The Food Regulator in India is FSSAI(Food Safety and Standards Authority of India). Recently, the FSSAI recalls oregano in advisory. It is crucial for everyone to understand this advisory as fssai has received alerts from the International Food Safety Authorities Network.
In this article, we will read about FSSAI Recalls oregano imported by Keya Foods.
FSSAI recalls oregano imported by Keya Foods
The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has issued an alert on the presence of salmonella in batches of dried oregano imported by Keya Foods International Pvt. Ltd, causing the product to be recalled completely.
After receiving a warning from the International Food Safety Authorities Network, the food regulator issued an advisory on July 5th, urging customers not to use the product and starting a recall.
Know about Oregano and Why FSSAI recalls it
Oregano is a herb that is used to flavour a variety of dishes. Keya Foods International Pvt. Ltd brought the allegedly tainted food into India and distributed it throughout the country.
Given the likelihood that this product might reach consumers via online shopping or other ways, and given the health risk that consumption could represent due to salmonella infection, the FSSAI recommends all state food authorities to take action, including a total recall of the product from the market.
FSSAI Further Advice and Keya’s Statement
In May, the FSSAI issued a warning on Chilean oregano in a batch sent to Sweden.
After November 2020, Keya has not received any goods directly from Chile or Sweden,” a Keya representative stated. He further says that, “All of the batches given to Keya have tested negative for contamination. We’re in talks with the FSSAI to determine whether the alert applies to Keya. Plus, we will evaluate the recall advice as soon as possible.
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