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 CEO Embarks On Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra In Kardnur Village

As a part of the Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra, a nationwide initiative, the CEO of the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) undertook a visit to Kardnur village in the Sangareddy district of Telangana. This visit took place on December 24, 2023 and a press release was issued on January 2, 2024.

FSSAI Directs QR Code Authentication for Fortified Rice Test Reports

All FSSAI notified laboratories, which have been approved for testing of Fortified Rice (FR), Fortified Rice Kernel (FRK), and Vitamin Premix for FRK, are now directed to provide a QR code on all test reports issued by them. This QR code can be scanned using any QR scanning application available on mobile or any device, enabling authentication and online reproduction of the test report.

Standards of Vitamin and Mineral Premix for FRK

The intent behind this interim operationalisation is to strengthen national-level fortification programme and its implementation. Hence, the standards relating to limits of micro nutrients in the vitamin and mineral pre-mix in FRK have been operationalised.

New Guidelines On Sampling Of Fortified Rice Products

The main goal of these guidelines is to establish a standardized method of sampling to guarantee fair and valid procedures. This is crucial, especially when FRKs, FR and Vitamin Mineral Premix for FRK are subjected to testing for compliance with predefined commodity standards.

Registrations Discontinued for Manufacturers of Fortified Rice Kernel

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has issued an order to strengthen the quality control mechanism for Fortified Rice (FR), Fortified Rice Kernel (FRK) and Pre-mix for FRK. This order was based upon a review of the existing regulatory mechanism of manufacturing FR and FRK. It was issued on 8th November, 2023.

FSSAI Approves Methods of Testing for Fortified Rice Kernel Analysis

These methods have undergone rigorous scrutiny by the scientific community and are deemed to provide accurate results, setting a new standard for assessing the nutritional content of fortified rice. The directive from the Scientific Panel mandates all food testing laboratories to adopt these approved methods with immediate effect.

FSSAI revises list of Notified Laboratories for Testing Fortified Rice and Rice Products

FSSAI had originally published a list of notified laboratories for testing of these fortificants in the above stated products on 13th October, 2023. Subsequently, a revised list of notified laboratories was published on 19th October, 2023. Now, by the present notification, FSSAI has once more updated its list of notified laboratories for testing of fortificants in fortified rice products.