TV ads and childhood obesity interlinked

FSSAI to form panel to scrutinise advertisement claims

In a first-of-its-kind move, the union government will set up a committee to scrutinise and regulate product-feature claims made in advertisements. The committee will be evaluating nutrition, dietary and non-addition claims. Non-addition claims refer to disclaimers of sugar, fat content, etc. on products. While speaking to the press, Pawan Agarwal, CEO, FSSAI, stated, “The committee […]

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#NationalMilkDay: FSSAI to launch ‘verified milk vendors scheme’ to provide clean milk practices

Training would be imparted on clean milk practices with periodic sampling and testing of their milk. The hot spot areas identified would help stringent enforcement/surveillance activities. Food Safety Mitras will also be given a mandate to facilitate registration of these vendors at a very nominal cost. A dedicated portal will be created to facilitate these […]

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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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FSSAI expresses displeasure over misleading ads, violators to face fines up to Rs 10 lakh

  A recent full-page advertisement by McDonald’s in newspapers said, “Stuck with Ghiya-Tori Again? Make the 1+1 Combo you love.” The Central licensing authority and FSSAI’s designated officer at New Delhi and Mumbai took cognisance of this and issued show-cause notices for contravening the provisions of Food Safety and Standards (Advertising and Claims) Regulations, 2018 […]

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

Traditional/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 […]

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

In 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, […]

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#WorldFoodDay: Dr Harsh Vardhan launches Food Safety Mitra (FSM) scheme

The theme for this day was ‘Healthy Diets for a Zero Hunger World.’ “By motivating key players in the system who can reach out to people at large, we can reach out to each and every individual. We have to include every section of the society so that Eat Right India becomes a countrywide movement,” […]

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

The 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 […]

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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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