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Health experts feel youngsters have been consuming a lot of trans fat of late, in the form of burgers, pizzas, bakery products etc.(Photo: iStock)

Lesser trans fat, more health benefits! Experts hail new move

Hindustan Times | By Aprajita Sharad
PUBLISHED ON JAN 08, 2021 05:40 PM IST
Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has decided to reduce the permissible limit of trans fat level in packaged foods from 5% to 3%.
, Odisha’s ranking in the National Food Safety Index has risen to 13th position for the year 2019-2020, a top government official said on Wednesday.(Unsplash)
, Odisha’s ranking in the National Food Safety Index has risen to 13th position for the year 2019-2020, a top government official said on Wednesday.(Unsplash)

Odisha ranks 13th in National Food Safety index for 2019-2020: Official

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shivani Kale
PUBLISHED ON DEC 16, 2020 07:53 PM IST
With different food safety measures being implemented in the state, Odisha’s ranking in the National Food Safety Index has risen to 13th position for the year 2019-2020, a top government official said on Wednesday.

Prateek Sadhu: Molecular gastronomy: Just froth and show?

Hindustan Times | By Prateek Sadhu
PUBLISHED ON DEC 06, 2020 07:02 AM IST
The award-winning chef decodes why the fad isn’t just that
Delhi MLA Saurabh Bhardwaj addresses a press conference at the party office in New Delhi.(ANI/ File photo)
Delhi MLA Saurabh Bhardwaj addresses a press conference at the party office in New Delhi.(ANI/ File photo)

AAP accuses MCDs of running licence-Raj, BJP says allegations baseless

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 10, 2020 11:23 PM IST
AAP spokesperson Saurabh Bhardwaj said, “The BJP-ruled MCDs do not want to abolish the permit raj, so it wants to continue giving health trade licenses to restaurant owners. “
Authorities of the sweet manufacturers’ association said that the directive could spell doom on small and medium sweet shops in urban areas and towns(ANI)
Authorities of the sweet manufacturers’ association said that the directive could spell doom on small and medium sweet shops in urban areas and towns(ANI)

Bengal sweet shop owners seek PM Modi’s intervention to roll back FSSAI directive

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2020 07:35 PM IST
The latest FSSAI directive makes it mandatory for sweets shops to declare the ‘best before date’ of non-packaged or loose sweets.
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Chandigarh MC to charge for NoC to eateries and schools

Hindustan Times, chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 01, 2020 12:06 AM IST
There is no charge currently for NoCs, which are issued by the MC’s medical officer
The cooks would receive lessons in food hygiene and food safety aspects along with personal hygiene requirements.(HT Photo)
The cooks would receive lessons in food hygiene and food safety aspects along with personal hygiene requirements.(HT Photo)

3.84 lakh Mid Day Meal cooks in Uttar Pradesh to be trained in food safety, nutrition

Hindustan Times, Prayagraj | By K Sandeep Kumar | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON AUG 31, 2020 11:15 AM IST
The Mid Day Meal is a school food programme of the central government aimed at improving nutrition level among students.
This survey covered over 4,500 samples and 16 varieties of edible oil, including mustard, coconut, palm, olive and blended oil.(AFP)
This survey covered over 4,500 samples and 16 varieties of edible oil, including mustard, coconut, palm, olive and blended oil.(AFP)

Food safety regulator cracks down on adulterated edible oil

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rhythma Kaul
UPDATED ON AUG 29, 2020 11:23 AM IST
The samples were drawn from hypermarkets and supermarkets as well as retail and grocery stores and included national and local brands
According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), food safety refers to the absence or acceptable levels of hazardous microbiological, chemical, or physical components present in food that might cause harm to consumers. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), food safety refers to the absence or acceptable levels of hazardous microbiological, chemical, or physical components present in food that might cause harm to consumers. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)

World Food Safety Day 2020: Significance, dos and don’ts to practice food safety at home

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JUN 07, 2020 07:22 AM IST
WHO in collaboration with the Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) has organised the second ‘World Food Safety Day’ on June 7 particularly to ensure safe and healthy food practices.
There’s growing apprehension that restaurants have suddenly lost their appeal on a deeper level that will reverberate well after Covid-19 fades. Consumers will likely be slow to congregate again in bars and restaurants.(UNSPLASH)
There’s growing apprehension that restaurants have suddenly lost their appeal on a deeper level that will reverberate well after Covid-19 fades. Consumers will likely be slow to congregate again in bars and restaurants.(UNSPLASH)

Covid-19: Going out to eat will look different when lockdowns lift

Bloomberg | By Bloomberg
UPDATED ON APR 17, 2020 10:00 AM IST
There’s growing apprehension that restaurants have suddenly lost their appeal on a deeper level that will reverberate well after Covid-19 fades. Consumers, many of whom are cooking at home and facing dimmer economic prospects, will likely be slow to congregate again in bars and restaurants.
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Mohali: Avail 10% rebate on property tax by Feb 26

