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Fssai- Advisories / Orders–August 2019

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Fssai- Gazette Nitifications–August 2019

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August  2019

♦ Gazette Notification of Food Anayst Board Amendment Notification  [Uploaded on : 30-08-2019]

♦ Gazette Notification of NABL Accredited Laboratories under section 43(1) of FSS Act  [Uploaded on : 13-08-2019]

♦ Gazette notification on “Food Safety and Standards (Recovery and Distribution of Surplus food) Regulation, 2019 vide notification number REG/11/27/Surplus Food/FSSAI-2017 dated 26.07.2019  [Uploaded on : 06-08-2019]

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fssai–Draft August 2019

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♦ Draft Food Safety and Standards (Prohibition and Restrictions on Sales) Amendment Regulations, 2019 relating to “limits of trans fats in Food Products”.  [Uploaded on : 30-08-2019]

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Canteens of 6 reputed schools among 19 food establishments challanged

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JAMMU, Sept 7: A Food Safety team of Food and Drugs Administration (FDA), J&K challanged 19 food establishments including canteens of six reputed schools in Jammu for violations of Food Safety rules.

To make sure that safe and nutritious food is served in educational institutions, a Food Safety team conducted a surprised inspection of canteens in reputed educational institutions within municipal limits of Jammu under the supervision of Commissioner, FDA, J&K, Vinod Sharma.

The inspection team was headed by Dr Parvesh Kumar, Assistant Commissioner, Food Safety, Jammu. During the drive, canteens of six reputed private schools including Kendriya Vidayalaya Bantalab, were challaned for violation of provisions under FSSA-2006.

Besides, school canteens, 13 more food establishments were challaned for violation of norms of Food Safety & Standards Act 2006. Among those challaned were New Billu Di Hatti, Janipur, Honey Chicken Shop, DL Heer, Vaishno Bhojanalaya, Mohan Fish Corner, Kaka Chicken Point, Bombay Pav Bhaji at main chowk Janipur, Hotel Char Chinar Lodge, Hotel Savoy at Shahidi Chowk, Pargal Cheese Corner at Rehari Colony, Sham Sweet Shop, Manoj Fish Shop and Kashmiri Bakery at Subhash Nagar.

They were asked to maintain sanitary and hygienic conditions as per Schedule-4 of FSSA 2006. In order to minimize the cross contamination and food borne diseases, they were asked to maintain infrastructure and storage, processing and washing areas and also use good quality of raw material for cooking.

The team was comprised of Food Safety officers, Daleep Singh, Hans Raj, Hans Raj Andotra and Parvez Ahmed.

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Food items seized from 3 stores, restaurant

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Ludhiana: The food safety team of the health department on Saturday carried out raids on the premises of several departmental stores and hotels, and seized different packets of curd and milk items in Samrala village. They also issued strict guidelines to different vendors and food stall owners to follow food safety norms effectively while serving food items to commuters.

The team issued notices to some food stalls after watching the unhygienic conditions in their premises. The district food safety officer Yogesh Goyal said under the supervision of district health officer Andesh Kang, three departmental stores, and a restaurant based on Samrala Road were inspected on Saturday morning. As many as 7 to 10 food items were collected by health officials, including curd, ghee, and other milk products.

Goyal said: “After collecting all the samples from different departmental stores, we delivered them to the state food inspection laboratory for testing. The district health team will charge heavy penalties to all culprits. We have also issued proper guidelines to all city-based vendors that they should avoid using the newspaper to wrap food items, and not use their hands to collect cash while serving food items to customers, as it could contain different bacterial infections, leading to serious health problems for customers. We have told them to instead use masks, gloves, and gown caps while preparing and serving food items.”

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Food safety officials check snack making units

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Vadodara: With the sale of sweets and savouries peaking during the Ganpati festivities and manufacturers preparing these items in huge quantities, food safety officers of the Vadodara Municipal Corporation (VMC) conducted a drive to check such units.

The civic body has also started a drive to promote healthy food habits among children.

Food safety officers checked 12 units making sweets and savouries in Gorwa industrial estate and collected eight samples of food items from there.

They also checked seven such units in the Mahavir Estate and the Karelibaug Industrial Estate during the drive and collected four samples from there.

