The Maharashtra Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is seeking the opinion of the state’s law and judiciary department on the legal provisions that can be invoked to impose a ban on electronic cigarettes. This step was taken as FDA was not able to classify E-cigarettes as either a ‘drug’ or a ‘food’ through which it can enforce such a ban. Continue reading
Dietary Acrylamide is a food contaminant which poses a health threat to millions of people around the world. It is present in thousands of food and beverage products consumed all over the world. In fact, everyone who eats cooked or manufactured food consumes acrylamide on a regular basis.
Classified As Carcinogenic By WHO
Acrylamide is classified by the World Health Organization (WHO) to be “probably carcinogenic” to humans. It is also known to be mutagenic, neurotoxic and genotoxic. Studies show that it presents a health risk to babies and children. Acrylamide in foods consumed by pregnant women may cause a reduction in their baby’s birth weight and head circumference. Continue reading
In a first for Food safety in India, India’s first mobile food testing laboratory, which will enable on-the-spot food safety tests to be conducted in Goa, will be launched by Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar. Continue reading
This programme is based on the framework of the Food Safety Authority of Maharashtra and FSSAI’s “Clean Street Food” campaign, and was inaugurated by Dr Pallavi Darade, Food Safety Commissioner of Maharashtra. Continue reading
Mega food brand Nestle India said that it’s popular noodle brand, Maggi, is compliant with all the food safety guidelines prescribed by the FSSAI. Nestle also stressed that it does not add any ash to its popular brand of noodles. Continue reading