Food GMP Newsletter


No need for separate +F endorsement certificate validity: FSSAI

According to the recent FSSAI order, +F certificate validity for fortified food products shall be concurrent with FBOs registration or license.

Thus, the renewal process for +F endorsement


Potential Salmonella contamination triggers Olymel to recall RTE ham.

As per the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), Olymel S.E.C./L.P. recalls 6,804 pounds of ready-to-eat (RTE) ham products due to possible Salm


Fifth apricot kernel recall since March 11

For the fifth time in two months apricot kernels are recalled because of elevated cyanide levels that could lead to food poisoning. 

The three previous recalls, initiated in Canada, we


Warning released over raw milk in Western New York

New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets warns consumers not to consume unpasteurized, raw milk from Happy Hollow Dairy Farm because of Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Happy Hollo


Fifth apricot kernel recall since March 11

For the fifth time in two months apricot kernels are recalled because of elevated cyanide levels that could lead to food poisoning. 

The three previous recalls, initiated in Canada, we


Warning released over raw milk in Western New York

New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets warns consumers not to consume unpasteurized, raw milk from Happy Hollow Dairy Farm because of Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Happy Hollo


Traditionally prepared walrus meat connected to botulism poisoning

The Nunavik Regional Board of Health issues a warning against eating certain walrus meat because of botulism poisoning reports.

The patients were living in Inukjuak and reported eating igun


A prerequisite for FSSAI license to manufacture packaged drinking water: BIS license

The FSSAI has issued an order saying that the FBOs involved in manufacturing the PDW (packaged drinking water) and MW (mineral water) were required to obtain a BIS license while applying for FSSAI


Raw milk recalled because of campylobacteriosis


The Washington Department of Health notifies that the creamery has recalled all of its raw milk with best-by April 13 or earlier dates. At least five people in Washington reported in


USDA issues public warning because of Crystalline pieces in sausage


Three consumers filed complaints about the presence of hard crystalline pieces in packages of raw ground chorizo sausage products. The USDA issued a public warning but a recall has n


Standards for bakery products updated: FSSAI

The FSSAI has updated the standards for bakery products including biscuits and breads under the Food Safety and Standards (Food Products Standards and Food Additives) First Amendment Regulations, 2


FSSAI notifies draft on value-added products for 100% exports

The FSSAI has issued a Draft Notification on Food Safety and Standards (Import) Amendment Regulations, 2017, about sampling of production of value-added products for 100% exports or food imported f


Salmonella outbreak in Norway: Imported meat


Norwegian officials notified Salmonella Enteritidis with the same genetic profile as the outbreak strain in a beef batch imported from Germany. 

The said batch has been


Public health warning over chicken soup: USDA


USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) released a public health warning due to misbranding.

The chicken soup product contains and shows wheat as an ingredient


Norovirus in Sweden: Link of shrimp from Estonia


About 100 people may have been affected from the outbreaks of norovirus in Sweden linked to shrimp from Estonia.

The local authorities' reports have not been fully


Significant gaps in the ratio of food testing labs to FBOs in the country: Experts

The FSSAI has put up serious efforts in food testing lab availability in the last few years.

As per experts, the Covid-19 pandemic has shown that food testing laboratories in India have fac


Recalled Apricot kernels with excessive levels of toxin; cyanide risk cited

Advantage Health Matters Inc. recalls Organic Traditions brand dried bitter apricot kernels from retailers nationwide in Canada because of excessive levels of a natural toxin that can cause cyanide


France investigates norovirus outbreaks linked to oysters

Several outbreaks reported in France are connected to eating oysters contaminated with norovirus.

A total of 164 patients were recorded, and two people were hospitalized.

Since mid-


Sandwiches recalled from airport, stores: MG Foods discovers Listeria on surfaces

Almost three dozen sandwiches, some sold at airports, are recalled because the manufacturer found Listeria monocytogenes on the production surfaces.

The products were distributed between Ma


Sesame oil without expiration date recalled after positive Salmonella test


Michigan's Mediterranean Food Inc. is recalling its "Alqosh Sesame Oil" after receiving notice from the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD). The recall w


FDA issues letter reminding manufacturers about the toxic contaminants in baby food

The (USFDA) Food and Drug Administration has written to the manufacturers in the food industry, reminding them of their responsibilities regarding toxic contaminants in foods intended for babies or


FDA drive sealed kitchen of five-star hotel in Mumbai

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Maharashtra undertook a special campaign to analyze the quality of food cooked and served at a five-star hotel in Bandra, Mumbai.