According to officials, of the 19 units that were checked, 12 have been notified to maintain hygienic standards at the units. The officials also disposed of a 18kg cake that was found unfit for consumption.

The civic body has also started a drive to promote healthy food habits among school children. Going by the directives of the Food Safety Authority, Delhi, mascots are also being used for the purpose.

The mascots visited five municipal schools in the city to promote consumption of nutritious food instead of junk food.

The mascots will visit 15 other municipal schools in the coming days.

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A major step towards food safety in India

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An outdoor eatery in Pushkar. The Food Safety and Standards of India will now make it mandatory for food vendors to display food hygiene ratings.

The country’s apex food regulator is taking a major step towards improving food safety and hygiene standards in India.

As the Centre launches a large-scale campaign to promote healthy eating in India, it has been announced that 1.7 lakh inspectors have been trained by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) over a two-year period. The goal is to ensure uniformity of standards among India’s food retailers, including hotels and restaurants. These vendors will now be required by law to display food hygiene ratings based on supervisors’ rankings.

“The FSSAI has trained about 1.7 lakh food safety supervisors for capacity building under the Food Safety Training and Certification initiative. They will ask people and food vendors to comply with the food safety norms, including the hygiene aspect,” explained Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan. He added that “the new food systems approach judiciously combines the regulatory and capacity building measures with consumer empowerment initiatives.”

Vardhan has advocated for stringent enforcement of food hygiene ratings. “We not only have to provide [the] right food, but also ensure that there is strict implementation of laws and the compliance of standards to assure that citizens have safe and wholesome food,” he said at the inauguration of the FSSAI’s National Food Laboratory in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh earlier this year. The impetus behind such efforts is clear. Food poisoning is the second most common cause of infectious disease outbreaks in India. Such incidents have proven lethal in numerous cases.

The Eat Right India campaign is a broad national effort to promote higher standards of nutrition among Indians, with such movements embraced by high-profile government figures including Vardhan and the Prime Minister. Incorporation of the FSSAI, according to Vardhan, will “facilitate informed consumer choices” via the imposition of “regulations on advertising and claims, and mandatory menu labelling…in addition, labelling provisions have been made for appropriate use of sweeteners for children and pregnant women.” The Centre is also moving towards the elimination of trans-fats in the next few years.

These efforts are necessary to promote food hygiene and to combat lifestyle diseases linked to poor dietary habits and other lifestyle factors such as physical inactivity, Vardhan asserts. “Our country is in need of a ‘Jan Andolan’ [People’s Movement] on preventive and promotive health for all in the backdrop of the increasing burden of non-communicable diseases such as diabetes, hypertension and heart diseases,” he said. “The Eat Right India movement with the collaboration of FSSAI will play a crucial role in preventive healthcare.”

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52 restaurants closed down after food safety raids

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The food safety department has closed down 52 hotels and restaurants for norms violations and substandard hygienic conditions in addition to imposing a fine of around Rs 18 lakh.

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The food safety department has closed down 52 hotels and restaurants for norms violations and substandard hygienic conditions in addition to imposing a fine of around Rs 18 lakh. As part of the ongoing food safety raids in view of Onam season, inspections were carried out at 4,625 establishments. Of which, notices were served to 1,722 establishments. A fine of Rs 17.99 lakh was collected from 252 establishments.

The number of establishments inspected, fine imposed and closed down, in each district are given as follows: Thiruvananthapuram (Rs 1.68 lakh from 375 establishments. Notice to 220 and 11 closed down), Kollam (Notice to 156 and 9 closed down), Pathanamthitta (Notice to 84 and 1 closed down), Alappuzha (Notice to 129 and 8 closed down), Kottayam (1 closed down), Idukki (Notice to 48), Ernakulam (Notice to 218 and 12 closed down), Thrissur (Notice to 34), Palakkad (Notice to 106 and 2 closed down), Malappuram (Notice to 194 and 5 closed down), Kozhikode (Notice to 146 and 3 closed down), Wayanad (Notice to 52), Kannur (Notice to 136) and Kasaragod (Notice to 78). Statewide raids would continue in coming days as well, said the food safety commissioner.

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