The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) demanded that the Food Safety and Standards (Labelling and Display) Regulations, 2018 be more effective and stringent after the FSSAI released the draft regulations for comments. Among its recommendations are compulsory labelling of salt, and introduction of front-of-pack labelling. CSE submitted these recommendations to the FSSAI to ensure a proper labelling framework in India.
The FSSAI has revealed its plans to lower the levels of trans-fatty acids (TFA) in edible oils and vanaspati to 2% from present level of 5% by 2022. This decision was taken by FSSAI post a meeting with vanaspati and edible oil manufacturers, public health experts and other stakeholders as well. Continue reading
With popular cookery shows promoting the use of liquid nitrogen as safe in preparing food, recent reports are saying that it could be a health hazard, causing the Kerala food safety department to issue an order banning its use in food products. Continue reading
The rotten meat case that received nation-wide attention, and put many residents of Kolkata off of meat, has now reached the Kolkata High Court. Continue reading
India’s food safety regulator, the FSSAI, has proposed placing a ban on advertisements of food products containing high levels of fat, sugar and, salt, which are targeted at children. Continue reading