SRINAGAR: A delegation of Hoteliers Association on Wednesday called on Commissioner Food Safety J&K Abdul Kabir at civil secretariat Srinagar to deliberate on the food safety issues in the state. The delegation raised various issues with the commissioner.
The commissioner called upon all the ‘un-registered’ food business operators (FBOs) as well as those intending to start a food business to “get registered at an earliest”.
The delegation apprised the commissioner about the problems they were facing and informed that food business operators “face a lot of difficulties” for obtaining, renewing their licenses, and registrations. The commissioner assured the association members that he would take up the matter with FSSAI (Food Safety and Standards Authority of India), an official handout read.
Commissioner said, “In order to speed up the process of mandatory licensing/registration for carrying food business, a team of food safety officers have been deputed to every district of the state who during the special drives will sensitise the stakeholders about the importance of license/registration and steps to be taken for obtaining the same”, the handout read.