The initiative


Retailer names released concerning outbreak traced to soft cheeses


The FDA notified lists of retailers that may have received queso fresco cheeses concerned to a deadly outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes infections. The lists may not cover all retai


Mustard oil can not be used as a class 1 preservative or binding agent for asafoetida: FSSAI

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has clarified that mustard oil cannot be used as a class -1 preservative or binding agent or ingredient in compounded asafoetida.



BAMUL prepares for international forays following receipt of export license certificate


In substantial progress in the dairy landscape, Karnataka, Bengaluru Urban, B


Recalled 150 tons of corned beef from Australia: Re-inspection issue

A California company is recalling almost 300,000 pounds of ready-to-eat corned beef that was distributed and imported in the United States without the benefit of import re-inspection, according to


Warning about Listeria 8 months before the outbreak: El Abuelito Cheese Inc


The Food and Drug Administration warned El Abuelito Cheese Inc. owners about the presence of Listeria in their manufacturing facility eight months ago in June 2020. The company has r


GM-free imported consignment’s Health certificate accepted: FSSAI


The FSSAI notified that non-GM origin-cum- GM-free attestation on phytosanitary or health certificate for each shipment (certificate issued by official regional government authoritie


Possible Listeria contamination prompts nationwide recall of taco dip trays, platters, and sandwiches etc. March 1, 2021

J&J Distributing, a company in St. Paul, MN, is recalling various products like taco trays, platters and dips, layered dips, and sandwiches because of potential Listeria monocytogenes contamina


Listeria outbreak linked to soft Queso-style cheeses: One dead


A Listeria outbreak linked to soft Queso-style cheeses has turned deadly and spurred federal officials to renew their calls for consumers to throw out certain brands of cheese produc


Consumers warned over E. coli in retail raw milk: Washington State dairy


Tenino, WA’s Cozy Vale Creamery is advising consumers to discontinue consuming their retail raw milk and cream products with the best by dates of 3-1 


Direction to labs to include parameters for fortified food in analysis: FSSAI


The FSSAI issued a direction regarding the testing of fortified food and ordered the labs to include parameters for the same. The labs are also asked to obtain accreditation to analy


FSSAI issues directives for labs asking them to include fortified food parameters in analysis


The apex food regulator has directed the labs to test fortified food, asking them to include parameters for the same. The labs also need to obtain accreditation for analysis of forti


New approach regarding front of the pack labeling on nutrition: FSSAI

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has mooted yet another idea for the front of the package labeling to help consumers make informed choices’ on nutrition.

The F


Salads and wraps recalled over Listeria contamination
  1. Listeria monocytogenes (Lm), as per the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).

The said products were packag


FBOs allowed to import Inborn Errors of Metabolism food products until June 2021: FSSAI


The FSSAI has decided to permit food businesses to import food products for Inborn Errors of Metabolism (IEM) conditions until June 30, 2021; following this; the FBOs need to comply


FSSAI releases gazette notifying NIFTEM, CFRA about getting referral food laboratory tag


The FSSAI has notified the National Institute of Food Technology Entrepreneurship and Management (NIFTEM) and Centre for Food Research and Analysis (CFRA) as a referral food laborato


No clear definition-HFSS foods not fortified processed foods: FSSAI


The FSSAI clarifies that the recently issued regulation -- Food Safety and Standards (Fortification of Food) First Amendment 2020, regarding fortified processed foods, shall apply fo


Supplement to guidelines for FBOs using less than 10cum/day of water: FSSAI


The FSSAI has released a supplement to the Guidelines on NOC (No Objection Certificate) requirement from the CGWA (Central Ground Water Authority) for grant, renewal, and p


FSSAI directs state authorities to set-up a helpdesk for swift licensing & registration


The FSSAI's new licensing and compliance portal launched on 1 November 2020; the Food Safety Compliance System (FoSCoS) is running smoothly except for some migration and mapping issu


Calls for comment from herbicide-tolerant canola: Food Standards Australia New Zealand


Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) calls for comment on an application to allow food from a genetically modified (GM) canola.

 The canola (MON94100) is genetic


FSA allows the manufacturing of pet and human food at the same plant


The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has permitted the manufacturing of some pet foods and the food for human consumption in the same facility.

Pet food containing products of ani


Leafy greens E. coli outbreak because of Cattle lot: FDA


Cattle feces from a lot uphill produce growing fields potentially contaminated with dangerous E. coli that complement the strain from outbreaks in the falls of 2019 and 2020 and link


Germany issues warning for Listeria infections linked to salmon


Robert Koch-Institute (RKI) reports that the majority of listeriosis cases in Germany result from consumption of smoked or cured salmon products. 

A study of 22 cross-fe


Changes in the Federal food safety policy and personnel initiated at FSIS, FDA, and CDC


Some modifications in federal food safety policy and personnel may occur with the new Biden Administration.

