A critical stakeholders' meeting was held over the weekend in Monrovia to validate the proposed draft food law and the national standard act to ensure that food and other goods released to the publ

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.

FSSAI has notified the Draft Food Safety and Standards (Organic Foods) Regulations, 2017, is meant to ensure the safety and authenticity of all foods labelled ‘’organic".

To address holistically the issue of High Fat, Sugar and Salt (HFSS) in food and associated health risks, FSSAI constituted an Expert Group to drat a report. The major constituents of foods namely high saturated and trans fats, sugar and salt intake are known to significantly increase the risk of chronic diseases.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Food Fortification, 10/03/2017. FSSAI, has operationalized Food Safety and Standards (Fortification of Food) Regulations, 2016 with effect from October 16, 2016 including standards for fortification of Wheat flour, Maida, Rice, Milk, Oil, Salt, etc.

The Micronutrient Forum has commissioned a report to provide insights into the state of the world of food fortification.

The control of micronutrient deficiencies is an essential part of the overarching effort of the Government to fight hunger and malnutrition in the country.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Energy Drinks, 16/12/2016. Prevention of Food Adulteration Act,1954 has been repealed and a new Act namely, “The Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006” has been enacted by the Central Government.

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