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India formulates safety code for vegan food

India has formulated food safety standards for vegan food which includes introduction of a new logo to identify vegan food packets and proper licensing for vegan food manufacturers. The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has formulated draft … Continue reading

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Is the two certification system harming India’s organic food market?

When some farmers in Tondoli, 35 km from Aurangabad, decided to form a group in 2000 to practise organic agriculture and sell their produce, they knew they had a long road ahead of them, particularly in convincing customers. With the … Continue reading

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Regulator steps in: Whisky will be whisky, not rum

NEW DELHI: Alcoholic beverages like vodka, rum, brandy and wine will soon have to go through a regulatory scanner before entering the market. The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has come up with draft regulations for alcoholic … Continue reading

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FMCG major ITC goes in for more tests of its products

NEW DELHI: FMCG major ITC today said it is conducting more tests on its products at accredited labs across India over and above internal tests to reassure its customers over safety in the wake of Maggi issue. The company, which … Continue reading

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Ice-cream, flavoured milk under FSSAI lens; new norms for milk

NEW DELHI: Food safety watchdog FSSAI is planning to set new quality standards for ice-cream and flavoured milk besides tightening the existing safety norms for milk and other dairy products. The proposal comes after ban on import of Chinese milk … Continue reading

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Maggi up for grabs through Snapdeal ‘flash sale’

NEW DELHI: After mobile phones, now Nestle ‘s Maggi is being sold via unique “flash sale model” on e-commerce platform Snapdeal, with the online retailer seeking pre-registrations of buyers for the instant noodles brand that made a comeback today after … Continue reading

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Maggi Noodles will be back on shelves as soon as possible: Nestle India chief

NEW DELHI: With the Maggi ban hitting sales of company’s other products as well, Nestle India ‘s new chief Suresh Narayanan today said bringing the instant noodles brand back to the market is his top priority as he sought to … Continue reading

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HUL to withdraw ‘Knorr’ Chinese instant noodles; product not yet approved by FSSAI

MUMBAI: Hindustan Unilever has decided to stop production and sale of its Chinese range of instant noodles brand Knorr until Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) approves its recent application. HUL had submitted an application with FSSAI for … Continue reading

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Maggi controversy stepping stone for packaged food industry: Nomura

NEW DELHI: The Maggi controversy is likely to be a stepping stone in the evolution of country’s packaged and processed food industry, which could result in better labelling, packaging and testing norms for the entire sector, a Nomura report said. … Continue reading

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FSSAI for fixing limits of melamine in milk, milk products

NEW DELHI: To check adulteration, food safety regulator FSSAI has proposed for the first time fixing of maximum permissible limit of melamine content in milk and related products. Currently, there is a ceiling on presence of insecticides and metal contaminants … Continue reading

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