Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) Current Affairs, GK & News

Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI)

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) is a nodal statutory agency responsible for protecting and promoting public health in India through the regulation and supervision of food safety. FSSAI was established under the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 and operates under aegis of Union Ministry of Health & Family Welfare. Functions: ..

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FSSAI releases draft notification on Indian Nutrition Rating

The FSSAI has recently issued a draft notification on Indian Nutrition Rating (INR) modelled on the health star-rating system. Key facts The draft notification issued by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) makes changes to the Safety and Standards (Labelling & Display) Regulations, 2020. It requires packaged food to display the prescribed ..

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Standards for fortified rice kernels (FRKs)

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) recently decided to operationalise standards for fortified rice kernels (FRKs). Key Points Standards for fortified rice kernels will be operationalised with immediate effect, in order to strengthen national-level fortification programme in India. The draft regulation on “standards for FRKs” has been framed and notified on May ..

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FSSAI 4th State Food Safety Index

On the occasion of World Food Safety Day, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare released the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) led 4th State Food Safety Index (SFSI). Highlights The 4th State Food Safety Index was released for measuring the performance of States on five parameters of food safety. In the ..

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FSSAI ‘Eat Right Campus’

Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) recently certified four police stations of New Delhi district as ‘Eat Right Campus’. Key Points Premises in Delhi are recognised as “Eat Right Campus” under the “Sehatmand Delhi Programme”. Sejarmand Delhi Programme was launched as a part of “Eat Right India”, which is a flagship mission of ..

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India to become trans fat-free by 2022

As per Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) study, India is all set and is on the right track to become industrial trans fat-free by 2022. Key Points In India, only 1.34 percent of the newly tested processed food samples shows more than the permissible levels of ingredients. FSSAI cited pan-India survey results ..

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What is 5-star ‘Eat Right Station’ certification?

On September 2, 2021, Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) awarded a 5-star ‘Eat Right Station’ certification to the Chandigarh Railway Station. Highlights This certification was awarded for providing high-quality, nutritious food to passengers. It was awarded the certification after the conclusion of an FSSAI-empanelled third-party audit agency with ratings from 1 to ..

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