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FSSAI app for vendor registration & food safety complaints launched

New Delhi, Oct 30: Food business start-ups, vendors and hawkers need not run from place to place to get their business registered by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI).

The premier food safety watchdog has announced the launch of a mobile app that will make the mandatory registration process hassle-free and convenient. The app will also provide the consumers with a platform to lodge their grievances regarding food safety matters.

Users can download the app from Google Play Store and stay updated with FSSAI news,  notifications, orders, events, initiatives and other resource materials

This mobile interface will facilitate food businesses to apply for FSSAI registration through a faster and convenient mode and help a large segment of the unorganised food businesses who are not well conversant with the tech-based platform, FSSAI said in a statement.

“With the launch of FSSAI’s ‘Food Connect Mobile App’, it will be easier for food businesses, particularly petty hawkers, vendors and start-ups to apply for FSSAI registration by simply using their smartphones. This newly launched mobile application will also provide information regarding eligibility criteria; FAQs on the procedures related to Licensing and Registration; Regulations and other compliances for the food businesses,” the statement said.

What’s more, the food business operators can get access to the list of notified laboratories for food testing, procedures, standards, guidance, documents etc.

“The new application aims to bridge the communication gap with consumers and provide a resource hub for them to stay aware and updated about FSSAI key activities,” the statement added.

FSSAI is sensitising the stakeholders including training and audit partners and ‘food safety mitras’ to promote the usage of the app among the food business operators.