They left it to the Humane Society Legislative Fund's president-(S


Indian Railways to resume e-catering along with the present RTE foods


As the demand to resume e-catering services is rising, IRCTC, the catering and tourism arm of Indian Railways, plans to resume its e-catering services for the passengers traveling in


FSSAI boosts efforts towards pan-India availability of unadulterated honey.


The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has escalated its efforts to ensure the availability of unadulterated honey to consumers. 

The food regulator re


Required to update food safety guidance for pregnant women


Food safety advice has been updated in New Zealand, including

changes to specific cheeses, fish, and pasteurized dairy products, for pregnant


The basis


FDA put Colorado company on notice: Import violations


The FDA put an import company in Colorado on notice for not having FSVPs for several imported food products.

In a December 15 warning letter, the FDA stated July 21-31, 2020,


Clover Leaf Seafoods recalls boneless sardines over Botulism concerns


Clover Leaf Seafoods Corp. is recalling two flavors of boneless sardines that may be prone to Clostridium botulinum's growth, thereby causing botulism poisoning.

As per the n


FSSAI: Well cooked poultry meat and eggs are safe to eat


As the country-wide reports of Bird Flu, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) recently stated that well-cooked poultry meat and eggs are safe to eat. 



Nestle orders call back of over 381 tons of hot pockets that may contain extraneous materials


A report from the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) states that Nestlé Prepared Foods has ordered the recall of approximately 762,615 pounds of not-ready-


Recall of polish sausage: undercooking concerns


Harvest Meats is recalling its Harvest brand Polish sausage from six Canadian provinces because company officials found it was undercooked. The recall notice does not indicate how mu


Juice maker shut down by federal judge: Washington State


In Washington State, a federal court has closed down a 51-year-old juice maker, Valley Processing Inc., employing 71 people, who was annually supplying 2.9 million apple juice servin


Organic imports from India need to fulfill more requirements for certification from USDA


The USDA's Organic Program (NOP) is changing its approach to oversight of imports from India. 

The USDA ends its recognition agreement that allows Agricultural and Proce


Country Kitchen brings a new range of flours infused with vital vegetables


Country Kitchen launched a massive range of flours infused with vital vegetables, millets, and grains. Made from high-quality ingredients like MP Sharbati wheat with handpicked veget


Draft for mandatory fortification of packaged milk & edible oil: FSSAI


The FSSAI has released draft regulations called Draft Notification on Food Safety and Standards (Fortification of Foods) Regulations, 2020, for edible oil and milk's fortification ma


Salmonella contaminated eggs' Destruction: Lithuania order


Lithuanian authorities commanded the destruction of some eggs from Ukraine because of the detection of Salmonella.

The State Food and Veterinary Service (VMVT) prohibited the


Recall of Dungeness crabs: poisoning risk


The US-based company, Quinault Tribe, is voluntarily recalling approximately 58,000 pounds of live or un-eviscerated Dungeness crab because of potential domoic acid contamination, wh


Recall of spiced herring: Listeria risk


The California based company, B&I Overseas Trading Inc. of Van Nuys, recalls herring packed in oil because of potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. 



FSSAI issues new guidelines to analyze aflatoxin in food.


The FSSAI has revised the guidelines for methods of analyzing mycotoxins like aflatoxin in food. The new manual may be effective for laboratories immediately superseding the precious


FSSAI implements food color provisions for distilled beverages


The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has called for implementing specific provisions of Draft Food Safety and Standards –Food Products Standards and Food Ad


Launch of scheme to approve Hygiene Rating Audit Agencies: Quality Council of India & FSSAI


The Quality Council of India (QCI), in collaboration with the FSSAI, has launched a scheme for approval of Hygiene Rating Audit Agencies aimed at scaling up the number of recognized


Changes in blanket guidance on meat shelf life: FSA


The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has modified the blanket guidance on meat's shelf life.

The modified guidance is on modified atmosphere packed, vacuum packed, (MAP/VP) chille


Pulls unpasteurized, raw milk for bacterial risk: Washington dairy


Cozy Vale Creamery of Tenino, WA, is notifying consumers to discard or return any of the dairy’s retail raw cream and milk products with the best before dates of Dec. 12-14 thr


Salmonella outbreak hospitalizes seven, sickens dozens: France


Salmonella outbreak in France related to dry pork sausages leads to seven people's hospitalization; however, no deaths were reported.

A total of 31 cases of salmonellosis hav


Company expands recall of deli meats: One sick from Listeria infection


There is confirmed one case report of infection, and Levitts Foods Inc. investigates Listeria contamination of deli meats. 

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (


Right regulations by FSSAI: Tackle adulteration in honey


A report by the CSE (Centre for Science and Environment) found that 77 percent of samples of Indian honey brands were adulterated and uncovered a case of food fraud in India. Indian


French Salmonella outbreak: Affected children


French Salmonella outbreak linked to a type of dried sausage specifically affected children.

