For the convenience of food business operators (FBO), obtaining registration and licence certificate from the Food Safety Department has been made easy with an online process of submitting applications being initiated in the district.
T. Anuradha, Designated Officer, Tamil Nadu Food Safety and Drug Administration Department said that as per The Food Safety and Standards Act, 2011, it is mandatory that the FBOs register themselves with the department.
They have been submitting applications manually till now.
The new system enables the operators to log onto websitewww.fssai.gov.inand enter the particulars for obtaining the food safety licence.
The FBO’s have to apply for registration certificate if the annual turnover is below Rs. 12 lakh and obtain licence if the turnover is Rs. 12 lakh.
She said that applications received online will be forwarded to the Food Safety Officers who in turn will carry out inspections and issue certificates.
The new process would help in speeding up the process and issue licences at the earliest, she added.
“All the 14,000 registrations made already would be updated in the system,” she added.
Food business operators had already been informed that new registration numbers would be issued to them instead of the already-issued number during the manual process.
Food safety officers will carry out inspections and issue certificates