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July 21, 2018
The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has ordered Foodpanda, Faasos, FoodCloud, Foodmingo, JusFood, Box8, LimeTray, Swiggy, UberEats and Zomato, the online food delivery firms, to “debar” non-licensed or unregistered restaurants or eateries that do not have an FSSAI license or registration from their platforms immediately and to ensure compliance with the food safety rules and regulations.
This action by FSSAI comes after it has received a series of complaints about sub-standard food being supplied by restaurants and vendors by online delivery platforms.
FSSAI has asked online delivery firms to submit a report on the action taken to delist all eateries or food vendors listed on their program by July 31.
“It is time the online food platforms work harder to ensure compliance with this new legal framework,” FSSAI said in a statement.
Besides asking them to submit the said report, FSSAI also asked the firms to furnish details of the restaurants listed on their platforms, agreement signed with these eateries and mechanisms they have adopted to internally check if these restaurants have valid FSSAI licenses. It is mandatory for them to display the FSSAI license number of the restaurants and eateries listed on their platform. They also need to have an agreement with these listed eateries regarding compliance with the FSS Act and Rules.