FSSAI says, two-week deadline to delist unlicensed restaurants
In many cases, listed food businesses have recently applied for the FSSAI license/registration but still do not possess them.
The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has also decided to conduct an audit of online platforms of food aggregators to check if they are complying with food safety and hygiene norms, it said in a statement.
In a review meeting held yesterday, the regulator found that more than 30-40 percent of food businesses listed on the online platforms do not possess a valid license despite the companies being told to comply with the norms by July-end, it said.
To ensure compliance of the food safety norms, the regulator has given "two-weeks time to these food aggregators" to delist unlicensed/unregistered food businesses and submit a detailed report, FSSAI CEO Pawan Agarwal told PTI.
Agarwal also appealed to the aggregators to begin to use some of their resources in training and capacity building of restaurants for improving food safety and hygiene rather than focusing only on deep discounts and aggressive marketing.
Last month, the FSSAI had directed leading e-commerce food service providers like Swiggy, Zomato, Foodpanda and UberEats to delist non-FSSAI licensed food business from their platforms by July 31 after receiving consumer complaints.
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