FSSAI launches Food Safety and Standards (Labelling and Display) amendments

INDIA – The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has launched the Food Safety and Standards (Labelling and Display) First Amendment Regulations, 2022, which establish standards for product shelf life and nutritional information. The amendment stipulates that cholesterol content must only be disclosed for products containing fats of animal origin and when total fat content is greater than…

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FSSAI to kick off phase II of Eat Right Challenge for districts, rate Anganwadis

INDIA – India’s Food Safety Department is planning to commence the grading of rural child care centres (Anganwadis) on the basis of their food safety compliance. As part of the second phase of the “Eat Right Challenge,” four Anganwadis under each of the 14 food safety circles in the district will be chosen for the Food Safety and Standards Authority…

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FSSAI culminates nation-wide campaign against adulteration in edible oils

INDIA – The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has climaxed the nation-wide campaign against adulteration in edible oils, trans-fatty acids and sale of Multi Source Edible Oils without proper labelling. The fortnight long massive surveillance drive ended with the FSSAI having collected 4,431 surveillance samples of vegetable oils, multi-source edible oils, vanaspati (alternative to ghee) etc., across…

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Lucknow’s food safety officials gear up to launch food safety campaign

INDIA – The Food Safety and Drug Administration officials in Lucknow are gearing up to launch a campaign to maintain high standards of food safety and hygiene in the state capital, in a bid to secure the first position in the Eat Right Challenge -2 programme. For this, authorities will take stern action against food outlets, restaurants and hotels that…

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Nutritional value labelling for E-commerce food outlets to come into force next month

INDIA – E-commerce food business operators (FBOs) will from 1 July be required to list the nutritional values and food allergens of all items displayed on the menu. The apex food regulator directed both Swiggy and Zomato, who are both top food delivery companies, to upgrade the interface so that FBOs can add the nutritional information for each dish they…

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FSSAI issues final rule for vegan food

INDIA – The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has published the final rule for the Food Safety and Standards (Vegan Foods) Regulations, 2022, thereby specifying what constitutes vegan food, what kind of labelling/packaging will be required for it and the compliances for Food Business Operators. Last year in September, FSSAI drew up the draft regulations and publicized…

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Laboratory analysis finds Indian teas in auctions unfit for human consumption

INDIA – The Federation of All India Tea Traders Associations (FAITTA) has announced that analysis has shown that teas purchased through auctions are unfit for human consumption, as they are below standards. FAITTA has informed that they had engaged M/S Eurofins Analytical Services India Limited to test the teas purchased through auction sales by various buyers. When tested against the…

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FSSAI, Ministry of Ayush formulate standards for ‘Ayurveda Aahara’ category

INDIA – The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) in partnership with the Ministry of Ayush (MOA), has formulated regulations of safety and quality standards for food products under ‘Ayurveda Aahara’ category. According to the regulation, manufacturing and marketing of ‘Ayurveda Aahara’ products will now adhere to strict Food Safety and Standards (Ayurveda Aahara) Regulations, 2022 rules and…

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FSSAI revamps inspection rules for high-risk food categories

INDIA – The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has planned a revamp of inspection rules for food chains where it has labeled 8 categories of food as high-risk for which inspections will be mandatory. The high-risk categories include dairy products and analogues, meat and meat products including poultry, fish and fish products, eggs and egg products, foodstuffs…

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FSSAI seeks review of packaged still, mineral water licenses

INDIA – The Food Safety Standard Authority of India (FSSAI) has asked food commissioners of states and union territories to review the licenses granted to bottlers following mounting complaints about packaged still and mineral water being sold without Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) certification. BIS certification is mandatory on packaged water bottles. The regulator has published a new standard for…

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