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The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), on 07 June 2020 released the results of the second State Food Safety Index to celebrate World Food Safety Day during a webinar. In alignment with this year’s theme, “Food Safety is everyone’s business”, the celebration was dedicated to all those in the supply chain who have ensured the uninterrupted availability of safe food for everyone during this COVID-19 pandemic.

The Food Safety and Standards (Prohibition and Restrictions on sales) Regulations, 2011 was notified on 01.08.2011 wherein the regulation 2.2 specifies "Restriction on use of certain ingredient" particularly on Khesari Grm/dal.

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) is launching its upgraded cloud-based food safety compliance online platform in a phase-wise and Manipur has been selected in the first phase, including eight other states and Union Territories of India.

Since 2011, the FSSAI’s online licensing platform FLRS (Food Licensing and Registration System) is the soul of the licensing ecosystem with 100% India (all State and UTs) coverage, 70 lakh licenses/ registrations issued till date, over 35 lakhs licensees/ registrants actively transacting on it. FSSAI is launching its cloud based, upgraded new food safety compliance online platform called Food Safety Compliance System (FoSCoS, URL – https://foscos.fssai.gov.in).

Changes in global food systems and the increased globalization of the food supply means that populations worldwide are at risk of exposure to various food safety hazards. This can affect public health, food security, national economies and international trade says this new report released by the FAO

COVID-19 is a great cause of concern globally and requires immediate actions to prevent its spread within communities. As of now, it is evident that the transmission of the disease is through direct human-to-human proximity or indirectly through contaminated surfaces.

Food safety crises involving persistent organic pollutants (POPs) lead to systematic slaughter of livestock to prevent contaminants from entering the food chain. Therefore, there is a need to develop strategies to depurate livestock moderately contaminated with POPs to reduce economic and social damage.

Since comprehensive revision of licensing and registration norms is likely to take some more time, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has issued a notification regarding re-operationalisation of the Food Safety and Standards (Licensing and Registration of Food Business) Amendment Regulations, 2020.

Most packaged food and fast food items being sold in India contain "dangerously" high levels of salt and fat in them, according to a new laborator

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has proposed to restrict the sale and the advertisement of food products, which are high in fat, salt and sugar (HFSS), in school premises and within 50 meters of the school campus.

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