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FSSAI heightens food safety vigilance during festival season | India News

NEW DELHI: Food safety regulators Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has asked its senior officials to exercise strict food safety vigilance on the manufacturing and sale of food items meant to be consumed during the ongoing festival seasonparticularly “kuttu atta, singhada atta, bhagar/samak ke chawal (barnyard millet)” under their respective jurisdictions.
They have been asked to conduct more frequent inspections and sampling drives to ensure that such products are safe to consume and strictly adhere to the respective food product standards.
Many people opt for fasting during the festival period and demand for food articles like samvat rice, buckwheat flour (kuttu atta), chestnut flour (singhara atta), fruits, vegetables, dry fruits and nuts — makhana, milk and milk products, and ready to eat snacks such as potato chips, sabudana namkeen mix, among others, tends to increase.
Driven by economic motives, some unscrupulous food business operators (FBOs), according to the regulator, exploit the surge in demand by resorting to adulteration and selling stale and inferior quality food products.
“Further instances have come where poor storage and handling practices lead to contamination in the said food articles. This unethical practice not only jeopardizes consumer health but also
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Ministry disciplines unhygienic restaurants – FBC News

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The Health Ministry has intensified its surveillance and monitoring of food establishments.

Recent inspections conducted by health inspectors in Labasa reveal alarming conditions in two food business operations, prompting immediate action.

Evidence of cockroach infestation, rat droppings, significant grease buildup, improper food storage practices and the use of expired food products highlighted severe breaches of hygiene protocols within these establishments.

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The Health Ministry adds in accordance with the Food Safety Health Act, they have issued closure orders to the offending operators.

This decisive step, according to the Ministry highlights the government’s commitment to ensuring the safety and well-being of consumers.

The Health Ministry states that within days of the closure orders, the operators demonstrated commendable dedication by swiftly implementing necessary improvements.

It adds that by upholding stringent standards, authorities aim to safeguard public health and instill confidence in consumers regarding the safety of food establishments nationwide.

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Sustainable aviation fuel won’t be in short supply, manufacturers say

MARKETS Manufacturers of sustainable aviation fuel say the increase in light duty electric vehicles has created an ethanol surplus

Glacier FarmMedia – Sustainable aviation fuel manufacturers say they won’t compromise food supplies despite consuming large volumes of agricultural products.

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Domestic canola groups have flagged Canadian and US biofuel as a major growth avenue for the oilseed.

The projections created a resurgence of the food-versus-fuel debate that first surfaced during the ethanol boom of the late-2000s, when critics also worried that crop markets bound for the gas tank would pressure food streams.

That’s outdated thinking, according to a panel of SAF manufacturers who presented at the Agri-Pulse Ag & Food Policy Summit earlier this year.

Alex Menotti, vice-president of government affairs, policy and sustainability at LanzaJet, said his company just opened the world’s first