Food Safety and Standards Authority of India has notified Food Safety and Standards (Food Product Standards and Food Additives) Fourteenth Amendment Regulation, 2017 in the official gazette of India w.r.t oils and fats.
The FSSAI has notified the FSS (Prohibition and Restrictions on Sales) Amendment Regulations, 2017 regarding certain restriction on sale of cream ans FSS (Food products standards and food additives) Amendment Regulations, 2017 regarding revised standards for milk and milk products.
FSSAI has notified final regulations on Food Safety and Standards (Approval of non-specified food and food ingredients) Regulations, 2017. This regulation lays down the rules and procedure for grant of prior approval of non-specified food and food ingredients.
The country will get new national standards after 60 years that will standardise outdated benchmarks for determining adulteration. According to these revised standards introduced by top food regulator - Food Safety Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) - fat content now ranges between 1.5% and 6%, down from a minimum of 3% before. The standards were revised because of the change in environmental conditions, quality of fodder, water that cattle consume.
The Report, ‘FSSAI: Transforming the Food and Nutrition Landscape in India’ is a compilation of the work done by FSSAI since its inception, particularly in the year 2016-2017, a landmark year in the evolution of the Authority. The report then sets broad future direction.
Question raised in Lok Sabha on Energy Drinks, 16/12/2016. Prevention of Food Adulteration Act,1954 has been repealed and a new Act namely, “The Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006” has been enacted by the Central Government.
Food regulator FSSAI has proposed new standards for frozen vegetables and processed fruit products, including commonly used canned tomatoes, frozen peas and jams. In a draft regulation, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has invited suggestions from all stakeholders.