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Ban on canned fish revoked

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Imphal, December 05 2013:

Ban imposed on sale of canned fish brand called Sea Cherry Mackerels Sowkar (in brine) has reportedly been revoked by the Health Department’s Food Safety Commissioner.

Informing about the revocation of the ban, Karnataka-based Ms Sowkar Canning Company’s PRO Nataraj Kanjod said the company has overhauled its production process with strict emphasis on maintaining quality control of the food item.

Conveying that the ban was officially lifted on November 30 and pledging to adhere to prescribed food safety norms, he said the canned fish brand would be released to the market within 10 days.

According to Manipur agent/trader of the company Yengkhom Jitenchandra Singh sale of Sea Cherry Mackerels Sowkar was banned under the Food Safety Standards Act 2006 .

Consequent to intimation to the manufacturer about the ban the company overhauled its production/canning system to comply with food safety norms, added the agent.

The revocation order issued by the Principal Secretary (Health & Family Welfare) Dr Suhel Akhtar, who is also the Commissioner of Food Safety stated that lifting the ban is subject to the ‘conditions that the new batch of the product shall fulfil as the requisite conditions prescribed by the Food Safety & Standards Act 2006 and its Rules and Regulation, 2012 .

The canned fish brand was seized from Ms Y Krishna & Sons of Nipa Keithel in March this year as the food product was found rotten and unfit for human consumption

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Food Safety and Standards Authority of India collects suspected spurious food samples

7,December, 2013 Comments off

LUCKNOW:

A bitter fact for people with sweet tooth. The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has collected more than 35 suspected spurious food samples in past five days fromsweetshopsrestaurants, general stores and khoya-mandi in the city.

Besides sweets, even dry fruits are under FSSAI’s scanner this Diwali. Officials claim the majority of food adulteration complaints were related to khoya (condensed milk) and dry fruits.

“This time, there is a spurt in complaints pertaining to sale of infested and rotten dry fruits in various shops. Of the collected, around 7-8 were of dry fruits, suspected to be of inferior quality”, said JP Singh, designated officer in FSSAI Lucknow.

The authority had started a massive drive 10 days before Diwali to keep a check on spurious sweets, khoya, gram flour, lentils, fruits, species etc. The officials raided most of the sweet-shops, restaurants, general stores, food-mandis, khoya-mandi and milk factories in the city.

Normally, FSSAI collects around 30 samples in a month, majority of which are based on individual complaints. But this year, more than 35 spurious samples were collected in five days over doubt on their quality. Since the consumption of sweets, snacks and food products increases during feativals, chances of traders selling spurious material also goes up. Out of the sweet samples collected, most were detected to be containing non-edible colours which are hazardous for health. A few packed products were reported to be violating packaging norms like complete labeling of ingredients, expiry and manufacturing date, nutritional value, company’s name, manufacturing address etc.

Officials confirmed that the report of collected samples will come after two weeks after being verified by the laboratory, only then they can take some against the violators.

Meanwhile, the report of samples collected in September revealed that out of 33 samples sent, 18 were found to be spurious. Singh cautions, “This is a serious a matter, I ask people to be extra careful while purchasing sweets and food from outside. They should take care of hygiene around shops and be vigilant about food they are buying.”

FSSAI had also raided few very famous super markets in the city this year over complaints about infested dry fruits and adulteration in packed products like besan etc. The authority said while presence of insects and stones are easily detectable in lentils, it is difficult to trace adulteration in grounded form.

“We have noticed that many samples of besan have been found to be mixed with pea flour which is cheaper in both price and quality. Shopkeepers mix it to earn profit margin”, said Singh.

A very frequent adulteration complaint is regarding khoya. Officials say that while most samples of khoya were mixed with starch in the form of arrowroot, others were found to be too stale to consume. Some lentils were also noticed to be infested with worms.

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India FSSAI launched two major drives – one around Dussehra and Durga Puja and another during Dhanteras and Diwali to keep a check on rampant adulteration cases.

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Licence must for vendors

7,December, 2013 Comments off

KANPUR:

Vendors and shanty shop owners of the city will have to make sure that they have a licence as food and medicine department has made it mandatory and would enforce the rule from 2014.

DR Mishra, nodal officer of food and medicine department informed that Food Safety Standard Authority of India (FSSI) has made certain provisions of the Food and Medicine Act mandatory. From February 2014, all vendors and shop owners who sell edibles are required to have a licence issued under Food and Medicine Act.

He informed that vendors who would not have license would be punished with imprisonment upto six months or fine to the tune of Rs 5 lakhs or both. The department has decided to organise camps at various localities of the city for issuing licence to shop owners. Vendors are required to bring two passport size photograph, an ID proof and receipt of the deposited fee for the same, he added.

