Order related to Approved method of analysis of Cereal & Cereal Products. (Uploaded on: 21.06.2018)

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Categories: GO&NOTIFICATION

Order related to Time limit for testing of samples by Referral laboratories notified by FSSAI. (Uploaded on: 21.06.2018)

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Letter related to Amendment of FSS Act, 2006. (Uploaded on: 21.06.2018)

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Categories: DRAFT

FDCA Gujarat to launch RMBS & run device for TPC limits in frying oils

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The Food and Drug Control Administration (FDCA) Gujarat will soon launch a Rapid Microbiology System (RMBS), which will help the food analyst in the laboratory to do multiple testing at a time of food and pharmaceutical samples in a much shorter time. In addition to this, a Germany-based company Test-O, as a part of its corporate social responsibility (CSR) activity, has provided FDCA Gujarat with a device to test the total polar compound (TPC) limits in frying oils.
RMBS
Initiated by the government of the western state, Biomere, a French company, was selected by global tendering and participation to provide the RMBS system.
Commenting on the same, H G Koshia, commissioner, FDCA, informed, “This is the first time in the Asia Pacific region wherein such a system will be installed in a district government laboratory. The system has already been installed for the food category, and the executives from the company are providing hands-on training to the food analyst on how to use the system.”
He added, “By the end of June, we will be in a position to put the system in full function. However, the installation for the pharma system is still on. With it in place, we will be able to check contamination and pathogens present in food, which are harmful for human health within a few hours. Earlier, it used to take about 14 days.”
TPC drive
The TPC device was in line with the latest amendment in the rule made by the country’s apex food regulator setting the TPC limit to 25 per cent in frying oil, which will be implemented from July 1, 2018.
Koshia said, “By just dipping the device in the frying oil, the sensor will provide the TPC level in 10 seconds.”
“We had conducted a sample drive with the device in Surat, Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar. It was found that 40 per cent of the survey sample didn’t meet the standards. The street vendors keep repeatedly using same oil for long period sometimes for whole week,” he added.
“So from July, we will start our drive to check the TPC level in frying oil across the state. Immediate and strict action will be taken against any food vendor owner found not complying with the standards, and the seized oil will be disposed of,” he added.
Koshia stated, “The cost of the device is about Rs 40,000, but if ordered in bulk, it will cost about Rs 30,000. We have asked the state government to provide us with the funds to buy about 200 more such devices to conduct the checks. The device is easy to handle and fits in a kit bags. The testing will be carried out throw mobile testing vans as well.”

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FSSAI, NCDC establish mechanism to prevent food-borne diseases’ spread

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FSSAI and the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) have decided to establish a communication and coordination mechanism to prevent and restrict the spread of food-borne diseases.
The country’s apex food regulator has issued a directive to state food safety departments across India to establish direct contact with district surveillance officer or the rapid response team of the Integrated Disease Control Programme (IDSP) under NCDC.
For this, the state food safety departments would recognise and nominate a food safety officer as member of the rapid response team for food safety surveillance and emergency situations. They would identify the emergency arising out of ingestion of foodstuff contaminated with pathogenic microorganisms or chemicals.
Garima Singh, director regulatory compliance division, FSSAI, said, “All food safety commissioners has been advised to request the health secretary of their respective states to nominate the food safety officers (FSOs) of each district as members of the rapid response team.”
“There are certain activities required to be undertaken by the FSOs after the alert or intimation of any food-borne disease incident through the IDSP,” she added.
Singh said, “The activities include collection of information about the outbreak, investigation and examination in coordination with the district surveillance team about the outbreak like site investigation for operational hygiene, sample collection, assessment of the severity of the problem, identifying the spread of the contaminated food in the region, planning to stop the spread of food-borne diseases, preparation of the report on the incident within a fortnight of the occurrence of the incident, sending across the hierarchy of the food safety ecosystem and maintaining a record of the meetings taken place during the investigations thereunder.”
The designated officers were also asked to monitor the situation regularly, while the FSSAI has asked to complete the establishment of the coordination mechanism within two weeks.
It is pertinent to mention here that recently a virus called Nipah outbreak was reported in Kerala which claimed several lives.
The virus spread from contaminated fruits eaten by bats. And even the United Arab Emirates (UAE) banned fruit import from Kerala due to this outbreak.

