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International, domestic buyers reject Indian tea consignments after pesticides, chemicals found beyond permissible limit
India

International, domestic buyers reject Indian tea consignments after pesticides, chemicals found beyond permissible limit

This comes at a times when the Tea Board is eyeing to ramp up exports to 300 million kg tea this year

FSSAI releases answer keys for various exams, check steps to download here
India

FSSAI releases answer keys for various exams, check steps to download here

In case they do not submit their objections within the given time frame, candidates will not be able to make a legal claim in a court of law in relation to re-evaluation at a later stage of recruitment process.

Dangerously high levels of fat, excessive salt in packaged food, fast food items in India
science

Dangerously high levels of fat, excessive salt in packaged food, fast food items in India

The levels are much higher than the thresholds set by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI).

Food regulator slaps notice on McDonald's for disparaging freshly cooked food, vegetables in advertisement
Business

Food regulator slaps notice on McDonald's for disparaging freshly cooked food, vegetables in advertisement

Food regulator FSSAI has slapped a show-cause notice on McDonald's for disparaging freshly cooked food and vegetables in its advertisements to promote fast food

Around 38% of processed milk samples fail to meet prescribed quality norm: FSSAI study
Business

Around 38% of processed milk samples fail to meet prescribed quality norm: FSSAI study

Processed milk, including of major brands, have failed to meet the prescribed quality norm in 37.7 percent of the total samples tested, according to an FSSAI study

MDH Sambar Masala recalled in US after Food and Drug Administration finds Salmonella contamination
India

MDH Sambar Masala recalled in US after Food and Drug Administration finds Salmonella contamination

The contaminated lot of MDH’s sambhar powder was distributed in some northern Californian stores, the drug regulator said in a statement late on Wednesday.

S Jaishankar meets Nepal president Bidya Devi Bhandari to review trade, transit, culture and education relations
World

S Jaishankar meets Nepal president Bidya Devi Bhandari to review trade, transit, culture and education relations

MoU between Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) and DFTQC Nepal was also signed on food safety

Companies get 3 months' extension to comply with FSSAI order on labelling wheat products
Business

Companies get 3 months' extension to comply with FSSAI order on labelling wheat products

Food business operators have been given three more months, till 31 July, to change labels of their food products to include English nomenclature for 'atta' and 'maida' as wheat flour and refined wheat flour, respectively, according to the food safety regulator FSSAI

Zomato, Swiggy, Foodpanda, seven others delist over 5,000 restaurants for not having food safety regulator's approval
Business

Zomato, Swiggy, Foodpanda, seven others delist over 5,000 restaurants for not having food safety regulator's approval

The move by the companies comes after FSSAI asked them in July to stop using edibles supplied by non-licensed operators after it received consumer complaints of sub-standard food being served through these platforms.

CSE's Study on GM food is flawed and needlessly alarmist, states expert
science

CSE's Study on GM food is flawed and needlessly alarmist, states expert

Currently, 96 percent of India’s cotton area is under Bt cotton.

Maggi attains over 60% market share, touches pre-crisis level in value terms: Nestle India chief Suresh Narayanan
Business

Maggi attains over 60% market share, touches pre-crisis level in value terms: Nestle India chief Suresh Narayanan

Maggi was banned by Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) in June 2015 for five months for allegedly containing lead beyond permissible limits, forcing Nestle India to withdraw the product from the market.

Food safety regulator proposes life imprisonment, Rs 10 lakh fine for adulteration
Business

Food safety regulator proposes life imprisonment, Rs 10 lakh fine for adulteration

Those adulterating food products could face life imprisonment and penalty of up to Rs 10 lakh as per the amendments proposed by the regulator FSSAI in its 2006 food safety and standards law

Nestle asked to pay fine, co says Maggi does not have 'ash content', noodles have always been safe
Business

Nestle asked to pay fine, co says Maggi does not have 'ash content', noodles have always been safe

FMCG major Nestle India, which is facing penalty over alleged "ash content" in Maggi, said the company does not use it while manufacturing the popular noodles.

FSSAI tightens the noose around eateries without food licence
Business

FSSAI tightens the noose around eateries without food licence

According to the FSSAI CEO, the regulator will soon make it mandatory for all food businesses to have at least one person as food safety supervisor who has to be trained and certified as per its curriculum

FSSAI to introduce technology-based system to ensure transparent food safety inspection
News & Analysis

FSSAI to introduce technology-based system to ensure transparent food safety inspection

FSSAI to introduce a technology-based system to ensure that food safety inspection and sampling are conducted in a transparent and objective manner.

Jubilant Food, Britannia shares slump on bread controversy; Health min orders probe
Business

Jubilant Food, Britannia shares slump on bread controversy; Health min orders probe

A report by NGO Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) said that nearly 84 per cent of 38 commonly available brands of pre-packaged breads, including pav and buns, tested positive for potassium bromate and potassium iodate

Food regulator FSSAI trashes clean chit to Maggi from Mysore and Goa labs
India

Food regulator FSSAI trashes clean chit to Maggi from Mysore and Goa labs

Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) on Wednesday said it has not given any clean chit to Nestle's banned Maggi noodles as it rubbished all-clear reports from two of its own empanelled labs, saying there were lapses in the tests.

No compromise on food safety: It is confirmed that Maggi violated norms, says JP Nadda
India

No compromise on food safety: It is confirmed that Maggi violated norms, says JP Nadda

With the central food safety regulator ordering withdrawal of nine approved variants of Maggi, Health ministry on Friday said it is of the "confirmed" opinion that the product failed to adhere to safety norms and assured that no compromise will be done on food safety.

Nestle in further trouble as govt files complaint with NCDRC over Maggi row
India

Nestle in further trouble as govt files complaint with NCDRC over Maggi row

In further troubles for Nestle over Maggi issue, the government has filed a complaint on its own with the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) — using a provision for the first time from the nearly three-decade-old Consumer Protection Act.

SC directs FSSAI to conduct periodic checks of soft drinks
India

SC directs FSSAI to conduct periodic checks of soft drinks

The Supreme Court today directed the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) to monitor and conduct periodic checks of all carbonated soft drinks as the issue relates to citizens' fundamental right to life guaranteed under the Constitution.