ram vilas paswan|0 Comments

Ram vilas paswan favours lifting ban on khesari dal NEW DELHI: Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan today favoured lifting the ban on Khesari dal if found fit for human consumption, [...]

22 01, 2016

FDI in food processing sector may go up by 25%

January 22nd, 2016|Food processing sector, Food Safety, Foreign direct investment (FDI), Harsimrat Kaur badal|0 Comments

FDI in food processing sector may go up by 25% Foreign direct investment in the food processing sector is likely to go up by at least 25 per cent as [...]

21 01, 2016

No food licenses for defence unit run canteens (URC)

January 21st, 2016|Food Safety, Fssai license, Ministry of defence, Unit run canteen|0 Comments

No food licenses for defence unit run canteens (URC) Following requests from the Ministry of Defence, Union health ministry has exempted unit run canteens (URC) from the purview of Food [...]

19 01, 2016

Case filed against supermarket for selling foods post expiry date

January 19th, 2016|Coimbatore, Expired products, Food Safety, Supermarket chain|0 Comments

Case filed against supermarket for selling foods post expiry date COIMBATORE: The food safety department has registered a case against a leading supermarket chain for selling goods which had passed [...]

19 01, 2016

New IFR study helps to identify food poisoning in raw foods

January 19th, 2016|Food poisoning, Food Safety, IFR study, Raw foods|0 Comments

New IFR study helps to identify food poisoning in raw foods The strain of food poisoning is so severe that even the slightest consumption of contaminated food can lead to [...]

19 01, 2016

ICMR panel clears unsafe Khesari dal banned in 1961

January 19th, 2016|Clears, Consumption, Food Safety, Indian council of medical research (ICMR)|0 Comments

ICMR panel clears unsafe Khesari dal banned in 1961 FIFTY-FIVE years after it was banned, a research panel headed by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has cleared the [...]

15 01, 2016

Govt asks food business operators of srinagar to register

January 15th, 2016|Food business operators, Food Safety, Registration, Srinagar|0 Comments

Govt asks food business operators of srinagar to register SRINAGAR, JANUARY 14: According to the Assistant Commissioner Food Safety Srinagar, all food business operators of district Srinagar are asked to [...]

15 01, 2016

Food regulator for stricter import norms

January 15th, 2016|Food importers, Food Safety, Fssai, norms|0 Comments

Food regulator for stricter import norms The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has listed stricter norms for licensing, documentation, packaging, labelling as well as suspension or cancellation [...]

15 01, 2016

Ensuring food from your garden is safe to eat

January 15th, 2016|Food Safety, Garden produce, Guidelines, Safe for consumption|0 Comments

Ensuring food from your garden is safe to eat Gardening delivers produce that is tastier, cheaper and safer than store-bought, right? Well, not necessarily safer. Food safety specialists recommend guarding [...]

14 01, 2016

SC seeks clarification from Mysore lab on maggi samples

January 14th, 2016|Food Safety, Maggi, Nestle, Supreme court|0 Comments

SC seeks clarification from Mysore lab on maggi samples New Delhi, Jan 13 : The Supreme Court today asked the government laboratory in Mysore to further clarify whether test reports [...]

14 01, 2016

Inspectors at mela seize substandard food products

January 14th, 2016|Ardh kumbh mela, Food Safety, Seize, sub standard food|0 Comments

Inspectors at mela seize substandard food products In a major catch, the special team deputed under Food Safety Commissioner for the Ardh Kumbh mela seized substandard food product and packaging [...]

14 01, 2016

Food MNC’s standards inconsistent

January 14th, 2016|Food MNC's, Food regulations, Food Safety, Lower standards|0 Comments

Food MNC's standards inconsistent Global food and beverage biggies seem to be applying lower or no standards, and less responsible practices in unregulated markets, like India, and may not be [...]

13 01, 2016

Workshop conducted for nursing students on food hygiene

January 13th, 2016|Food Safety, National dietetics day, Nursing students, Thane civil hospital|0 Comments

Workshop conducted for nursing students on food hygiene Thane: The Thane civil hospital organised a workshop for 38 nursing students on Monday to mark the third National Dietetics Day, which [...]

13 01, 2016

What food is in lunch box ? school to see

January 13th, 2016|CBSE circular, Food Safety, FSSAI guidelines, Lunch box|0 Comments

What food is in lunch box ? school to see Gurgaon: Following guidelines issued by the Food Safety and Standard Authority of India (FSSAI) on junk food in schools, CBSE [...]

13 01, 2016

Killer kebabs on sale in kashmir

January 13th, 2016|Food Safety, kebabs sale, Seize, Srinagar|0 Comments

Killer kebabs on sale in kashmir The Food Safety Department has seized nearly three quintal unsafe packaged Kebabs that have entered from unknown manufacturers in Kashmir and circulated in the [...]

12 01, 2016

Walkathon for safe, hygienic food at Jamshedpur

January 12th, 2016|Awareness, Food Safety, Hygienic food, Jamshedpur|0 Comments

Walkathon for safe, hygienic food at Jamshedpur In what was a first-of-its kind Walkathon held in the Steel City, people from walks of life — politicians, Superintendent Police (City), sporting [...]

12 01, 2016

Why your food might not be as safe as you think

January 12th, 2016|Food Safety, Imported food, Sea food, USDA|0 Comments

Why your food might not be as safe as you think Officials say they are but critics contend an enormous amount of U.S. foods are being imported from other countries, [...]

12 01, 2016

Regional brands gaining against bigger players in consumer goods

January 12th, 2016|Food Safety, Growth, Multinational brands, Regional brands|0 Comments

Regional brands gaining against bigger players in consumer goods NEW DELHI — When India opened its market to international brands in the 1990s, many people expected that only the strongest [...]

11 01, 2016

EFSA opens new data warehouse to public use

January 11th, 2016|Chemical contaminants, Data warehouse, EFSA, Food Safety|0 Comments

EFSA opens new data warehouse to public use The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has put data on chemical contaminants and food consumption, which it uses in its risk assessments, [...]

11 01, 2016

Seven highly effetive habits for home food safety

January 11th, 2016|Food Safety, Habits, Home, practices|0 Comments

Seven highly effetive habits for home food safety The things that we do over and over again without really thinking about them often become our habits. When it comes to [...]

11 01, 2016

The benefits of Blast freezers for food safety and business

January 11th, 2016|Blast freezer, Commercial refrigeration, Food business, Food Safety|0 Comments

The benefits of Blast freezers for food safety and business With the commercial refrigeration and freezer market expanding globally, it can be seen that many businesses are coming to understand [...]

8 01, 2016

Food safety dept collects Rs 2.18 crore fine from violators

January 8th, 2016|Fine, Food Safety, Noida, Violation|0 Comments

Food safety dept collects Rs 2.18 crore fine from violators District authorities have imposed fines to the tune of over Rs two crore this fiscal on sellers, manufacturers and suppliers [...]

8 01, 2016

FDA bans three toxic food packaging chemicals

January 8th, 2016|Ban, Food Safety, Three toxic food packaging materials, US FDA|0 Comments

FDA bans three toxic food packaging chemicals Yesterday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the publication of a final rule in the Federal Register that will ban three [...]

8 01, 2016

Now, women self help groups to provide food on trains

January 8th, 2016|e catering, Food Safety, Irctc, Women self help groups (SHGs)|0 Comments

Now, women self help groups to provide food on trains NEW DELHI: Passengers travelling in trains will now have the option of enjoying food prepared by some women self-help groups [...]

7 01, 2016

Tata trusts,Mars sign MOU to work on food safety in India

January 7th, 2016|Food Safety, Mars, Memorandum of understanding (MOU), Tata trusts|0 Comments

Tata trusts,Mars sign MOU to work on food safety in India Tata Trusts and leading global food manufacturer Mars Incorporated have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to work [...]

