Energy Drinks have been in India since 2002. Currently there are several brands such as Red Bull, Coca Cola's Burn, Goldwin Healthcare's Cloud 9 and SJ's XXX in in India. Energy drinks are in controversy because of its high caffeine content. Most of these brands have upto 320 ppm of caffeine in them. These drinks are marketed as an instant source of energy.
CSE welcomes announcement made by Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) to ban use of potassium bromate in bread
FSSAI has issued draft guidelines on wholesome and nutritious food availability in school that would help control junk food consumption among school children in India
FSSAI has cut down the maximum permitted trans fats in fats and oils. At 5 per cent, the new standards are half of the earlier limit and will come into force by August 2016
Draft order issued by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI). Curbs antibiotic growth promoter use in food-producing animals such as chicken
January 30, 2015 India has challenged the October 2014 ruling of World Trade Organization (WTO) which forces India to lift the ban on imports of poultry products from the US. Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) supports this stance, because this will safeguard Indian consumers from poultry products made with high inputs of antibiotics.
Food safety authority to come up with guidelines by July
Consignment contaminated with banned dye Recently consignments of pickle from India were found to be contaminated with a banned dye Sudan–I. The dye is banned in food in most countries including European Union, Canada, US and India. The consignment, being dispatched by the Chennai office of the Spices Board of India, was being exported to Canada.
But is it going to be effective enough Use of genetically modified constituents for processed food will soon have to be mentioned on labels. A gazette notification from the Ministry of Consumer Affairsmakes it mandatory for packaged foods using genetically modified products as ingredients to carry such labels from January 1, 2013. The notification was out on June 5, 2012.
Dr Satya Prakash, former director, Central Food Laboratory, Kolkata talks to Environment Health Bulletin on the status of labs in India. Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) had notified Rules on 5th August 2011 under FSSA Act 2006 to give guidelines to food industry for hygiene and regulations/ standards for safe and wholesome food for human consumption.