Limited Use of Newspapers for Food Packaging, FSSAI Seeks (Download PDF)

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Printing ink and other harmful carcinogenic chemicals used in newspaper for food packaging is harmful or unhealthy.  The central food regulator restricted use of newspapers and cardboard boxes for packaging food items. Seek to update you about the recent initiatives undertaken by the FSSAI.

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Highlights from FSSAI

  • Newspaper should not be used to wrap, cover or serve food.
  • Urgent need to discourage the use of newspapers as food packaging material.
  • Need to create awareness among businesses, especially unorganized food business operators, and consumers.
  • Requested the public to dissuade vendors from using newspapers.
  • Newspaper ink can raise serious health hazards as it contains multiple bioactive materials with known negative health effects.
Harmful to use newspaper in food packaging

Harmful to Use Newspaper in Food Packaging

Harmful to use newspaper in food packaging

About FSSAI

  • The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI).
  • Established under Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006.
  • Consolidates various acts & orders that relates to food
  • Known for laying down science based standards for articles of food
  • To regulate food manufacture, storage, distribution, sale and import.
Food Safety and Standards Authority of India

Food Safety and Standards Authority of India

Food Safety and Standards Authority of India

FSSAI’s Performing Functions

  • Framing of Regulations to lay down the Standards and guidelines of food.
  • Mechanisms and guidelines for accreditation of certification bodies.
  • Guidelines for accreditation of laboratories and notification.
  • Identification of emerging risks and introduction of rapid alert system.
  • Creating an information network across the country so that the public receive reliable information about food safety and issues of concern.
  • Provide training programme for persons involved.
  • Development of international technical standards for food.
  • Promote general awareness about food safety.
FSSAI’s Repealed Acts / Orders

FSSAI’s Repealed Acts / Orders

FSSAI’s Repealed Acts / Orders

- Published/Last Modified on: December 9, 2016

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