Food safety

At food courts, eat at your own risk; eateries operating without license: FSSAI 

"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.

published on : 2nd July 2022

FSSAI spending a fortune on testing due to lack of laboratories in Andhra Pradesh

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.

published on : 1st July 2022

Tamil Nadu tops food safety index replacing Gujarat

Health Minister says Centre and states need to come together to ensure a healthy nation

published on : 8th June 2022

Two more food safety labs will be ready soon: Veena George

Health Minister Veena George on Tuesday said food safety inspections will continue in the state.

published on : 8th June 2022

Food Safety ranking: Tamil Nadu replaces Gujarat at number one slot

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.

published on : 7th June 2022

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.

published on : 7th June 2022

Quick Response Teams to address food safety issues

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.

published on : 23rd May 2022

Operation Shawarma: Stale food, rotten system

The recent food safety raids and seizure of stale items from eateries have triggered apprehensions among consumers and grumbles in the hospitality industry.

published on : 11th May 2022

Kovai frets over artificial ripening of mangoes

Residents have complained about the traders who have been using chemicals such as ethylene ripeners, ethylene sprays, etc., to artificially ripen mangoes.

published on : 8th May 2022

Kerala Food Safety Department seizes 200kg of rotten sardine from Kasaragod fish market

The Fisheries Extension Officer found that eight boxes of sardine, each weighing 25kg, were not fit for human consumption.

published on : 7th May 2022

Health minister promises statewide inspection of eateries  after food poisoning incident

Health minister Veena George directed the Food Safety Commissioner to conduct an inquiry into the food poisoning case in Cheruvathur, and submit a report. 

published on : 2nd May 2022

Karnataka HC to govt: Set up lab to check food safety

At present, as an ad hoc arrangement, a memorandum of understanding is entered into with a private laboratory by the department, to check samples.

published on : 23rd April 2022

Something’s rotten: Food safety dept swings into action amid stale fish plaints

Food safety dept scales up surveillance due to growing complaints of stale fish in markets

published on : 21st April 2022

‘Food Safety on Wheels’ mobile lab reaches Kochi

Food Safety on Wheels, the mobile food testing laboratory of Food Safety and Standards Authority of India, reached Kochi on Tuesday.

published on : 20th April 2022

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.

published on : 1st April 2022

Vigilance raids find traders hoarding essential food items, 16 booked

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. 

published on : 7th March 2022

Telangana state FSSAI gets 4 new testing buses

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.

published on : 12th February 2022

Notices served on 8 eateries for serving stale food

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.

published on : 8th February 2022

After TN case, NHRC directs chairperson of FSSAI to ensure food safety at hotels, restaurants

This comes in wake of the death of a 10-year-old girl after consuming food at a restaurant in Tamil Nadu.

published on : 3rd February 2022

Another fake sauce unit busted in Cuttack

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.

published on : 14th January 2022
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