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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European Union raises restrictions on capsicum imports from India, Pakistan

The EU has raised the restrictions on capsicum imported from India and Pakistan due to high rate of non-compliance with pesticide norms making it mandatory for shipments to be accompanied by an official certificate stating that the items were free of pesticide residues. For curry leaves imported from India, however, the EU observed that the […]

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Lifting of restriction on movement of non-essential commodities in India draws mixed response


India’s battle against the deadly Coronavirus may be far from reaching a conclusive stage, but the government surprised all by lifting restrictions on road transportation of non-essential commodities across the country, RITWIK SINHA reports. What that means is all trucks, which had been stalled at state borders due to lack of regulatory clarity, will now […]

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