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FOOD SAFETY

Health ministry notifies amendment to Food Safety and Stds Regulations
Wednesday, 22 November, 2017, 08 : 00 AM [IST]
Our Bureau, New Delhi
The ministry of health and family welfare, through the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), recently notified the amendment to Food Safety and Standards (Contaminants, Toxins & Residues) Regulations, 2011.

This notification contains maximum permissible limits of various antibiotics in meat and meat products, including chicken. The maximum permissible limits of 37 antibiotics and 67 other veterinary drugs have been prescribed for chicken.

Through this notification, objections and suggestions have been invited from all the stakeholders, including the general public, within 30 days of the notification (i e by December 6, 2017).

The objections and suggestions received will be placed before FSSAI’s scientific panel on residues of pesticides and antibiotics for consideration.

The recommendations of the scientific panel will be considered by the scientific committee and the the food authority for approval, after which it will be notified in the Gazette of India with the minister’s approval.
 
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