FSSAI to check hygiene levels of FBOs


The Food Safety Department is on a drive to keep an eye over all the roadside eateries, push carts and mobile eateries.

Ashwin Bhadri, CEO, Equinox Labs, said “This initative is put forward to check food hygiene and the quality of food served on these stalls”.

Also they will be educating them on the cooking methods and storing foods in hygienic conditions, ill effects of colouring agents and reheated oils.

Changes in food handling methods have also been suggested for e.g use of gloves and potable water.

While Food business operators (FBOs) with annual turnover above 12 lakhs are required to obtain a licence from FSSAI, those with annual turnover below 12 lakhs are mandated to get a registration certificate.

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