5 01, 2016

Food and Safety department fines Hindustan Coca-cola, other companies

January 5th, 2016|Fine, Food Safety, Hindustan coca cola, Sub standard items|0 Comments

Food and Safety department fines Hindustan Coca-cola, other companies Tightening noose on food companies selling sub standard and misbranded item, the Food Safety officials in Baramulla have imposed heavy fine on [...]

5 01, 2016

FIR registered against snapdeal for allegedly selling maggi during ban

January 5th, 2016|FIR, Food Safety, Maggi, Snapdeal|0 Comments

FIR registered against snapdeal for allegedly selling maggi during ban Jaipur: An FIR has been registered against the CEO and founder of an e-commerce major for allegedly selling popular Maggi [...]

5 01, 2016

Crackdown on sale of unlicensed sale of junk food

January 5th, 2016|Food Safety, Junk food, Sale, Unlicensed|0 Comments

Crackdown on sale of unlicensed sale of junk food Sale of crushed ice delicacies and drinks on the wayside and at beach tourism destinations in the city will be curbed [...]

4 01, 2016

Food and drug admin to issue notices to 25 city eateries

January 4th, 2016|Food and drug administartion (FDA), Food Safety, Kolhapur, Notices|0 Comments

Food and drug admin to issue notices to 25 city eateries The food and drugs administration (FDA) has decided to issue show cause notices to over 25 hotels and restaurants [...]

4 01, 2016

Patanjali noodles case neither delayed nor expedited: FSSAI

January 4th, 2016|Food Safety, Fssai, Patanjali ayurved, Patanjali noodles case|0 Comments

Patanjali noodles case neither delayed nor expedited: FSSAI Ruling out any special consideration being given to the Patanjali noodles case, food regulator FSSAI has said it will take a final [...]

4 01, 2016

Products with safe ingredients may not need food regulator’s approval

January 4th, 2016|Food processing industry, Fssai, Ingredients, Product approval|0 Comments

Products with safe ingredients may not need food regulator's approval NEW DELHI: India's food regulator may do away with product approvals if the ingredients used have already been cleared or [...]

2 01, 2016

Soylent: The liquid food replacement

January 2nd, 2016|Food Safety, Liquid food replacement, Rob rheinhart, soylent|0 Comments

Soylent: The liquid food replacement It was created by Rob Rheinhart with the goal to create the ultimate food. No, it wasn't designed to replace solid food. It was made [...]

2 01, 2016

Sarhad dairy awaits FSSAI approval to market camel milk

January 2nd, 2016|Camel milk, Food Safety, Fssai, Sarhad dairy|0 Comments

Sarhad dairy awaits FSSAI approval to market camel milk Three years after Sarhad Dairy in 2013 proposed to collect and market camel milk, the plan is still stuck with food-regulator [...]

2 01, 2016

Shelf life determination: The manufacturer’s challenge

January 2nd, 2016|Determination, Food manufacturers, Food Safety, Shelf life|0 Comments

Shelf life determination: The manufacturer's challenge Food manufacturers face many challenges in providing safe, quality food products in line with customer demands. Consumers expect to purchase high quality, fresh food. [...]

1 01, 2016

Kandaght lab to be upgraded: Minister

January 1st, 2016|Facility, Food Safety, Kandaghat lab, Upgradation|0 Comments

Kandaght lab to be upgraded: Minister In the light of the problems being faced in testing samples of various products of the Patanjali Yogpeeth Trust at the Kandaghat laboratory, the [...]

1 01, 2016

Food safety raid

January 1st, 2016|Eateries, Food Safety, Night time inspection, Thiruvananthapuram|0 Comments

Food safety raid Instructions have been given to all assistant food safety commissioners to intensify night-time inspections of eateries, the press note added. Fine imposed on eateriesFood Safety officials inspected [...]

1 01, 2016

Prototype biosensor to detect pesticides in food

January 1st, 2016|Food and environment, Food Safety, Pesticides, Prototype biosensors|0 Comments

Prototype biosensor to detect pesticides in food Researchers have built a prototype biosensor that could make it cheaper to detect a common class of toxic pesticides on food and in [...]

31 12, 2015

Food processing industry grows at 7.1%

December 31st, 2015|Food processing sector, Food Safety, Ministry of food processing industries, Schemes|0 Comments

Food processing industry grows at 7.1% The food processing sector has emerged as an important segment of the Indian economy in terms of its contribution to GDP, employment and investment. [...]

31 12, 2015

Paswan writes to commerce ministry to expedite pulses import

December 31st, 2015|Commerce minister, Food Safety, Pulses import, Ram vilas paswan|0 Comments

Paswan writes to commerce ministry to expedite pulses import Expecting a second consecutive year of low production which might lead to spurt in pulses prices, food minister Ramvilas Paswan on [...]

31 12, 2015

Adulterated red gram dal found in hospital canteen

December 31st, 2015|Food Safety, Keesari dal, Red gram dal, Seven hills hospital canteen|0 Comments

Adulterated red gram dal found in hospital canteen VISAKHAPATNAM: The food safety wing of Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation (GVMC) sealed a canteen at Seven Hills Hospital for serving adulterated red-gram [...]

30 12, 2015

KFC premix spices have MSG: FSDA

December 30th, 2015|Food Safety, KFC, Lead, Pre mix spices|0 Comments

KFC premix spices have MSG: FSDA AGRA: The pre-mixed spices used for preparing chicken items at Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) reportedly contain monosodium glutamate (MSG), says Agra's food safety and [...]

29 12, 2015

Only Expiry date for food items not best before: Paswan

December 29th, 2015|Best before date, Expiry date, Food Safety, Ram vilas paswan|0 Comments

Only Expiry date for food items not best before: Paswan Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said on Sunday that labels printed on food items should carry only “expiry date”, and [...]

29 12, 2015

Patanjali under scanner for desi ghee

December 29th, 2015|Baba Ramdev, Desi ghee, Food Safety, Patanjali products|0 Comments

Patanjali under scanner for desi ghee DEHRADUN: Food safety officials on Monday collected samples of cow milk's 'desi ghee' manufactured by Patanjali after allegations were levelled by locals in Haridwar [...]

29 12, 2015

Crackdown on artificial ripening of fruits

December 29th, 2015|Artificial ripening, Calcium carbide, Food Safety, Telangana state government|0 Comments

Crackdown on artificial ripening of fruits In a decision that could lead to disquiet among fruit traders and vendors, the State Government has decided to implement the provisions of Food [...]

28 12, 2015

FSDA collects samples of christmas goodies

December 28th, 2015|Anti adulteration drive, Food Safety, FSDA, Meerut|0 Comments

FSDA collects samples of christmas goodies To check sale of adulterated Christmas goodies, the Food Safety and Drugs Administration (FSDA) collected as many as nine samples such as cakes, pastries [...]

28 12, 2015

Govt orders testing of edible oils over cancer link

December 28th, 2015|Cancer, Edible oil, Food Safety, Srinagar|0 Comments

Govt orders testing of edible oils over cancer link The government has ordered state-wide testing of edible oils as reports suggest that top brands sell “substandard and adulterated” cooking oil [...]

28 12, 2015

Organic food finds its presence in Indian supermarkets

December 28th, 2015|Consumers, Food Safety, Indian supermarkets, Organic food|0 Comments

Organic food finds its presence in Indian supermarkets With growing awareness and health conscious Indian consumers, appetite for organic food has grown and found its presence in supermarkets. Though, available [...]

24 12, 2015

Special drive to monitor food safety during festivals

December 24th, 2015|Drive, Festive season, Food Safety, Kerala|0 Comments

Special drive to monitor food safety during festivals Baked items, especially cakes, prepared by several manufacturers for festivals such as Christmas are generally found to have a higher dose of [...]

