Food aggregators delist over 10,000 restaurants on FSSAI directive

Our Bureau New Delhi | Updated on October 08, 2018

Unlicensed ones being weeded out

Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) said on Monday that leading food aggregators, including Zomato, Swiggy, UberEats and Foodpanda have delisted over 10,000 unlicensed restaurants from their platforms.

FSSAI had earlier directed key food aggregators to delist restaurants who were operating without a FSSAI licence or registration by September 30.

FSSAI recently reviewed the action taken by the aggregators.

“The food delivery aggregators informed us that they have already initiated action against the defaulting partner restaurants,” it said in a statement.

It noted that while Zomato had delisted about 2,500 restaurants, Swiggy removed 4,000 from its platform.

Meanwhile, Foodpanda has removed 1,800 restaurants and UberEats removed 2,000.

FSSAI has now asked these food aggregators to submit the names of the defaulting restaurants so that it can initiate action against them.

“The list of delisted hotels/restaurants will be shared with the State enforcement machinery for action against the non-compliant FBOs under the FSS Act 2006,” the official statement added.

Published on October 08, 2018

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