FSSAI Current Affairs, GK & News

FSSAI proposes conditional licensing for proprietary foods

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 ..

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Large Area Certification (LAC) Scheme of PGS-India- A&N gets certification

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 ..

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MP approved Penal Law (Madhya Pradesh Amendment) Bill, 2021

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 ..

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FSSAI Caps Trans Fats in Foods

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 ..

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FSSAI new Trans Fat levels

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India recently announced that all edible refined oils, vegetable fat spreads, Vanaspati, margarines, Bakery shortening and mixed fat spreads can contain only 3% or less trans fats. This is to be implemented by January 2021.   By January 2022, this is to be further reduced to 2%. This is ..

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