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  • FSSAI introduces standards for honey & its products

    Policy |  News | By NFS correspondent | 0 Comment | 22 Aug, 2018

    The regulator FSSAI has come out with food safety standards for honey and its products, in a bid to curb adulteration.   The move comes in the wa...Read more

  • FSSAI to notify trans-fats limit in edible oils

    Policy |  News | By NFS correspondent | 0 Comment | 22 Aug, 2018

    THE Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) is in the process of notifying the limits of trans-fat in all edible vegetable oil and fats to be not more than 2 p...Read more

  • Govt to conduct month long nutrition campaign

    Policy |  News | By NFS Correspondent | 0 Comment | 22 Aug, 2018

    September will be observed as Nutrition month with the aim of reaching every household with the message of nutrition — ‘har ghar poshan tyohar’ (every hou...Read more

  • FSSAI approves ethephon for artificial ripening of fruits

    Policy |  News | By NFS Correspondent | 0 Comment | 20 Aug, 2018

    The Food Safety Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has declared that food business operators (FBOs) can use ethephon as a source of ethylene gas for artificial ripening o...Read more

  • Rajasthan to observe September as 'month of nutrition'

    Policy |  News | By NFS Correspondent | 0 Comment | 17 Aug, 2018

    Rajasthan will observe September as the "month of nutrition" to create awareness among people living in the state, Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje has declare...Read more

  • Ministry proposes declaration of 2019 as International Millets Year

    Policy |  News | By NFS Correspondent | 0 Comment | 17 Aug, 2018

    The Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare, Radha Mohan Singh has written to the Director General, United Nations Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO...Read more

  • FSSAI receives approval to generate 493 new posts

    Policy |  News | By NFS Correspondent | 0 Comment | 16 Aug, 2018

    The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has received approval from the government for creating 493 additional posts in various functions. The move will ena...Read more

  • Centre to promote nutrition, health in tribal schools

    Policy |  News | By NFS Correspondent | 0 Comment | 14 Aug, 2018

    J P Nadda, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare and Jual Oram, Union Minister of Tribal Affairs recently presided over a MoU signing ceremony between the Ministry of...Read more

  • FSSAI initiates to collect, convert used cooking oil into biofuel

    Policy |  News | By NFS correspondent | 0 Comment | 11 Aug, 2018

    The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) on Friday launched RUCO (Repurpose Used Cooking Oil), an initiative that will enable collection and conversion of u...Read more

  • Milkfed to use new technology against milk adulteration

    Policy |  News | By NFS Correspondent | 0 Comment | 06 Aug, 2018

    The Punjab State Cooperative Milk Producers Federation Limited popularly known as MILKFED Punjab has obtained a strip-based technology developed by the National Diary Resea...Read more

  • Meghalaya launches Rs 215 Cr Milk Mission

    Policy |  News | By NFS Correspondent | 0 Comment | 31 Jul, 2018

    Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Radha Mohan Singh recently announced a Rs 215-crore project through the National Cooperative Development Corporation (NCD...Read more

  • FSSAI strengthens regulatory system for health supplements

    Policy |  News | By NFS Correspondent | 0 Comment | 30 Jul, 2018

    India’s health supplement and nutraceutical industry is rapidly growing and is poised to be USD 10 Billion industry by 2025. As this sector grows, FSSAI is gearing it...Read more

  • FSSAI to frame regulations on GM Food

    Policy |  News | By NFS Correspondent | 0 Comment | 30 Jul, 2018

    Section 22 of the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 provides inter-alia, that no person shall manufacture, distribute, sell or import any genetically modified article of ...Read more

  • FSSAI says nutraceuticals industry to embrace self-regulation

    Policy |  News | By NFS correspondent | 0 Comment | 25 Jul, 2018

    Addressing an Assocham event, Chairman of FSSAI Ashish Bahuguna said, "Everyone expects the acceptability of nutraceuticals to grow. I feel the first challenge is that cons...Read more

  • Food processing stirs Nagaland entrepreneurs

    Policy |  News | By NFS Correspondent | 0 Comment | 24 Jul, 2018

    The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) and the Ministry of Food processing Industries recently organized a conference on ‘Startups &...Read more

  • CIFT- FSSAI release guidelines for formalin usage in fish

    Policy |  News | By NFS Correspondent | 0 Comment | 19 Jul, 2018

    The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) and the Central Institute of Fisheries Technology (CIFT), Cochin, have co-developed a document that highlights key ...Read more

  • Kerala on a mission to fight obesity

    Policy |  News | By NFS Correspondent | 0 Comment | 17 Jul, 2018

    As part of the National Nutrition Mission (NNM), being implemented on pilot basis in four districts in Kerala, the health department has added reduction in obesity and enco...Read more

  • TB Nutrition Scheme to help 13 lakh beneficiaries

    Policy |  News | By NFScorrespondent | 0 Comment | 13 Jul, 2018

    India’s tuberculosis programme hopes to hand out cash incentives to 13 lakh patients by the end of July, even though it only reaches 3.5 lakh currently. The Nikshay P...Read more

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