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New food standards to come into force from January 1: FSSAI

New food standards, including for all pulses, organic food and honey, will come into force from Tuesday.

Jan 01, 2019, 07:52 AM IST

Genetically modified foods sold illegally in India finds research body

Releasing the results of the study here on Thursday, CSE’s Pollution Monitoring Laboratory (PML), which conducted this study, tested 65 food products available in Indian markets – 32 percent of these were found to be GM-positive.

Jul 26, 2018, 17:42 PM IST

FMCG companies pledge to reduce salt, sugar and saturated fat in products

by Suman Agarwal/ Shiv Prakash Yadav

Jul 11, 2018, 17:47 PM IST

FSSAI launches initiative to address Vitamin D deficiency

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) on Monday launched 'Project Dhoop', an initiative aimed at shifting the school assembly time to noon to ensure maximum absorption of Vitamin D in students through natural sunlight.

Apr 10, 2018, 13:21 PM IST

Maggi compliant with latest FSSAI norms, no ash added: Nestle

District administration of Shahjahanpur, UP, had slapped a fine on Nestle India and its distributors last week after Maggi had allegedly failed to pass the lab test and found ash content above the permissible limits for human consumption.

Dec 04, 2017, 13:21 PM IST

Maggi noodles safe for consumption, Nestle India rejects allegation of ash

The district administration of Shahjahanpur, UP, has slapped a fine on Nestle India and its distributors after its popular noodles brand Maggi allegedly failed to pass the lab test, even as the FMCG major maintained that "it's a case of application of incorrect standards".


Nov 29, 2017, 22:27 PM IST

Investment in food processing to surpass Rs 65,000 crore: Harsimrat Kaur Badal

Food standards are at par with global benchmark and now approvals are given for recipe-based also. Besides, a new system has been put in place for approval of new kinds of foods, if required, he added.

Nov 01, 2017, 17:56 PM IST

FSSAI to introduce web-based system for food inspection

Addressing a FICCI conference on retail, FMCG and e- commerce, he said the regulator is modernising food testing labs as part of its efforts to ensure safe and hygienic food is made available to the people.

Sep 08, 2017, 19:31 PM IST

Liquor bottles may soon carry pictorial warnings – FSSAI mulling over move

SSAI is in the process of finalising standards for alcoholic beverage and is studying global practices regarding pictorial warnings and messages around drunk driving, an official said.

Jul 24, 2017, 23:26 PM IST

E-commerce food business operators need to obtain licence: FSSAI

E-commerce food companies will have to obtain licence for their entire supply chain besides ensuring that delivery of products is done by 'trained personnel' in order to maintain safety under the n

Feb 04, 2017, 13:57 PM IST

Maggi noodles has cornered 60% market share: Nestle India CMD

Nestle India's instant noodles brand Maggi, whose sales were severely hit by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) ban in 2015, has now cornered close to 60 per cent market share, a top company official said.

Jan 28, 2017, 22:53 PM IST

Coming Soon! Camel milk from Amul, gets FSSAI nod

Protein rich Camel milk is all set to reach the corners of India with dairy major GCMMF, which sells products under the Amul brand, launching it in next three months.

Dec 02, 2016, 23:13 PM IST

SC nod to destroying 550 tonnes of Maggi stocks

The Supreme Court on Monday gave its nod to Nestle India and FSSAI to destroy 550 tonnes of recalled stocks of Maggi noodles which have passed shelf life and are in the possession of the company and the food regulator.

Oct 03, 2016, 18:35 PM IST

SC to hear Nestle's plea to destroy 550 tonnes of Maggi today

The Supreme Court will on Friday hear the Maggi noodles matter on the application of Nestle India Ltd, who had approached it seeking 550 tonnes of seized expired stock be handed over to them by the Food and Safety Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) so that the stock can be destroyed.


Sep 30, 2016, 12:30 PM IST

Need to destroy 550 tonnes of outdated Maggi stocks: Nestle to Supreme Court

Nestle India on Thursday sought the Supreme Court`s nod for destroying 550 tonnes of Maggi noodle stocks that have outlived their shelf life.

Sep 22, 2016, 21:15 PM IST

Nestle wants to destroy 550 tonnes of Maggi Noodles: Know why!

Nestle India on Wednesday moved Supreme Court seeking its nod to destroy about 550 tonnes of recalled stock of Maggi Noodles which have passed shelf life, saying its storage may lead to health hazard at the 39 locations where it is stored across the country.

Sep 21, 2016, 19:36 PM IST

FSSAI proposes new standards for frozen veggies, jams

 Food regulator FSSAI has proposed new standards for frozen vegetables and processed fruit products, including commonly used canned tomatoes, frozen peas and jams.

Aug 28, 2016, 12:28 PM IST

Maggi with 57% share regains top slot in noodles market

Nestle India's instant noodle brand Maggi, whose sales were severally hit by FSSAI ban last year, has regained its leadership position capturing 57 percent share of the market in June this year.

Aug 22, 2016, 21:35 PM IST

Hallmark, ISI Mark, BEE Label –Know which certification marks are important for products you buy

Consumers should check out the standards used as the basis to assess the quality of the product before heading towards purchase.

Jul 23, 2016, 10:12 AM IST

FSSAI issues draft quality standards for instant noodles

Food safety regulator FSSAI Wednesday issued draft guidelines for standards of instant noodles and has proposed that egg powder may be added.

Jul 20, 2016, 21:33 PM IST