Petitions by EU citizens at the European Parliament called for a ban on the herbicide glyphosate, sold by Monsanto, with a focus on more of a transparent scientific evaluation of pesticides and reduction in their use. Continue reading
After research and studies indicated that India’s poultry and meat products were unhealthy because of the high use of antibiotics, the health ministry has finally proposed to limit the maximum amount of antibiotics that can be used in meat and meat products to ensure that antibiotic residue in food from animals does not threaten human health. Continue reading
India’s food safety watchdog FSSAI asked companies to put in place a proper plan to recall food products from markets when found unsafe and also inform the authority about the same.
It has issued detailed guidelines on recall of food products and said that the purpose is to help food business operators (FBOs) to frame a proper recall plan and implement them when the situation arose. Continue reading
DG of Health Services(DGHS) Mr. Jagdish Prasad has demanded that all small and big fast food chains in India stop using antibiotics in chicken and other food products. Continue reading
India’s food regulator, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), launched an “Indian Organic Integrity Data Base”, to help consumers verify the authenticity of organic food. It has introduced a common logo for “organic foods” with the tagline ‘Jaivik Bharat’. Continue reading