FSSAI Clarifies Documents Needed for Establishing Proof Of Premises

The FSSAI has noted that it receives several queries from stakeholders regarding acceptable documents to demonstrate possession of the business premises. It has, therefore, provided a list of documents that can be used to establish proof of premises for applying for FSSAI licences/ registrations

Food Businesses Get Final Reminder on Annual Returns

All manufacturers (including re-packers and re-labelers), importers and manufacturer-exporters shall mandatorily file the annual return for the financial year 2023-2024. The last date for the submission of the annual return is May 31, 2024. Submitting after this date incurs a penalty.

FSSAI Clarifies on Display of Information in Restaurants

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has issued clarifications in respect of declarations of calorific value, allergen, nutritional information, etc. Food service establishments are required to make these declarations on their menu cards, or boards or booklets.

FSSAI Cracks Down on Pesticide Use in Delhi Markets

FSSAI has launched an extensive awareness program targeting major markets. The campaign prioritizes educating market associations and traders about the dangers of pesticide residue, primarily in fruits and vegetables. It also emphasizes the importance of testing these products.

Tea Board Offices To Be Closed on Election Days

The memorandum states that zonal, regional and sub-regional offices of the Tea Board will be closed on the respective dates of polls of the concerned Parliamentary/Assembly constituencies in which those offices are situated. This is in view of the upcoming 18th General Elections to the House of the People (Parliamentary Elections) along with Legislative Assemblies of Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Odisha & Sikkim.

FSSAI To Upskill Food Handlers in Government Offices

FSSAI has begun training food handlers at State/UT Bhawans (guest houses) and canteens in government office buildings. This training covers vital aspects like food safety regulations, hygiene practices, allergen management, and food handling procedures.

FSSAI Cracks Down on E-commerce Misleading Consumers with “Health Drink” Labels

FSSAI discovered that certain e-commerce websites were mis-categorizing “Proprietary Food” products (like dairy or cereal-based beverage mixes) as “Health Drinks” or “Energy Drinks.” E-commerce platforms must immediately remove or de-link these miscategorized beverages from the “Health Drink” and “Energy Drink” sections.