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Food Safety and Standards Authority of India

Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) is the apex body in the country which takes care of the quality and safety standards with respect to raw, processed and packaged food products in the country. It is a statutory body established via the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 and comes under Ministry of ..

FoSCoS: FSSAI to launch Food Safety Compliance platform

On October 19, 2020, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India announced that Food Safety Compliance System called FoSCoS is to become operational from November 1, 2020. Currently, FosCoS is operational in nine states and union territories such as Delhi, Tamil Nadu, Odisha, Gujarat, Manipur, Goa, Puducherry and Ladakh. From November 1, 2020, FSSAI ..

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India to become free of Trans Fat by 2022

On October 16, 2020, the Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan announced that India has set a target of becoming trans-fat free by 2022. This target is year ahead of the target of World Health Organisation. The announcement was made when the Minister presided over an event organised by the food safety and Standards Authority ..

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11th National Street Food Festival begins in New Delhi

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) in collaboration with the National Association of Street Vendors of India (NVSVI) is organizing the 11th edition of the National Street Food Festival. The five-day festival begins on Wednesday, December 25, 2019, and will continue up to the 29th of December. The festival with a vibrant ..

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FSSAI introduces scheme of Food Safety Mitra (FSM)

On the occasion of 2019 World Food Day (WFD), the Union Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan launched Food Safety Mitra (FSM) scheme, Eat Right Jacket and Eat Right Jhola.  A FSM is an individual professional certified by Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) who assists in compliances related to FSS Act, Rules & Regulations ..

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ICMR calls for ban on Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) recommended ‘complete’ ban on Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS), including e-cigarettes. The recommendation is based on currently available scientific evidence. On occasion of World Tobacco Day which was observed on 31 May, ICMR released a white paper (an authoritative report or guide that informs readers about an issue) ..

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