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Punjab Govt makes mandatory for food delivery apps to have hygiene rating

Date: 01 June 2019 Tags: Ministries & Departments

Punjab Government has made mandatory for all online food aggregators to ensure that food supplied by them have hygiene rating as per guidelines of Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI). Henceforth, it will be binding on all online order and supply companies in the state to display hygiene rating of all food business operators registered or affiliated with them.

Need

The online order and delivery mechanism of food supply has created physical disconnect between consumer and the food maker. Hence, the onus of ensuring quality of food and hygienic condition under which food is prepared, has shifted to intermediate food delivery mechanism. The decision o

Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI)

  • It is nodal statutory agency responsible for protecting and promoting public health in India through regulation and supervision of food safety.
  • It was established under Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006. It functions as autonomous body established under the Union Ministry of Health & Family Welfare.
  • It is headed by non-executive Chairperson, appointed by Union Government. It is headquartered in New Delhi.
  • Mandate: Protect and promote public health through the regulation and supervision of food safety.