A simple and easy direct solid-phase extraction (SPE) method was developed for the analysis of polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in olive oil using a dual-layer cartridge containing activated Florisil and a mixture of octadecyl (C18)-bonded and zirconia-coated silicas. Undiluted olive oil was applied directly to the SPE cartridge, and the sample was eluted with acetonitrile solvent. Background in the extract was found to be low enough for either gas chromatography–mass spectrometry (GC–MS) or high-performance liquid chromatography with fluorescence detection (HPLC–FLD) analysis.

Quality control specialist says 48.1 per cent of the inspections it carried out in China last year failed to meet modern health and safety standards

Notification on Food Safety and Standards (Contaminants, Toxins and Residues) Regulation, 2011, on Antibiotics in Honey dated : 23-12-2014. These regulations may be called the Food Safety and Standards (Contaminants, Toxins and Residues) Amendment Regulations, 2014.

Department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Health and Family Welfare present this Eightieth Report of the Committee on the Food Safety and Standards (Amendment) Bill, 2014.

Draft notification on amendments of levels of Trans Fatty Acid (TFA) in partially hrdrogenated vegetables oils .

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on pesticides in cold drinks, 12/08/2014.

McDonald’s and KFC in China faced a new food safety scare on Monday after a Shanghai television station reported a supplier sold them expired beef and chicken.

The Committee on Petitions of Rajya Sabha under the Chairmanship of Shri Bhagat Singh Koshyari, MP, presented its Hundred and Fifty-first Report to the Rajya Sabha on 13th February, 2014 on the petition praying for review of Meat Export Policy.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha regarding Banning of products containing raw tobacco, 15/07/2014.

An expert panel was convened in October 2013 by the International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics (ISAPP) to discuss the field of probiotics. It is now 13 years since the definition of probiotics and 12 years after guidelines were published for regulators, scientists and industry by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the WHO (FAO/WHO).

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