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Last Updated : May 31, 2016 05:55 PM IST | Source: CNBC-TV18

FSSAI to roll out new food safety categorisation for restaurants

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India to also introduce internal Food Hygiene Supervisor (FHS) to every restaurant, reports Shweta Kothari of CNBC-TV18.

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) is on the prowl.

After cracking its whip on all breadmakers after the discovery of potassium bromate in bread, the food regulator will now roll out new food safety categorisation for restaurants and hotels.

FSSAI is expected to revise Safety & Standards Regulation, 2011 where all food business operators will be categorised under either of the three:  basic, advance and global.

The likes of ITC and Taj Group will also be asked to follow global standards.

It is also expected that that under the revised regulation, every restaurant will have to appoint an internal Food Hygiene Supervisor (FHS).

Besides, companies are still coping with FSSAI dropping potassium bromate from the list of approved ingredients to be used in making bread and voluntary withdrawal of old stock.

They have already seen a 15-20 percent drop in bread sales.
Bread makers are now switching to alternatives like higher quantities of ascorbic acid, glucose oxidase and emulsifiers, which will cost them an additional amount of 5-10 paise on 400 grams.

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First Published on May 31, 2016 02:08 pm