The Delhi High Court asked the FSSAI, which is under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, to consider the plea of Prince Singhal, Activist, road safety expert and founder of Community Against Drunken Driving (CADD) to put pictorial warnings along with a clear and direct warning against drinking and driving on every alcohol bottle, whether Indian or Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL). Continue reading
The Commissioner of Food Safety in Kerala has issued an order prohibiting the storage, distribution, and sale of food packed in printed packaging including newspapers. This order says that this kind of wrapping may cause slow poisoning due to the chemical and microbiological contamination. Continue reading
The RO Chilled Water Manufacturers Association is seeking the judiciary’s help in challenging the Foods and Drugs Administration’s (FDA) action of stopping them from selling their products without Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) certification. Continue reading
India’s food safety watchdog FSSAI is planning to label genetically modified (GM) foods, which do not exist in India as of now. This move follows the decision of India’s apex regulator for GM foods, the Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC), approving India’s first transgenic food crop GM Mustard for commercial cultivation last month. The environment ministry will of course take the final call. Continue reading
In order to ensure the quality of organic food products, the FSSAI has come up with new ways to make sure that these food items are really organic.
Organic foods will have to follow the regulations under the National Programme for Organic Production(NPOP) of the Government, or the Participatory Guarantee System for India (PGS-India) under the Agriculture Ministry. Continue reading