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Gujarat government to ban sale of junk food in and around schools

November 19, 2019 9:43 am

To promote healthy food eating habits among children, a ban has to be imposed on the sale and advertising of food with high fat, sugar and salt in school canteens as well as in the 50-meter area around schools.

Explained: Why Gujarat is letting customers walk into restaurant kitchens

November 16, 2019 7:04 pm

The notification copy has been sent to all designated officers including municipal corporations across the state. The Gujarat government had earlier this year decided to strictly enforce standards for cooked food served in the state.

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

October 18, 2019 7:51 pm

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

August 13, 2019 2:22 am

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

June 13, 2019 6:48 pm

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

June 13, 2019 3:43 pm

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

April 06, 2019 5:39 pm

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

March 19, 2019 9:15 am

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

March 06, 2019 2:51 am

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

January 20, 2019 7:47 am

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