The Supreme Court on Friday warned states and Union Territories that they may face contempt action if they failed to file compliance reports on gutkha ban within six weeks.

"We are giving clear warning to the governments. We will initiate suo motu contempt proceedings against them if they fail to file report on compliance of banning gutkha products in their states. Those who do not file report shall do at their own peril," said a Bench led by Justice G S Singhvi.

This controversial Biotechnology Regulatory Authority of India (BRAI) bill has been introduced in the Lok Sabha amid huge protests by opposition parties. It has been in controversy due to its proposal of an easy single window approval mechanism for GM crops in India.

Judgement of the High Court of Delhi in the matter of Marico Limited Vs Adani Wilmar Ltd dated 18/04/2013 regarding disparagement of Saffola in television commercials and print advertisements issued by the defendant (Adani Wilmar Ltd) by making patently false, unsubstantiated and misleading claims and statements in respect of Fortune RBO as being, (a) the „healthiest oil in the world‟; (b) healthier than the plaintiff‟s SAFFOLA brand edible oil; (c) 100% RBO being 100% healthy; and, (d) good not only for the heart, but also good for cholesterol immunity, sk

New Delhi: To enhance accountability for those in food business, Delhi government is all set to make it mandatory for them to seek registration, procure a licence from the department or face penalty.

According to the proposed policy, any food vendor, inclusive of roadside eateries, restaurants, hotels and food processors, with a turnover of up to Rs 12 lakh a year has to register themselves with the government. Those with larger turnover will have to obtain licence from the government.

Goalpara, April 5: Along with the state of Assam, the manufacture, storage, sale, transportation, display or the distribution of Guthka and Pan masala, containing tobacco or nicotine as ingredients

New Delhi: The government has provided a back-door entry for contractors and the food industry to corner the lucrative ICDS (Integrated Child Development Services) food supply budget through the Na

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.

Assam is all set to table a bill to ban manufacturing, sale and storage of all kinds of smokeless tobacco products in the state.

Assam health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said the bill would be tabled in the assembly in the ongoing budget session. He said the bill was awaiting clearance from the cabinet, after which it will be tabled in the assembly. "Assam will be first state to bring such a historic legislation," said Sarma.

JAMMU: In exercise of the powers vested upon him under clause (a) of sub-Section 30 of the Food Safety and Standards Act, Manoj Kumar Dwivedi, Commissioner of Food Safety, Jammu and Kashmir ordered ban on manufacture, storage, sale transportation, display or distribution of Gutkha in the State.

As per the notification number HD/Drug/58/2012 issued today the Commissioner of Food has prohibited distribution of Gutkha by whatever name and Pan Masala or Zarda containing tobacco or nicotine as ingredients by any name.

Are the mineral water cans you are buying for drinking purpose really safe? Is the packaged water meeting the standard guidelines of Food Safety Act?

The answers are coming in negative as at least 25 Reverse Osmosis (RO) plants in Madurai district are yet to obtain the mandatory licence from Government food safety wing. These drinking water plants are, however, continuing to supply water cans to homes. Officials are going to step up raids against violators and they have appealed to the public to remember that the water need not be safe just because it is supplied in a can.

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