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    "In order to achieve the aim of national portability, it is necessary that ration cards issued by different states and union territories conform to a standard format. Accordingly, a format for standardised ration card has been prepared for issue of ration card under the NFSA," a senior Food Ministry official told .

    Responding to a question in the Rajya Sabha, Minister of State for Health Ashwini Choubey also said that no proposal has been approved regarding establishment of a separate statutory body on the lines of the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) for the regulation of medical devices.

    “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.

    The honour came on the basis of compliance of food safety and hygiene, availability of healthy diet, food handling at preparation, trans-shipment and retail/serving points, food waste management, promotion of local and seasonal foods and creating awareness on food safety and a healthy diet, said Western Railway chief spokesperson Ravinder Bhakar.

    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

    Regulatory framework may be tweaked; move aims to determine the category of a product. Given the confusing proliferation of products, the government is looking to arrive at an answer by changing the regulatory framework. Most companies prefer to position their products as health supplements under the FSSA to avoid the more onerous D&C Act regime.

    The Department of Pharmaceuticals proposes to bear 6% of the interest on loans up to Rs 8-10 crore for three years, through a public sector financial institution to be selected after open competitive bidding.

    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.

    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.

    Out of these, IRCTC has already discontinued 24 contracts for non adherence to the stipulated performance standards. The performance of remaining 23 contractors is under watch and after reassessment suitable action will be taken. "The company will not spare under performers and will discontinue their contracts if found below benchmark,".

    The PM was speaking in the Lucknow secretariat on the occasion of former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee's birthday , celebrated as Good Governance Day. The PM unveiled a 25-foot bronze statue of Vajpayee established inside the premises of the Lok Bhawan as well as laid foundation of the Atal Bihari Vajpayee Medical University in Lucknow.

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