Packaged food companies request FSSAI to keep some products out of front-of-pack labelling regulations
“We have requested the authority to leave out certain products as they will fall under the unhealthy category due to practical issues. They should be kept out of the list at least in the first phase of implementation,” said a senior official of a packaged food company.
Snapdeal to drive awareness of FSSAI’s Eat Right India movement
With this, Snapdeal orders will feature customised information stickers about...
FSSAI notifies regulations to limit trans fat in food items
India joins the club of around 40 countries globally that have already enacted th...
Companies selling soy and almond milk replace ‘milk’ with ‘beverage’
Life Health Foods. which sells 4-5 million litres of almond and soymilk under the So Good brand said it has started rolling out the new packaging after replacing the term milk with beverage
FSSAI extends deadline for trans fat reduction in edible oils
The edible oil industry has cited the outbreak of the Coronavirus and the subsequent lockdowns as a reason for it it's inability to prepare for the reduction of trans fat.
Edible oil companies request FSSAI to "not enforce" regulation to reduce trans fat reduction in 2021
Due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus and the subsequent lockdowns preparations to reduce the trans fat became the second priority, hence the plans to reduce trans fat got delayed, the industry is known to have told the authority.
FSSAI gives more time for compliance with calcium, magnesium limits in packaged drinking water
Food regulator FSSAI has extended the deadline by six months till July 1, 2021 for the food business operators (FBOs) to comply with the regulations related to limit of calcium and magnesium in packaged drinking water, other than mineral water.
FSSAI asks food commissioners to crackdown on spices adulteration
The regulator asked state food commissioners to conduct an effective enforcement drive to check the adulteration of commonly used spices like haldi, dhaniya, lal mirch powder etc in wholesale markets/mandis under their jurisdictions.
Food service establishments to mention calorific value in menu card: Labelling & Display norms
"Additionally, reference information on calorie requirements shall also be displayed clearly and prominently as “An average active adult requires 2,000 kcal energy per day, however, calorie needs may vary”," the notification said.
FSSAI revises draft Food Safety and Standards Amendment Regulations 2020
The food regulator has permitted use of food colour Allura to be used in alcoholic beverages (category Distilled Spiritous Beverages). The move came after the authority's scientific panel recommended the usage of the additive following a representation from stakeholders, according to the order uploaded on its website.
FSSAI considering new regulations for honey; standards keep evolving, says CEO
Last week, the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) named 10 leading Indian brands of honey as adulterated with sugar. The CSE report said leading brands of honey including Dabur, Patanjali and Emami’s Zandu are selling honey adulterated with sugar syrup and failed a nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (NMR) test.
Suspected honey brands such as Dabur, Patanjali, Emami set to escalate advertising to allay consumer fears
Honey brands under scrutiny are ready to escalate advertising with increased, new campaigns on mainstream and social media to allay consumer fears, after Centre for Science and Environment said in a report that these brands are adulterated with sugar syrup.
Environmental watchdog CSE provides FSSAI details of honey adulteration investigation
CSE Director General Sunita Narain emphasised that the investigations had revealed that the honey adulteration business was sophisticated and that it was designed to bypass the purity and quality standards laid down by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI).
Food regulator seeks to define anyone below 18 years as child
“The authority had felt the need for including a definition of children in these regulations and decided to constitute a working group to develop such a definition,” FSSAI CEO Arun Singhal told ET.
FSSAI seeks details of CSE tests on honey; questions body for not conducting SMR test
Stating that it has taken note of the CSE investigation on adulteration in honey, FSSAI said it had already made SMR test mandatory as it is "a more focused test to detect adulteration of rice syrup in honey."