These regulations may be called the Food Safety and Standards (Food Products Standards and Food Additives) Second Amendment Regulations, 2013. They shall come into force on the date of their final publication in the Official Gazette.
In 2010 Médecins Sans Frontières discovered a lead poisoning outbreak linked to artisanal gold processing in northwestern Nigeria. The outbreak has killed ~400 young children and affected thousands more. The objective of the study was to undertake an interdisciplinary geological and healthscience assessment to clarify lead sources and exposure pathways, identify additional toxicants of concern and populations at risk, and examine potential for similar lead poisoning globally.
Section 16(2)(c), of the FSS Act, 2006 provides for the mechanism for accreditation of certification bodies for Food Safety Management Systems and Section 44 of FSS Act provides for recognition of organization or agency for food safety audit and checking compliance with Food Safety Management System required under the Act or the rules and regula