Draft Food Safety and Standards (Food Product Standards and Food Additives ) Amendment Regulations, 2016 relating to 'revision of carbonated fruit beverages or fruit drinks'.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Norms for Packaged and Fast Food, 29/07/2016. Some cases of violation of food safety norms have come to the notice of Food Safety and Standards Authority of India. Although, no separate data for foreign and Indian companies is maintained centrally by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), as per the information made available by State/UT Governments, the details of samples of food items collected, tested, found not conforming and action taken during the years 2012-13, 2013-14 and 2014-15 are at Annexure-I, II and III respectively.

The following draft of certain regulations further to amend the Food Safety and Standards (Food Products Standards and Food Additives) Regulations, 2011, which the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India proposes to make with previous approval of the Central Government in exercise of the powers conferred by clause (e) of sub-section (2) of

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Potassium Bromate in Breads, 22/07/2016. The Government is aware of the study by the Centre for Science and Environment. Potassium bromate was earlier permitted to be used as an additive for manufacturing bread and other bakery products under the erstwhile Prevention of Food Adulteration Act, 1954.

Draft Food Safety and Standards (Food Products Standards and Food Additives) Amendment Regulation 2016 related to Sub regulation no. 1.2.18, 2.2.2, 2.4.6 and 2.4.10 with respect to Fats, Oils, Oats and Pasta products.

Use of chemical food additives is a common practice in packaged and processed foods. Not all of them are safe. One such additive is potassium bromate (KBrO3) which, until over two decades ago, was routinely used in most parts of the world to treat flour for bread and bakery products. KBrO3 helped give the product a high rise and uniform finish.

Bread industry uses potassium bromate and potassium iodate, substances that are banned in many countries, but not in India; Indian regulators must act immediately and ban them CSE’s new study tests bread sold in Delhi. Finds residues of potassium bromate/iodate in commonly consumed varieties.

One of urban India’s staple food products – the bread that we buy off the shelves every day – could be laced with toxic chemicals which are serious health hazards, finds a new study done in Delhi by Centre for Science and Environment (CSE). The study, conducted by CSE’s Pollution Monitoring Laboratory (PML), says Indian bread manufacturers use potassium bromate and potassium iodate for treating flour while making bread.

The FSSAI has recently issued a draft of Food Safety and Standards (Food or Health Supplements, Nutraceuticals, Foods for Special Dietary uses, Foods for Special Medical Purposes, Functional Foods, and Novel Foods) Regulations, 2015 (Draft Regulations).

The intestinal tract is inhabited by a large and diverse community of microbes collectively referred to as the gut microbiota. While the gut microbiota provides important benefits to its host, especially in metabolism and immune development, disturbance of the microbiota–host relationship is associated with numerous chronic inflammatory diseases, including inflammatory bowel disease and the group of obesity-associated diseases collectively referred to as metabolic syndrome.

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