Hello people, Welcome to the last installment of FSSAI News for the October month. FSSAI presents a new update every week which is bound to bring about a change in the working of the FBOs.
Let us explore the FSSAI News for the week.
FSSAI NEWS 1. FSSAI has issued a notice to avoid stickers to prevent contamination
FSSAI has taken some major steps to eliminate food contamination completely. It has now asked the fruit and vegetable traders to avoid putting stickers on them as it could lead to contamination. The FSSAI is not sure about the safety of the adhesive used for pasting such stickers and thus it is advised to avoid the use of stickers. It is said that the stickers are used to make the product look premium and hide the defect of the product. Also, the mentions on the sticker like the brand name, OK or best quality does not signify anything. The adhesives used can contain chemicals which can be harmful to the consumers as the skin of fruits and vegetable are porous and the residue can percolate inside. Thus, FSSAI has advised all the traders to stop the use of stickers.
FSSAI NEWS 2. ICAR is working with the dairy industry to introduce new developments in the sector
ICAR-NDRI (the Indian Council of Agricultural Research and the National Dairy Research Institute) is now working to further explore collaborative opportunities with the dairy industry. The objective of the move is to ensure transfer technologies developed at ICAR-NDRI. Various technologies developed at the NDRI campuses in Karnal and Bengaluru were presented to industry representatives at a meet held earlier this month. In all, 54 persons representing 30 companies, including Dodla Dairy, ITC, Britannia Industries, Heritage Foods, and HatsunAgro, among others, participated in it.
Some of the areas identified for further work is the improvement of the initial quality of milk at the collection, utilisation of concentrated milk for reconstitution and recombination purposes, effective application of membrane technology, conversion of old powder plants into agglomerated powder plants and restriction of the use of sugar in dairy products.
FSSAI NEWS 3. Course on the application of advanced molecular methods commences at CMFRI
A training course on the application of advanced molecular methods has recently got underway at the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI). Its objective is to provide exposure to the prospects of genetics and genomics in fisheries resource management, conservation, and mariculture.
Organised by the institute’s marine biotechnology division with the financial support of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), the 10-day long course will provide training to 25 teachers and researchers from various universities and ICAR research institutes across the country.
That’s all for the week folks. We hope the FSSAI News will help you implement the recent developments. We would be coming back the next week. So keep waiting.