food safety

Bombay HC upholds ban on gutka, pan masala


September 17th, 2012 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 15 (IANS) In a major victory for the Maharashtra government, the Bombay High Court Saturday upheld its decision to ban tobacco flavoured gutka and pan masala in the ... Read more...

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Guidelines being framed on health food in schools, court told


August 30th, 2012 - 12:18 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) Wednesday told the Delhi High Court that a consultant had been tasked to frame guidelines on ... Read more...

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Food poisoning death puts Kerala eateries on mat (Kerala Newsletter)


July 21st, 2012 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 21 (IANS) It took the death by food poisoning of a 21-year-old to shake Kerala's health authorities out of their slumber on the lack of basic hygiene in ... Read more...

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Mexico slaughters 3.8 mn chickens to stem bird-flu outbreak


July 19th, 2012 - 11:54 am ICT by IANS
Guadalajara (Mexico), July 19 (IANS/EFE) Around 3.8 million chickens have been slaughtered as part of the effort to contain a bird-flu outbreak in the western state of Jalisco, Mexico's food ... Read more...

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Kerala eateries raided after food poisoning death


July 17th, 2012 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 17 (IANS) Kerala authorities have begun extensive raids across the state after reports that a youth died of suspected food poisoning and a few others fell ill after ... Read more...

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Baby food safety turning Chinese to look for imports


July 16th, 2012 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 16 (IANS) Afraid of a series of food safety scandals in the country, many Chinese parents have started importing baby formula food from overseas.According to China Daily, these ... Read more...

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Himachal bans gutkha, paan masala


July 13th, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 13 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government Friday imposed a ban on the manufacture, storage and sale of 'gutkha', 'paan masala' and their variants containing tobacco and nicotine in ... Read more...

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Centre, Bengal spar over food grain allotment utilisation


July 11th, 2012 - 12:37 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 10 (IANS) Accusing the West Bengal government with under-utilising food grain allotment for backward districts, union Food minister K.V. Thomas Tuesday said the state used just 12.7 percent ... Read more...

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Kerala bans gutka, paan masala (Second Lead, superseding earlier story)


May 26th, 2012 - 12:53 am ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 25 (IANS) The Kerala government Friday imposed a complete ban on the sale and consumption of gutka and paan masala in the state.Chief Minister Oommen Chandy told reporters ... Read more...

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Kerala bans gutka, paan masala (Lead)


May 25th, 2012 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 25 (IANS) The Kerala government Friday imposed a complete ban on the sale and consumption of gutka and paan masala in the state.Chief Minister Oommen Chandy told reporters ... Read more...

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UP considers banning gutka, paan masala


May 24th, 2012 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 24 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government is seriously contemplating banning gutka and paan masala. The state's legal department has been asked to work on the proposal.On Wednesday, Uttar ... Read more...

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Scientists discover method to flag drugs in baby food


May 20th, 2012 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, May 20 (IANS) Spanish researchers have developed a fast and precise method to flag tiny amounts of drugs present in milk powder and meat-based baby food. Antibiotics, such as ... Read more...

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Chinese are 8 years older than real age


May 17th, 2012 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 17 (IANS) A survey in China has found the Chinese are ageing faster. An average Chinese is 8.2 years older than his or her real age while ... Read more...

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IGNOU invites applications for online agriculture programme


May 4th, 2012 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has started admission process for two courses on agriculture policy and food safety, a statement said Friday.Admissions are ... Read more...

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Madhya Pradesh grocery shops, eateries on 3-day strike


April 9th, 2012 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, April 9 (IANS) Eateries and grocery shops across Madhya Pradesh went on a three-day-long strike from Monday in protest against proposed Food Safety and Standards (FSS) Act.The bandh call ... Read more...

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100 held in China for reprocessing waste oil


April 3rd, 2012 - 9:59 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 3 (IANS) Over 100 people have been arrested in China for reprocessing waste oil from restaurants and then selling them as new cooking oil, police said.Dumped animal fat ... Read more...

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A million convictions in China last year


March 11th, 2012 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 11 (IANS) Chinese courts convicted 1.05 million people last year in their drive to punish crimes and safeguard stability, 4.4 percent more than in 2010, according to a ... Read more...

