FSSAI Takes Steps to Improve Quality of Food Ordered Online

The apex food regulator in the country, Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), is aiming to improve the quality of food sold through online channels, after consumers complained about expired food products being sold on ecommerce sites.
In doing so, the regulator has adopted a two-pronged approach -ecommerce entities selling packaged food will have to register with the regulator and all ecommerce companies selling cooked food will have to take licenses.
“We

China Releases Draft Bike-Sharing Regulations

The booming bike-sharing industry has led bicycle associations in China to produce a draft guideline Thursday to regulate the industry.
Led by bicycle associations in Shanghai and Tianjin, the draft solicits advice from China’s major bicycle manufacturers and bike-sharing companies such as Mobike and ofo.
It comprises standards on the production, operation and maintenance of shared bikes, which has witnessed a soaring number of complaints recently.
“There were only eight such complaints

FDA Issues Warning About Risk From Dissolvable Stents

The Food and Drug Administration has issued a letter warning about potential heart risks for people with a type of dissolvable stent that Allegheny General Hospital has implanted in patients.
The FDA letter, addressed to cardiologists, warns that the rate of heart attacks and other major cardiac events stands at 11 percent after two years for patients with the dissolving stents, versus a rate of 7.9 percent for patients with more traditional metallic stents.

Consulting Firm Aims to Help Carmakers Head Off Hackers

As the idea of a mass-marketed driverless car nudges closer to reality, automakers are increasingly coming to terms with the need to address the threat that on-board technology could be targeted by hackers.
So far there has not been a catastrophic attack, but the growing array of potential connections for cars to the Internet – and at least one hacking-related recall – have pushed the industry toward taking action.
One company that sees a potentially

Sharing Lean Ideas to Improve Quality

If a hospital is facing a problem with quality or safety, chances are another facility is having the same problem. That’s especially the case with hospital-acquired infections, which can kill over 100,000 patients a year.
So, a group of providers is teaming up to share best practices on how to fix those problems in a way that enlists Lean management, a philosophy of eliminating waste through constant improvement and incremental changes to an organization’s

FDA Issues Warning About Risk from Dissolvable Stents

The Food and Drug Administration has issued a letter warning about potential heart risks for people with a type of dissolvable stent that Allegheny General Hospital has implanted in patients.
The FDA letter, addressed to cardiologists, warns that the rate of heart attacks and other major cardiac events stands at 11 percent after two years for patients with the dissolving stents, versus a rate of 7.9 percent for patients with more traditional metallic stents.

Renault Applies ‘Belt and Braces’ Fix to Power Unit Problem

Renault said they have fixed their pre-season power unit problems with a “belt and braces” approach ahead of Formula One’s Australian Grand Prix opener. Issues with the unit’s Energy Recovery System (ERS) limited the team’s mileage in the second Barcelona test this month, although the car was clearly a significant step up on last year’s. “We have addressed the ERS issue which caused us reliability concerns and do not expect to see a repeat of

Seatbelts to Become Mandatory for the United Arab Emirates

Wearing a seatbelt while travelling in a car will be compulsory under new laws that have been hailed by road safety campaigners.
Drivers will be fined Dh400 and receive four black points on their licence for failing to ensure that all adults and children in their car are buckled up.
Dubai Police welcomed the move, having urged decision-makers to amend the laws, bringing them into line with many other developed nations.
Senior officers said

Nestle Plans to Vigorously Defend Suit Over Gerber Good Start

Nestle currently finds
itself in some hot water over its Gerber Good Start baby food, as
a class action lawsuit has been filed accusing the food company of
negligent misrepresentation. Nestle, however, claims it has done
nothing wrong and plans to vigorously defend itself against the
allegations.
A class action lawsuit was filed Jan. 6 in U.S. District Court for
the Eastern District of New York by Wendy Manemeit that alleges
Gerber Products Co.

French Emissions Probe Clears Opel, But Others Still Accused of Fraud

French investigators say they have found evidence of possible emissions fraud in Fiat, Renault, Peugeot-Citroen and Volkswagen cars sold in France, but have found no proof of fraud in Opel vehicles.
The Finance Ministry announced in a statement Monday that its consumer fraud agency has closed its investigation into Opel, having found no “facts constituting an infraction of fraud.”
The ministry said the agency, DGCCRF, has handed documents to French courts showing fraud