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Jul, 31 2015

FSSAI rejects Tata Starbucks, Kellogg\'s, McCain products

The Minister said that the key duty of FSSAI is to lay down science based food standards, make regulations, regulate imports and undertake coordination with states and UTs on food safety.

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has rejected product approval applications of Tata Starbucks, Kellogg's and McCain due to lack of sufficient supporting documents for safety assessment was informed by the Rajya Sabha.

34 products of Starbucks have been discarded which included honey vanilla flavored syrup, sea salt and red bean sauce; and two products of Kellogg's including Kellogg's special K Red Berries and Kellogg's special K Oats and Honey have been rejected.

Minister of state for HeFSSAI rejects Tata Starbucks, Kellogg's, McCain productsalth Shripad Naik said, "FSSAI has rejected product approval applications of Tata Starbucks, Kellogg's and McCain due to lack of sufficient supporting documents for safety/risk assessment".

McCain Foods India's only one product is rejected i.e. McCain Battered Pepper and Cheese Bites.

The Minister said that the key duty of FSSAI is to lay down science based food standards, make regulations, regulate imports and undertake coordination with states and UTs on food safety.

The implementation and enforcement of the Food Safety and Standards (FSS) Act 2006 largely rests with states and Union Territories. Random inspections of premises and sampling of food items are done by officials of the food safety departments of the respective states and UTs to ensure compliance of the FSS Act 2006, Rules and Regulations.

Naik also adds, "In cases where samples are found to be non-compliant, action is taken as per provisions of the FSS Act 2006 by the state authorities or the FSSAI".

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