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Russia to ban cattle imports from all EU states


March 6th, 2012 - 6:03 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's food safety and sanitary watchdog will ban cattle imports from all EU countries from March 20 following the spread of the Schmallenberg and Bluetongue ... Read more...

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China seeks to end official malpractices that affect people


March 3rd, 2012 - 11:43 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 3 (IANS) China has decided to strictly investigate cases related to malpractice by officials that involve the people's livelihoods such as food safety and housing issues.In March, 2011, ... Read more...

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China launches national drug complaints centre


February 28th, 2012 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 28 (IANS) China opened a national centre to receive complaints on pharmaceuticals, health food products, cosmetics and catering.The centre handles reports of wrong-doings during research, development, production, distribution ... Read more...

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Abu Dhabi launches to drive to teach kids food safety


February 26th, 2012 - 1:19 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Feb 25 (IANS/WAM) Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority (ADFCA) announced Saturday launching of a campaign as part of their ongoing educational and awareness programmes to educate children ... Read more...

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Eggs that bounce like rubber hit China markets


February 10th, 2012 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 10 (IANS) Eggs that have hard yolks and can bounce like rubber after being boiled have appeared on the market in several regions across China, leading a food ... Read more...

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China tightens food safety measures


February 3rd, 2012 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 3 (IANS) China Friday vowed to further tighten its food safety measures.The health ministry said it will blacklist food that is mixed with non-edible ingredients or food additives.So ... Read more...

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IGNOU to focus on more foreign tie-ups


January 28th, 2012 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 28 (IANS) The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), one of the world's largest universities, will be focusing on more foreign tie-ups in order to provide more ... Read more...

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Two food adulterators told to pay Rs.10 lakh each


November 29th, 2011 - 12:58 am ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Nov 28 (IANS) A court in Madhya Pradesh's Gwalior has imposed a fine of Rs.10 lakh each on two adulterators, officials said Monday.Additional District Magistrate Satendra Singh's order Monday ... Read more...

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Nine jailed for selling rotten ducks in China


November 10th, 2011 - 12:04 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 9 (IANS) Nine people, making up two separate gangs producing and selling rotten ducks in Beijing, have been awarded prison terms varying from one to six years, the ... Read more...

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China to ensure quality food in schools


October 24th, 2011 - 12:09 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 24 (IANS) China will launch nationwide inspection in school canteens to prevent occurrences of food poisoning, Xinhua reported Sunday.The State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA) and Ministry of ... Read more...

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Pan masala makers want curbs to go


October 20th, 2011 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) Pan masala makers approached the Delhi High Court Thursday seeking an end to central government regulations restricting them from producing and selling their products that ... Read more...

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World Dairy Summit concludes in Italy


October 20th, 2011 - 5:30 am ICT by IANS
Parma (Italy), Oct 20 (IANS) The five-day World Dairy Summit 2011, or Summilk, concluded here Wednesday, Xinhua reported.Some 1,400 experts attended the annual event. This year's theme was "Sustainable food ... Read more...

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Most food adulteration cases in Uttar Pradesh


August 10th, 2011 - 12:49 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh reported the maximum number of food adulteration in the country, Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said Tuesday adding that the country's average adulteration ... Read more...

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IGNOU launches course in food science and technology


June 30th, 2011 - 10:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) Thursday said it had launched a course in food science and technology.The post graduate diploma programme will commence ... Read more...

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Russia partially lifts ban on vegetable imports


June 28th, 2011 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia has lifted its ban on vegetable imports from two European countries - the Netherlands and Belgium - that was imposed earlier this month, the ... Read more...

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Germany admits bean sprouts caused E.coli outbreak


June 10th, 2011 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 10 (IANS) Germany has admitted that locally-grown bean sprouts were the cause of the E. coli outbreak that has killed 29 and made ill nearly 3,000 people across ... Read more...

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CDC says that salmonella infection is on the rise


June 8th, 2011 - 7:52 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, June 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Center for Disease and Prevention (CDC) has announced that salmonella infection has gone up significantly in the United States. In a report issued by ... Read more...

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China jails 106 people for food safety violation


May 21st, 2011 - 9:25 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 21 (IANS) Courts in China have convicted 106 people over the past eight months in 61 cases involving food safety violation, a statement said.The cases involved production and ... Read more...

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