There have been 26 cases of salmonellosis. Children interviewed fell ill from Sep


FSSAI released draft on nutraceuticals: Redefines dosages


The FSSAI has released a draft on regulations called the Food Safety and Standards (Nutraceuticals, Food for Special Dietary Use, Food for Special Medical Purpose, Health Supplements


Fortified foods' norms for sickle cell anemia and Thalassemia: FSSAI


The FSSAI has released a draft of regulations called Food Safety and Standards (Fortification of Foods) Amendment Regulations, 2020, about the fortified food products' standards, con


Unlabelled bottled beef, chicken recalled by Government: botulism poisoning


Government tests revealed a risk of the toxin that causes botulism poisoning in unlabeled bottled beef and chicken and triggered recall.

The bottled chicken and beef do not i


Recall of undercooked 'Ready-to-eat' chicken


Tarantino Wholesale Foods Distributor prompted to recall more than 1,000 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken breasts because of a customer complaint about what appears to be undercooked c


Recall of pre-cut fresh vegetables: Hy-Vee


Hy-Vee Inc. voluntarily recalls two of its Hy-Vee “Short Cuts” vegetable mix products across its eight-state region after tests showed potential contamination with Lister


Recall of Miss Vickie’s Chips because of glass pieces


Ottawa-based Miss Vickie’s Canada recalls a specific Miss Vickie’s brand Original Recipe Kettle Cooked Potato Chips because of glass pieces.

As per the CFIA (Cana


Draft on prohibitions related to regulations on blending of mustard oil: FSSAI


The FSSAI has released a draft regulation on directions from India's Government, prohibiting the mustard oil blending and seeking opinions from concerned by the second week of Januar


Recall of Smoked beef pastrami because of possible Listeria


Levitts Foods (Canada) Inc. recalls Compliments brand smoked beef pastrami from the marketplace because of possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The product was possibly dis


HelloFresh recalls fish: Histamine poisoning


HelloFresh recalls specific batches of fish in New Zealand associated with cases of histamine poisoning.

Implicated product included Fresh fish filets of 280-grams and 560-gr


Specialty foods for IEM, hypoallergenic import allowed till May 1, 2021: FSSAI


The FSSAI has extended the approval to import specialty foods for IEM (Inborn Errors of Metabolism) and hypoallergenic conditions. FSSAI has released an order regarding this saying t


E. coli outbreak associated with romaine; illnesses span six states


Officers are probing another outbreak of E. Coli O157: H7 infections of unknown origin. During the last three weeks, it's the third such outbreak. The CDC says recalled romaine lettu


Draft norms for atta, food grain, multi-source veg oil, dehydrated veggies


The FSSAI has released a draft regulations for standards of raw edible oil, multi-source edible vegetable oil, dehydrated vegetables, protein-rich atta, multigrain atta, mixed millet


License Modification Date Extended to June 30, 2021: FSSAI


The FSSAI has released an order extending the period for modification of license by existing FSSAI licensed manufacturers, without any modification fee till June 30, 2021, applicable


Sale of Til oil, Kangra tea, Honeydew without Agmark Permitted: FSSAI


The FSSAI has notified the regulations for til oil (from the northeast), Kangra tea, and honeydew sale without Agmark. Presently, these products cannot be sold without the Agmark sea


Regulations fixing TPCs for used & unused vegetable oil: FSSAI


The FSSAI has issued regulations fixing Total Polar Compounds (TPCs) for used and unused edible vegetable oil.

As per the regulation, the Food Safety and Standards (Prohibiti


Recall of Miss Vickie's Kettle Cooked Potato Chips because of glass pieces


Miss Vickie's Canada, Ottawa-based, recalls specific Miss Vickie's brand Kettle Cooked Potato Chips because of glass pieces' possible presence. The CFIA (Canadian Food Inspection Age


Food for Special Medical Purpose in foods similar to drugs: FSSAI clarification


FSSAI has released a guidance note on food for particular medical purposes (FSMP) because of the large number of applications under the FSS Non-specified Food and Food Ingredients Re


Alerts against imports of cheese, seafood, juice: FDA


The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) uses import alerts to impose U.S. food safety regulations for imported food. The agency upgrades and alters the alerts as required.


Food Standards Agency issued a warning about contamination of eggs with Salmonella


The Food Standards Agency (FSA) released a warning for possible contamination of eggs with Salmonella. The warning pertains to British Lion eggs, in packs of six, 10, 12, and 15, tha


Salmonella risk in eggs: FSA warning


The FSA (Food Standards Agency) has released a warning regarding eggs contaminated with Salmonella.