Hindustan Times, Mohali | By Hillary Victor
PUBLISHED ON FEB 20, 2020 12:51 AM IST
Chance for 4,000 assessees to clear dues or face 18% penalty
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Nearly 4% of the one lakh food and beverage samples analysed by the states and Union Territories last year were unsafe(HT Photo)
Nearly 4% of the one lakh food and beverage samples analysed by the states and Union Territories last year were unsafe(HT Photo)

4% of food samples analysed last year unsafe, FSSAI data shows

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2019 03:06 AM IST
The better performing states and UTs are Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Bihar, Jammu & Kashmir, Delhi and Chandigarh.
The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has issued a showcause notice to McDonald’s(Getty Images)
The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has issued a showcause notice to McDonald’s(Getty Images)

Food regulator issues notice to McDonald’s for ‘irresponsible advertising’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rhythma Kaul
UPDATED ON NOV 23, 2019 05:49 AM IST
On November 9, 2019, McDonald’s issued a full-page advertisement in a national daily that read, “Stuck with Ghiya-Tori Again? Make the 1+1 Combo you love”.
Experts feel if junk food is unavailable in schools, it will help in cutting down its intake among children.(File Photo)
Experts feel if junk food is unavailable in schools, it will help in cutting down its intake among children.(File Photo)

Government issues draft regulation to ban junk food near schools

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rhythma Kaul
UPDATED ON NOV 05, 2019 02:40 AM IST
The draft also prohibits sponsorship from brands selling food and beverages with low nutritional value such as carbonated drinks, chips, pre-cooked packaged noodles, fries etc at sporting, school and other events for children.
Trans fat are largely present in partially hydrogenated vegetable fats/oils, vanaspati, margarine and bakery shortenings, and can be found in baked and fried foods.(HT PHOTO.)
Trans fat are largely present in partially hydrogenated vegetable fats/oils, vanaspati, margarine and bakery shortenings, and can be found in baked and fried foods.(HT PHOTO.)

Food safety agency FSSAI launches ‘Trans Fat Free’ logo

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 05, 2019 01:32 AM IST
Food establishments that use trans-fat free fats/oil and do not have industrial trans-fat more than 0.2g/100g of food, in compliance with the Food Safety and Standards (Advertising and Claims) Regulations, 2018 are eligible to display the logo.

Festive season adulteration: Unsafe food to invite jail term, fine up to 5L

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Amanjeet Singh
UPDATED ON SEP 25, 2019 12:45 AM IST
The UT health department will start raiding food outlets, mostly sweetmeat shops, from September 30
The food and consumer affairs ministry has also asked the packaged-water industry to come up with suggestions for alternatives to plastic bottles.(HT image)
The food and consumer affairs ministry has also asked the packaged-water industry to come up with suggestions for alternatives to plastic bottles.(HT image)

FSSAI allows hotels to replace plastic drinking water bottles with glass bottles

New Delhi | By Rhythma Kaul
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2019 04:20 AM IST
The experts dealing with plastic-related issues in FSSAI examined the feasibility of the move, and gave the nod.
Union minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan with the delegates of 72nd Session of the WHO Regional Committee for South-East Asia. The minister also launched initiatives aimed to promote healthy eating on Thursday.(ANI Photo)
Union minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan with the delegates of 72nd Session of the WHO Regional Committee for South-East Asia. The minister also launched initiatives aimed to promote healthy eating on Thursday.(ANI Photo)

After PM Narendra Modi’s Fit India, govt focuses on eat right initiatives, launches ‘Poshan Maah’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rhythma Kaul
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2019 01:47 AM IST
Government aims to promote healthy and balanced eating through initiatives launched in the month of September, declared as the Poshan Maah (nutrition month), it also features an attempt to fight malnutrition in far-flung villages by training the front line health workers.
The draft proposes measures such as the food safety department testing its samples, especially meat and seafood, for antibiotics.(Shutterstock/ Representative image)
The draft proposes measures such as the food safety department testing its samples, especially meat and seafood, for antibiotics.(Shutterstock/ Representative image)

Govt moots plan to check anti-microbial resistance

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anonna Dutt
PUBLISHED ON AUG 29, 2019 04:13 AM IST
The action plan will bring together several departments such as health, drug control, food safety, animal husbandry, the Delhi Pollution Control Committee, the civic bodies, and the Delhi Jal Board to address various factors contributing towards growing resistance.
Grilled marinated New York Strip Steak in New York. Marinating is a terrific basic kitchen technique.(AP)
Grilled marinated New York Strip Steak in New York. Marinating is a terrific basic kitchen technique.(AP)

