Centre likely to help companies deal with food safety soon

As Nestle continues to pulp ?320 crore worth of Maggi noodles, after samples were found to contain high levels of lead and monosodium glutamate, a “fear psychosis” that’s gripped the $250-billion Indian food industry is likely to get some help from the Centre.

Taskforce set up

A taskforce, created by the Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MOFPI), will henceforth help companies tackle issues raised by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), the country’s apex food regulator, which is under the Health Ministry.

“We have set up a taskforce with the Prime Minister’s assent to bring the industry’s issues to the table when dealing with the FSSAI. Since the agency is under a different Ministry, this step was taken to ensure better coordination,” said Harsimrat Kaur Badal, Union Minister for Food Processing Industries (MoFPI), on the sidelines of a CII event here................Read more


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