24 12, 2015

Dangerous food dyes seized from Rajbagh food unit

December 24th, 2015|A K Foods, colour, Food Safety, Industrial dyes|0 Comments

Dangerous food dyes seized from Rajbagh food unit The Food Control Organization on Saturday confiscated “hazardous non-edible industrial dyes” from a food manufacturing unit—A K Foods—in Rajbagh area of Srinagar, [...]

24 12, 2015

Registration under food safety act yet to gather pace

December 24th, 2015|Food business operators, Food Safety, License, Registration|0 Comments

Registration under food safety act yet to gather pace With the revised deadline set by the Union government for the mandatory registration of food business operators (FBOs) under the Food [...]

23 12, 2015

Packaged food should carry expiry date:Consumer body

December 23rd, 2015|Expiry date, Food Safety, National consumer disputes redressal comission (NCDRC), Packaged foods|0 Comments

Packaged food should carry expiry date:Consumer body DELHI: The country's apex consumer commission is in favour of changing the labeling norm of packaged food items and also wants the labeling [...]

23 12, 2015

Drive launched to check safety standards of food sold in Mandya

December 23rd, 2015|Drive, Food Safety, Food standards, Mandya|0 Comments

Drive launched to check safety standards of food sold in Mandya In a welcome move by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), a drive was launched on [...]

23 12, 2015

FSSAI sets up panels to strengthen food regulatory mechanism

December 23rd, 2015|Food regulator mechanism, Food Safety, Fssai, Nine panels|0 Comments

FSSAI sets up panels to strengthen food regulatory mechanism NEW DELHI: Regulator FSSAI has set up nine new panels for expediting work relating to strengthen the food regulatory mechanism in [...]

21 12, 2015

National consumer day celebrations to be inaugurated

December 21st, 2015|22 nd December 2015, Department of consumer affairs, Food Safety, National consumer rights day|0 Comments

National consumer day celebrations to be inaugurated The Department of Consumer Affairs, Ministry of Consumer Affairs Food and Public Distribution, Government of India is celebrating the National Consumer Day 2015 [...]

21 12, 2015

FDA keeps a close eye over food industries

December 21st, 2015|Food and drug administartion (FDA), Food industries, Food Safety, Pune|0 Comments

FDA keeps a close eye over food industries Now to keep a close watch on food stuff like oil, milk, packaged foods and pulses, among other substances, the Food and [...]

21 12, 2015

Bangladesh energy drinks floods North east markets

December 21st, 2015|Bangladesh, Energy drinks, Food Safety, North east states|0 Comments

Bangladesh energy drinks floods North east markets Guwahati: Energy drinks of various brands from neighbouring Bangladesh, suspected to contain banned ingredients and illegally exported by traders from across the border, [...]

19 12, 2015

Food safety lab machines inaugurated

December 19th, 2015|Food Safety, Food testing, Machines, Thiruvananthapuram|0 Comments

Food safety lab machines inaugurated The government is taking steps to strengthen the laboratory facilities for checking for the presence of pesticides and other heavy metals and lead, in all [...]

18 12, 2015

Food regulator proposes tougher regulations for food importers

December 18th, 2015|Food importers, Food Safety, Fssai, Regulations|0 Comments

Food regulator proposes tougher regulations for food importers NEW DELHI: India's food regulator is proposing tougher regulations for food importers, as it seeks to address concerns about the entry of [...]

18 12, 2015

Govt takes steps to ensure quality food grains under PDS

December 18th, 2015|Food grains, Food Safety, Public distribution system, Quality|0 Comments

Govt takes steps to ensure quality food grains under PDS Government today said a number of steps have been taken to ensure supply and distribution of good quality food grains [...]

18 12, 2015

Indian spice may improve food safety, freshness

December 18th, 2015|Food Safety, Freshness, Shelf life, Turmeric|0 Comments

Indian spice may improve food safety, freshness CARBONDALE, Ill. – An Indian spice might hold the key to improving the shelf life of fresh produce and even in curbing E. [...]

17 12, 2015

Civil surgeon’s office issuing sham licences to food operators

December 17th, 2015|Civil surgeon, Food business operators, Food Safety, License|0 Comments

Civil surgeon's office issuing sham licences to food operators In gross violation of mandatory online facility started by the Punjab government in March last year, the Jalandhar civil surgeon’s office [...]

15 12, 2015

Toxic food colors, dyes risk public health in kashmir

December 15th, 2015|Dyes, Food colour, Food Safety, Srinagar|0 Comments

Toxic food colors, dyes risk public health in kashmir Increased use of unauthorized artificial food colors (AFCs) in Kashmir’s food industry is posing a serious threat to public health, with [...]

15 12, 2015

Excessive usage of chemicals found in ginger cultivation,processing

December 15th, 2015|Chemicals, Food Safety, Ginger processing, Karnataka|0 Comments

Excessive usage of chemicals found in ginger cultivation,processing Indiscriminate application of harmful chemicals to brighten the colour of ginger came to light during a raid by the officials of Food [...]

15 12, 2015

Walkathon sensitises vendors, consumers on food safety

December 15th, 2015|Food Safety, Kolkata, National association of street vendors of India (NASVI), Walkathon|0 Comments

Walkathon sensitises vendors,consumers on food safety Use of healthy fats and oils, home ground spices, clean water and other such useful tips were doled out to street food vendors at [...]

14 12, 2015

Food safety regulator issues notice to Ramdev’s Patanjali

December 14th, 2015|Baba Ramdev, Food Safety, Fssai, Patanjali ayurved|0 Comments

Food safety regulator issues notice to Ramdev's Patanjali Two ayurvedic firms including yoga guru Ramdev's Patanjali Ayurved Ltd have been served notice by the government for violating  food safety norms [...]

14 12, 2015

Allow government labs to test food products,FSSAI to SC

December 14th, 2015|Food Safety, Fssai, Government labs, Supreme court|0 Comments

Allow government labs to test food products, FSSAI to SC The Supreme Court on Friday sought response from Nestle and Maharashtra government on a plea by food regulator FSSAI plea seeking [...]

14 12, 2015

Silver foil on your sweet may be toxic aluminium

December 14th, 2015|Aluminium, Food Safety, Silver foil, Sweets|0 Comments

Silver foil on your sweet may be toxic aluminium Hyderabad: With Christmas and New Year festivities around the corner, people are going to indulge their sweet tooth and demand for [...]

11 12, 2015

Contaminated groundwater- Be alert

December 11th, 2015|Contamination, Food Safety, Gastrointestinal infection, Groundwater|0 Comments

Contaminated groundwater-Be alert Mythili G Nirvan, 40, en trepreneur and resi dent of Indiranagar, was down with a sudden bout of severe stomach pain and diarrhoea a few weeks ago. [...]

11 12, 2015

16 maggi samples to be tested at Chennai lab: NCDRC

December 11th, 2015|Food Safety, Maggi, NCDRC, Nestle|0 Comments

16 maggi samples to be tested at Chennai lab: NCDRC New Delhi: The apex consumer court in India on Thursday asked an expert inspection agency at Chennai to test 16 [...]

11 12, 2015

Now, Patanjali noodles under food safety scanner

December 11th, 2015|Food Safety, Haridwar food commmissioner office, Patanjali instant noodles, Uttarakhand government|0 Comments

Now, Patanjali noodles under food safety scanner DEHRADUN: After state food authority gave clearance to Maggi noodles in Uttarakhand on Wednesday, Ramdev's Patanjali noodles has come under the scanner of [...]

9 12, 2015

Hotels told to display MSG use

December 9th, 2015|Display, Food Safety, Hotels, MSG|0 Comments

Hotels told to display MSG use The Commissioner of Food Safety has issued orders that all hotels, restaurants, bakeries, and other eateries which use monosodium glutamate (MSG or ajinomotto) in [...]