The British Lion eggs were distributed in packs of 6, 10, 12, and 15, in s


FSSAI mandates food safety audits for meat & sweet shops by March 2021


The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has issued an order directing all the meat and sweet shops across the country to conduct a food safety audit of their premise


Sustainable palm oil - DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences set a trend


The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) recently published over 30 case studies documenting industry efforts to transition to 100 percent sustainable palm oil. The step is a part of its campai


3-state Listeria outbreak because of Deli: 1 Death


United States' Public health officials have confirmed ten case reports requiring hospitalization and infected with a Listeria from three states–Florida, Massachusetts, and New


Notification of processing aids norms specifying intake, permitted level: FSSAI


The FSSAI has released the regulations regarding processing aids in India's official gazette, stated Food Safety and Standards (Food Products Standards and Food Additives) Ninth Amen


FoSCoS to implement nationwide; new system to come into force from November 1: FSSAI


FSSAI initiated the process; the Food Safety Compliance System (FoSCoS) will cover the entire country soon. The new system will come into force by November 1, 2020.

As per FS


Danish Shigella outbreak because of Fresh mint


Danish Shigella outbreak, reported in Denmark that affected more than 40 people, was probably because of imported fresh mint.

In the last two months, 44 consumers became ill,


Warning of Possible Salmonella in Liquid Tahina: CFIA


The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) releases  public warning for not to consume or sell Alwatania brand Liquid Tahina because of possible Salmonella contaminati


Recall of Red Monkey Foods products containing parsley: Possible Salmonella contamination


Red Monkey Foods Inc. recalls organic parsley (initiated by High-Quality Organics (HQO) because of possible Salmonella contamination. 

The recalled products were allocat


Extension of last date to December 31, 2020 for mandatory food safety audit of FBOs: FSSAI


The FSSAI further extended the date as December 31, 2020, for (FBOs) food business operators' compulsory food safety audits under the FSS (Food Safety Auditing) Regulations, 2018. Ea


Recall of bakery products due to possible Salmonella contamination: Trinity Bakeshop Ltd


Trinity Bakeshop Ltd. recalls certain bakery products from the marketplace because of Salmonella contamination possibility. 

The items were distributed in Newfoundland a


Masking FBOs' info with stickers mandatory on food samples: FSSAI


The FSSAI released draft regulations regarding the rules for sampling and examining food items in which supplementary conditions are incorporated in the rules linked to approach for


Mexico's COFEPRIS and SENASICA collaborate with the USFDA for food safety


The Federal Commission for the Protection from Sanitary Risks (COFEPRIS) and the National Service of Agro-Alimentary Health, Safety and Quality (SENASICA) of Mexico initiated a colla


Strict legal action against breach of IMS Act: FBOs


The FSSAI notified an advisory for strict compliance with the IMS Act's provisions, 1992 (Infant Milk Substitutes, Feeding Bottles and Infant Food (Regulations of Production, Supply


Recall of Country Fresh watermelon chunks due to Listeria


Possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination leads to recall of Country Fresh's watermelon chunks from selected outlets. The recent FDA inspection detected bacterial infestation on


To evade punishment, FBOs need to submit genuine information only: FSSAI


An advisory issued by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) states that the FBOs need to submit only genuine information, directly or through their agents and cons


Re-evaluation of Listeria in Ready-to-eat (RTE) foods by FAO and WHO


Experts from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) are planning to re-evaluate the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in RTE foods at th


New Formula ensures safer consumption of camel milk, claim Denmark scientists


A formula for a freeze-dried starter culture to keep camel milk and its products safe was revealed by the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) scientists. 

The Food and


Warning to Rhode Island consumers to avoid Health is Wealth products: Botulism risks


The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) releases advisory for consumers to avoid sea moss gel, juices, and smoothies, procured from Health is Wealth Nutrition Center located at


FSSAI is getting tough against the impure and adulterated edible oil


FSSAI has aggravated its crackdown against the adulterated edible oil's sale all over India, using a quality survey. The food regulator performed a survey pan-India between 25 to 27


Salmonella outbreak triggers investigation and Sprout recall


The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) issued a fourth notice to recall Micro-greens alfalfa sprouts. The notice's primary focus is on Sunsprout brand sprouts (100-gram packaging


USFDA issues a warning letter to Panacea Biotec for its Baddi manufacturing unit


USFDA issued a warning letter to Panacea Biotec India Ltd. for its manufacturing facility at Baddi, Himachal Pradesh. Panacea Biotec Pharma Ltd (PBPL), the company's wholly-owned unl


FSSAI promotes healthy food and a healthy diet for kids in school.


