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The rapid growth of factory farming in Asia for livestock and seafood poses enormous environmental and forced labour risks, in addition to threats to public safety and health, according to a report

The use of antibiotics in factory farms in Asia is set to more than double in just over a decade, with potentially damaging effects on antibiotic resistance around the world.

Schools under the state were asked to ensure that no High in fat, salt and sugar (HFSS) food should be sold in school canteens through a GR issued on May 8.

VIJAYAWADA: Think twice before consuming food in printed papers served by street vendors and small hotels as there is a higher risk of contracting cancers at an early age.

The country will get new national standards after 60 years that will standardise outdated benchmarks for determining adulteration.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.

With a CAG report calling food served by Indian Railways “unfit for human consumption”, the Ministry of Railways has come out with a list of steps that it is taking to improve catering services.

In all, 375 cases of the violation of the Food Safety and Standards Act 2006 have been registered for selling food items not adhering to the required standards in the district.

BENGALURU: Foods contaminated by newspaper ink raise serious health concerns since printing ink, besides containing chemical contaminants, may have pathogenic microorganisms.

Participation in the development of international food standards for trade is essential if countries are to reap the benefits of booming global trade and prepare for imminent technological changes, according to a joint publication issued by the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Trade Organization (WTO) on 12 July.

Food regulator FSSAI today assured the food supplements and nutraceuticals industry that it is open to making changes in the new standards to support growth of the sector, but without compromising

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