Safety regulations issued for food outlets, liquor brands
By Retail4Growth Team | April 03, 2019
Even as the health department has reportedly made it mandatory to display ‘food safety display boards’ (FSDB) at food outlets, the FSSAI has issued a rule requiring all liquor bottles to carry a statutory warning.
Regulations seem to be in the air as regulatory authorities, in two different instances, issue new safety rules. In the first instance, the health department has reportedly made it mandatory to display ‘food safety display boards’ (FSDB) at food outlets. The boards will be installed at manufacturing units, storage units and also at retail counters, dairies and other eateries, to assure sale of hygienic food, says an ET report.
“We are taking strict measures to ensure sale of hygienic food in the state. We have issued orders to all the online food suppliers to procure food license. We have made it mandatory,” Dr Sunil Singh, Nodal Officer, Food Safety, Health Department, is quoted to have said in the report.
Dr Singh also reportedly said that it has been directed to all the eateries and those involved in sale of and producing food products, to display their food license number by putting up food safety display board (FSDB). The FSDB is now mandatory for those dealing in sale of food, such as restaurants and hotels.
The FSDB is meant to act as a kind of assurance by a fruit and vegetable retailer to customers that he follows some basic rules of safety such as keeping his cart or premises clean and pest-free, use of clean clothes, potable water for washing fruits and vegetables, and basic hygiene practices.
In another instance, the FSSAI has issued a rule requiring all liquor bottles to carry a statutory warning that alcohol consumption is injurious to health, along the lines of the safety message displayed on cigarette packets. The rule, which has come into force, requires that all liquor bottles must carry this as well as the warning that people should not drive after drinking, the food safety regulator FSSAI's regulation on alcoholic beverage is reported to have said.