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Panaji: October 9, 2020

  Ashvina 17, 1942

        The Department of Food and Drugs administration has urged all Food Business Operators who are operating roadside eateries, food carts vans, and home based food business operators as listed above, selling food articles without Registration Certificate/Licence are requested to operator their food businesses after obtaining either the Registration Certificate or Licence under the Food Safety and Standards Act 2006 and are adhering to the sanitary and hygienic norms stipulated under the Scheduled 4 of the Food Safety and Standards Act 2006.

They maintain that consumers are also being put at risk, as no appropriate food safety and hygiene norms are maintained during the sale by such food operators.

Attention is also drawn of all home based food business operators fast food suppliers, tiffin suppliers, bakers etc operating from their homes without obtaining the Registration Certificate/Licence under the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 and marketing their items through social media platform.

       Consumers are urged to be vigilant and check the FSSAI licence/Registration number of these food business operators and in turn should report such violations, if noticed.

        All Food Business Operators may visit the FSSAI website foscos.fssai.gov.in for obtaining the said licence.