The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) says it has begun framing regulations for genetically-modified (GM) food, shortly after being accused of failing to restrict the import of such items.
Retail stores in parts of India such as Delhi-NCR, Punjab, and Gujarat were found selling illegal genetically modified (GM) foods, according to a report published by the Centre for Science and Environment’s (CSE) Pollution Monitoring Laboratory of India.
Indian regulators are clamping down formalin adulteration in fish — a carcinogenic chemical derived from diluted formaldehyde — after large volumes of adulterated products were seized in raids across the nation.
Ferrero India has revealed its plans to build a new product portfolio for the mass market in India, with the firm assessing opportunities for some of the 20 confectionery brands it acquired from the US unit of Nestle at the start of the year.
One of the largest UAE based supermarket chain, the Lulu Group, said the company has increased vegetables and imports from other parts of India and Sri Lanka by 20 tonnes per day following a ban on Kerala products.