The Food Safety and Standards (Safe Food and Balanced Diets for Children in School) Regulations, 2020 were notified by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI). These


Australian Scientists may find E. coli treatment as per the study


Australian scientists from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) claim to have unearthed a Shiga toxin producing pathway in their research that may help develop the treatment of e


FSSAI may necessitate edible oils fortification with vitamins A and D


The FSSAI (Food Safety and Standards Authority of India) is planning essential fortification of edible or cooking oil with vitamins A and D to enhance the country's population's immu


‘Best before’ label mandatory on loose sweets from October 1, 2020


The FSSAI issued a notification that a “best before date” label will become mandatory for all loose sweet packets and non-packaged sweets from October 1, 2020. 


FSSAI bans blending various edible oils in Mustard Oil


The FSSAI released a notification dated September 23, 2020, concerning the operationalization of Draft (FSS) Food Safety and Standards (Prohibition and Restriction on Sales) Amendmen


Outbreak of Cyclospora infection due to salad has ended, claims CDC FDA may carry on its investigation


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) claimed that the salad induced Cyclospora infections in various states has finally ended. The infection outbreak was caused by Fr


Food sold on social media may be risky for your health, warns FSIC


The Food Safety Information Council (FSIC) has released a warning for Australian citizens about the health hazards of food sold on various social media platforms like Facebook and We


180 days deadline for food packaging printing ink standards: FSSAI


FSSAI has directed for standardization of ‘printing inks’ used on food packaging vide Sub-Regulation 3(9) of FSS (Packaging) Regulations, 2018. It has now set a timeline


Ban on toluene-based inks for food packaging explained by DIC India


DIC India launched DIC Konnect, a unique digital program, to create awareness regarding the ban on toluene-based inks food packaging. Recently, the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) b


Contaminants, toxins including Aflatoxin M1 norms issued: FSSAI


The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) releases gazette notification for regulations on crop and metal contaminants' limits in food items.

This Food Safety


Disclosure of calories becomes necessity for food services companies having 10 or more outlets


A gazette notification from the FSSAI named the Food Safety and Standards (Packaging and Labelling) First Amendment Regulations, 2020 mandates the disclosure of calorific value (in k


EFSA declares new date for Dietary sugars’ safety assessment: in 2021


The EFSA’s (European Food Safety Authority) announces a new date for dietary sugars’ safety assessment because of the Covid-19 pandemic. An exceptionally high volume of s


Reoperationalisation of additives & licensing norms for fish, fish products: FSSAI


The FSSAI (Food Safety and Standards Authority of India) releases an order regarding the operationalization of the FSS (Licensing and Registration of Food Businesses) and FSS (Food P


Brazil nuts contaminated with salmonella : INFOSAN alerts


An alert for contamination of Brazil nuts by-product with Salmonella Anatum and Salmonella Typhimurium has been raised by the International Food Safety Authorities Network (INFOSAN)<


GM Free certificate mandatory for 24 imports from January 1, 2021: FSSAI


The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) recognizes 24 crops imported in India to imperatively declare ‘GM (Genetically Modified) Free/Non-GM’ certificate


FSSAI receives letter to withdraw the dairy analog draft notification: FIAPO


FIAPO, India’s apex animal rights body, writes to the CEO of FSSAI demanding the obliteration of Regulation number 2 (ii) (ea) of the Dairy Analogue Draft Notification number C


Standards for processed meat, meat products compliance by July 1, 2021: FSSAI


The FSSAI, apex food regulator of the country, releases standards for processed meat and meat products. It is called Food Safety and Standards (Food Products Standards and Food 


Voluntary recall of Barbecue Flavored Potato Chips: Frito-Lay


Frito-Lay issues a voluntary recall of select bags of Lay's Barbecue Flavored Potato Chips because they may contain undeclared milk ingredients.

These recalled bags may


Testing labs to inspect food from other states: Kerala Onam Squads


The Commissionerate of Food Safety Kerala announced to set up checkposts called ‘Onam Squads’ across all entry points in the bordering districts of other states. They wil


The term ‘milk’ restricted only to dairy products , claims FSSAI


FSSAI confines the term ‘milk’ only to dairy products and proposed that all the imitation products consumed as alternatives to milk shouldn’t be using the term if d


Amendment norms notification for wheat bran and soybean including tofu: FSSAI


The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has notified the Food Safety and Standards (Food Products Standards and Food Additives) Second Amendment Regulations, 2020, f


Coronavirus not transmitted by food : US government & global health agencies


According to the US Centers for Disease and Prevention (CDC), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), US Department of Agriculture (USDA), there is no evidence to support Covid-19 transm


Ganeshotsav paves the way for Immunity-boosting, kadha flavor and mulethi modaks


This year's Ganeshotsav may remain famous for the wide variety of flavors of modak and their popularity. A range of immunity-boosting modaks has been pulling huge crowds th


