Chandigarh has implemented the online Food Licensing/Registration system (FLRS) that allows food business operators (FBOs) to file and track their applications online, reports Indian Express. FBOs can apply for a food license or track their applications at

How to apply: FBOs will have to provide valid personal e-mail ID and and an active mobile number to apply for the registration/license through the online registration system. Upon successful submission, FBOs will be provided with a unique reference ID for the application. FBOs then need to take a print out of the application and attach the Demand Draft for the fee  and supported documents  required as part of the application and submit the application to the State Authority or Regional Office of Food Safety and Standards Authority of India, within 15 days from the date of submission of application online.

The government of India recently announced that all eateries in India including QSR chains, fine dining chains, stand-alone restaurants and food joints will need a ‘food business operator’ license from central food authority Food Safety and Standards Authority of India to operate beginning February 4, 2103, according to a report by The food and safety standard authority plans to randomly check food joints across the country and penalize the ones without a license.

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