State Food Safety Index: FSSAI

What is the news? Recently, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare released Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) -State Food Safety Index (SFSI). This index is used to measure the performance of States across various parameters of food safety. What is State Food Safety Index? It is an index is developed by… Continue reading State Food Safety Index: FSSAI

Gujarat, Goa, Chandigarh lead India’s food safety index

News: Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has released the second State Food Safety Index. Facts: The index was released on the occasion of World Food Safety Day with the theme “Food Safety is everyone’s business”. It ranks states on five parameters of food safety: a) human resources and institutional data b) compliance… Continue reading Gujarat, Goa, Chandigarh lead India’s food safety index

BHOG(Blissful Hygienic offering to God)

News:Tamil Nadu Food Safety and Drug Administration Department has asked the administrations of temples to get BHOG certificates issued by Food Safety and Standards Authority of India(FSSAI). Facts: About BHOG: It was launched in 2018 by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India(FSSAI). Aim:To encourage all places of worship to adopt and maintain food… Continue reading BHOG(Blissful Hygienic offering to God)

Packaged foods breach safe limits of salt, fat:CSE study

News:According to an analysis by the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), an array of packaged snacks and fast foods breach safe limits of salt and fat content. Facts: About the study: The study has been conducted by the Centre for Science and Environment(CSE). It relied on the concept of the Recommended Dietary Allowance(RDA) to… Continue reading Packaged foods breach safe limits of salt, fat:CSE study

3.7% food samples found unsafe, 15.8% sub-standard, says regulator

News: Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has released data on enforcement of food safety norms. Facts: Key takeaways: 3.7% of the food samples collected were found unsafe, 15.8% sub-standard and 9% samples had labelling defects. There has been a 36% increase in civil cases launched and a 67% increase in the number… Continue reading 3.7% food samples found unsafe, 15.8% sub-standard, says regulator

National Milk Sample Safety Quality Survey

News:Food Safety and Standard Authority of India(FSSAI) has released the National Milk Sample Safety Quality Survey. Facts: Key takeaways from the survey: The survey has found that milk samples from Telangana followed by Madhya Pradesh and Kerala has shown the highest number of cases of adulteration. The problem of Aflatoxin-M1 is more dominant in processed… Continue reading National Milk Sample Safety Quality Survey

Food Safety Mitra Scheme

News:Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare has launched the Food Safety Mitra Scheme and Eat Right Smart Jacket. Facts: About Food Safety Mitra scheme: The scheme aims to create an ecosystem of food safety mitras(FSM) who will help Food Business organisations(FBO) with licensing and registration, training and auditing hygiene among others. FSM is an… Continue reading Food Safety Mitra Scheme

State-run oil marketing companies to buy biodiesel made from used cooking oil

On the Occasion of the World Biofuel Day,the Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas has released the Expression of Interest(EOI) by Oil Marketing Companies for procurement of Biodiesel made from Used Cooking Oil(UCO). The entrepreneurs setting up Biodiesel plants will get remunerative price and assurance of complete offtake of production by the oil marketing companies.… Continue reading State-run oil marketing companies to buy biodiesel made from used cooking oil

World Biofuel Day to be observed on 10th August 2019

World Biofuel Day is observed every year on the 10th of August.It is observed by the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas since 2015. The theme for this years Biofuel Day is “Production of Biodiesel from Used Cooking Oil (UCO)”. The day is observed to create awareness about the importance of non-fossil fuels as an… Continue reading World Biofuel Day to be observed on 10th August 2019