FSSAI intensifies surveillance to curb adulteration during festive season in Delhi-NCR

The manufacturing and trading of traditional dairy products like paneer-based sweets is largely confined to Halwais in India. Such dairy products are more susceptible to adulteration during festival season particularly due to mismatch in demand and supply, the regulator said.

Deficiency leads to congenital spinal deformity: Parents, doctors’ group campaign as FSSAI cuts folic acid fortification

In 2016, the FSSAI laid down fortification standards for wheat, maida, oil, salt, milk and rice as per WHO guidelines. But in 2018, the FSSAI revised them considerably reducing folic acid, iron and vitamin B12 in wheat, maida and rice.


FSSAI proposes ban on junk food advertisements in and around schools

About three years ago, the High Court had asked us to come out with regulation on healthy diets for school children. We have been struggling to put that regulation together. Because if you have to make a law, it has to be implemented,

FSSAI proposes ban on junk food advertisements in and around schools

The FSSAI has prepared a draft regulation on availability of safe, wholesome and nutritious food in schools and the same has been sent to the health ministry for approval, he added.

FSSAI internships: Freshers, students can apply before April 22

FSSAI internship: The application process has begun and will conclude on April 14, 2019. The announcement of shortlisted candidates will take place on April 22, 2019. Internships will be provided in Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata and freshers can apply too.

FSSAI recruitment 2019: Apply for 275 posts for freshers, check details

FSSAI recruitment 2019: The application process will begin from March 26, 2019 and will conclude on April 14, 2019.


FSSAI to do away with trans fats, to align with WHO goals by 2023

Civil society representatives and consumer activists have favored the policy amendment as a notable milestone towards aligning Indian’s regulation of ‘trans fats’ with World Health Organisation’s (WHO) call for global elimination of industrially-produced trans fats by 2023.

Shortage of doctors inescapable: FSSAI chief

Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel, who also spoke at the same event, acknowleged that “Gujarat, especially, has an acute shortage of doctors”.

FSSAI to focus on enforcement of food standards in 2019

Some of the key regulations include the ones on alcoholic beverages, food fortification, advertising and claims, packaging, residues of pesticides, tolerance limits of antibiotics and pharmacologically active substances.

FSSAI alerts FDA about unlicensed import of chocolates

India has six ports where FSSAI officers are posted to inspect imported food items. “But there are over 250 tiny ports and entry points where we have no FSSAI officer stationed. Port officials inspect all goods,” he said.