A bill to consolidate the laws relating to food and to establish the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India for laying down science based standards for articles of food and to regulate their manufacture, storage, distribution, sale and import, to ensure availability of safe and wholesome food for human consumption and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.
Quinolone antibacterials are veterinary drugs authorized for use in food animal production. The analysis of residual amounts of drugs in food from animal origin is important for quality control of products for consumers. For this purpose, Maximum Residue Limits (MRLs) have been set up by a European Union Council Regulation on Veterinary Drug Residues (No.
An analytical method for the determination of OTC and TC residues in honey was developed. Sample treatment involves an extraction in EDTA-McIlvaine buffer, followed by a solid-phase cleanup step. With regard to the cleanup procedure, different SPE cartridges were evaluated and the results presented.
The effect of an organophosphorus (OP) insecticide, methyl parathion on the behaviour of a freshwater air breathing teleost fish, the Climbing perch, Anabas testudineus was studied. The breathing rate, rate of feeding, performance of sustained swimming behaviour against water current and the learning ability were severely curtailed in the fish exposed to 5 mg/L of methyl parathion.
A method using liquid chromatography electrospray ionization tandem mass spectrometry (LC/ESI-MS/MS) for the determination of trace levels of five macrolide antibiotics (spiramycin, tilmicosin, oleandomycin, erythromycin, and tylosin) in eggs is presented.
A simple and rapid analytical method was developed for the determination of lincomycin and tylosin residues in honey as part of field studies examining the efficacy and target animal safety of these antibiotics to control American foulbrood disease in honey bees.
Two Rajasthan high court advocates, Madhav Mitra and R.S. Chauhan, under the auspices of NGO Public Action Group, have filed a public inerest litigation demanding that packaged food companies, like soft drink makers, be directed to print the exact level of pesticide content on the food packs. A bench comprising S.K.
In the present investigation, an attempt has been made to study the genotoxic effect of commonly used pesticides of South India, like 2,4-D, lindane, sevin and phosphamidon, in the human lymphocytes by comet assay and chromosomal analysis.
This standard applies to commercial varieties of mangoes grown from Mangifera indica L., of the Anacardiaceae family, to be supplied fresh to the consumer, after preparation and packaging. Mangoes for industrial processing are excluded.