Food Sector Current Affairs, GK & News

GoI allows NGOs to directly buy food grains from NGOs

On April 8, 2020, the Government of India allowed the Non-Governmental Organizations that are involved in providing food to the needy during the COVID-19 outbreak to get food grains from FCI (Food Corporation of India) directly. Highlights The NGOs can purchase food grains from FCIs at prices the state governments buy from the FCIs. Currently, ..

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ICMR releases report on Sugar Intake of India, Report first of its kind

On January 5, 2020, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) released its report on sugar intake of India. The intake was measured in grams per day. The report was released based on a joint survey conducted by ICMR, NIN (National Institute of Nutrition), Hyderabad and ILSI (International Life Science Institute of India). The study ..

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FSSAI issues Draft Regulations for Organic Food Products

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has come out with draft regulations for organic food products to ensure the authenticity of organic foods. FSSAI’s guidelines have been prepared in view of rising demand for organic food products. Organic foods will have to comply with the government’s provisions under the National Programme for Organic Production ..

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AAHAR 2016 kicked off at New Delhi

The largest fair on Food and Hospitality Sector in India, AAHAR 2016 has kicked off at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. It is the 31st edition in this series of the fair and was inaugurated by Union Minister for Food Processing Industries Harsimrat Kaur Badal. Key facts AAHAR is largest show of its kind in South Asia. It is organized by ..

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