India outlines safety norms for vegan foods


For the first time in India, the government has issued a draft Food Safety and Standards (Vegan Foods) Regulations of 2021, which outlines vegan foods and mentions the compliance requirements. The draft regulations formulated by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) encompasses everything from labelling to the prescribed packaging requirements. A logo […]

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FSSAI quizzes CSE for not conducting SMR test on honey brands; seeks details


Food safety regulator Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has sought details of the CSE tests that claimed to have busted adulterants in the top 10 honey brands, even as it raised questions over why the FSSAI-prescribed tests were not conducted by the environment watchdog. In a statement, the FSSAI said the CSE found the adulterants by using “the […]

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FSSAI bans sale of junk food within 50 metres of school campus


To ensure safe and wholesome food for schoolchildren, Arun Singhal, CEO of the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has restricted the sale of junk and unhealthy food in canteens of schools and other educational institutions. The top food regulator of the country has prohibited the sale and advertisement of unhealthy food within […]

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Goa High Court asks FSSAI to submit report on standards for natural formalin in fish

The Goa High Court has asked the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) to submit a report on specific standards regarding naturally-occurring formalin in fishes. The court has asked the apex food regulator to submit its report last month by November 28, 2019. According to reports, it has directed FSSAI’s executive officer to […]

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Wheat flour in India has no plastic, industry clarifies after social media speculation

Packaged wheat flour in India does have a minimum 6 percent gluten, which gives it its binding properties, but no plastic, representatives of the industry said in their effort to kill widespread speculation social media that could impact business. Expressing concern that consumers were being misled into believing that packaged wheat flour had traces of […]

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India’s food regulator to address nutritional gaps in population

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), which is addressing the nutritional gap in the population through fortification of various foods, has now constituted a scientific panel to take the programme further. The FSSAI has also published in India’s official gazette a draft regulation on new product approval procedures. The panel will identify […]

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India’s food regulator to strengthen food testing infrastructure in the country

Criticised by courts for not having modern testing techniques following the recent controversy over quality issues around a famous noodle brand, India’s food regulator is rolling out a major scheme to strengthen the country;s food testing infrastructure. A government statement said that the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) would spend 482 crore […]

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