Local authorities in Rajkot and Pune are coming down on food aggregators or on restaurants associated with them. The Pune FDA department has issued warning notices to 149 food establishments that do not have FDA licenses for supplying to food aggregators, per the Hindustan Times. Meanwhile, the Rajkot Municipal Corporation has issued notice to Swiggy and Zomato asking them to furnish their food license under the Food Safety and Standards Act, per the Times of India. According to the RMC, it’s mandatory under the FSSAI to obtain license for the transportation of food items. We have reached out to Zomato, UberEats, Foodpanda, and Swiggy and will update this when we hear from them. Notices and warnings issued for safety, license requirements In Pune, FDA warns food delivery services to stop working with restaurants without licenses: The FDA has also warned food aggregators like Zomato, Uber Eats, Swiggy and Foodpanda not to collect food from restaurants which are violating FDA norms. The FDA issued the notices to the 149 restaurants after it received complaints from customers about the hygiene and quality of food supplied by food aggregators. 149 out of the 552 restaurants in Pune were found running without licenses, as required in the Food Safety and Standards Act. FDA officers said food delivery services have violated quality and hygiene norms in the past two months. Because of this, the body has made it compulsory for the food delivery services to maintain the health record of each food delivery boy to…
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