Food security regulator FSSAI has mandated food enterprise operators to mention FSSAI licence or registration quantity on money receipts or buy bill with impact from October 1 this 12 months.
The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has issued a contemporary order on this regard.
Since complaints stay unresolved due to lack of particular info, this transfer will assist customers who can lodge a web based grievance in opposition to a selected food enterprise utilizing the FSSAI quantity, it mentioned.
“Licensing and registration authorities are directed to widely publicise the policy and shall ensure its implementation mandatorily with effect from October 2, 2021,” the FSSAI order mentioned.
Mentioning of FSSAI quantity shall additionally enhance the general consciousness, the regulator mentioned if not talked about, it should point out non-compliance or non registration/licensing by the food enterprise.
Stating that the food enterprise ecosystem is massive, the regulator mentioned 14-digit FSSAI variety of any food enterprise operator will not be “easily visible and available on consumer/service recipient.”
If the FSSAI quantity will not be accessible to customers, anticipating him to complain with full coordinates is an uphill activity. Even regulators discover it tough to hint the origin of grievance and attend to it promptly, it mentioned.
No database might be created with no distinctive locator code, which in case of food security is the FSSAI quantity, it added.
Presently, FSSAI quantity is obligatory to be displayed on packaged food labels however the subject lies particularly in case of institutions comparable to eating places, mithai retailers, caterers, even retail shops.
Further, the regulator mentioned that it’s amending the Food Safety and Standards (FSS) Licensing and Registration of Food Businesses Regulations to mandate show of ‘food security show boards’ always at distinguished locations in case of eating places.
However, there stays a deficit of mechanism for shopper to know the FSSAI variety of the service/product supplier, it famous.
It additionally talked about that even in case of pre-packaged food the place the producer’s FSSAI quantity is printed on the pack, there exist a deficit of tract and hint mechanism whereby the trail of the package deal from a producer to shopper might be traced.
The bill helps establishing this path. With mentioning of the FSSAI quantity will assist in bettering traceability for food merchandise, the regulator added.