FSSAI ORDER: RESTURANTS HAVE TO MENTION FSSAI LICENCE NUMBER ON INVOICE FROM OCTOBER
Food safety regulator FSSAI has made it mandatory for food business operators to mention the FSSAI license or registration number on cash receipts or purchase challans from October 1 this year. The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has issued a fresh order in this regard
All restaurants and food business operators will have to mention FSSAI licence or registration number on cash receipts or purchase invoice from October 1, Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) informed on Thursday. Noting that 'any credible regulatory structure depends on robust customer grievance system', the food safety regulator said, in case of any irregularity, a customer can easily file a complaint against the operator using FSSAI number.
Every food business operator is required to obtain FSSAI licence or registration prior commencing food business. ... The food business ecosystem is large and FSSAI number of any food business is not easily visible to consumers. Any credible regulatory structure depends on robust customer grievance system.
No database can be created without a unique locator code, which in case of food safety is the FSSAI number, it added.
"Licensing and registration authorities are directed to widely publicise the policy and shall ensure its implementation mandatorily with effect from October 2, 2021
Mentioning of FSSAI number shall also improve the overall awareness, the regulator said "if not mentioned, it will indicate non-compliance or non registration/licensing by the food business.
Presently, FSSAI number is compulsory to be displayed on packaged food labels but the issue lies especially in case of establishments such as restaurants, mithai shops, caterers, even retail stores.
Since many complaints remain unsolved due to lack of proper or specific information, this move will help consumers to raise a online compliant against a particular food business using the FSSAI number
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