The extended deadline for securing licences or registrations by Food Business Operators (FBO) will end on February 4. Any person found to be engaged in food-related businesses without a licence or registration after February 4 will have to face legal action as prescribed in the Food Safety and Standards Act 2006, Food Safety Commissioner Biju Prabhakar has said. This includes a fine of up to Rs.5 lakh and imprisonment of up to six months. Till date over 2,500 FBO licences and over one lakh FBO registrations have been issued.— Special Correspondent

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