FSSAI Bans Potassium Bromate in Food Items

FSSAI Bans Potassium Bromate in Food Items

Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) banned use of potassium bromate – a common bread additive, which is a known carcinogen. The request for the ban was made by the New Delhi based research and advocacy organisation, Centre for Science and Environment (CSE). However most of the bakers have already stopped using this […]

India to Export Mangoes to South Korea from July

India to Export Mangoes to South Korea from July

India is likely to export mangoes to South Korea from July, which could amplify the overall export of the fruit. Korea has announced this in the first week of June. Industry experts believe that there were certain sanitary and phyto-sanitary issues which should be resolved to achieve smooth movements in trade. According to the Director […]

Tea Production Rises, Export Reaches 35 Years High

Tea Production Rises, Export Reaches 35 Years High

Tea production in India saw a record high in 2015-16, stood at 1,233 million Kg. Exports remained 35 year high, standing at 232.9 million Kg valued at Rs. 4,493 crore. The production of crush-tear-curl (CTC) was 91 per cent in the total output, standing at around 1121 million Kg. During 1980-81, India had exported 231.7 […]

Government allows pulse import of 6 lakh tons

Government allows pulse import of 6 lakh tons

To curb the issue of soaring prices, Government has ordered import of 6.5 lakh tonnes of pulses. The Ministry of Consumer Affairs has also asked the states to “resort to all possible means” to ensure that pulses are not sold beyond Rs 120 per Kg. The Ministry of Shipping too has been instructed to keep […]

WPI inflation surges up 0.79% in May, food inflation rises up 7.88%

WPI inflation surges up 0.79% in May, food inflation rises up 7.88%

The Wholesale Price Index (WPI) surged up in May by 0.79 per cent as compared to the 0.34 per cent in April, when it was the first monthly rise after 17 months of contraction. According to the official data issued, the rise in the WPI is primarily because of the rise in food inflation, which […]

Live Animal Export rises despite the fall in Overall Exports

Live Animal Export rises despite the fall in Overall Exports

It is interesting to see that despite the consecutive fall of seven month in exports till April 2016, the export of live animal grew up by 400 per cent in 2015-16, according to the latest data released by Department of Commerce. The exports of live animal stood at $68 million in 2015-16, as compared to […]

Pulses Imports by Government to Government Contracts to Curb Supply Gap

Pulses Imports by Government to Government Contracts to Curb Supply Gap

To curb the supply crisis of pulses, Government-to-Government contract is being planned to import pulses, said by Union Food and Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan. According to him this will help in bringing the prices down which have been surging up due to the supply lag. As production has been shrunk to 170 lakh […]

India Wheat Imports may reach to 5 Million tons in 2016-17

India Wheat Imports may reach to 5 Million tons in 2016-17

India wheat import could touch a 10 year high in 2016-17 as the output is expected to fall due to the back to back droughts in the country. According to ITC, leading consumer products company, India may import 5 million tons of wheat in 2016-17 as the output of wheat in the country is likely […]

FSSAI Issues Nine Manuals on Food Test Methods and Sampling Methodology

FSSAI Issues Nine Manuals on Food Test Methods and Sampling Methodology

Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has issued nine manuals on testing methodology for various food products to be used by the food safety laboratories, with immediate effect, as reported by USDA. FSSAI published manuals for its requirements on test methods and analysis by laboratories which pertain to a variety of milk and […]