9 12, 2015

Adelaide company releases world first food traceability app

December 9th, 2015|Adelaide, Food origin & safety, Food Safety, OZIRIS app|0 Comments

Adelaide company releases world first food traceability app The publically-listed Beston (ASX: BFC) says the OZIRIS app, together with its existing BRANDLOK anti-counterfeiting technology, is believed to be a world [...]

9 12, 2015

A potentially cheaper way to test pesticides

December 9th, 2015|Cheaper way, Detection, Food Safety, Pesticides|0 Comments

A potentially cheaper way to test pesticides Researchers have built a prototype biosensor that could make it cheaper to detect a common class of toxic pesticides on food and in [...]

8 12, 2015

Insects found in Patanjali instant noodles packet

December 8th, 2015|Food Safety, Insects, New Delhi, Patanjali instant noodles|0 Comments

Insects found in Patanjali instant noodles packet Just a month into the Indian market, Baba Ramdev’s Patanjali Noodles is falling deep in trouble as a customer in Haryana reportedly founds [...]

8 12, 2015

Climate change is a major risk to food security globally-USDA

December 8th, 2015|Climate change, Food Safety, Food security, Globally|0 Comments

Climate change is a major risk to food security globally-USDA The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has pegged climate change as a major risk to food security stating that it [...]

8 12, 2015

Every 5th food sample tested in India is adulterated

December 8th, 2015|Adulteration, Food Safety, Food samples, States|0 Comments

Every 5th food sample tested in India is adulterated One out of every five samples of food items tested by public food safety labs in the country has been found [...]

7 12, 2015

Poor quality & hygiene of street food causing infections:Doctors

December 7th, 2015|Children, Food Safety, Infection, Street food|0 Comments

Poor quality& hygiene of street food causing infections:Doctors Every Monday and Tuesday, Dr Prasad SM has children walking into his clinic with symptoms of diarrhoea. Most often, it's the roadside [...]

7 12, 2015

ITC foods sees growth in instant-noodles segment

December 7th, 2015|Food Safety, Fssai, Growth, ITC Yippee noodles|0 Comments

ITC foods sees growth in instant-noodles segment ITC is seeing a rapid revival in the instant-noodles category. The company’s Yippee Noodles was among the few in the market not to be [...]

7 12, 2015

How to Increase Your Children “Health Quotient”

December 7th, 2015|Children, Food Safety, Health quotient, Nutrition quotient|0 Comments

How to Increase Your Children "Health Quotient" How to Increase Your Child's "My child refuses to eat veggies and drink milk" is a common complaint faced by parents. With fast [...]

5 12, 2015

NHRC notice to FSSAI over reports on pesticides in food items

December 5th, 2015|Food Safety, Fssai, National human rights commission, Pesticides|0 Comments

NHRC notice to FSSAI over reports on pesticides in food items NEW DELHI: he National Human Rights Commission has issued notice to food regulator FSSAI over reports of pesticides being [...]

5 12, 2015

State food lab says it has no idea about samples taken from KFC

December 5th, 2015|Food Safety, Hyderabad, KFC food samples, State food laboratory|0 Comments

State food lab says it has no idea about samples taken from KFC HYDERABAD: Four months after the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) lifted food samples from Kentucky Fried Chicken [...]

5 12, 2015

2 years on,food business operators wait for registration certificates

December 5th, 2015|Food business operators, Food Safety, Food safety act|0 Comments

2 years on, food business operators wait for registration certificates The health department is under scanner for receiving fees from hundreds of food business operators working in the rural areas [...]

4 12, 2015

Government to relax food product approval system

December 4th, 2015|Easy, Government, Harsimrat Kaur badal|0 Comments

Government to relax food product approval system NEW DELHI: The government is taking steps to ease product approval system of food regulator FSSAI and working on a new mechanism where [...]

4 12, 2015

Make food safety a public health priority-WHO

December 4th, 2015|Food borne illness, Food Safety, Report, World health organisation|0 Comments

Make food safety a public health priority-WHO MUMBAI: WHO's first ever report on the estimated burden of foodborne disease shows that over 150 million people fall sick and 175000 die [...]

4 12, 2015

Shrimps free of antibiotics to help increasing exports

December 4th, 2015|Antibiotic free, Exports, Food Safety, Shrimps|0 Comments

Shrimps free of antibiotics to help increasing exports India has the potential to cross Rs.60,000 crore seafood export turnover by 2020. Shrimp farming can contribute about 70 to 75 per [...]

2 12, 2015

1750 crore proposal for FSSAI and state food regulators

December 2nd, 2015|1750 crores, Food Safety, Fssai, Government|0 Comments

1750 crore proposal for FSSAI and state food regulators Faced with criticism from industry over approval system for food products, the government is mulling a Rs 1,750-crore proposal to strengthen [...]

2 12, 2015

Selling white lie in the name of milk

December 2nd, 2015|Adulteration of milk, FDA, Food and drug administartion (FDA), Food Safety, Punjab government|0 Comments

Selling white lie in the name of milk It’s official that almost every second glass of milk is adulterated in Punjab. It is not just water which is being added to [...]

2 12, 2015

Check sale of unhygienic food-Mohali mayor

December 2nd, 2015|Food Safety, Mayor kulwanth singh, Mohali, Unhygienic food|0 Comments

Check sale of unhygienic food-Mohali mayor Though the Mohali Municipal Corporation has sought a check on the sale of substandard food by street vendors in the city, the Health Department [...]

1 12, 2015

Citizens walk for food safety awareness

December 1st, 2015|Awareness, Food Safety, Lucknow, Walkathon|0 Comments

Citizens walk for food safety awareness LUCKNOW: From Vartika Singh of Miss India fame to madrasa student Rafia, people from all spheres of society walked for the cause of raising [...]

1 12, 2015

Nestle resumes maggi production across India

December 1st, 2015|Food Safety, Maggi, Nestle, Production|0 Comments

Nestle resumes maggi production across India NEW DELHI -- Nestle India today said it has resumed production of Maggi noodles at all five facilities in India. Nestle, which relaunched Maggi noodles [...]

1 12, 2015

7 outlets found selling substandard, unhygienic food in Srinagar

December 1st, 2015|Adulteration, Food Safety, Seven food outlets, Srinagar|0 Comments

7 outlets found selling substandard, unhygienic food in Srinagar The Jammu and Kashmir government Monday imposed a fine of Rs 1.52 lakh on seven food outlets in summer capital for [...]

30 11, 2015

Banned kesari dal creeps back into NCR markets as prices roar

November 30th, 2015|Adulteration, Food Safety, Khesari dal, Sale|0 Comments

Banned Kesari Dal Creeps Back Into NCR Markets As Prices Roar Dal is not just costly, it may well be harmful. With the price of Arhar going beyond reach of [...]

30 11, 2015

FSDA’s scheme to get food item tested for Rs 1000 gets poor response

November 30th, 2015|1000 Rs per sample, Food Safety, FSDA testing, Meerut|0 Comments

FSDA's scheme to get food item tested for Rs 1000 gets poor response MEERUT: The Food Safety and Drugs Administration (FSDA) scheme by the state government that began in June [...]

30 11, 2015

Now, Uttar Pradesh lab finds Nestle’s Pasta Unsafe

November 30th, 2015|Food Safety, Nestle, Pasta, Uttar pradesh|0 Comments

Now, Uttar Pradesh lab finds Nestle's Pasta Unsafe MAU (UTTAR PRADESH): After Maggi noodles, Nestle's pasta has now landed in trouble as its samples, tested at a state-owned food testing [...]

27 11, 2015

Russia tightens control over turkish food imports

November 27th, 2015|Food imports, Food Safety, Russia, Turkey|0 Comments

Russia tightens control over turkish food imports MOSCOW: Russia said today that it would reinforce control over Turkish food imports citing frequent violations of safety standards, as tensions surged with [...]

