Sudha milk tankers may be equipped with Global Positioning System (GPS) to keep tabs on their movement and prevent pilferage while on the move, something that Bihar State Co-operative Milk Producer

Two Sudha Dairy attendants were caught red-handed while mixing water to milk in the wee hours of Sunday, confirming fears of unsafe milk being sold in Jharkhand even as the state gears up to launch

INDORE: Indore Municipal Corporation (IMC) on Saturday destroyed one tonne tea after it was declared unfit for human consumption.

With a number states deciding to ban use and sale of gutka, the Union health ministry has urged the Uttar Pradesh (UP) government to follow its counterparts in rest of the country in banning sale of such products in the state.

So far, states of Madhya Pradesh, Kerala, Bihar, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Haryana, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and Delhi have implemented the provision as envisaged under Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) regulation and enforced enforce ban on manufacture, sale and storage of gutka and pan masala containing tobacco and nicotine in their states. Chandigarh also followed the suit and banned the sale, manufacture and storage of gutka.

Around 50 students of the Government Polytechnic for Women staying in the hostel on Bharathiar Road were hospitalised after some of them swooned while others complained of nausea and vomiting.

Late on Sunday, students complained of uneasiness and nearly 15 of them swooned. At midnight, the students were admitted to a private hospital. However, the number of students complaining of uneasiness grew on Monday morning. The Government Polytechnic campus witnessed commotion, with a number of ambulances rushing students from the hostel to the hospital for treatment.

Elaborate arrangements have been made to monitor restaurants, hotels and other food businesses within the State and also the inflow of food items from outside the State during the festival season, Health Minister V.S. Sivakumar has said.

Special surveillance squads had already been deployed for the purpose in all districts. Checking had been made more stringent in the border check-posts of Amaravila in Thiruvananthapuram district, Aryankavu in Kollam district and Meenakshipuram and Walayar check-posts in Palakkad district, the Minister said on Sunday.

MUMBAI: Out of the total 20,359 samples of food articles which were examined across states during 2011-12, 1,950 were found to be adulterated, as per information provided by the Minister of State f

Absence of rain, heat affect growth of green fodder resulting in poor yield by milch cattle

Aim is to make food business operators accountable: FSSAI

The food poisoning episodes in the State capital and the shocking revelations from raids conducted across the State might well prove to be the starting point of a much sterner food administration regime in the State along with the rest of the country. The country is all poised for enforcement of the Food and Safety Standards Act 2006 which prescribes science-based standards for various items of food and seeks to regulate the manufacture, storage, sale, etc. so that these are absolutely safe for human consumption

In a shocking incident, a consignment of pickle meant for export to Canada was found to be contaminated with Sudan 1 — a dye, typically used for colouring oils, waxes, petrol, shoe polishes and thought to increase the risk of cancer.

Calling it a serious issue, the Food Safety and Standards of India (FSSAI) has sent out an advisory to all states and UTs to make concerted effort to check such type of menaces in local market. The FSSAI has also asked the commissioners of food safety of states to take stringent measures.

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