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Food watchdog found exceeding mandate on product approvals

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  20 Aug 2015 12:00 AM GMT

New Delhi, Aug 19: In another setback for India's food safety regulator, the Supreme Court on Monday upheld the Bombay High Court order that had struck down the watchdog's advisory of May 2013, requiring prior product approvals for eight categories of food and health supplements. The apex court bench of Justice J.S. Khehar and Justice N.V. Rama declined the plea of the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) and said that if the watchdog wanted to add some more products under its wing, it ought to have sought a fresh government notification. IANS

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