93% of milk safe for human consumption, antibiotic residue a cause of concern: FSSAI

The survey has shown that 12 out of 6,432 samples of milk were adulterated that render such milk unsafe for human consumption. The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) today released the full report of the ‘National Milk Safety and Quality Survey 2018.’ The survey results demolish the perception of large scale milk […]

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Soon restaurants will have to display hygiene ratings at their doorstep

A recent decision taken by the FSSAI will be beneficial for the people among us who like frequenting restaurants on the weekend or special occasions or even just to grab a bite. Many times, we have our reservations about the hygienic standards of certain eateries. But now, we may breathe a sigh of relief if […]

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Dr Harsh Vardhan inaugurates state-of-the-art National Food Laboratory of FSSAI

“We not only have to provide right food, but also ensure that there is strict implementation of laws and the compliance of standards to assure that citizens have safe and wholesome food,” stated Dr Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare. He was speaking at the inauguration of the first ever state-of-the-art National […]

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Soon, junk food with high-fat, salt, sugar content to have a ‘healthy message’

Unhealthy food choices are contributing to the rise of the obesity crisis among children. Mass awareness programmes are the need of the hour to educate the general public about the dangers that foods with a high-fat, salty and sugary foods pose to the health of children. Keeping this in mind, the formulated a regulation with […]

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Ban junk food advertisements near schools: FSSAI

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has proposed banning advertisements of unhealthy food in and around school premises in an attempt to promote safe and wholesome food among school children, its CEO Pawan Kumar Agarwal said on Thursday, June 13. With such a move, the regulator aims to promote wholesome and nutritious […]

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Eat Right, Eat Less, Eat at Right Time: Dr Harsh Vardhan’s advise on #WorldFoodSafetyDay

The Union health minister was addressing a function organized by Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) on first-ever World Food Safety Day in New Delhi on Friday, June 07. On this occasion, Minister of State for Health, Ashwini Choubey applauded FSSAI’s efforts of building an Eat Right India through peoples’ participation and highlighted […]

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10% of milk produced unsafe for consumption In India, reveals FSSAI survey

The survey, however, found slightly less than 10% samples had contaminants coming mainly from poor farm practices. This is by far the largest systematic survey of milk both in terms of sample size and numbers of parameters (4 quality parameters, 12 adulterants; and 4 contaminants – 93 antibiotic residues, 18 pesticides residues, Aflatoxin M1 and […]

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