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SAFETY ENSURED BY NEW FOOD LAW
 
SAFETY ENSURED BY NEW FOOD LAW
There are 8 acts and orders that govern the food sector. In squash or fruit beverages the 1954 prevention of food adulteration act did not permit artificial sweetners and antioxidants. There are other reasons of overlap and contradictions in the prevailing food standards of the country. The multiplicity of enforcement agencies and eight different ministeries that administer one or more food related laws. This leads to to thin spread of manpower, food laboratories, inefficient prosecution food related cases that are pending the various courts and overall confusion in the minds of the consumers ,traders, investors. All this will be a distant dream with the new food safety and standards bill 2005 that was introduced in the loksabha on aug 25. Food processing industry minister says that the bill passed will fulfil the decades demand of the industry and consumers alike for india to have a policy structure boosted FDI and ushers in self regulatory system for the massive food sector. The new food law are based on science, transparency and consultation. He further added that efforts would be made to ensure that in the winter session of the parliament the bill is passed. Sahai (food processing minister) added that he hopes this main task assigned to him would make the food law to become operational by financial year. Bill proposes to create the food safety and standards authority of India that will prescribe guidelines for food, regulating and monitering manufacturing, processing, distribution and sale of food to ensure safe and fresh food. .
Posted On : 9/24/2005 1:07:26 PM

 
 
 
SAFETY ENSURED BY NEW FOOD LAW