Did you know that your mithai also has an expiry date? Read on to know more

According to a guidance note on traditional Indian milk products released by Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), the shelf life of Indian sweets depends on the kind of ingredients used in them. It is the responsibility of packaged food manufacturers to clearly mention the date of manufacturing and ‘best before’ or ‘use by’ date on the labels

Did you know that your mithai also has an expiry date? Read on to know moreTraditional/indigenous dairy products such as khoa, chhana, paneer and khoa/chhana based sweets have been produced and marketed in India for centuries. The manufacture and trading of these products is largely confined to Halwais. But many a times, we find that the information regarding the expiry dates are not displayed on the box of sweets. In […]

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

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 adulteration in the country. Amongst the top three states with highest levels of antibiotics residues are Madhya Pradesh (23 out of 335 samples), Maharashtra (9 out of 678 samples) and Uttar Pradesh (8 out of 729 samples)

93% of milk safe for human consumption, antibiotic residue a cause of concern: FSSAIThe 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 […]

#WorldFoodDay: Here’s why Virat Kohli advises you to avoid reuse of cooking oil

On the occasion of World Food Day and in keeping the momentum of Eat Right India going forward, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) under the guidance of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare launched a film on Repurpose Used Cooking Oil (RUCO)

#WorldFoodDay: Here’s why Virat Kohli advises you to avoid reuse of cooking oilIn the video, India’s star batsman Virat Kohli advises to avoid reusing cooking oil as it can have adverse effects on our health and environment. “If you are frying food in the same oil repeatedly stop! This is dangerous for your health,” informs Virat. Reports have related these compounds to several diseases such as hypertension, […]

FSSAI to bring in regulation limiting trans-fats with help of FSSR amendment

The country’s food regulator had issued a draft notification saying that from January 1, 2022, the limit of trans-fats in the food products shall not be more than two per cent

FSSAI to bring in regulation limiting trans-fats with help of FSSR amendmentThe Food Safety and Standards Authority of India, in order to strengthen its fight against trans-fats and limiting its percentage in food products, has decided to put forth a regulation through an amendment in the Food Safety and Standards (Prohibition and Restriction on Sales) Regulations, 2019. Earlier, this was a voluntary provision, but with the […]

Soon restaurants will have to display hygiene ratings at their doorstep

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) will soon require restaurants and hotels to display hygiene ratings on their doors. There will also be food supervisors to check the safety of what is served, for which the regulator intends to train around 170,000 people

Soon restaurants will have to display hygiene ratings at their doorstepA 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 […]

Food donation: FSSAI frames law to ensure its promotion

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has started an initiative called ‘Save Food Share Food Share Joy’ to create a food recovery ecosystem. This initiative aims to bridge the gap between food companies, surplus food distribution agencies and beneficiaries

Food donation: FSSAI frames law to ensure its promotionThese 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 […]

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

The Union Health Minister also laid the foundation stone of the FSSAI Tower along with the Minister of State (HFW), Ashwini Kumar Choubey. At the function, Dr Harsh Vardhan released a report “Food Laboratories in India: a Meta Study” and awarded Certificate of Recognition to 13 National Reference Laboratories

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 […]

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

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has drafted a notification with provision of front-of-packaging labelling of high-fat, salty and sugar foods. The draft has been notified for public comments on July 2. This was stated by Ashwini Kumar Choubey, Minister of State (Health and Family Welfare) in a written reply in the Lok Sabha on Friday, July 12

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 […]

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 […]
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