We need a food safety model based on societal objectives of nutrition, livelihood and safety.

Watch out for live reports from the Conference on food safety & environmental toxins being organised by Centre for Science and Environment from Feb 20-21, 2013 at New Delhi marking a decade of support to community and public policy by CSE's pollution monitoring lab.

Of the 234 pesticides registered by the Central Insecticides Board and Registered Committee 59 do not have set MRLs, shows this CSE study on the state of pesticide regulations in India from a food safety perspective in the light of recommendations made by the Joint Parliamentary Committee.

An estimated 20 to 40% of fruit and vegeta bles are rejected as they do not match the supermarkets' exces sively strict cosmetic standards

Food Safety and Standards (Contaminants, toxins & residues) Amendment Regulations, 2012 dated 29-11-2012 relating to Level of Antibiotics in Honey.

These regulations may be called the Food Safety and Standards (Food Products Standards and Food Additives) (Amendment) Regulations, 2012. They shall come into force on the date of their final publication in the Official Gazette.

The department of consumer affairs recently mandated compulsory labelling of packaged genetically modified food. Though segregation and testing to ensure compliance is a great challenge under Indian conditions, implementation is not difficult because India has only a limited number of genetically modified imports and only one commercially produced domestic crop - Bt cotton. This note provides the international context for the new rules and the background on previous attempts to mandate GM labelling.

California’s Proposition 37 would add labels to all foods made from genetically modified crops.

MUMBAI: Out of the total 20,359 samples of food articles which were examined across states during 2011-12, 1,950 were found to be adulterated, as per information provided by the Minister of State f

A Bill further to amend the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006. This Act may be called the Food Safety and Standards (Amendment) Act, 2012.

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