Food Safety Regulator Frames Safety Standards For Alcoholic Beverages

Monday, 27 June 2016, 04:33 Hrs
22
cmt right
15
Comment Right
32
cmt right
8
cmt right
Printer Print Email Email


NEW DELHI: Food safety regulator FSSAI has approved standards for alcoholic drinks like whiskey and beer and finalised a list of additives to be used for making these products, a top official said.

This is a first for all major alcoholic drinks in the country for which standards and the additives list have been finalised.

"The Food Safety Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has finalised a list of food additives and standards with respect to alcoholic beverages...," FSSAI CEO Pawan Agarwal said.

He added that these standards are in alignment with International Organisation of Vine and Wine (OIV) standards.

The file has been moved to the Union Health Ministry, and the standards will be operationalised soon after a notification.

"With this, FSSAI has crossed a major landmark in setting of standards for almost all food categories available in the country," he said.

Earlier this month, the regulator has operationalised the list of 11,000 food additives provisions that can be used by food businesses in various categories.

This assumes importance because food products which have been manufactured by using these approved additives may not require product approval.

FSSAI was established under the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006, which consolidates various Acts and orders that have hitherto dealt with food related issues under various ministries and departments.

The regulator was in the spotlight after it banned Maggi noodles in June last year, which was later lifted by the Bombay High Court.



Read Also: Essar Steel Expects Hypermart To Rake In $1 Bn In FY17
Top Adrenaline Pumping 'Diving' Destinations to Explore Around the World


Source: PTI
SPOTLIGHT
Gadgets
Google Pixel and OnePlus smartphones are catching up and giving stiff competition to Samsu..
Startup City
Youth are leading India's start-up ecosystem where the median age of founder-entrepreneurs..
Business
The Pentagon has selected Microsoft and Amazon Web Services (AWS, the cloud computing arm ..
Technology
Facebook-owned messaging app WhatsApp is still developing its previously announced "Vacatio..
Enterprise IT
Taking on streaming giants like Netflix and Hulu, Walt Disney Co. has announced it will laun..
Entertainment
"Game of Thrones" author George R.R. Martin doesn't want season eight to be the final chapter of "..
Career
Wiley, a global leader in research and education has announced a series of blended learning progr..
Finance
The Reserve Bank of India injected a total liquidity of Rs 2.98 lakh crore in the market in 20..
US Indian
Facebook-owned photo messaging app Instagram has launched the beta version of its in-app sh..