Food delivery firms Swiggy, Zomato, UberEats delists 10,500 ‘unsafe’ restaurants

INDIA- Food delivery and ecommerce platforms Zomato, Swiggy, UberEats and Food Panda have abandoned and delisted 10,500 restaurants after failing to meet the food safety regulator’s requirements. According to ET Retail, the Food Safety and Standard Authority of India’s (FSSAI) review indicted that Zomato had delisted 2,500, Swiggy 4,000, Foodpanda 1,800, UberEats 2,000 partner hotels…

FSSAI to discuss mandatory inclusion of nutritional facts and healthy options in airline meals

INDIA - The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India has called a meeting with airlines, flight caterers and airport operators, seeking to make it mandatory for airlines to serve meal with nutritional information as well as healthier options, ET Retail reports. Airlines may need to include complete information on nutritional aspects like calories, list…

Food safety agency starts framing GM food regulations after trace ingredients found

INDIA - The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) said it has started framing regulations for genetically modified (GM) food after trace in trace ingredients were found present in products. According to FSSAI, the regulations covers procedures for safety assessment and approval of foods such as imported items that are genetically modified based…

FSSAI directs Swiggy, Zomato, UberEats to delist unlicensed eateries

INDIA - The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has directed food firms Swiggy, UberEats, Zomato to remove unregistered restaurants from their platforms, believed to supply sub-standard food. FSSAI has asked ten food firms to delist such restaurants that do not have a licence and submit report on the action taken along with…

FSSAI wants calorie count on restaurant menu to promote healthy habits

INDIA - The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India has called on restaurants to voluntarily indicate calorie counts on menus to promote healthy diets and lifestyles in the country, reported ET Retail. The food regulator has also asked the e-commerce and retail companies to promote healthy options such as fortified foods on their landing…

Standards body launches ‘Eat Right Movement’ to promote healthier FMCG foods

INDIA - The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) is launching the ‘Eat Right Movement’ in a new strategy to promote production of healthier FMCG food products in the industry. This is an attempt to getting the food industry on board for implementation of draft food labelling regulation in attempt to protect and…

Arjuna launches shelf life extending preservative for frying oils

INDIA - Arjuna Natural Ltd, India’s leading manufacturer and exporter of standardized botanical extracts for pharmaceutical and nutraceutical industries has launched a natural preservative that extends shelf life of frying oils. The preservative is advocated as all-natural, GMO-free, oil-soluble, vegan with a formulation to combat oxidation, thermal degradation and extending the frying cycle of vegetable…

Maggi compliant with latest FSSAI norms, no ash added – Nestle

INDIA - FMCG major Nestle India said today that Maggi complied with the latest guidelines of food safety regulator FSSAI and it does not add any ash to its popular noodles. District administration of Shahjahanpur, UP, had slapped a fine on Nestle India and its distributors last week after Maggi had allegedly failed to pass…

FSSAI plans ‘one nation, one food safety law’

INDIA - The concept of ‘one-nation, one-tax’ behind the goods and services tax (GST) implemented across the country seems to be influencing other organisations. The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), the country’s apex food regulator, is working on a ‘one-nation, one-food-safety-law’ so that every state-level food authority follows a standard practice for…

India to introduce new food packaging regulations

INDIA - India’s food regulator will soon set new norms for pouches, foil containers, bottles and boxes that are used to package food and beverages to address concerns over contamination arising from sub-standard material and the printing on them. “There will be separate regulations for packaging, for which draft regulations will be out soon,” said…