FSSAI’s Star Rating:

GS Paper 3: Topics Covered: Issues related to food security.   Context: The “health star rating” system that the Food Safety Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) plans to adopt in order to help consumers reduce their intake of unhealthy foods has been opposed by close to a dozen consumer and health advocacy groups.   About …

FSSAI draft regulations for GM foods:

GS Paper 3: Topics Covered: Biotechnology.   FSSAI draft regulations for GM foods: Context: Social activists working among farmers have come out against the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India’s (FSSAI) draft regulations on genetically modified (GM) food, terming it “unacceptable”.   What’s their demand? They want FSSAI to explicitly say that GM foods …

FSSAI releases draft regulations for GM foods:

GS Paper 3: Topics Covered: Biotechnology.   FSSAI releases draft regulations for GM foods: Context: The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has released draft regulations for GM foods.   Overview of the Draft: No one can manufacture or sell any food products or food ingredients derived from genetically modified organisms (GMOs) without prior …

Experts warn against mandatory food fortification

  GS Paper  :  3 Topics Covered: Food processing and related industries in India- scope and significance, location, upstream and downstream requirements, supply chain management.   Context: Experts have warned of the adverse impacts on health and livelihoods because of Food Fortification.   What’s the issue? Centre has plans to mandatorily fortify rice and edible oils …

Sweet sellers need to display ‘best before date’ from 1 October orders FSSAI

Topics Covered: Development processes and the development industry the role of NGOs, SHGs, various groups and associations, donors, charities, institutional and other stakeholders. Sweet sellers need to display ‘best before date’ from 1 October, orders FSSAI: Context: Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has released guidelines on sale of loose sweets. As per …