According Data shared by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, only eight samples of milk from Delhi were analysed in the last three years and of these, one was found to be adulterated. However, no penalties were imposed. Continue reading
FSSAI’s food safety draft proposals have been put out in the public domain for feedback before they are notified. The proposals, called the Food Safety and Standards (Safe and Wholesome Food for School Children) Regulations 2018, seek to prescribe standards for food items sold or supplied in school messes, kitchens, eateries run by food business operators, and even vending machines. Continue reading
The Bombay High Court asked the state government to file an affidavit to explain what mechanism they have set up to check adulteration in fruits and vegetables in the state. It also added that the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is responsible for checking the kind of food being served in the city. Continue reading
In 2013, the FSSAI allowed a company, Pushpam Foods and Beverages, to sell an energy drink called Restless Ginseng. It was later revealed by scientists at the food safety authority that caffeine and ginseng, the two key ingredients in Restless Ginseng, make for a dangerous cocktail that could increase heart rate and blood pressure. Continue reading
The Bombay High Court has asked the Maharashtra Government to file a reply to a PIL challenging the prevention of people from carrying outside food into movie theatres and multiplexes all over Maharashtra.
It asked the Government to clarify the need to keep all their food items outside and force them to purchase food from theatres, when the movie hall security guards frisk the public entering cinema halls and check their bags. Continue reading