Online registration or license mandatory for running Food business: FSSAI


The Food Safety and Standard Authority of India (FSSAI) made it mandatory for all Food Business Operators (FBOs) to obtain online registration or license of their establishments for running their business.

The spokesman of State Government today said that the Government of India has fixed 4th February 2016 as the last date for obtaining license/registration. He said all food manufacturers, packers, whole sellers, distributors and sellers, food importers, hotels, restaurants, clubs, canteens, caterers, food transporters, food storage establishments, food processing units etc. were covered under the FBOs.

He said the action would be taken against the FBOs which fail to obtain license/registration before the due time limit under the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006.

The spokesman said for more details the FBOs could contact the Chief Medical Officer or Designated Officer or Food Safety Officer of their concerned district.

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