What are polyunsaturated fats? Chemically speaking, polyunsaturated fats are lipids in which the hydrocarbon chain contains two or more carbon-carbon double bonds. This essentially means that the double bonds are unsaturated and have the capacity to accommodate more hydrogen atoms, thereby gradually becoming saturated. When there are no more double bonds left in the hydrocarbon […]
Dietary fat is a type of fat found in various types of foods. They provide a storage form of energy, which is released as and when required by the body. Dietary fats help in normal functioning of the body, absorption of vitamins, and plays an important role in normal metabolic activities. The major types of […]
Bread, in some form or the other has been a part of the human diet from prehistoric times and continues to be relished all over the world. The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) recently published a report that gave bread eaters in India a jolt. They reported that potassium bromate and potassium iodate, both […]
All food business operators in India are to be covered under mandatory guidelines of FSSAI irrespective of their location and scale of operations. The idea had been mooted by FSSAI under Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India. Deadlines were fixed earlier but due to administrative reasons the deadlines were extended. The current […]
The apex body on food safety in India ‘FSSAI’ has decided not to allow any further extension for the Registration & Licensing of all food businesses under the new act. The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India has said that the final date has already been deferred twice in the past on the request […]
Brief Interpretation: The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has initiated the review of standards of various food articles prescribed under Food Safety and Standards (Food Products Standards and Food Additives) Regulations, 2011, in order to harmonize the Indian Food Standards with International Food standards (CODEX). In addition to above, the regulations pertaining […]
Brief Interpretation of the Announcement from FSSAI: New regulation for Labeling of Packaged Food are in the pipeline, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has issued a draft regulation for labeling of Packaged Food Articles on 27.12.2012 and the objections or suggestions were invited from the stakeholders by 31.01.2013. The date for sending objections […]
The new Food Safety and Standards Act shifts from mere regulatory regime to self-compliance through Food Safety Management System. Under the new Act the Food Business Operators have to ensure that food processed, manufactured, imported or distributed is in compliance with the food laws.
No Food Business can be run without obtaining a license or registration certificate from the State Govt. food safety department or Central Govt. Food Safety Licensing Office depending upon the nature of the food business and production capacity/Annual turnover of the food business.
The objective of the food law is to make available safe, pure, wholesome and nutritious food to the public. In 1954, the Indian government enacted the food law known as Prevention of Food Adulteration Act, 1954 and Rules were made there under in 1955. Besides this Act and the Rules, many other orders related to […]