27 11, 2015

IDMA worried over FSSAI bringing food product approval system

November 27th, 2015|FSS act, Fssai, IDMA, Product approval|0 Comments

IDMA worried over FSSAI bringing food product approval system Indian Drug Manufacturers Association today criticised FSSAI's attempts to bring back the 'food product approval system', saying the move is against [...]

27 11, 2015

Arsenic contamination on the rise

November 27th, 2015|Arsenic, Contamination, Food Safety, Rise|0 Comments

Arsenic contamination on the rise Arsenic contamination is spreading fast in 12 states and beyond, with around one lakh people already dead and the chemical entering the food chain through [...]

26 11, 2015

Indian Railways tie up with food panda and 70 odd food vendors

November 26th, 2015|Food panda, Food Safety, Indian railways, Irctc|0 Comments

Indian Railways tie up with food panda and 70 odd food vendors Food lovers travelling by Indian Railways trains have reason to rejoice. After incessant complaints over poor-quality food provided [...]

26 11, 2015

Food safety, samples tests low on health department agenda

November 26th, 2015|Batinda health department, Food Safety, Low concern, samples|0 Comments

Food safety, samples tests low on health department agenda The food safety seems to remain a low concern for the health department as the most of the districts in the [...]

26 11, 2015

Maggi noodles-Unending tests cannot go on says apex consumer court

November 26th, 2015|Apex consumer court, Food Safety, Maggi, Testing|0 Comments

Maggi noodles-Unending tests cannot go on says apex consumer court Maggi Noodles: Unending Tests Cannot Go On Says Apex Consumer CourtFollowing the Rs.640-crore class action suit filed by the government [...]

25 11, 2015

Research reveals safety issues on reusable plastic food containers

November 25th, 2015|Food Safety, Research, Reusable plastic containers, University of Arkansas|0 Comments

Research reveals safety issues on reusable plastic food containers New research from the Center for Food Safety at the University of Arkansas’ Department of Food Science shows that many hurdles [...]

25 11, 2015

Chocolate pills could make your heart happy

November 25th, 2015|Blood circulation, Chocolates, Flavanol, Food Safety|0 Comments

Chocolate pills could make your heart happy A new chocolate flavored pill could help you improve blood circulation and the quality of your heart. According to research conducted by Dusseldorf [...]

25 11, 2015

Iodised edible salt seized

November 25th, 2015|Food Safety, Food safety and drug administration, Salt, Tamilnadu|0 Comments

Iodised edible salt seized The District Food Safety Wing of the Tamil Nadu Food Safety and Drug Administration Department has seized two tonnes of preservation salt, packed as iodised edible [...]

24 11, 2015

FSSAI approves sweetener Stevia

November 24th, 2015|FSSAI Product Approval, Stevia, Sweetener, Use|0 Comments

FSSAI approves sweetener Stevia Four years after the scientific panel for food additives at the country's apex food regulator first recommended its usage, stevia, a natural sweetener, has finally received [...]

24 11, 2015

Microwave food safety

November 24th, 2015|Cooking, Food Safety, Microwave, Precautions|0 Comments

Microwave food safety Microwave ovens heat food unevenly, which means you should take extra precautions when cooking your next meal. Harmful bacteria can only be killed by proper cooking.There are [...]

24 11, 2015

Government to continue to pursue Rs 640 cr Nestle class action suit

November 24th, 2015|Food Safety, Government, Maggi, Nestle India|0 Comments

Government to continue to pursue Rs 640 cr Nestle class action suit Government will continue to pursue its Rs 640-crore class action suit filed in NCDRC against Nestle India, although [...]

24 11, 2015

Licenses issued late as tourism dept fails to inform food stall owners

November 24th, 2015|Food Safety, Food stalls, Fssai license, Sangai festival 2015|0 Comments

Licenses issued late as tourism dept fails to inform food stall owners Imphal, November 22 2015: Though it is necessary to hold license of Food Safety and Standard Authority of [...]

21 11, 2015

Food labels may be understating consumption of salt

November 21st, 2015|Consumption, Food labelling, Food Safety, Salt|0 Comments

Food labels may be understating consumption of salt   If you think your are making an informed choice by meticulously going through the ingredient labels on the back cover of [...]

20 11, 2015

Online tool to help businesses identify allergens on menus

November 20th, 2015|Allergens, Food Safety, Food safety authority of Ireland (FSAI), Online tool|0 Comments

Online tool to help businesses identify allergens on menus A new online tool will help some 22,000 food businesses in Ireland to identify and manage allergens on their menus.The website [...]

20 11, 2015

Uttarakhand goverment seeks clarification on maggi ban

November 20th, 2015|Ban, Food Safety, Maggi, Uttarakhand government|0 Comments

Uttarakhand goverment seeks clarification on maggi ban The Uttarakhand government has sought clarification from the Centre on the status of the ban imposed on the production and sale of Nestle's [...]

20 11, 2015

Will sort out patanjali noodles approval issue with FSSAI: Baba Ramdev

November 20th, 2015|Baba Ramdev, Fssai, FSSAI Product Approval, Patanjali atta noodles|0 Comments

Will sort out patanjali noodles approval issue with FSSAI: Baba Ramdev Amid questions over approval for newly-launched Patanjali noodles, yoga guru Baba Ramdev on Thursday said the company representatives will [...]

19 11, 2015

No approval for Patanjali instant noodles-FSSAI

November 19th, 2015|Fssai, FSSAI Registration, Patanjali atta noodles, Product approval|0 Comments

No approval for patanjali instant noodles-FSSAI The instant noodles brand launched by yoga teacher Ramdev has not obtained mandatory product approvals from the Food Safety and Regulatory Authority of India, [...]

18 11, 2015

Food wrapped in newspapers harmful, DFCO warns

November 18th, 2015|Drug and food control organisation (DFCO), Food Safety, News paper, Packaging|0 Comments

Food wrapped in newspapers harmful, DFCO warns Waking up from deep slumber, the Drug and Food Control Organization (DFCO) on Thursday warned people against taking food wrapped in newspapers, saying [...]

17 11, 2015

Novel foods, how safe are they?

November 17th, 2015|European union, Food Safety, Novel foods, Policy|0 Comments

Novel foods, how safe are they? The safety of new types of food products is a concern for Euronews viewer Sylvie in Lyon, France who asks: “as the European Union [...]

17 11, 2015

Your breakfast may give you cancer causing acrylamide

November 17th, 2015|Acrylamide, Cancer, Food Safety, Over cooking|0 Comments

Your breakfast may give you cancer causing acrylamide The food safety watchdog said in a new report that when overcooked, these tasty breakfast favorites may contain high amounts of acrylamide, [...]

17 11, 2015

FDA finalizes two major food safety rules

November 17th, 2015|Farm to table safety, Food Safety, Food safety modernisation act, US FDA|0 Comments

FDA finalizes two major food safety rules FDA on Friday finalized long-awaited rules that aim to prevent foodborne illness outbreaks by strengthening the agency's oversight of the country's produce and [...]

16 11, 2015

Maharashtra may challenge lifting of maggi ban

November 16th, 2015|Ban/ restrict, Food Safety, Maggi, Maharashtra|0 Comments

Maharashtra may challenge lifting of maggi ban Maharashtra is planning to move the Supreme Court to challenge the lifting of the ban on Nestle India's Maggi noodles, Food and Civil [...]

16 11, 2015

Fruits, vegetables and now it is adulteration of spices

November 16th, 2015|Adulteration, Food Safety, Hyderabad, Spices|0 Comments

Fruits, vegetables and now it is adulteration of spices HYDERABAD: First it was the fruits and now it is the vegetables and spices that are being under 'attack'. With the [...]

16 11, 2015

New technique to process food using heat and high pressure

November 16th, 2015|Food processing, Food Safety, High hydrostatic pressure in combination with temperature(HPT), High pressure processing|0 Comments

New technique to process food using heat and high pressure High pressure to preserve and sterilize some foods, prolonging their shelf life: this old method of food preservation is called [...]

