Indian government asks edible oil makers to remove packing temperature details by 15 January, 2023

The government directed edible oil makers, packers and importers to mention net quantity in terms of volume and weight on the labels instead of temperature at the time of packing as part of efforts to curb unfair business practices. The entities have been given time till January 15, 2023, to correct the labelling, the consumer affairs […]

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FSSAI planning to launch risk management system for domestic market; to introduce one ‘Food Safety on Wheels’ vehicle in every district

India’s food regulator Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI)  is planning to develop a risk management system for the domestic sector similar to the system already in place for imported products for sampling and inspection. This will include the product details, manufacturer profile, compliance reports to reduce the incidence of unnecessary inspection by […]

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India outlines safety norms for vegan foods

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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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Cabinet approves extension of jute packaging norms for foodgrains and sugar

The Cabinet has approved extension of norms for mandatory packaging of foodgrains and sugar in jute material for the Jute Year 2019-20. The decision taken by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, mandates that 100 per cent of the foodgrains and 20 per cent of sugar will be mandatorily […]

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