March has just begun but it hasn’t failed us to surprise with major FSSAI News for the week. FSSAI has been implementing measures to ensure food safety in every corner of the country. It is striving for a healthier India persuading the customers to eat right.
Let us peep into the major FSSAI News:
FSSAI NEWS 1. FSSAI provides three months to keep the edible oil consumption records
FSSAI has given food business operators (FBOs) a three-month period to implement the direction to maintain records if the consumption of edible oil for frying was more than 50 litre per day. The earlier date was March 1, 2019, but FSSAI, in its recent order, said that the timeline for implementing the order was extended for three months, and the FBOs were given time till May 30, 2019, for compliance.
The FSSAI order stated that all FBOs whose consumption of edible oil for frying was more than 50 litre per day shall maintain a record and dispose of used cooking oil to the agencies authorised by FSSAI or the state food safety commissioners. The FBOs have to maintain records of the type of oil, the quantity taken for frying, the quantity discarded at the end of the day, the date and mode of disposal of used cooking oil, and the name of the agency which has collected the discarded oil.
FSSAI NEWS 2. FSSAI grants the ‘Clean Street Food Hub’ tag to Mumbai’s popular Juhu and Girgaum Chowpatty
Mumbai is the second city in India to bag the certification from FSSAI. The apex body has granted the popular Juhu and Girgaum Chowpatty as the ‘Clean Street food Hub’ tag. The final round of audits was conducted last week by FSSAI only to find out that the vendors did practice good hygiene routine.
FSSAI NEWS 3. FSSAI to conduct food safety inspection across all the food categories
FSSAI has decided to accelerate the testing of more samples and increase the enforcement activities to ensure the availability of safe food to people. The apex body had recently carried out a milk survey which made thm think of conducting surveillance across all food categories. In order to develop a robust food system, it is important to put up quality food testing system.
In the last few years, FSSAI has given thrust to improve government labs through financial support and also notified private labs. FSSAI’s CEO also emphasized on the need to expand surveillance activities and said the state agencies are increasing their headcount to carry out inspections and testing.
That’s all folk for the day. We hope the news brought a smile to your face and also reminds you of the latest updates. Stay updated until we arrive in the next week.