“UN Food Systems Summit 2021” -India Holds National Dialogue

What is the News? The Ministry of Agricultural and Farmers Welfare conducted a National Dialogue on UN Food Systems Summit 2021. About UN Food Systems Summit,2021: The first-ever UN Food Systems Summit 2021 is expected to hold in September 2021. For that, the United Nations Secretary-General has called for members to participate. Purpose: The summit… Continue reading “UN Food Systems Summit 2021” -India Holds National Dialogue

Union Cabinet approves PLI Scheme for Food Processing Industry

Why in the news? The Union Cabinet approves the PLI(Production Linked Incentive) Scheme for Food Processing Industry (PLISFPI). About PLI scheme for Food Processing Industry The scheme will be implemented over a six-year period from 2021-22 to 2026-27. Aim: The scheme aims to support the creation of global food manufacturing champions according to the natural resources… Continue reading Union Cabinet approves PLI Scheme for Food Processing Industry

National Institutes of Food Technology Bill, 2019

Introduced: Rajya Sabha (13th Feb 2019) Passed: Rajya Sabha (15th Mar 2021) About National Institutes of Food Technology Bill, 2019 Ministry: Food Processing Industries What does the bill provide? The bill declares two institutes of food technology, entrepreneurship, and management as institutions of national importance. These are: National Institute of Food Technology Entrepreneurship and Management,… Continue reading National Institutes of Food Technology Bill, 2019

QCI Launches Recognition Scheme for Hygiene Rating Audit Agencies

Source: Click here News: Quality Council of India(QCI) at the behest of the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India(FSSAI) has launched a “Scheme for approval of Hygiene Rating Audit Agencies”. Facts: Objective: To scale up Hygiene Rating by increasing the number of recognised Hygiene Rating Audit Agencies in the country. Additional Facts: Food Hygiene Rating Scheme: It is… Continue reading QCI Launches Recognition Scheme for Hygiene Rating Audit Agencies

Honey adulteration and laws related to food adulteration in India

This analysis is developed based on the article “Leading honey brands fail adulteration test by foreign lab, says CSE” of Business Standard News: In the most recent case of adulteration, Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), 77% of honey samples were found to be adulterated with sugar syrup. What are the Findings of CSE?  … Continue reading Honey adulteration and laws related to food adulteration in India