Food safety

No conclusive evidence of foodborne transmission of COVID-19, Lok Sabha informed

In light of findings of the expert committee, a press release was issued by the FSSAI on March 5 to address the concerns of consumers and general public in this regard.

published on : 18th September 2020

Is ethylene gas safe to ripen fruits: Telangana HC asks state government

It said that even the Central authorities have issued guidelines approving the use of ethylene to ripen fruits, hence the HC cannot say it is prohibited.

published on : 17th July 2020

Yemenese children starve as UN cuts aid programmes

The situation in Yemen is only expected to get worse as donor countries recently cut back on aid amid the pandemic and also due to concerns that the aid might not be reaching the right hands.

published on : 29th June 2020

Major checkposts in Kerala to come under Food Safety Department scanner

The Food Safety Department will put in place a strict monitoring system at major checkposts to check the quality of goods being transported to the state. 

published on : 18th May 2020

Under Operation Sagar Rani, food safety dept destroys 2865 kg of toxic fish across Kerala

As many as 165 inspections, under Operation Sagar Rani, were held in all districts except Kasaragod where a complete lockdown is still in force.

published on : 5th April 2020

Best-before date must for all sweets

Officials of the Food Safety department are now getting ready to sensitise owners of sweet shops on how to implement the directive.

published on : 10th March 2020

Imported food from coronavirus-hit nations safe; don't eat raw or undercooked meat: FSSAI

Coronavirus predominately affects the respiratory system and spread from human to human via droplets while sneezing, coughing, contaminated hands and surfaces.

published on : 5th March 2020

Food safety sleuths raid general stores in Vijayawada

During the inspection, the officials reportedly found that some traders were selling products with expiry dates and were charging more for purchases. 

published on : 27th February 2020

Worrisome stats: Telangana lags way behind in enforcing food safety laws

Telangana was identified as one of the ten poorly performing states in-country in the enforcement of food safety laws by FSSAI.

published on : 8th February 2020

Thiruvananthapuram Corporation to be strict on food safety from February 1

The civic body will also initiate the registration for Subhojanam project that aims at food safety from February 1.

published on : 30th January 2020

Andhra Pradesh food safety department outshines counterparts in other states

According to NCRB data, despite a shortage in staff, the department has registered 208 cases for various violations in 2018.

published on : 25th January 2020

BMC sanitary inspector held for accepting Rs 1.5 lakh bribe

The ACB had also picked up a civilian for allegedly accepting the bribe money on behalf of the constables, identified as Sandip Rane, Mukund Shinde, and Sanjay Talekar.

published on : 21st January 2020

Fill food safety officers’ posts in 2 months: Telangana High Court

The bench also directed the govt to file affidavit on steps taken to control availability of carbide in the market

published on : 27th December 2019

Release Rs 3,406 crore food subsidy bill: Odisha to centre

Odisha Govt reiterated its demand for release of the amount which will help in continuing the procurement process

published on : 12th December 2019

Toxic fish: Kerala Government to rein in firms supplying formalin to ice factories

FSD officials suspect that the formalin is reaching the district from other districts. So they have decided to intensify raids and examination in check posts and ice factories.

published on : 20th July 2018
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