FSSAI Current Affairs, GK & News
Consumers will soon be able to tell whether their food packaging is harmful or healthy and nutritious. According to the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), packaged food goods will soon display a ‘health star’ as part of the new system. Overview: This system will be similar to the one that is being ..
Category: India Nation & States Current Affairs
“Draft Food Safety and Standards (Genetically Modified or Engineered Foods) Regulations, 2021” was issued by Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) on November 15, 2021. Key Facts The draft regulation will be applicable to: Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) Genetically Engineered Organisms (GEOs) Living Modified Organisms (LMOs) It was issued for direct use as ..
Category: Legal & Constitution Current Affairs
A conditional licensing framework for proprietary food products has been proposed by The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI). Key Points Those products for which no identification standards have been prescribed under any existing regulations, but are generally manufactured using permitted ingredients and additives are known as Proprietary food products. FSSAI said that ..
Month: Current Affairs - July, 2021
Topics: conditional licensing framework for proprietary food products • Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) • FSSAI • mapping of proprietary food products • proprietary food compliance
The Ministry of Agriculture and Farmer Welfare recently announced that around 14,491 hectares of land in Andaman and Nicobar Islands have been certified as organic. This is the first large contiguous territory to be certified under government scheme. Background The organic certification was provided under the Large Area Certification Scheme of the Participatory Guarantee System ..
Category: Government Schemes Current Affairs
Topics: Andaman and Nicobar Islands • food safet and standards organic foods regulations • FSSAI • Government Schemes • large area certification scheme • Natural farming • Organic Farming • Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana
Madhya Pradesh Cabinet has approved the “Penal Law (Madhya Pradesh Amendment) Bill, 2021” on February 26, 2021. This bill was approved in order to give life imprisonment to food adulterers in states. Background In the month of December 2019, an awareness rally organised in Bhopal to fight against the adulteration. The rally witnessed the participation ..
Recently, rules have been amended by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) to put cap on trans fatty acids (TFAs) in the food products. This decision was taken one week after it amended the norms for oils and fats. Highlights Under the new regulations, in the food products which comprises of the ..