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    FDA will inspect 306 blood banks across Maharashtra

    Mumbai: Flooded with complaints about the city’s civic-run blood banks overcharging customers by amounts ranging from Rs 50 to Rs 500, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) plans to inspect the state’s 306 blood banks.  “This decision has been taken to ensure compliance with the norms established by the National Blood Transfusion Council (NBTC) on blood processing charges is strictly adhered to by these blood banks,” officials said.

  • New HIV drug effectively reduces virus, boosts immunity: Study

    New York: A new intravenous HIV drug has shown to be effective in reducing virus, boost immunity among patients with advanced, multi-drug resistant HIV infection, results of a phase-III trial has showed. As the first monoclonal antibody approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in March 2018 to treat HIV, ibalizumab is a promising option for individuals who have tried several other drug therapies. Ibalizumab targets the primary receptor for HIV

  • UP-based company found illegally supplying ayurvedic drug with viagra

    Mumbai: A company based in Uttar Pradesh has allegedly been found illegally supplying two ayurvedic medicines containing a drug commonly used in Viagra, according to the Maharashtra Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The Aurangabad division of the FDA seized stocks worth Rs 16,000 during a raid on a supplier recently, a senior official of the FDA said.

  • Six years on, food safety officers are finally on state government payroll

    Bhayandar: More than six years after they joined their respective Food and Drugs Department (FDA), 33 food inspectors from across various civic bodies in the state have finally been absorbed in the state government services in their capacity as Food Safety Officers (FSO).

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    Mumbai: FDA urges transport department to take strict action against truckers smuggling gutka

    Mumbai: In yet another attempt to curb the illegal sale of gutka and flavoured supari in Maharashtra, the Food and Drug Department (FDA) has written to the state transport department, seeking strict action against truck owners who ferry the illegal gutka across the state. A senior official said that if there were stringent provisions under the Transport Act, it would serve as a deterrent to gutka smugglers.

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    Mumbai: FDA’s new website to resolve consumer, vendor issues, food and drug alerts 24×7

    Mumbai: The Food And Drug Administration, Maharashtra, has planned to reach the consumers and solve their problems by launching their new official website, on which consumers and vendors alike can now file complaints and obtain knowledge on food fortification, get information about drug and food recalls and alerts. In a one-of-its-kind initiative, the FDA will make itself available for consumers and vendors 24/7 online, at: ‘Maharashtra – Food Safety Online Application (MAHFOSNET).’

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    Hotels across Maharashtra may soon have to display calorie count of each dish

    Mumbai: In an attempt to check the rising incidence of obesity and help consumers make informed choices, Maharashtra’s Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has planned to make it mandatory for restaurants across the state to specify the calorie content of every dish on their menu. A proposal to this effect was made to the state government last week and a meeting with representatives from Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI),

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    FDA tells Maharashtra government to register all Ayurvedic medicine shops

    Mumbai: In order to stop the illegal sale of fake Ayurvedic medicines, the Maharashtra Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) has sent a proposal to the state government to bring all Ayurvedic drug-selling stores under FDA control. The FDA notice further prohibited the open or over-the-counter sale of these drugs.

  • Mumbai: FDA unaware of toxic levels in Holi colours being sold in markets

    Mumbai: The festival of Holi is just two days away and still there is no clarity whether the colours, which are being sold in the market, are safe and without any toxic chemicals. In other words, the citizens will have to play Holi at their own risk, thanks to the Food and Drugs Administration, which seems to be in a deep slumber.

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    FDA joins state health department to make TB free Maharashtra

    Mumbai: In a bid to eradicate Tuberculosis (TB) from Maharashtra, for the first time, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has joined hands with the state health department by collecting details of TB patients who are seeking treatment in private hospitals.

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    Mumbai: 72 blood banks get notice for overcharging

    Mumbai: Taking serious note of complaints received by relatives of patients the State Blood Transfusion Council (SBTC) has issued showcause notices to 72 blood banks across the state and the action will be taken against them. Public health minister Dr Deepak Sawant during a reply on calling attention raised in Loose House on Thursday said his department will recommend Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to take action against those blood banks which

  • Mumbai: FDA makes checklist for pharmacy outlets to promote self-compliance

    Mumbai: In a yet another instance, the Maharashtra Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) issued a check-list to more than 70, 000 medical stores, retailers and wholesalers across the state to maintain the compliance levels. The official said it will help them to be self-compliant before a surprise raid or routine inspection by the state regulator.

  • Medicines worth Rs 4 lakh seized from courier office

    Mumbai : In its ongoing drive to curb unauthorised sale of medicines, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Mumbai on Friday busted a racket that was stocking and selling allopathy and homeopathy medicines to various doctors and pharmacies in the city.

  • Mumbai: FDA seals filthy farsan unit in Godbunder

    Bhayandar: With Diwali round the corner, you will be tempted to step inside one of the brightly illuminated sweet and farsan shops to buy those tangy, spicy, lip-smacking farsan and namkeen (fried and dried snacks). But don’t let adulteration spoil your festivities and ensure that the eatables are not sourced from manufacturing units operating from dark and dingy hutments of the slum pockets in the city.

  • Mumbai: FDA cracks down to ensure Diwali is adulteration-free

    Mumbai: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Mumbai division, is keeping a strict check on the products sold at sweet shops to ensure that no adulterated food items are available in the market during Diwali. A drive has been taken up by the department to check samples of different food items.

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    Mumbai: FDA studies bromate levels in packaged drinking water

    Mumbai: After the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) had written a letter to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Maharashtra to look into the matter of packaged drinking water containing harmful substances like bromate. The senior FDA official said that they have started collecting water samples from various parts of the city to measure the micrograms of bromate used in drinking water.

  • Maharashtra: FDA starts training session for temple trusts on hygienic prasad during prayers

    Mumbai: In a bid to make the prasad served at the religious places safer, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has started a training session on food safety for over 300 temple trusts across the state. FDA commissioner said that this training session covered the topics like food safety, ingredients, hygiene, packaging and labelling and preparation of safe food.