CHENNAI: While lab tests across the country throw up details of chemical adulterants in milk, people in Tamil Nadu have no way of knowing what's in their drink.

With adulteration of milk being a widespread problem in India, the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has developed a handy device to detect the presence of harmful additives in

Nearly two years after the Food Safety and Standards Act (FSSA) came into effect, Kerala is still struggling with lack of infrastructure and human resource constraints to implement the Act in lette

We need a food safety model based on societal objectives of nutrition, livelihood and safety.

Highest number of samples was collected from Model Town followed by Kotwali

The Delhi Government has in the past five years tested 14,761 samples for food adulteration of which 886 samples have been found to be in violation of standards. Of the total samples, 1,668 samples were taken last year and 3,148 in 2011.

Summons against two directors of a company also cancelled

The Delhi High Court has quashed a complaint and summons against two directors of a company being prosecuted by the Delhi Government’s Department of Food Adulteration under the Prevention of Food Adulteration Act. Justice P. K. Bhasin quashed the complaint filed by the Department and the summons issued by the Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate, New Delhi, quoting a Supreme Court ruling that a director of a company cannot be prosecuted in a case unless he is specifically sought to be prosecuted on the ground that he was actually in charge of affairs of the company at the time of commission of crime by his firm.

Section 16(2)(c), of the FSS Act, 2006 provides for the mechanism for accreditation of certification bodies for Food Safety Management Systems and Section 44 of FSS Act provides for recognition of organization or agency for food safety audit and checking compliance with Food Safety Management System required under the Act or the rules and regula

Jaipur: The medical health and family welfare department on Thursday kicked off a campaign against food adulteration and collected samples of sweets and mawa from different parts of the city.

Teams of the medical health and family welfare department swung into action and inspected sweet shops and restaurants to collect samples of suspected adulterated food items.

Jaipur: The much hyped campaign ‘Shudh Ke Liye Yudh’ of the food and civil supplies department seems to have faded into the oblivion. It appears that neither the medical and health department nor thedistrictsuppliesoffices are sincere towards checking food adulteration especially when festivals are round the corner.

Launched on June 22, 2009, the state government claimed to have opened a front against the war on the food adulteration with the campaign ‘Shudh Ke Liye Yudh’ in which the former food and civil supplies minister Babu Lal Nagar was seen a bit enthusiastic. The mobile van which was inaugurated to take food samples for testing seems to have vanished into thin air.

Ahead of the festive season, states have been asked to crack down on adulterators of milk as a countrywide survey showed that just one-third of the commodity sold in the market met safety and stand