12 11, 2015

How serving temperature affects your food

November 12th, 2015|Effect, Food Safety, Serving, Temperature|0 Comments

How serving temperature affects your food Most foodies like you prefer foods that are served hot. Of course, except for those foods that are best served when they are cold. [...]

12 11, 2015

Washing utensils between uses is important for safer produce

November 12th, 2015|Cross contamination, Food Safety, Utensils, Washing|0 Comments

Washing utensils between uses is important for safer produce Poor hygiene and improper food preparation can lead to foodborne illnesses at home. The first step of the government’s safe food [...]

12 11, 2015

Liquor chocolates under FSSAI scanner

November 12th, 2015|Food Safety, Fssai, Liquor chocolates|0 Comments

Liquor chocolates under FSSAI scanner Maggi may have returned to the market but Delhiites are in for another disappointment soon. Liquor chocolates, popular as Diwali gifts and otherwise, may soon [...]

10 11, 2015

Tonnes of rotten cashew kernels destroyed

November 10th, 2015|12.5 tonnes, Cashew, Food Safety, Rotten|0 Comments

Tonnes of rotten cashew kernels destroyed Trade union protest against mechanisation has resulted in 12.5 tonnes of cashew kernels, valued at Rs.1.5 crore, turning unfit for human consumption at a [...]

10 11, 2015

Nestle India launches Maggi noodles; Begins market rollout

November 10th, 2015|Comeback, Food Safety, Maggi, Nestle|0 Comments

Nestle India launches Maggi noodles; Begins market rollout Nearly five months ago the Food Safety and Drug Administration (FSDA) Lucknow found a few samples of Maggi Noodles to have lead [...]

10 11, 2015

FDA tests 27 samples of pasta, noodles, finds misbranding

November 10th, 2015|Food and drug administartion (FDA), Food labelling, Food Safety, Misbranding/labelling|0 Comments

FDA tests 27 samples of pasta, noodles, finds misbranding Latest laboratory tests on 27 samples of pasta and noodles variants of various brands, by the Maharashtra Food and Drug Administration [...]

7 11, 2015

Centre urged to reconsider decision to approve GM mustard

November 7th, 2015|Central government, Centre for genetic manipulation of crop plants (CGCMP), Food Safety, Genetically modified mustard|0 Comments

Centre urged to reconsider decision to approve GM mustard CHENNAI: PMK leader and former Union health minister Anbumani Ramadoss has urged the central government to reconsider its decision to approve [...]

7 11, 2015

FSDA raids sweet shops and milk dairies

November 7th, 2015|Food Safety, FSDA, Meerut|0 Comments

FSDA raids sweet shops and milk dairies Meerut: To check adulteration during the festive season, the Food Safety and Drugs Administration (FSDA) authorities raided restaurants, sweet shops and milk dairies [...]

7 11, 2015

After food products, now food testing labs are under FSSAI scrutiny

November 7th, 2015|Food Safety, Food testing labs, Fssai, National accreditation board for testing and calibration laboratories|0 Comments

After food products, now food testing labs are under FSSAI scrutiny As many as 24 food testing laboratories across India are running without notification with the Food Safety and Standards [...]

6 11, 2015

Maggi to return in few days; HC referred labs clear new samples

November 6th, 2015|Food Safety, Maggi, Nestle, Return|0 Comments

Maggi to return in few days; HC referred labs clear new samples New Delhi: Maggi instant noodles will be back on shop shelves in the country this month after a [...]

5 11, 2015

FDA intensifies surveillance to curb adulteration of sweets

November 5th, 2015|Adulteration of sweets, Food and drug administartion (FDA), Food Safety, Pune|0 Comments

FDA intensifies surveillance to curb adulteration of sweets PUNE: Be it excessive use of edible colours or pistachio substituted with coloured groundnut flakes, adulteration in sweets is always rampant in [...]

5 11, 2015

FSA launches food safety offences map

November 5th, 2015|Food Safety, Food standards agency (FSA), National database and map, Offences|0 Comments

FSA launches food safety offences map Food businesses that have been prosecuted for food safety offences can now expect to see their details flagged up on a new national database [...]

5 11, 2015

Do You Really Need to Let Food Cool Down Before Refrigerating?

November 5th, 2015|Food Safety, Refrigeration|0 Comments

Do You Really Need to Let Food Cool Down Before Refrigerating? Even if you reheat last night's dinner, it could be riskier than you thinkThe party is over. Everyone has [...]

4 11, 2015

25% food samples fails purity tests

November 4th, 2015|Adulteration, Food Safety, Milk and milk products, Sweets|0 Comments

25% food samples fails purity tests The festive season is upon us and this is the time when one hears of cases of adulterated sweets, food and other perishable edible [...]

3 11, 2015

Synthetic food colours pose health risk

November 3rd, 2015|Food Safety, Kerala, Survey, Synthetic colours|0 Comments

Synthetic food colours pose health risk Survey in north Kerala reveals need for more regulations-The sweetmeats inside the glass counter look tempting in their many hues but the colours that [...]

3 11, 2015

GM foods poses no danger to public

November 3rd, 2015|Consumers, Food Safety, Genetically modified foods, Labeling|0 Comments

GM foods poses no danger to public It’s been estimated that 70 to 80 percent of foods eaten in the United States contain ingredients that have been genetically modified.But labeling [...]

2 11, 2015

Is your refrigerator safe?

November 2nd, 2015|Bacteria, Food Safety, Refrigerator, Temperature|0 Comments

Is your refrigerator safe? Go 40 degrees or below for safe food. A home refrigerator in the safe temperature range is one of the most effective ways to reduce the [...]

2 11, 2015

One quintal impure Khoya burfi and milk cake seized

November 2nd, 2015|Food Safety, Health department, One quintal impure sweets, Seize|0 Comments

One quintal impure Khoya burfi and milk cake seized Acting against adulterated and unhealthy sweets, the Ludhiana health department seized one quintal sweets made from impure milk and ‘khoya’ from [...]

2 11, 2015

UP lab finds ITC’s Yipee noodles sub-standard

November 2nd, 2015|Food Safety, ITC Yippee noodles, Sub standard, Uttar pradesh|0 Comments

UP lab finds ITC's Yipee noodles sub-standard LUCKNOW: A state-owned lab in Uttar Pradesh has allegedly found ITC's Yipee noodles "sub-standard", a charge that the company vehemently denied. The firm [...]

30 10, 2015

Using reusable grocery or food bags and bins -Health Matters

October 30th, 2015|Cross contamination, Food Safety, Reusable grocery bags|0 Comments

Using reusable grocery or food bags and bins -Health Matters As an environmentally friendly choice, many Canadians are now shopping with reusable bins, plastic bags and cloth bags to reduce [...]

30 10, 2015

Junk food ban welcomed by schools

October 30th, 2015|Food Safety, Junk food, Schools, Welcome|0 Comments

Junk food ban welcomed by schools BHUBANESWAR: Schools in the city have welcomed Food Safety and Standards Authority of India's (FSSAI's) proposed guidelines to ban junk food and food with [...]

30 10, 2015

Mangalore couple finds worms in KFC Zinger Burger

October 30th, 2015|Food Safety, KFC, Worms, Zinger burger|0 Comments

Mangalore couple finds worms in KFC Zinger Burger The worst nightmare of this young couple came true when they ate half of a KFC Zinger burger infested with slimy wriggly [...]

29 10, 2015

Fresh samples of maggi noodles sent to labs

October 29th, 2015|Food Safety, Fresh samples, Lab testing, Maggi|0 Comments

Fresh samples of maggi noodles sent to labs Samples of freshly produced Maggi noodles, collected from Nestle India’s plant at Nanjangud near here, have been sent to accredited food laboratories [...]

