Maha: Soon, restaurants to display a ‘calorie chart’ for patrons

The FDA has sent its final draft to the Maharashtra government through which restaurants will have to display the calorie content in its meals through a signboard or a menu card. Restaurants will be required to promote safe and healthy eating practices and help consumers in making informed choices through calorie information labelling

Maha: Soon, restaurants to display a ‘calorie chart’ for patronsSoon, the restaurants in Maharashtra will have to display a signboard mentioning the calorie content in food items The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Maharashtra has sent a final proposal of the draft to the government Sources say the government is expected to take a final decision in a month’s time. In the first phase, […]

Mumbai: FDA seizes e-cigarettes worth Rs 1 lakh

The buying and selling of e-cigarette is banned in Maharashtra. The FDA seized these e-cigarette products during their on-going campaign against electronic nicotine delivery system (ENDS) devices

Mumbai: FDA seizes e-cigarettes worth Rs 1 lakhIn May, this year, the state joined nearly a dozen other states in India to ban the electronic nicotine delivery system (ENDS) that include e-cigarettes, vape, e-hookah and heat-not-burn devices among others. The FDA had taken the decision keeping in mind the growing evidence that ENDS may be as harmful as conventional tobacco products and […]

Maha: FDA to hold meeting with principals to inform them about ‘Healthy Menu’ in school, college canteens

Food is the most critical component of every living being. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has formulated the standard guidelines to be followed by the school/college authorities to ensure availability of wholesome, nutritious, safe and hygienic food to the students of their school/college. In order to guide them, the FDA will be holding a meeting to help guide principals on how to implement the ‘nutritious food plan’

Maha: FDA to hold meeting with principals to inform them about ‘Healthy Menu’ in school, college canteensThe Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Maharashtra is conducting a workshop to educate schools on how a ‘Healthy Menu’ should be prepared in the canteen. The first-of-its-kind program in Maharashtra will be organised on July 18, in Thane. Principals of more than 100 schools and colleges will be participating in the workshop. Renowned chefs, nutritionist […]

8,100 persons convicted for food adulteration in the last three years, reveals govt data

Almost one-third of the food samples tested in 2018-19 were found adulterated or substandard, according to government data. Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu lead the list where nearly half of the samples failed the test. While 8,100 people were convicted for committing such offences

8,100 persons convicted for food adulteration in the last three years, reveals govt dataAdulterated food is a big menace in India. It is a known fact that food adulteration is hazardous for human life. As such kind of food can take a toll on the human body. The government takes various measure to curtail and curb food adulteration in the country. Milk and food products are among the […]

Chemists soon to go on strike over e-pharmacy issue?

The Chemist and Pharmacist associations are at loggerheads with the union government over the issue of e-pharmacy. In the past various chemist and pharmacist organisation have gone on strike in regards with the e-pharmacy issue. But the government has not paid heed to their demands. Now the All India and Druggist Association will soon be holding a meeting to decide whether they should go on an indefinite strike

Chemists soon to go on strike over e-pharmacy issue?The central government has prepared a law draft over e-pharmacy and is considering to bring it in for debate in the current Lok Sabha session. If this draft, becomes an act then it will legitimise and give e-pharmacist and equal footing when compared to other chemist shops. The All India Chemist and Druggist Association and […]

Chemical in soaps, toothpaste, hand sanitisers tied to osteoporosis risk among women

Women with high exposure to triclosan were more likely to have bone issues, with Chinese researchers associating the ingredient commonly used in consumer products with a twofold increase in the chance of developing bone density issues and osteoporosis

Chemical in soaps, toothpaste, hand sanitisers tied to osteoporosis risk among womenTriclosan, a chemical commonly added to a myriad of consumer products to kill bacteria, may be bad for women’s bones, a new study suggests. Women exposed to triclosan, may be more likely to develop osteoporosis than women who don’t have this exposure. Triclosan has been widely used for years as an antimicrobial agent in consumer […]

Mumbai: FDA destroys 19,000 kg of contaminated ice

During hot months, people tend to consume cold drinks/golas at the roadside shops. This can cause several health issues

Mumbai: FDA destroys 19,000 kg of contaminated iceIn in its campaign to find contaminated ice, which the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) carries out each summer, the FDA raided 39 places and destroyed around 19,000 kgs of contaminated ice. Since the last two months, the FDA had investigated these places. Consuming foods using contaminated ice can have hazardous consequences on the health […]

Follow guidelines or face strict action: Maha FDA to online food companies

The Maharashtra Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently held a meeting with several online food giants and fast-food chains. This meeting was crucial as many important issues including regulations and new guidelines were discussed at this meeting   

Follow guidelines or face strict action: Maha FDA to online food companiesMaharashtra FDA has issued guidelines for online food delivery companies. The FDA has directed all the online food delivery portals to adhere to these guidelines. A few days back, FDA officers held a meeting with online food giants to address the issues related to food safety. In September 2018, the Maharashtra Food and Drugs Administration […]

FDA to take action against chemist who sell medicines on homeopath doc prescription

The state government had granted permission for homoeopathy doctors to practice allopathy, but they are allowed to do so only if they have completed the six-month-long bridge course. But the bridge course has not started anywhere yet, and there isn’t a batch that has graduated from the bridge course

FDA to take action against chemist who sell medicines on homeopath doc prescriptionYet, homoeopathy doctors prescribe allopathy medicines. So far, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) used to conduct an investigation on the homoeopathy doctors if they would prescribe or stock allopathy medicines. But now, the person selling the medicine at the chemist will be investigated upon, if they are found guilty of selling allopathy medicines sold […]

Maha: FDA releases a healthy food menu for children, urges schools to implement it

Food is the most critical component of every living being. The good food habits and ‘Eating Right’ takes the individual in long way to build a Healthy Commune and Society, by reducing the syndromes of foodborne diseases also by controlling under-nutrition epidemic, obesity incidences and non-communicable diseases

Maha: FDA releases a healthy food menu for children, urges schools to implement itBased on the guidelines, which are prepared by an expert group constituted by FSSAI under the direction of the Delhi High Court against the Writ petition, FDA Maharashtra Department has formulated the standard guidelines to be followed by the school/college authorities to ensure availability of wholesome, nutritious, safe and hygienic food to the students of […]
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