Zomato operating sans license; food safety dept to take action
The department of food safety of Uttarakhand is mulling to take legal action against the online food platform Zomato as it has failed to provide a satisfactory reply on the department’s notice. The department had found that the license on the basis of which the company was operating in Dehradun had no mention of Dehradun. The department is now contemplating on taking action against the company. “The company is operating here without valid licence in the state, something which invites action. The action may be taken soon,” said an officer of the department concerned while insisting on anonymity.
The designated officer, food safety J C Kandwal said that a team of the department had recently conducted a surprise inspection of the New Cant Road office of Zomato. He said that the officials of the company failed to show any valid licence to them. Kandwal added that the central license which the company later had submitted to the department did not have any mention of Dehradun.
It is pertinent to mention here that many commercial platforms are operating in the country which is providing cooked food to the customers. The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has directed the state governments to keep an eye on the operation and quality control of the online food platforms.
Wednesday, 13 March 2019 | PNS | Dehradun
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