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FSSAI inks MoU with ASCI to check misleading advertisements in food and beverages sector

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has inked a MoU with Advertising Standard Council of India (ASCI) to check misleading advertisements in the food and beverages sector. This partnership between FSSAI and ASCI will put in place a mechanism to monitor misleading advertisements. It will also lead to streamlining advertisements effectively through ..

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Chemical additive Potassium bromate is carcinogenic: CSE Study

As per recent study conducted by Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), chemical additive Potassium bromate (KbrO3) widely prevalent in bread and refined flour is carcinogenic. The test was conducted by CSE’s Pollution Monitoring Laboratory. It has found that 84% of the samples were found to be laced with carcinogenic and thyroid triggering chemicals, such ..

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Four Bengali sweets to get GI tag

West Bengal government is planning to get Geographical Indication (GI) tag for four traditional sweet delicacies of the state. These four traditional sweet delicacies are Moa of Jainagar, Sarpuria of Krishnagar, and Mihidana and Sitabhog of Burdwan. Key facts GI tag will help to protect these sweets from cheap imitations and also help preserve their quality. ..

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World Egg Day observed on 9 October 2015

World Egg Day was observed on 9 October 2015 as it is being celebrated every year on second Friday of October as per the directives of International Egg Commission. Significance of Day: Celebration of this day gives a unique opportunity to help propagate the nutritive value of eggs in human nutrition. It also helps in ..

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Ashish Bahuguna appointed as Chairman of FSSAI

Union Government has appointed former IAS officer Ashish Bahuguna as the chairman of the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI). He will have tenure of three years. He is an IAS officer 1978 batch of Rajasthan cadre and had retired in February 2015. Prior to retirement, he was Agriculture Secretary. The position of ..

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