29 10, 2015

Food samples collection begins

October 29th, 2015|Festive season, Food items, Food Safety, Sample collection|0 Comments

Food samples collection begins After fervently collecting samples of Maggi and other instant foods in July, the district Health Department has now begun collecting samples of food items and food [...]

29 10, 2015

Companies have to work together to cut down food safety scares: Mars

October 29th, 2015|Food Safety, Food safety scare, Global food safety center (GFSC), Mars|0 Comments

Companies have to work together to cut down food safety scares: Mars Listeria, E coli, adulterants and fungal toxins are all too common in food supplies around the world, sickening [...]

28 10, 2015

Nestle to resume maggi production

October 28th, 2015|Food Safety, Maggi, Nestle, Production|0 Comments

Nestle to resume maggi production NEW DELHI— Nestle SA said Tuesday it had resumed production of its instant noodles in India after fresh tests found them safe to eat, paving the [...]

28 10, 2015

Now its Larvae in milk powder from Nestle

October 28th, 2015|Food Safety, Larvae, Milk powder, Nestle|0 Comments

Now its Larvae in milk powder from Nestle New Delhi/Nagpur: While international giant Nestle might have been in a self congratulatory mode since Maggi noodles is about to get back [...]

28 10, 2015

Dubai food safety department launches colour coded inspection system

October 28th, 2015|Colour codes, Dubai, Food Safety, food safety department|Comments Off on Dubai food safety department launches colour coded inspection system

Dubai food safety department launches colour coded inspection system Diners in Dubai can now know the level of safety of the food on their plates from the colour of the [...]

27 10, 2015

FSDA launches drive against adulterated sweets in festive season

October 27th, 2015|Adulteration of sweets, Agra, Food Safety, FSDA|0 Comments

FSDA launches drive against adulterated sweets in festive season Agra: With the festive season in progress, cases of adulteration of food items are increasing. Keeping this in mind, the Food [...]

27 10, 2015

1 out of 4 school children obese due to junk food

October 27th, 2015|Food Safety, Junk food, Obesity, School children|0 Comments

1 out of 4 school children obese due to junk food CHENNAI: City doctors confirm something long suspected and worrisome. One out of four children today suffer from obesity. The [...]

27 10, 2015

Authorities clueless about FSSAI guidelines on junk food

October 27th, 2015|Food Safety, Guidelines, Junk food, Unaware|0 Comments

Authorities clueless about FSSAI guidelines on junk food In order to keep a tab on sale of junk food products and rising health problems among the schoolchildren, recently the Food [...]

23 10, 2015

Food companies selling products on safety plank

October 23rd, 2015|Awareness, Consumers, Food companies, Food Safety|0 Comments

Food companies selling products on safety plank NEW DELHI: Some food processing companies now brand their products as 'adulterant free' and 'toxic metal free', and work with farmers to ensure [...]

23 10, 2015

Sting exposes FSSAI officials giving nod to unsafe products for bribe

October 23rd, 2015|Bribe, Food Safety, Fssai, Unsafe products|0 Comments

Sting exposes FSSAI officials giving nod to unsafe products for bribe The India Today Television team requested Ramesh Chand, food inspector, FSSAI, Pilkhuwa, for help because their product had excessive [...]

23 10, 2015

Centre Mulls Rule on Printing Helpline Nos on Food Packets

October 23rd, 2015|Central government, Food labelling, Food Safety, Helpline numbers|0 Comments

Centre Mulls Rule on Printing Helpline Nos on Food Packets NEW DELHI: Four months after Maggi got bogged down in a credibility crisis, the government is mulling new rules mandating [...]

21 10, 2015

Kerala Gender Park to launch Food On Wheels to serve safe food

October 21st, 2015|Food on wheels, Food Safety, Gender park, Kerala government|0 Comments

Kerala Gender Park to launch Food On Wheels to serve safe food Streets in major cities of Kerala will soon be dotted with 'food trucks', providing healthy, hygienic and delicious [...]

21 10, 2015

CCFI moves HC against Kerala drive to restrict Tamil Nadu Vegetables

October 21st, 2015|Food Safety, Kerala government, Tamilnadu, Vegetables|0 Comments

CCFI moves HC against Kerala drive to restrict Tamil Nadu Vegetables Crop Care Federation of India (CCFI), which functions to protect the interest of pesticide manufacturers and users, has moved [...]

21 10, 2015

Karnataka, Gujarat lift ban on Maggi

October 21st, 2015|Food Safety, Gujarat, Karnataka, Lifts maggi ban|0 Comments

Karnataka, Gujarat lift ban on Maggi Five months after Maggi faced a countrywide ban, Nestle India’s instant noodle brand has staged a comeback in Karnataka and Gujarat.The move by the [...]

19 10, 2015

Over 70% food joints in Jharkhand are without food safety licence

October 19th, 2015|Food Safety, Food safety license, Jharkand, Jharkand food safety directorate|0 Comments

Over 70% food joints in Jharkhand are without food safety licence   Food safety officials say that in Ranchi alone just 10% of around 6,000 businesses have the licence and [...]

19 10, 2015

Food Regulator: Reduce sugar content in dairy whitener

October 19th, 2015|Dairy whitener, Food Safety, Fssai, Sugar|0 Comments

Food regulator: Reduce sugar content in dairy whitener With India being home to a huge population of diabetic patients, the food regulator has asked the industry to reduce sugar content [...]

19 10, 2015

FSSAI-mandatory to print cholesterol busters on food packaging

October 19th, 2015|Cholesterol, Food labelling, Food Safety, Fssai|0 Comments

FSSAI-mandatory to print cholesterol busters on food packaging CHENNAI: If you are one of those who pick and chose anti-cholesterol food products to cut that little extra fat, you better [...]

17 10, 2015

Maggi passes safety test

October 17th, 2015|Food Safety, Maggi, Nestle, Passed retesting|0 Comments

Maggi passes safety test Nestlé is set to resume manufacturing Maggi instant noodles in the country after three government-accredited laboratories found samples safe for human consumption.The laboratories nominated by the [...]

17 10, 2015

Europeans Recognize Responsibility to Prevent Food Waste

October 17th, 2015|Europeans, Food Safety, Food waste, Prevention|0 Comments

Europeans Recognize Responsibility to Prevent Food Waste Europeans Recognize Responsibility to Prevent Food WasteMajority of Europeans recognize they play a role in preventing food wastage, said results of the first [...]

17 10, 2015

CSPI sues FDA for failure to limit salt in food supply

October 17th, 2015|Centre for science in public interest (CSPI), FDA, Food Safety, Sued|0 Comments

CSPI sues FDA for failure to limit salt in food supply Soon New York will be America's first city to label foods with excess salt, but one large food-safety watchdog [...]

16 10, 2015

Consumer court: Government should retest Nestle maggi samples

October 16th, 2015|Food Safety, Maggi, Nestle, Retesting|0 Comments

Consumer court: Government should retest Nestle maggi samples New Delhi: Fresh trouble brews up for Nestle India with the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) permitting the government to go [...]

16 10, 2015

HC lifts ban on Nirapara brand curry powders

October 16th, 2015|Ban, Food Safety, Nirapara spices|0 Comments

HC lifts ban on Nirapara brand curry powders KOCHI: The Kerala high court on Tuesday lifted the ban imposed by food safety department on manufacture and sale of three 'Nirapara' [...]

16 10, 2015

Ban on Niyor water brand lifted

October 16th, 2015|Assam, Food Safety, Lifts ban, Niyor water brand|0 Comments

Ban on Niyor water brand lifted The Assam government through an order has withdrawn the ban on manufacture, storage, distribution and sale of Niyor Packaged Drinking Water in the State.After [...]

