10 states perform poorly on food safety in India, states FSSAI survey

Ten States that have performed poorly include Chattisgarh, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Assam, Jharkhand, Odisha, Rajasthan, West Bengal, Telangana, and Uttarakhand. Many of the poorly performing States have not been able to put in place full-time officers for food safety and do not have proper food testing laboratories despite the food safety law coming into force […]

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Healthy Maharashtra: ‘Make people aware of the importance of abiding by laws’

India is a young nation, and the youth are the building blocks of the country. They contribute to the nation’s strength, development and play a pivotal role in nation-building. Stronger the youth, more prosperous is the nation. Healthy youth can build a healthy nation. And, to build a Healthy Maharashtra, we need to focus on […]

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What is fried rice syndrome? Here’s what you need to know about it

An estimated 63,000 cases of food poisoning caused by B. cereus occur each year within the U.S., according to a 2019 article published in the journal Frontiers in Microbiology. However, the vast majority of cases go unreported, because the symptoms are generally mild and subside on their own with rest and hydration. Leftover fried rice […]

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Including red raspberries in the diet can help people with pre-diabetes

The study, published in obesity, investigated the effects of red raspberries in a group of people at-risk for diabetes who were overweight or obese and presented with prediabetes and insulin resistance. A metabolically healthy control group was also included in the study for reference. Using a randomised, controlled, acute study design, 32 adults between the […]

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Food donation: FSSAI frames law to ensure its promotion

These regulations aim to establish a uniform national regulation to protect organisations and individuals when they decide to donate food in good faith. This law has been framed by the food regulator to promote food donation by businesses and reduce wastage of good food. “Food Authority has come up with the Food Safety and Standards […]

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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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Hospitals charging money from patients under PM-JAY to face stern action

Food safety audits to soon be carried out in canteens of state and civic-run hospitals

When a person is admitted to a hospital, they and their relatives are tensed and have various thoughts in their minds. But do they ever pay attention to the food being served at the hospital? Now keeping the patient’s health and safety in mind, the state government has decided to launch an audit to inspect […]

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

Maharashtra 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 […]

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