States to ensure labelling compliance under FSS nutra norms: FSSAI


The FSSAI has issued an order directing state food safety departments to ensure that FBOs dealing in the trade of products governed under the FSS (Food or Health Supplements, Nutrace


Restaurants pondering on reshaping their operations to alleviate the impact of


The COVID-19 has left a significant adverse effect on the entire restaurant industry. The restaurants are compelled to rethink their operations, both delivery and dine-out. Even thou


Quality control lab sets up in Porbandar for safe seafood: MPEDA


Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA) inaugurated a Quality Control Laboratory in Porbandar for seafood processors and exporters. The lab will confirm product&nbs


GuiLin SanYang Dietary Ecological Industry Co.Ltd. Received warning letter


The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) performed an inspection of their low-acid canned food and acidified food facility situated at No.13 Xicheng Boulevard Lingui Dis


Apollo Future Technology Inc. d/b/a Apollo E Cigs


The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Center for Tobacco Products currently reviewed the website of Apollo Future Technology Inc and decided that the ele


Kakushime Matsuda Susan received warning letter


The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) performed an evaluation of their seafood processing facility, Kakushime Matsuda Suisan, Hakodate, situated at 247 Furuk


FSSAI furnishes Clarification on the Circulation of Fake Order in its Name


Social media conducts a useful purpose but it can also have cons as can be seen from this incident. It has been highlighted to the FSSAI that a Fake/ Forged Order is being distribute


For Surplus Food Recovery, FSSAI Initiates Indian Food Sharing Alliance


The Indian Food Sharing Alliance (IFSA) is an FSSAI initiative that has been developed to solve food waste and hunger crisis of India by working with Food Recovery Agencies and NGO&r


Directions of FSSAI linked to SOP and Checklist for Issuance of RUCO Sticker to FBOs


On letter dated 25 February 2020, the FSSAI has furnished directions and offered the SOP and Checklist for issuance of Repurpose Used Cooking Oil (RUCO) stickers to Food Bu


FSSAI to set up 10 New Offices for presence of Pan India


FSSAI will establish 6 new branch offices, 4 new import offices and 2 new food laboratories throughout the country. With this, FSSAI will have 4 regional offices in Mumbai, New Delhi


Union Ayush Ministry combines with FSSAI for new food regulation based on Ayurveda


The Union Ayush Ministry has joined hands with Food Safety and Standard Authority of India (FSSAI) to bring in new food regulation which is based on Ayurveda. This will be


FSSAI commences “Diet4Life” to aid People to Understand Metabolic Disorders


FSSAI has commenced “Diet4Life” to assist people in understanding metabolic disorders. The FSSAI initiative will render a comprehensive platform for parents, he


FSSAI Operationalizes Regulations on Limitations of Naturally Occurring Formaldehyde in Fish


The FSSAI has furnished a notification dated 10 Feb 2020 regarding instant operationalization of Food Safety and Standards (Licensing and Registration of Food Businesses) A


FSSAI furnishes orders on Packaging of Drinking Water and Migration Limits of Antimony and DEHP


FSSAI has furnished directions dated 07 February 2020 related to the immediate operationalization of Food Safety and Standards (Packaging) Amendment Regulations, 2020 regar


Impact on Yewale Tea due to utilization of unsafe food colour tartarazine: FDA


The renowned Yewale Tea has come under the scanner of FDA, Maharashtra due to the adulterated synthetic food colour tartrazine, an unsafe substance.

FDA inspection was conduc


Ammonium sulphate is removed from milk adulterants: FSSAI


Ammonium sulphate has been removed from the adulterants list by the FSSAI, where dairy plants had to conduct Testing and inspection. FSSAI has issued a new list which should be follo


FSSAI advertises Amended Scheme for Testing and Inspection to be followed by Dairy Processing Plants


Through a notification issued on October 2013, the FSSAI had furnished guidelines on Scheme of Testing and Inspection which was to be accepted by dairy processing plants for the


Directions on Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) issued by FSSAI


The FSS Act, 2006 allows the utilization of vitamins or minerals or amino acids in functional foods, foods for special dietary uses, nutraceuticals and health supplements given that


Draco obtains Safe Quality Food Certification of Manufacturing Facilities


To assure continued excellence, currently Draco successfully completed the Safe Quality Food (SQF) certification of its manufacturing facilities, through SGS Systems in Australia div


FSSAI to update food vending carts as part of street food makeover


FSSAI has determined to do a complete makeover of street food culture of India, and after successfully executing the Clean Street Food Hub projects across many places; the apex


Food textures impact healthiness perceptions


Study demonstrate how altering appearance could communicate healthier message New research has showed how food producers could alter the surface texture of products to chan


