Regulations
India's food safety watchdog floats norms for meat products
India's food safety watchdog on Monday notified the draft norms for regulating microbes in meat and meat products, and said they would come into force after 60 days of it being published in the official gazette.
 
It also invited stakeholders to file their comments and objections on the same.
 
"The objections and suggestions, which may be received from any person with respect to the said draft regulations before the expiry of the period so specified, shall be considered by the food authority," the watchdog said in a notification.
 
The existing norms covered the category "Microbiological requirements of food products" and the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) now wants to include what are called "Hygiene Indicator Organisms" with specifications on maximum amount of bacteria that can be present, along with other criteria.
 
These criteria include minimum number of samples to be presented for testing, the level above which a lot has to be rejected, the units to be used for analyses, as also definitions of what constitute meat and meat products.

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Bapoo Malcolm

1 year ago

Is this one more way to turn us all vegetarians? Or to make sure the Muslim community is under more pressure? The VP has come out openly today. Targeting only perpetuates the problems and amplifies them.The abattoirs have ample restrictions and checks and balances. I know. I had worked on the Deonar site in the sixties when it was put up by Steel Plant with an Australian firm as consultants. FMC or something like that.

If well implemented, one can have no objections; but to hear some holier-than-thou elements say that their religious leaders have declared that the whole world must turn vegetarian, is another form of permanent terrorism.Cultural terrorism.

This is not a make-in-India government. It can soon be a ban-in-Hindustan regime. It's simpler,easier to destroy something than to make anything.

Why not start with putrid vegetables and fruits? Clamp down on adulterated milk. Ensure that spices are not spiked. Why target meats only?

Ensure clean water, not with worms. Fresh air, not with carcinogenic particles. Then go after the non-vegetarian foods.

By the way, over 70% of the population claims to be non-veg!

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