There are a large number of tea drinkers in India. But is the tea you are drinking safe from health point of view? The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has started investigating this very thing (tea testing). FSSAI is analyzing samples collected from different parts of the country. Its purpose is to ensure to what extent the safety standards are being followed in what you are drinking. Whether it is being followed or not.
The level of pesticide residues present is being analyzed.
According to the news, FSSAI Chief Executive Officer (CEO) G Kamala Vardhan Rao said that the food safety regulator had conducted a survey in the tea industry across the country and collected samples. Now analysis is being done regarding the level of pesticide residues present in them. According to Bhasha news, he said that we will tell our findings to the tea industry. Rao said FSSAI will train growers, manufacturers, traders and all those involved in the supply chain from tea production to sales. He said that FSSAI has also sought cooperation and support from the ‘Tea Board’ in this endeavour.
Testing programs increased at tea auction centers
Rao also met Tea Board officials on Saturday. He said that the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India has increased testing programs at tea auction centres. The food safety regulator is also increasing the number of temporary testing laboratories. At present their number is 220.
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