FSSAI prolongs implementation of labelling provisions for frozen desserts


FSSAI has prolonged the implementation of the labelling provisions for the products blanketed under the frozen dessert or confection category. The decision was made by the apex food


FSSAI: Alexa, tell the kids to eat right


In a 1st, the national food regulator has linked up with e-commerce giant virtual assistant Alexa of Amazon and is setting up ‘eat right’ labs in schools, looking to


FSSAI gives green signal to 30 rapid food testing kits across 6 categories


FSSAI has declared the introduction of novel rapid food testing devices/kits for quantitation of food-borne pathogens and toxins. It has granted 30 rapid food testing kits/devices ac


Managing bile acids and ceramide in bile helps in reduction norovirus infection


Human noroviruses are the major viral cause of food borne illness and acute diarrhoea around the world.
Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine have observed that bile acids a


FSSAI developed advanced technologies for testing of food


In an act of strengthening the system of food testing, the apex food regulator of country, Food Safety and Standards Authority India (FSSAI) has initiated to utilize advanced technol


Issuance of guidance by FDA on dual column labeling


The Food and Drug Administration has furnished additional information about needs for dual column labeling and serving sizes on the Nutrition Facts Label. The data is being rendered


Consulting paper issued by FSSAI for reviewing method of applying for licences


Consulting paper has been issued by FSSAI to review the existing methodology for applying of licences under the Food Safety and Standards Act. Under the intended method, FBOs (food b


FSSAI to settle in 2 months regulations to ban sale, advertisement of junk foods in schools, within 50m of campus


CEO of FSSAI, Pawan Kumar Agarwal stated that food regulator is likely to conclude within the next 2 months its intended regulations to ban sale as well as advertisements of jun


Delinking front-of-pack labelling regulations from general ones: FSSAI


The apex food regulatory of country, FSSAI, has determined to delink the front-of-pack labelling regulations from the general labelling needs. As stated by chief executive offic


Usage of soy leghemoglobin as a color additive is now effective after FDA approval


The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is offering notice that the stay of the effective date for the final rule amending the color additive regulations to permit for the s


FSSAI requests industry to lower level of unsafe food to less than 1% over next 4 years


Stating that the public notion about food overall in the country is very low, Food Safety and Standards Authority (FSSAI) Chairman Pawan Kumar Aggarwal requested the industry to brin


Recalling of Frozen Sandwiches by White Castle Due to Listeria Outbreak


Regional hamburger chain of America, White Castle has declared a voluntary call back for its frozen food line due to possible traces of Listeria monocytogenes. The products impa


Action against presence of animal ingredients products having green dot sought by FSSAI


An action against food products including nutraceuticals and health supplements has been sought by FSSAI, which in spite of containing gelatin shells or ingredients from animal origi


FSSAI Launch ‘Trans Fat Free’ logo for Food safety agency


Launch of the “Trans Fat Free” logo was launched by FSSAI during the 8th International Chefs Conference in the national Capital.

However, the usage of the logo by


FSSAI directs mandatory audits of high-risk food businesses


The food regulator of apex has directed mandatory auditing for high-risk category food businesses by December 31, 2019.

The first question was regarding the initiation of pro


Bacteria 'Salmonella' detected In MDH Sambhar Masala by US Food Regulator; several Lots withdrawn

Salmonellosis is caused due to consumption of contaminated food with Salmonella, which is one of the most common bacterial foodborne illnesses.

A distributor of MDH Masala in United States


Amul gets notice for non-participation in milk fortification program: FSSAI

Amul has refused to milk fortification program due to which it gets a notice by FSSAI. The fortification program is for the artificial inclusion of nutrients into milk. As per the Amul officials, t


Food Safety Recovery Regulations, 2019 notified by FSSAI

The Food authority has come up with the regulation to ensure the food safety and standards related with recovery and distribution of surplus food. The food safety recovery regulation ensures the de


Food Safety Recovery Regulations, 2019 notified by FSSAI

The Food authority has come up with the regulation to ensure the food safety and standards related with recovery and distribution of surplus food. The food safety recovery regulation ensures the de


Discontinue toy addition in food packs: FSSAI

An advisory is issued by the FSSAI to food businesses related to discontinuation of toy addition in food products. It is done to prevent the contamination chances and ingestion risk by kids.



Voluntary logo launched for tans-fat-free claim: FSSAI

The FSSAI stated that they have introduced a voluntary logo for trans-fat-free claim made by FBOs (food business operators). The FBOs can display it at their outlets and on food products if they ad


Non-GMO Certification requirements updated by NSF International

An updated version of non-GMO certification program has been published by NSF International. The revision was done with the help from regulatory, industry and non-GMO expert. This updated version w