In exercise of the power conferred under section 92 of the Food Safety ad Standards Act-2006, FSSAI had framed the draft Food Safety and Standards (Organic Food) Regulations, 2017 and the same were notified on 19th June, 2017 for inviting comments of stakeholders.
Food Safety and Standards Authority of India has notified Food Safety and Standards (Food Product Standards and Food Additives) Fourteenth Amendment Regulation, 2017 in the official gazette of India w.r.t oils and fats.
The FSSAI has notified the FSS (Prohibition and Restrictions on Sales) Amendment Regulations, 2017 regarding certain restriction on sale of cream ans FSS (Food products standards and food additives) Amendment Regulations, 2017 regarding revised standards for milk and milk products.
FSSAI has notified final regulations on Food Safety and Standards (Approval of non-specified food and food ingredients) Regulations, 2017. This regulation lays down the rules and procedure for grant of prior approval of non-specified food and food ingredients.
The country will get new national standards after 60 years that will standardise outdated benchmarks for determining adulteration.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.
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.
Agricultural use of antimicrobials in subtherapeutic concentrations is increasing in response to the rising demand for food animal products worldwide. In India, the use of antimicrobials in food animal production is unregulated. Research suggests that many clinically important antimicrobials are used indiscriminately. This is the largest study to date in India that surveys poultry production to test for antimicrobial resistance and the occurrence of extended-spectrum b-lactamases (ESBLs) modulated by farming and managerial practices.
The Report, ‘FSSAI: Transforming the Food and Nutrition Landscape in India’ is a compilation of the work done by FSSAI since its inception, particularly in the year 2016-2017, a landmark year in the evolution of the Authority. The report then sets broad future direction.
The draft FSS (Food Product Standards and Food Additives) Amendment Regulation, 2017, incorporates in the standards for edible oils, their fatty acid compositions , thereby paving the way for determination of the authenticity of the edible oils.