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Auditors critical of India’s food safety agency; FSSAI fires back

A report to the Parliament in New Delhi by India’s Comptroller and Auditor General is highly critical of the nation’s Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI). Parliament tabled the report on Dec. 19, and now FSSAI is fighting back with a response that insists India’s citizens “can trust the food they get.” The… Continue Reading

UK Food Standards Agency: Nestlé’s Maggi Noodles Do Not Contain Excess Lead

The United Kingdom’s food safety regulatory agency has stated that Nestlé’s Maggi noodles do not contain excess lead and are safe to consume. “The FSA can confirm that results from testing samples of Maggi noodles in the UK have all found that levels of lead in the product [are] well within EU permissible levels and would… Continue Reading

FDA Rejects Several Snack Products From India for Contaminants

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has rejected a number of snack imports made by Indian company Haldiram Snacks for concerns over high levels of pesticides, mold and bacteria. The move comes as global food corporation Nestlé has been subjected to a nationwide ban in India of its Maggi noodles that have allegedly tested for high levels… Continue Reading

Nestle’s Maggi Noodles Banned in India Over Lead Concerns

Tests performed on Nestlé brand Maggi noodles in India have reportedly shown them to contain “unsafe and hazardous” amounts of lead, leading to a nationwide ban last week. Over the weekend, a Mumbai court rejected Nestle’s appeal for a stay of the ban. Nestlé is now recalling the noodles from shops while maintaining that its noodles are… Continue Reading

U.S. Makes Top 10 List of Worst Food Safety Violators

According to the global food source monitoring company Food Sentry, the U.S. was one of the top 10 countries with the most food safety violations in 2013. In 2013, Food Sentry added more than 3,400 verified instances of food safety violations associated with products exported from 117 different countries. The incident data were gathered from… Continue Reading

Do Russians Know More Than Americans When it Comes to Food Safety?

Rapid-fire question: You have a raw, whole chicken or turkey. Do you wash it in the sink before cooking it, or do you stick it straight in the oven unwashed? If you chose to wash it first — the wrong answer — you’re more likely to be an American than a Russian. And you’re even… Continue Reading

India’s Supreme Court Declares Constitutional Right to Unadulterated Food

Last week, India’s Supreme Court ruled that the right to life guaranteed under the country’s constitution also includes the right to safe food. “Enjoyment of life and its attainment, including right to life and human dignity encompasses, within its ambit availability of articles of food, without insecticides or pesticides residues, veterinary drugs residues, antibiotic residues,… Continue Reading

Insecticide Blamed for Deaths of 21 Children in India

The last meal of rice, beans and potato curry for 21 primary school children in India’s northeastern state of Bihar was likely contaminated with an insecticide, according to government officials trying to explain their deaths. In addition to the 21 children who died, another two dozen children were admitted to hospitals in the Patna area,… Continue Reading