How to marinate just about anything

Associated Press | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2019 05:18 PM IST
Marinades add flavour — what kind obviously depends on the ingredients and seasonings.
The additional chief secretary also urged the hotels to minimise food wastage. “It would be good if the serving size is reduced. This would certainly check wastage of food,” she added. Image used for representational purposes only.(Photo: S Burmaula/ Hindustan Times)
The additional chief secretary also urged the hotels to minimise food wastage. “It would be good if the serving size is reduced. This would certainly check wastage of food,” she added. Image used for representational purposes only.(Photo: S Burmaula/ Hindustan Times)

Serve water in glasses instead of bottles, eateries in UP urged

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 03, 2019 04:57 AM IST
“In a first, a government department is associating with private industries to ensure implementation of eco-friendly practices,” said Anita Bhatnagar Jain, additional chief secretary (food safety and drug administration).
The Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) and Mumbai Central railway stations could soon become the country’s first Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI)-certified ‘Eat Right Stations’.(HT File Photo)
The Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) and Mumbai Central railway stations could soon become the country’s first Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI)-certified ‘Eat Right Stations’.(HT File Photo)

Soon, ‘Eat Right’ at Mumbai Central, CSMT railway stations

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Aroosa Ahmed
PUBLISHED ON JUL 18, 2019 06:30 AM IST
A pre-audit of Mumbai Central has already been conducted, where 21 food establishments were inspected.
Food items will have to colour the nutrient label red in case the energy from added sugar is over 10% of the total energy provided by 100 gm or 100 ml of the product and the energy from trans fat is more than 1%.(HTfile)
Food items will have to colour the nutrient label red in case the energy from added sugar is over 10% of the total energy provided by 100 gm or 100 ml of the product and the energy from trans fat is more than 1%.(HTfile)

FSSAI mandates colour-coded labels on items

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUN 28, 2019 05:54 AM IST
The draft will be available in the public domain for comments for a month, after which it will be finalised.
In fact given the profiles of many of these e-commerce companies, consumers believed that they checked out the food businesses before putting them up on their platforms and ensured that they complied with the food safety laws.(HT Photo)
In fact given the profiles of many of these e-commerce companies, consumers believed that they checked out the food businesses before putting them up on their platforms and ensured that they complied with the food safety laws.(HT Photo)

Food delivery platforms must check the plastic waste that they generate: Opinion

Hindustan Times | By Pushpa Girimaji
UPDATED ON JUN 25, 2019 05:10 AM IST
However, the food safety authority’s crackdown on the aggregators and the eateries partnering with them have shown their utter disregard for food safety laws .
A joint raid by the Delhi food safety department and Delhi Police on Wednesday led to the seizure of at least 5,700kg of counterfeit ghee from two wholesale shop in Shahdara and Khanpur.(HT File (Representative Image))
A joint raid by the Delhi food safety department and Delhi Police on Wednesday led to the seizure of at least 5,700kg of counterfeit ghee from two wholesale shop in Shahdara and Khanpur.(HT File (Representative Image))

5,700kg of spurious ghee recovered in Shahdara, Khanpur

New Delhi | By Anonna Dutt
UPDATED ON MAY 31, 2019 07:24 AM IST
The raid was conducted following complaints from dairy brand Milkfood, which led to the seizure of 330 cartons of 15kg each filled with fake brand labels.
During an inspection by the Supreme Court-appointed Slaughterhouse Monitoring Committee, the units were found to be operating without mandatory licences and under unhygienic conditions.(Hindustan Times)
During an inspection by the Supreme Court-appointed Slaughterhouse Monitoring Committee, the units were found to be operating without mandatory licences and under unhygienic conditions.(Hindustan Times)

9 minors rescued after raids on meat processing units

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAY 19, 2019 06:01 AM IST
During an inspection by the Supreme Court-appointed Slaughterhouse Monitoring Committee, the units were found to be operating without mandatory licences and under unhygienic conditions.
As many as 477 of the 2,880 food samples, both packaged and freshly prepared, tested by the Delhi’s food safety department between January 2018 and April 2019, failed quality tests.(HT Photo)
As many as 477 of the 2,880 food samples, both packaged and freshly prepared, tested by the Delhi’s food safety department between January 2018 and April 2019, failed quality tests.(HT Photo)

Milk tops list of unsafe food items in Delhi: Report

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anonna Dutt
PUBLISHED ON MAY 17, 2019 05:02 AM IST
Milk and milk products accounted for 161 of the failed tests, according to government data. Of these, 21 products were misbranded and 125 were found to be substandard. Fifteen others were unsafe.
A joint team of officials from CPCB and Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) stumbled upon tankers disposing waste water from septic tanks directly into the floodplains(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT PHOTO)
A joint team of officials from CPCB and Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) stumbled upon tankers disposing waste water from septic tanks directly into the floodplains(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT PHOTO)

Waste water from septic tanks dumped into Yamuna: CPCB

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAY 17, 2019 02:05 AM IST
The team also identified drains discharging waste water from scattered habitations in Jagatpur Khadar village and Milan Vihar among others.
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