Alexa, tell the kids to‘eat right’: FSSAI
Food regulator FSSAI ties up with Amazon’s virtual assistant, Alexa to promote healthy eating habits in children. “A key constituent of the ‘eat right’ campaign is towards children and to address this audience, there are a number of interventions that are based on pulling in these young minds, rather than pushing out content,” said FSSAI CEO
FSSAI to finalise in 2 months regulations to ban sale, ad of junk foods in schools, within 50 m of campus
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FSSAI asks industry to reduce level of unsafe food to less than 1% over next 4 years
Citing a survey of one lakh samples of food conducted by...
Salt, transfat high in many popular foods: CSE report
Various popular packaged foods brands and fast food such as Lays and Kurkure, Knorr, Maggi, Too Yumm, Domino’s Pizza, McDonald’s and several others were found to have much higher levels of salt than the thresholds set by industry body Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), the CSE report alleged.
No adverse impact of American chickenlegs on domestic industry, FSSAI has no info on impact on human health: Piyush Goyal
“No report of adverse effect on the domestic poultry sector including Namakal district in Tamil Nadu, due to import of chicken legs from the United States to India, has been received in the ministry,” commerce and industry minister Piyush Goyal said in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha.
Government to set up panel to scrutinise ad claims
This is the first time the Centre has planned to directly involve itself with advertising scrutiny, through the Food Safety & Standards Authority of India. While FSSAI guidelines for advertising regulations are in place, implementation by advertisers hasn’t been followed closely.
Acreage of certified organic production rising: FSSAI chief
Speaking on food tests carried out by the FSSAI, Rita Teotia said "3-4 per cent" samples are found to be unfit for consumption.
Food regulator slaps notice on McDonald's for disparaging 'ghiya-tori' ad
McDonald's had over the last weekend carried advertisements in newspapers seeking to get traffic at its outlets by allegedly disparaging home cooked food and healthy vegetables. A full page advertisement by McDonald's in newspapers had said, "Stuck with Ghiya-Tori Again? Make the 1+1 Combo you love".
Centre bans junk food in school canteens
The FSSAI has framed Food Safety and Standards (Safe food and healthy diets for Schoolchildren) regulations 2019 to clamp down on consumption of unhealthy food by school children.
41% milk samples of poor quality, 7% samples unfit to consume: FSSAI survey
The milk survey was conducted with the objective of monitoring the safety and quality of liquid milk in the country. About 6,432 Milk samples were taken from across the country for adulteration concern and analysis.
Eateries will have to display hygiene ratings on doors
The food regulator is set to make such ratings mandatory for all restaurants along with presence of a food supervisor to monitor compliance of food regulation and ensure safety of food served.
FSSAI calls for colour-coded labels on products with high fat, sugar content
The food industry has expressed its concerns over the draft of the proposed changes in labelling rules drawn up by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI).
FSSAI announces new regulations to deal with misleading advertisements
To keep a check on claims and misleading advertisements the food safety authority of India has come up with a new regulation to ensure that ...
Food packs may have expiry dates; discounts likely
In the absence of a policy to tackle the shelf life, retailers often return the stock to companies after they cross the ‘best before date’.
Heavy metal toxicity found in veggies grown in Yamuna floodplains: NGT-appointed panel report
The level of lead detected in samples collected from the floodplain ranges from 2.8mg/kg to 13.8mg/kg, it said, adding heavy metal toxicity can damage organs.
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