The FSSAI `hunt' continues
THE FOOD Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has acknowledged that heavy metal contamination in food is associated with human health hazards. Towards this end, the Indian food regulatory agency recently released the new draft of Food Safety and Standard (Contaminants, Toxins and Residues) Amendment Regulation, 2015. The new draft proposes the inclusion of more food products to the list of food articles mentioned in the regulation. The current regulation mainly focuses on packaged food such as canned meat and fish for which the maximum limit of lead has been specified, whereas the proposed regulation covers both packaged as well as fresh food such as berries, meat products, legumes and vegetables.
"Before I became minister, I thought the environment could wait and we could solve our green problemswhen we became as rich as the West" Jairam Ramesh, former environment minister