Read the response of Centre for Science & Environment (CSE) to pesticide industry advertisement published in the guise of public interest appeal in a major national daily. CSE claims that Centre for Environment & Agrochemicals has made several scurrilous and baseless statements against it.
These regulations may be called the Food Safety and Standards (Food Products Standards and Food Additives) (Amendment) Regulations, 2012. They shall come into force on the date of their final publication in the Official Gazette.
Food Safety & Standards Authority of India has developed Categorization of food products & Food Codes for all the products as covered under Chapter 2 of Food Safety & Standards (Food Products Standards and Food Additives) Regulations, 2011 including some proprietary items.
The standards for food products and additives have been prescribed in the Food Safety and Standards (Food Product Standards and Food Additives) Regulations, 2011. These standards are substantially the same as were notified under the Prevention of Food Adulteration Rules 1955 which got repealed on 5th August, 2011.
The toxicological monographs in this volume summarize the safety data on two contaminants in food: cadmium and lead. Monographs on nine groups of related flavouring agents evaluated by the Procedure for the Safety Evaluation of Flavouring Agents are also included.
The detailed monographs in this volume summarize the technical, analytical, dietary exposure and toxicological data on a number of contaminants in food: acrylamide, arsenic, deoxydivalenol, furan, mercury and perchlorate.
In October, 2009, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) completed a review of the more than 100 agents classified as “carcinogenic to humans” (Group 1). These assessments will be published in six parts as Volume 100 of the IARC Monographs (Volumes 100A—F).
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announcement on November 17, 2010, that caffeine is an unsafe food additive to alcoholic beverages will effectively make several “premixed” alcoholic energy drinks prohibited for sale in the United States.