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Blade-like object found in-flight meal: FSSAI issues notice to TajSATS

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India on Thursday issued an improvement notice to flight catering company TajSATS after a passenger found a blade-like object in a meal served onboard an Air India flight from Bengaluru to San Francisco. The incident occurred on June 9, and the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) conducted an inspection at TajSATS Bengaluru from where the food item was supplied. "We have issued an improvement notice to TajSATS, following a detailed inspection at TajSATS Bengaluru," FSSAI CEO Kamala Vardhana Rao told PTI. Under the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006, an improvement notice can be issued to a food business operator if it has failed to comply with any regulations and is required to take measures within a reasonable period. The company has been asked to comply with the improvement notice within 15 days, he said. Air India and its catering partner TajSATS are owned by the Tata Group, The airline on Monday had "deeply apologis

Blade-like object found in-flight meal: FSSAI issues notice to TajSATS
Updated On : 20 Jun 2024 | 10:50 PM IST

Amul seeks return of ice cream tub to investigate centipede complaint

Amul on Monday requested a woman customer in Noida to return the ice cream tub, in which she claimed to have found centipede, for further investigation and asserted that it offers superior quality dairy products in both India and global markets. A woman in Noida has claimed she has found a centipede inside an ice cream tub she ordered through an instant delivery app, said food safety officials, who have launched a probe into the matter. In a post on X on June 15, the woman, who identified herself as Deepa Devi, shared a picture showing the insect inside the ice cream tub. Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF), which markets dairy products under Amul brand, regretted the inconvenience caused to the woman customer in Noida. Noida's food safety department has launched a probe into this matter. In a statement, Amul said it immediately responded to the complaint on social media. "We deeply regret the inconvenience caused to her because of this incident," the statement

Amul seeks return of ice cream tub to investigate centipede complaint
Updated On : 17 Jun 2024 | 11:11 AM IST

Remove claim of '100% fruit juice' from labels, ads: FSSAI directs FBOs

The regulation states that the word "reconstituted" must be mentioned against the name of the juice that is reconstituted from the concentrate

Remove claim of '100% fruit juice' from labels, ads: FSSAI directs FBOs
Updated On : 04 Jun 2024 | 12:42 AM IST

Trouble mounts for MDH, Everest as New Zealand checks for contamination

Regulators in India have inspected MDH and Everest plants and sent samples for testing after the global scrutiny, though the results have not yet been made public

Trouble mounts for MDH, Everest as New Zealand checks for contamination
Updated On : 15 May 2024 | 12:34 PM IST

CCPA asks FSSAI to probe claim of Nestle adding sugar to baby products

Consumer protection regulator CCPA has asked Food Safety and Standards Authority (FSSAI) to look into the claim of a Swiss NGO, Public Eye and International Baby Food Action Network, that Nestle was selling baby products with higher sugar content in less developed countries like India. "We have written to the FSSAI to take cognizance of the report on Nestle's baby product," Consumer Affairs Secretary and the Central Consumer Protection Authority (CCPA) chief Nidhi Khare told PTI. The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has also taken note of the report and issued a notice to the FSSAI. According to findings by the Swiss NGO, Public Eye and International Baby Food Action Network (IBFAN), Nestle sold baby products with higher sugar content in less developed South Asian countries including India, Africa and Latin American nations as compared to markets in Europe. Meanwhile on Thursday, Nestle India had said it never compromises on compliance and it has reduced .

CCPA asks FSSAI to probe claim of Nestle adding sugar to baby products
Updated On : 19 Apr 2024 | 11:11 PM IST

Govt panel set to review if nutraceuticals should be brought under CDSCO

The government has formed a panel to examine the possibility of bringing nutraceuticals under the ambit of the apex drug regulator CDSCO instead of the food regulator FSSAI to address regulatory challenges and promote consumer safety Presently, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) regulates the usage of health supplements and nutraceuticals under the Food Safety and Standards (Health Supplements, Nutraceuticals, Food for Special Dietary Use, Food for Special Medical Purpose, and Prebiotic and Probiotic Food) Regulations, 2022. This regulation covers food items that are specially processed or formulated for specific nutritional or dietary purposes, official sources said. Nutraceuticals are products derived from food sources that are believed to provide extra health benefits besides the basic nutritional value found in foods The sources said that the challenges in uniform implementation and enforcement, interchangeable usage of the same nutrient/ingredient at ...

Govt panel set to review if nutraceuticals should be brought under CDSCO
Updated On : 18 Feb 2024 | 2:46 PM IST

India's food safety regulator has changed approach, set global standards

FSSAI has improved ease of doing business in food industry as it instills confidence among consumers

India's food safety regulator has changed approach, set global standards
Updated On : 16 Feb 2024 | 12:47 PM IST

Regulate street food vendors to impose quality standards: DPIIT secretary

The government is looking at ways to regulate street vendors so that some quality standards are imposed on street food, Secretary in the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) Rajesh Kumar Singh said on Thursday. He said that though it is a "tough" call to take, but it needs to be looked at. Addressing FSSAI's Global Food Regulators Summit here, he sought inputs from other countries about their regulations for street food vendors. He said one has to look at whether a financial penalty or compounding is sufficient or a more stringent provisions like imprisonment is required for violating the regulations. Many of foreign tourists here would hear or notice that the best food in India is served on the street by street food vendors. "Therefore, street vendors also need to be regulated...but how heavy-handed should that regulation be. Should we imprison somebody, if the standards are below the standards specified by FSSAI?," Singh said. Food Safety and Standard

Regulate street food vendors to impose quality standards: DPIIT secretary
Updated On : 20 Jul 2023 | 4:10 PM IST

15% of dietary supplements of substandard quality, says FSSAI survey

Shoddy products don't have health benefits and may cause diseases even, say experts

15% of dietary supplements of substandard quality, says FSSAI survey
Updated On : 12 Jan 2023 | 4:14 PM IST

FSSAI directs authorities to make sure mid-day meal suppliers have licence

The letter by FSSAI stated that cook cum helpers are to be trained under the Food Safety Training & Certification (FoSTaC) scheme and the funds can be utilised from the states.

FSSAI directs authorities to make sure mid-day meal suppliers have licence
Updated On : 05 Oct 2022 | 12:37 AM IST

Food regulator slaps notice on McDonald's for 'irresponsible advertising'

A full page advertisement by McDonald's in newspapers had said, "Stuck with Ghiya-Tori Again? Make the 1+1 Combo you love".

Food regulator slaps notice on McDonald's for 'irresponsible advertising'
Updated On : 22 Nov 2019 | 9:30 PM IST

FSSAI now adds restaurant hygiene to its menu

A sub-group has been formed to amend rules that govern safety standards at eating establishments

FSSAI now adds restaurant hygiene to its menu
Updated On : 14 May 2016 | 11:04 PM IST