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PFDA prohibits online supply of food from FBOs without hygiene rating

The Punjab Food and Drug Administration (PFDA) recently announced that the state has prohibited the online supply of food without hygiene rating from food business operators (FBOs). The state government has also prohibited the online food supply aggregators (OFSAs) from sourcing the food without rating, from FBOs. It was also announced that the prohibition orders ..

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 ..

The first-ever World Food Safety Day (WFSD)

The first-ever World Food Safety Day (WFSD) has officially celebrated on 7th June 2019 to strengthen efforts to ensure that the food we eat is safe. The theme of this year’s inaugural WFSD ‘Food Safety, everyone’s business’ invites us to recognize that food safety is everyone’s business. The day gives us an opportunity to share ..

Punjab government to ban online food delivery without hygiene rating

The Punjab government has decided to make it mandatory for all online aggregators to ensure that food supplied by them have hygiene rating as per the guidelines of Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI). The online order and delivery mechanism of food supply has created a physical disconnect between the consumer and the ..

FSSAI constitutes B Sesikeran committee to look into draft of Food Safety and Standards (Labelling and Display) Regulations 2018

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has decided to form a 3-member committee to look into the draft of Food Safety and Standards (Labelling and Display) Regulations 2018. The expert committee will be led by B Sesikeran, former director of National Institute of Nutrition (NIN), and comprise current NIN director Hemalatha and ..

India’s first mobile food testing lab launched in Goa

India’s first mobile food testing laboratory, which will enable on-the-spot food safety tests to be conducted in Goa, has officially launched by Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on December 10, 2017. This is the first ever ‘Food Safety on Wheel’ mobile laboratory in the country. The vehicle is equipped to conduct on-the-spot tests to check the ..

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) launched FoSCoRIS for food inspection & sampling

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has launched a nationwide online platform ‘FoSCoRIS’ to bring in transparency in food safety inspection and sampling. The web-based ‘FoSCoRIS’ system will help verify compliance of food safety and hygiene standards by food businesses as per the government norms.The new system will bring together all key ..