Thursday, 18 August, 2022
TopicFood safety

Topic: food safety

Hate mail floods FSSAI as critics see ‘green light’ for GM food in draft rules for import & sale

Draft notification was brought out in November 2021. Last month, an addendum was proposed that would also include enzymes of GM origin in the list of items to be regulated

I am launching a civil disobedience movement against moratorium on GM crops. Here’s why

I respect the rule of law but today, I will plant Bt brinjal on my farm to launch the ‘Feed India civil disobedience movement’. GM crops need revival.

Modi govt’s ambitious ethanol plan spurs food security fears

The govt says doubling ethanol production will save India Rs 30,000 crore a year by cutting crude imports, reduce carbon emissions & boost farmers’ incomes. But critics term it self-goal.

SC asks lawyer if he will eat client’s ‘food’, rejects bail plea in adulteration case

While refusing pre-arrest bail of two MP-based businessmen accused of food adulteration, the Supreme Court further said that 'only in India we are liberal with health concerns.'

‘Food-o-copeia’ — India’s plan to boost corporate compliance of food standards

To devise its ‘food-‘o’-copeia’, the FSSAI will use the expertise of institutes under the government-run Network for Scientific Co-operation for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.

Greater quality checks soon on milk, edible oil, honey, meat & poultry, says FSSAI new CEO

IAS officer Arun Singhal details the new ways of testing and new regulations at the food regulator, and the reforms that are already underway.

Street food vendors are back after Covid safety training, now hoping for business to return

With Covid numbers rising in India, many people will continue to play it safe, which means a grim future for the street food business.

IKEA and Haldiram’s served show cause notice after ‘caterpillar found in biryani’

Food regulator FSSAI finds 'more violations' at IKEA’s 1,000-seat restaurant in Hyderabad, sends samples for lab analysis.

Maggi case still on, but FSSAI ties up with Nestle to improve own standards

Partnership between FSSAI and the Nestle Food Safety Institute has raised eyebrows

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Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.


IAF Su-30 MKI aircraft | Twitter | @DefencePRO_Guj

Russian defence industry team to visit India soon for talks on upgrading IAF’s Sukhoi fleet

Upgrades would include more better radar & integration of electronic warfare abilities. Russia also hopeful of inking deal with India to supply 12 more Su-30 MKIs and 21 MiG-29s.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.