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New Food Regulatory Regime – Changes, Challenges and Way Ahead

Critique of the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 (FSSA) by Minakshi Sharma Dabas, Advocate, Corporate Law Group, New Delhi

 

FSSAI's Scientific Panel Reconstituted

Old Wine in New Bottle

The Supreme Court on February 8 this year had ordered the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) to reconstitute its scientific panel. The apex food regulatory body had inducted members from the food industry, defeating it's very purpose of regulating the food industry. Of the eight scientific panels, seven had 18 members from big food businesses. 

Removing Pesticides from Fruits and Vegetables

With food prices skyward bound and no reprieve from pesticide residues in fruits and vegetables, fresh fruits and vegetables will soon become a luxury item for those who can afford chemical free and organic products.

The Ban of Endosulfan and After

Two Turnabouts, A Joint Committee and Some Violations

Friday the 13th wasn't bad after all. The Supreme Court on May 13, passed an ad-interim order to ban with immediate effect the manufacture, sale and use of endosulfan throughout the country, citing its harmful health effects. The court also directed the statutory authorities to seize the permits given to endosulfan manufacturers till further orders. 

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Companies Failed to Surrender Registration Certificates

Soon after the Supreme Court ordered the interim ban on endosulfan on May 13, the agriculture ministry issued letters to the different departments, the following day, for the compliance of the nation wide ban.

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Politics pull down climate talks, emission ups

June 17 / Bonn

Possibility of a global treaty looks thin in Durban later this year

By Aditya Ghosh

Bonn: Global emissions peaked in 2010 to an all time high inspiring some hope of reviving the world economy out of the gloom of recession that the world has been plagued by for over three years now.

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