15 10, 2015

FSSAI to notify junk food guidelines for schools

October 15th, 2015|Food Safety, Food safety and standards authority of India (FSSAI), Guidelines, Junk food|0 Comments

FSSAI to notify junk food guidelines for schools The country's apex food regulator has put up draft guidelines on its website intended to monitor the consumption of junk food by [...]

15 10, 2015

Education session on safe food for healthy living

October 15th, 2015|Food Safety, JIPMER, Safe food for healthy living, Session|0 Comments

Education session on safe food for healthy living Around 300 participants, including college students, attended the 10th session of the Health Education for All public awareness campaign conducted by the [...]

15 10, 2015

Nanoproteins in food — good, bad or irrelevant?

October 15th, 2015|Food chain, Food Safety, Nanoproteins, Nanotechnology|0 Comments

Nanoproteins in food — good, bad or irrelevant? The debate concerning nanotechnology has echoed that of genetically engineered organisms and their introduction into the environment and the food chain.According to [...]

14 10, 2015

Kuttu atta under food dept scanner

October 14th, 2015|Adulteration, Food Safety, Food safety and drug administration, Kuttu atta (Buck wheat)|0 Comments

Kuttu atta under food dept scanner MEERUT: With the Navratra festival commencing on Tuesday, the Food Safety and Drug Administration (FSDA) is already on its toes to ensure that adulterated [...]

14 10, 2015

Rat in bread:Food safety department wants report from AIIMS

October 14th, 2015|All India Institute of Medical sciences, Bread, Food Safety, Rat|0 Comments

Rat in bread:Food safety department wants report from AIIMS Mail Today, in its special report, had on Monday reported a shocking incident in which a live rodent was found inside [...]

14 10, 2015

Food officials conduct raid at college

October 14th, 2015|College, Food Safety, Inspection, Raid|0 Comments

Food officials conduct raid at college CHENNAI: Following the alleged food poisoning incident reported at Quaid-e-Millath College, officials from the Tamil Nadu Food Safety Department carried out an inspection at [...]

13 10, 2015

Toxic Food is Violation of Rights

October 13th, 2015|Food Safety, Fssai, National human rights commission, Union ministry of food processing industries|0 Comments

Toxic Food is Violation of Rights NEW DELHI: Alarmed over the increase in the quantit­y of pesticides found in fruits and vegetables, the Nation­al Human Rights Commission, taking cognisance of [...]

12 10, 2015

Patanjali products to now sell at Big Bazaar, Easy Day outlets

October 12th, 2015|Food Safety, Future group, Patanjali atta noodles, Patanjali products|0 Comments

Patanjali products to now sell at Big Bazaar, Easy Day outlets Patanjali products will be available in all Future Group retail outlets in 240 cities. Future Group and Patanjali Ayurveda [...]

12 10, 2015

100 food streets to be adopted

October 12th, 2015|Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Food Safety, Food streets, Surakshit Khadya Abhiyan|0 Comments

100 food streets to be adopted An initiative by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and its partners aims to adopt 100 food streets across the country and sensitise 10,000 [...]

12 10, 2015

Creating awareness about food cooked in reused oil

October 12th, 2015|Awareness, Cooking, Food Safety, Reused oil|0 Comments

Creating awareness about food cooked in reused oil How many times have people suffered from abdominal pain, loose motion and bloating sensation after consuming fried items sold at roadside eateries?The [...]

9 10, 2015

Ready to manufacture sago as per Food Safety Department norms

October 9th, 2015|Food Safety, food safety department, Sago manufacturing|0 Comments

Ready to manufacture sago as per Food Safety Department norms The Attur Starch and Javvarisi Urparthiyalargal Munnetra Nala Sangam said that its members are ready to manufacture sago and starch [...]

9 10, 2015

Karnataka to retest maggi samples

October 9th, 2015|Food Safety, Karnataka, Maggi, Retest|0 Comments

Karnataka to retest maggi samples Though consumers have not complained against the popular instant food brand, the Consumer Affairs Ministry wants to check Maggi for food safety.Confused over varying test [...]

9 10, 2015

Insects as food and feed

October 9th, 2015|European food safety authority, Food and feed, Food Safety, Insects|0 Comments

Insects as food and feed Interest is growing in the potential benefits of using insects in food and animal feed, but what would be the risks from production, processing and [...]

8 10, 2015

Food Safety Officers seal NIT cafeteria

October 8th, 2015|Food Safety, food safety department, NIT Cafeteria Hazratbal, Seal|0 Comments

Food Safety Officers seal NIT cafeteria A team of Food Safety Officers of Drug and Food Control Organization headed by Assistant Commissioner, Food Safety, District Srinagar visited NIT Campus Hazratbal [...]

7 10, 2015

Food vendors on Kozhikode beach come under scanner

October 7th, 2015|Food Safety, Food safety officials, Food vendors, Kozhikode beach|0 Comments

Food vendors on Kozhikode beach come under scanner KOZHIKODE: After conducting a cleaning drive at the beach on the Gandhi Jayanthi with participation from the public, district administration is exploring [...]

6 10, 2015

Nasa set to grow vegtables in space

October 6th, 2015|Food Safety, NASA, Vegetables|0 Comments

Nasa set to grow vegtables in space   New York: You must have witnessed smart space farming by Hollywood actor Matt Damon in The Martian as he struggled to survive [...]

6 10, 2015

Wielding the magic wand against unhealthy foods

October 6th, 2015|Awareness, Food Safety, Harmful effects, Magic show|0 Comments

Wielding the magic wand against unhealthy foods The art of magic is increasingly being associated with awareness programmes. Magician Nath has been utilising the art in his crusades against various [...]

6 10, 2015

Drive against adulteration intensified in Punjab

October 6th, 2015|Adulteration, Drive, Food Safety, Punjab government|0 Comments

Drive against adulteration intensified in Punjab CHANDIGARH : The Punjab government launched a state wide drive to intensify the ongoing check on food adulteration and contaminated food items which were [...]

5 10, 2015

Safe food walkathon in Delhi

October 5th, 2015|Delhi, Food Safety, Safe food walkathon, Surakshit Khadya Abhiyan|0 Comments

Safe food walkathon in Delhi Hundreds of Delhiites stepped out of their homes early on Sunday for the cause of clean and hygienic food. Participating in the safe food walkathon, [...]

5 10, 2015

Mysuru to launch Swachh Street Food

October 5th, 2015|Food Safety, Mysuru, Mysuru city corporation (MCC), Swachh street food|0 Comments

Mysuru to launch Swachh Street Food Coinciding with the first anniversary of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, a new initiative of the Mysuru City Corporation (MCC) under the National Urban Livelihood Mission [...]

5 10, 2015

No staff, No tech at state’s four food safety labs

October 5th, 2015|Bengaluru, Food Safety, Government food testing labs|0 Comments

No staff, No tech at state's four food safety labs BENGALURU: The four regional government labs in Karnataka are ill-equipped and understaffed to test whether your food is safe.According to [...]

3 10, 2015

The myth on refreezing foods

October 3rd, 2015|Food Safety, Raw or cooked food, Refreezing, Thawed food|0 Comments

The myth on refreezing foods Any raw or cooked food that has been thawed can be refrozen as long as it was thawed right - in the refrigerator, not on [...]

3 10, 2015

Study Finds Smartphones Can Improve Food Safety Inspections

October 3rd, 2015|Food Safety, Food safety inspection, Research, Smartphone|0 Comments

Study Finds Smartphones Can Improve Food Safety Inspections Smartphones might be an important tool for food safety inspectors because of their inconspicuousness.Researchers at Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences have [...]

3 10, 2015

Mid-day Meals to be Tested by Labs Every Month

October 3rd, 2015|2015, Food Safety, Lab testing, Mid-day meals|0 Comments

Mid-day Meals to be Tested by Labs Every Month NEW DELHI: Mid-day meals provided to students at schools will be tested each month by accredited laboratories to ensure nutritional standards [...]