Commissioner of Food Safety licensing authority

The Chennai Corporation will no longer issue food licences due to the Food Safety and Standards Act (FSSA) replacing the erstrohile prevention of Food Adultation Act (PFAA). It has directed hotels, restaurants and retailers in the city to approach the office of the Commissioner of Food Safety for issue of food licences henceforth. The FSSA designates the Commissioner of Food Safety as the licensing authority. Hotels, bakeries, tea shops, sweet and savouries stalls, departmental stores, vegetable and first vendors, everybody selling food items would be coming under the purview of the new Act, say those in various trade association.

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