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110 கிலோ புகையிலை பொருட்கள் பறிமுதல்

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Categories: DISTRICT-NEWS, Erode

புகையிலை பறிமுதல்

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Categories: DISTRICT-NEWS, Theni

போதை பொருட்கள் பறிமுதல்

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Categories: DISTRICT-NEWS, Salem

பிரத்யேக வண்ணத்தில் எண்ணெய் பாக்கெட்; உணவு பாதுகாப்பு துறை முடிவு

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தீபம் எரிய பயன்­ப­டுத்­தும் எண்­ணெய் பாக்­கெட்­டு­க­ளுக்கு பிரத்­யேக வண்­ணம் ஒதுக்க, உணவு பாது­காப்பு துறை முடிவு செய்­துள்­ளது.
‘கடலை எண்­ணெய்’ என, அச்­சி­டப்­பட்­டுள்ள பாக்­கெட்­டில், சாதா­ரண பாமா­யில் எண்­ணெயை மட்­டும் அடைத்து விற்­பது, உணவு பாது­காப்­புத் துறை­யின் உரி­மத்தை புதுப்­பிக்­கா­மல், எண்­ணெய் உற்­பத்தி மற்­றும் மறு விற்­பனை செய்­வது போன்ற செயல்­க­ளி­லும், பலர் ஈடு­பட்டு வரு­கின்­ற­னர். இதை தடுக்க, உணவு பாது­காப்­புத் துறை நிய­மன அலு­வ­லர்­களை உறுப்­பி­னர்­க­ளாக்கி, கண்­கா­ணிப்பு கமிட்டி அமைக்­கப்­பட்­டுள்­ளது. இதில், எடுக்­கப்­பட்­டுள்ள முடிவு குறித்து, உணவு பாது­காப்­புத் துறை வட்­டா­ரங்­கள் கூறி­ய­தா­வது:
வியா­பா­ரி­கள் பலர், தீப எண்­ணெயை, சமை­யல் எண்­ணெய் எனக்­கூறி விற்­கின்­ற­னர். பொது­மக்­களும் அதை நம்பி வாங்­கும் நிலை உள்­ளது. தீப எண்­ணெய், சமை­ய­லுக்கு ஏற்­ற­தல்ல.பொது­மக்­கள் மத்­தி­யில் விழிப்­பு­ணர்வு ஏற்­ப­டுத்த, தீப எண்­ணெய் பாக்­கெட்­டு­களை ஊதா நிறத்­தில் அச்­சிட, அர­சுக்கு பரிந்­து­ரைக்­கப்­பட்­டுள்­ளது.உற்­பத்தி நிறு­வ­னங்­க­ளி­டம் இருந்து, மொத்­த­மாக எண்­ணெயை வாங்கி, பாக்­கெட்­டு­களில் அடைத்து விற்­கும் தொழில் செய்­வோர், தாங்­கள் எண்­ணெய் வாங்­கும் நிறு­வ­னங்­க­ளி­டம் இருந்து, தடை­யில்லா சான்று பெற வேண்­டும்.
பாக்­கெட்­டில், நிறு­வனத்தின் முழு முக­வரி, எண்­ணெ­யில் கலந்­துள்ள பிற பொருட்­களின் விப­ரங்­களை அச்­சிட வேண்­டும். முக்­கி­ய­மாக, அந்த எண்­ணெய், ‘சமை­ய­லுக்கு உகந்­தது’ என்றோ, ‘சமை­ய­லுக்கு உகந்­த­தல்ல’ என்றோ, பெரிய எழுத்­து­களில் அச்­சிடப்பட வேண்­டும். இது­போன்ற முடி­வு­கள், கண்­கா­ணிப்பு கமிட்டி கூட்­டத்­தில் எடுக்­கப்­பட்­டுள்­ளது. இவ்­வாறு அவர்­கள் கூறி­னர்.

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