With S N Mohanty taking over as the CEO at Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), the Authority conducted its Ninth Authority Meeting recently. An official from FSSAI confirmed this to FnB News in a chat over telephone.
Conducted in the presence of chairperson K Chandramouli, the meeting discussed large number of issues with stakeholders. These included draft standards for olive oil, draft standards for caffeinated beverages, use of nutritional ingredients in various food items, amendment to the food safety & standards (contaminant, toxins and residues) regulations, fixing of antioxidant limit in honey and draft import regulations.
To begin with, the meeting took note of CEO’s report on activities of FSSAI during the year 2011-12. Also, the challenges before the Authority during the year 2012-13 were spelt out.