Licence to violate: 60% food biz have no permit

More than three out of every five eateries and other food businesses in the city, including 50% of government-run outlets, operate without a valid licence.

According to data available with the state food safety department, only 9,900 of 24,636 food businesses in Chennai, including restaurants, street food stalls, fruits and vegetable shops, and other retail outlets that sell edibles, have either registered with the department or procured licences.

The Food Safety and Standards (Licensing and Registration of Food Business) Regulations, 2011, mandates a licence for any food business with an annual turnover of more than Rs 2 lakh.................Read more


Source: The Times of India

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