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 […]

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

Soon canteens at all government and civic-run hospitals will undergo a comprehensive audit. Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis informed the legislative assembly on June 20. This has been ordered by state government. The audit aims to find out whether the canteens are preparing the food according to the norms laid down by the FSSAI

Food safety audits to soon be carried out in canteens of state and civic-run hospitalsWhen 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 […]

Ban junk food advertisements near schools: FSSAI

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) is looking to put curbs on advertisement or promotion of unhealthy food not only inside school premises but also in the vicinity of schools

Ban junk food advertisements near schools: FSSAIThe 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 […]

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

Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan has urged the people to adopt healthy and balanced food habits.  He also stressed the need to check the food waste in the country

Eat Right, Eat Less, Eat at Right Time: Dr Harsh Vardhan’s advise on #WorldFoodSafetyDayThe 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 […]

Noon assembly in schools, an effective way to address Vitamin D deficiencies  

Project Dhoop seeks to promote sunlight as a natural source of Vitamin D for children. Schools urged to shift ‘morning assembly’ to ‘noon assembly’ - the best time for students to soak in sunlight for natural absorption for Vitamin D

Noon assembly in schools, an effective way to address Vitamin D deficiencies  In order to address rising incidence of Vitamin ‘D’ Deficiencies (VDD), particularly amongst the young people, FSSAI has launched a unique initiative, ‘Project Dhoop’ in association with NCERT, NDMC and North MCD Schools. Supported by Kwality and conceptualised by McCann Health, Project Dhoop is a unique initiative that urges schools to shift their morning assembly […]

FSSAI cracks down on artificial ripening of fruits

Every year, we see people throng the markets to buy summer fruits like mangoes and watermelons. People gorging on watermelons at fruit stalls are a common site at fruit stalls. Come April-May, the markets are flooded with different varieties of mangoes

FSSAI cracks down on artificial ripening of fruitsHave you stopped for a moment and thought about the ripening process of these fruits. Whether they are natural or artificially ripened?  This year, you need not to worry as the FSSAI is by your side watching out for your health. All states and union territories are directed by Food Safety and Standards Authority of […]

Now eat pani-puri, pav bhaji without second thoughts at Mumbai’s Chowpatty

According to the state-run Food and Drug Administration (FDA) survey, the food cooked at Girgaum and Juhu Chowpatty is safe to eat as stall owners comply with the food safety guidelines and maintain good sanitation and hygiene

Now eat pani-puri, pav bhaji without second thoughts at Mumbai’s ChowpattyWhen you first think about Mumbai’s beaches at Girgaum and Juhu you think about pani-puris, chaats and pav bhaji’s. These places are beloved tourist attractions in Mumbai. And now the tourist and people visiting these places need not fear for their health. As the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of Maharashtra has ensured that utmost […]

FSSAI directs food operators to report reuse and disposal of cooking oil

According to the latest circular by FSSAI, all food business operators whose consumption of edible oil for frying is more than 50 litres per day are liable to maintain the records and dispose of used cooking oil to agencies authorized by FSSAI from time to time

FSSAI directs food operators to report reuse and disposal of cooking oilHotels, restaurants, and road-side eateries will now have to maintain a detailed log of the use of oil for the frying purpose. With an aim to curb the reuse of cooking oil multiple times, the Food Safety and Standard Authority of India (FSSAI) has issued these directives. From March 01 onwards, food joints, hotels those […]
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