Question raised in Lok Sabha on Norms of Food Safety, 22/07/2016. Standards for articles of food prescribed under the Food Safety (FSS) Act, 2006 and regulations thereunder, are primarily enforced by the Food Safety Departments of the States/Union Territories. Random sampling and testing of food products, etc.

Draft Food Safety and Standards (Food Products Standards and Food Additives) Amendment Regulation 2016 related to Sub regulation no. 1.2.18, 2.2.2, 2.4.6 and 2.4.10 with respect to Fats, Oils, Oats and Pasta products.

The Food Loss and Waste Accounting and Reporting Standard (or FLW Standard) is a global standard that provides requirements and guidance for quantifying and reporting on the weight of food and/or associated inedible parts removed from the food supply chain—commonly referred to as “food loss and waste” (FLW).

Food Safety and Standards (Contaminants, Toxins and Residues) Amendment Regulations, 2016 related to limit of Heavy Metals in food. [Amendment in the Food Safety and Standards (Contaminants, Toxins and Residues) Regulation, 2011: Regulation 2.1, in sub-regulation 2.1.1, in clause 2].

We use data on food import violations from the FDA Operational and Administrative System for Import Support (OASIS) to address rising concerns associated with imported food, quantify import risks by product and by country of origin, and explore the usefulness of OASIS data for risk assessment. In particular, we assess whether there are significant trends in violations, whether import violations can be used to quantify risks by country and by product, and how import risks depend on economic factors of the country of origin.

The main objective of this study titled, “All India Cold-chain Infrastructure Capacity (Assessment of Status & Gap)”, is a comprehensive evaluation of the pan-India consumption of perishable food items, to assess the demand, current status and gaps in cold-chain infrastructure so as to provide significant assessments for future policy develo

The FSSAI has recently issued a draft of Food Safety and Standards (Food or Health Supplements, Nutraceuticals, Foods for Special Dietary uses, Foods for Special Medical Purposes, Functional Foods, and Novel Foods) Regulations, 2015 (Draft Regulations).

Question raised in Lok Sabha on food safety, 24/07/2015. The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has fixed safety standards under the ‘Food Safety and Standards (Contaminants, Toxins and Residues) Regulations, 2011 as amended from time to time. The Maximum Residual Levels (MRLs) of pesticides in fruits and vegetables have been specified in these standards.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on food adulteration, 24/07/2015. The information made available by the State/UT Governments in respect of food samples collected, tested, found not conforming to the prescribed standards, and action taken against the violation of the Food Safety and Standards (FSS) Act, Rules and Regulations thereunder, during last three years is indicated in this document.

A novel way of cooking rice to maximize the removal of the carcinogen inorganic arsenic (Asi) is presented here. In conventional rice cooking water and grain are in continuous contact, and it is known that the larger the water:rice cooking ratio, the more Asi removed by cooking, suggesting that the Asi in the grain is mobile in water. Experiments were designed where rice is cooked in a continual stream of percolating near boiling water, either low in Asi, or Asi free.