"Unfortunately, all eateries and mobile food joints are operating sans license, which is a gross violation of the FSSAI Act", said a senior official from FSSAI.
Andhra Pradesh stood last in the category of largest States in State Food Safety Index -2022 conducted by FSSAI; it obtained zero in the Food Testing Infrastructure and Surveillance.
Health Minister says Centre and states need to come together to ensure a healthy nation
Health Minister Veena George on Tuesday said food safety inspections will continue in the state.
The states were judged on five parameters of food safety: human resources and institutional data, compliance, food testing facility, training and capacity building and consumer empowerment.
Centre developing district hospitals under National Health Mission: Union minister Mansukh Mandaviya
Mandaviya released FSSAI's 4th State Food Safety Index to measure the performance of states across five parameters of food safety.
To address the food safety issues of the public, the Commissionerate of Food Safety Kerala will once again introduce the Quick Response Teams in each district.
The recent food safety raids and seizure of stale items from eateries have triggered apprehensions among consumers and grumbles in the hospitality industry.
Residents have complained about the traders who have been using chemicals such as ethylene ripeners, ethylene sprays, etc., to artificially ripen mangoes.
The Fisheries Extension Officer found that eight boxes of sardine, each weighing 25kg, were not fit for human consumption.
Health minister Veena George directed the Food Safety Commissioner to conduct an inquiry into the food poisoning case in Cheruvathur, and submit a report.
At present, as an ad hoc arrangement, a memorandum of understanding is entered into with a private laboratory by the department, to check samples.
Food safety dept scales up surveillance due to growing complaints of stale fish in markets
Food Safety on Wheels, the mobile food testing laboratory of Food Safety and Standards Authority of India, reached Kochi on Tuesday.
29 food business operators found non-compliant with labelling provision of coffee-chicory mixtures: FSSAI
The FSS Regulations, 2011, clearly specify standards for coffee and coffee-chicory mixtures separately.
During the raids, a few traders were found to be selling cooking oil over the maximum retail price (MRP), and creating forced scarcity in market by hoarding essentials.
Meanwhile, the officials informed that besides disseminating information, the new buses will help checking adulteration in a range of foods, including beverages, milk, cereals, oils, spices, etc.
As part of a special drive, the health wing under the city corporation served notices to eight eateries in the Karamana ward on Monday for storing and serving stale food.
This comes in wake of the death of a 10-year-old girl after consuming food at a restaurant in Tamil Nadu.
Food Safety officer who raided the compound said that basic ingredients like chilli and tomato were completely absent and there was an abnormal use of chemical colours and essence in the sauces.