On Food Safety & Standards Act.
The National Restaurant Association (NRAI) of India has organised a seminar on ‘Food Safety & Standards Act’ focusing on its implementation and challenges for the Indian Restaurant Industry recently, in New Delhi.
Samir Kuckreja, President, NRAI addressed issues related to licensing and registration, excessive documentation to the central list, group nominations for licenses for chain outlets, licensing registrations for vendors etc among other subjects. DK Samantaray, IAS, CEO, FSSAI was the Chief Guest and the Guest of Honour was KK Jindal, Commissioner, Food Safety, Delhi.
Speaking on the day, Samantaray, said, “There cannot be an ‘inspector raj’ now. This act is in interest of all of us and is still in the making. Once the government and private sector combine together, we can ensure that this compliance requirement is fulfilled without taxing the private sector too much. It’s a completely revolutionary way for looking at food in India.”