Food Safety And Standards Authority Of India

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FSSAI to draw up new packaging regulations

By RJ Whitehead

Cases of contamination owing to the use of substandard materials have prompted the Indian regulator to take action by preparing new food packaging guidelines.

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South Asia radius

Assocham: Bring cities to the countryside to boost rural growth

By RJ Whitehead

Though they account for almost three quarters of India’s population, farmers and rural dwellers account for just 17% of national income, according to Assocham as it urged key service sectors to make massive investment in non-urban infrastructure.

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FSSAI moves to regulate organic traceability

By RJ Whitehead

India’s food regulator will clamp down on the traceability organic foods with new standards to ensure the organic status of product claims.

Food processing minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal said the current system was hurting the food industry

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FSSAI to revamp guidelines to include thousands more products

By RJ Whitehead

The public will have the best part of a month to offer input into new guidelines for proprietary foods, health supplements and additives as India’s food regulator sets out to include thousands more items that were not covered under its rules.

Pesticide lobby slams FSSAI for allowing outlandish organic claims

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Pesticide lobby slams FSSAI for allowing outlandish organic claims

By RJ Whitehead

India’s food industry watchdog has been criticised for allowing organic food to be sold in India through “deceptive and false claims”. Some products, according to the Crop Care Federation, which represents the pesticides industry, even contained pesticides...

A license system is set to secure India's food supply chain

India will implement food license system

By Ankush Chibber

India is set to introduce a new license system in August to cover the country’s food supply chain in a bid to tighten food standards.

TFAs are coming under scrutiny in India

Indian regulators harden healthy foods stance

By Ankush Chibber

Stung by a recent report that damned many of India’s top food brands for containing high amounts of sugar, salt, and fats, the country’s food regulators are moving against the worst offenders.

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