Mishra said camps for licence would be held from December 6 to 13. On December 6 camp would be held in Vijay Nagar, on December 9 in Kaka Deo and on December 10 near Kalyanpur Sabji mandi, Kalyanpur. Similarly, on December 11,12 and 13 camp would he held at Sabji Mandi Nawabganj, Panki and Kamla Park in Sisamau, respectively. The annual fee for the licence would range from Rs 100 to Rs 5,000, he added.Meanwhile, municipal corporation has also identified spots for food zone in vicinity of corporation’ building .A display board had been also raised there. tnn

According to Rajeev Shukla zonal incharge of zone 4, corporation has identified the zone for vendors and shanty shop owners where they can set up their shops.

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FSSAI to upgrade food labs; 3 food parks to be operational, says MoFPI

7,December, 2013 Comments off

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has undertaken the gap analysis of 72 public laboratories, and according to Sanjay Dave, advisor to the country’s apex food regulator and chairperson, Codex Alimentarius Commission, the existing labs are being upgraded using a corpus of Rs 800 crore (which is about 75 per cent of the cost of upgradation of the facilities). Moreover, 33 new facilities will be in place soon, which will take the number of labs across India to 105.
Siraj Hussain, secretary, miistry of food processing industries (MoFPI), stated that over the next six months, three food parks will become operational in Punjab, Kolkata and Bengaluru, in addition to the two in Patanjali and Chittoor, which are already operational. He inaugurated the National Food Safety and Quality Summit, organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) on Tuesday. Dave delivered the keynote address at the meet.
The advisor to FSSAI pointed out that with consumers rapidly moving towards safe foods, standards and regulations would have to be made effective. He informed that horizontal standards (such as the standards for additives and contaminants) were likely to be issued by July 2014, and the harmonisation of the Indian standards with those laid down by Codex would be a landmark achievement in the food processing sector.
“Going forward, setting up horizontal standards would smoothen the product approval process,” he said, highlighting the need to disseminate good practices across the value chain (related to procurement, storage, distribution, farm management, etc.) “Multi-stakeholder collaboration will be important to bring about more effective food safety standards and a better regulatory environment in the country,” Dave added.
Hussain urged the industry to collaborate with universities and institutions to promote the skill development of professionals in the food processing sector to equip it adequately to deliver the huge task of understanding and implementing food safety regulations. He stressed upon the need for creating awareness about the evolution of food safety standards and regulations among people and professionals.
“Right now, the organised players in the private sector are most articulate about the implications of new regulations on business development that are being brought about by FSSAI. The larger concern is around product approval process, which to the industry is cumbersome and likely to slow down their progress with new products,” the MoFPI secretary stated.
He added that it was important for organisations in the public sector to start obtaining approvals and comply with the food safety regulations, and hence seek the cooperation of the private sector to do the same. Food processing industries were assured that they would receive all kinds of assistance to get things done.
Hussain added, “MoFPI has been encouraging investments in this sector, incentives for cold chain development and also grant-in-aid for setting up laboratories that are equipped for testing food products as per the new regulations.” Commenting on the post-harvest losses, he pointed out that despite differences in estimates, it was important that both the government and the private sector come together to address the situation and contain losses.
Vivek Bharti, chairman, CII National Taskforce on Food Regulatory Affairs, and executive director, Pepsico India Holdings Pvt Ltd, delivered the theme address at the summit. During his presentation, he acknowledged the roles played by MoFPI and FSSAI.
“While the food processing industry has benefited from the rapid globalisation, which followed the opening up of the Indian economy in the 1990s [when foreign direct investment (FDI) came in, resulting in the ushering in of capital and technology to boost food processing capacities in India], the sector has a long way to go to make a mark as a global player,” he said.
“The partnership between the industry and the government has been instrumental in deliberating on key issues related to food safety and standards and their implications on the growth of the sector, and going forward, the consultative process would help resolve issues and concerns,” Bharti added.
Stating that science should be the bedrock of any food safety standard or regulation, the Pepsico India executive director emphasised on the need for the Indian industry to be globally competitive and assured that the industry is united towards one goal, namely food safety for consumers.
Other speakers at the inaugural session were Mayank Jalan, co-chairman, CII National Committee on Food Processing, and chairman and managing director, Keventer Group; Ravi Mathur, chairman, CII Expert Group on Food Safety and Quality, and chief executive officer, GS1 India.
CII’s Food and Agriculture Centre of Excellence also organised a two-day summit, which concludes on December 4, 2013. The meet was followed by CII’s national food safety awards.

 

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FSSAI-User Reference Manual for FBO – Food Licensing & Registration System(How to apply online application for License & Registration )

6,August, 2013 Comments off
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ALUMNI ASSOCIATION INVITED OUR STUDENT

20,December, 2012 Comments off

The Gandhigram Rural Institute –Deemed University

FACULTY OF RURAL HEALTH AND SANITATION.

GOLDEN JUBILEE CELEBRATIONS

1962-  2012

ALUMNI ASSOCIATION  INVITED    OUR STUDENT

Date & Time   :    23.12.2012  SUNDAY    10.00  AM

Venue             :    Dr. Soundaram Auditorium, G.I.R.H & FWT  Ambathuari.

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பொங்கல் நல்வாழ்த்துக்கள்

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