‘FSSIA License is Mandatory for Sale of Food Products’
FSSAI is keen to simplify the compliance processes with active industry support and consultation, said Mr. Pawan Kumar Agarwal, CEO, FSSAI FSSAI (Food Safety and Standards Authority of India) while inaugurating FICCI’s food service retail conclave ‘Foodzania 2017’
In his inaugural address he noted that it is mandatory for all food businesses – caterers, manufacturers, companies transporting food items and retail outlets with 25 or more people handling food to have at least one trained ‘food safety supervisor who should be trained under the Food Safety Training and Certification Programme (FoSTaC) and would be responsible for ensuring that food quality is maintained.
Mr. Unnat Varma, Managing Director, Pizza Hut Indian Sub-Continent & Chairperson, FICCI Food Service Retail Taskforce said that the Indian food retail industry has been increasing at a steady pace of over 20 per cent annually because of that the food services industry in the country has witnessed unprecedented growth over the past few years.
Saurabh Kochhar, CEO, Foodpanda & Chairperson, FICCI Food Service Retail Taskforce, said that Foodzania the Indian F&B sector is poised to witness a sea change but various issues like Infrastructure bottlenecks, multiple laws and regulations, skill gap etc. still remains a key concern. He added that F&B sector is one of the more matured industry in India and huge consumer base in India provides numerous opportunities for every player to exist and operate successfully in this sector.