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.

New Integrated Veterinary Health Certificate To Be Implemented

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has reiterated the implementation of the Integrated Veterinary Health Certificate. From 30th June 2024 onwards, post-import clearance will be issued only to imported consignments of milk and milk products that are accompanied by the Integrated Veterinary Health Certificate.

Special Drives Launched to Combat Milk Adulteration During Festive Season

FSSAI has urged state authorities to keep strict vigil in monitoring the manufacturing and sale of milk-related products throughout the festive period. Frequent enforcement and surveillance activities, including the deployment of Food Safety on Wheels (FSW) units where available, are being emphasized in key markets.

FSSAI Implements Fortified Rice Traceability (FoRTrace) Application

The FSSAI has now created the FoRTrace Application to address issues of transparency, quality control and traceability. The application aims to create a single platform for all stakeholders engaged in Rice Fortification. This will enable record-keeping in production, raw material utilization and sales and ensure end-to-end traceability within the Rice Fortification value chain.

FSSAI Identifies Discrepancies in In-Flight Food Supply Chain

Airlines shall obtain only one Head Office [Kind of Business] FSSAI License. Additionally, they shall also endorse Food Services [Caterer] Kind of Business in the same FSSAI License. If involved in selling pre packaged food, endorse Trade/Retail [Retailer] in the same license.

Tea Board India Issues Plant Protection Code to Safeguard Tea Plantations

Emphasizing the safe usage of crop protection products, the Plant Protection Code encourages tea growers to critically evaluate their Plant Protection Formulation (PPF) usage and gradually reduce reliance on chemicals. By adhering to these guidelines, the tea industry aims to minimize pesticide residues and promote sustainable tea production practices across India.