Maggi effect! Now court notice to food watchdog FSSAI over corruption allegations

New Delhi, July 3: Amidst cropping up number of food adulteration cases, a Delhi High Court has issued notice to Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI). Along with FSSAI, the Health ministry has also been given notice.

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According to the report, the notice was issued over a PIL, seeking corruption enquiry against the food watchdog. The Court has taken cognizance over the complaint that green signal is being given to food products without following proper norms.

Food watchdog in the dock!

The petitioner Pradip Chakraborty told Court that several cases of malpractices and embezzlement of funds against food regulator has come to light.

The Hindu report quotes Chakraborty as saying, "Only 370 products have been standardised as per the Food Safety Law while the rest are sent by manufacturers to the regulator's Product Approval Committee for clearance".

Chakraborty, who is former Director of Product Approval at the FSSAI further alleged that several officials could be involved in this misdemeanor, compromising quality of food products.

Taking the strong view of the matter, the court has posted the matter till September 30.

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