Hotline: 1800 102 2007
X
Search Business Opportunities
Sep, 05 2018

Zomato, swiggy begin delisting restaurant partners without FSSAI license

FSSAI, in July, had instructed all major foodtech players to delist non-compliant restaurant partners to ensure food hygiene and safety.

Following the directive from The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), food delivery firms like Zomato and Swiggy have started delisting restaurants that do not have a license from the food regulator from their platforms. FSSAI, in July, had instructed all major food-tech players to delist non-compliant restaurant partners to ensure food hygiene and safety.

Deepinder Goyal, Zomato’s Co-founder and CEO, has said that they have already delisted hundreds of restaurants from its food ordering platform for not being compliant with FSSAI norms on food safety and hygiene. He further added that once the delisted restaurants provide their FSSAI licences, they will be re-listed on Zomato's platform.

Swiggy’s spokesperson said, “We have set up an FSSAI Assist Program to help all non-compliant restaurants procure their licenses within the specified timeframe.”

The delisting process by Zomato is being carried out across all 34 cities where the firm has presence. Zomato has over 50,000 restaurants listed on the platform in India while Swiggy lists over 40,000 restaurants on its food delivery platform.

Mohit Gupta, CEO, food delivery business at Zomato, said, “Most of our high order volume restaurant partners currently have or have applied for their FSSAI licences. We are certain this move will not have an impact on our order volumes.”

Pawan Kumar Agarwal, CEO at FSSAI, said, “Most of the food delivery players have given their commitment to ensure the issue is tackled and have sought time until the end of September to ensure compliance. They expect that about 90-95% of restaurants on their platform will turn compliant by then.”

The regulator had earlier issued a deadline of July 31 for complying with its directive.

Comment
image
Related opportunities
  • Gyms and Fitness Centres
    About Us: An F2O Future of Fitness workout is equivalent to..
    Locations looking for expansion Gujarat
    Establishment year 2018
    Franchising Launch Date 2018
    Investment size Rs. 20lac - 30lac
    Space required 650
    Franchise Outlets -NA-
    Franchise Type Unit
    Headquater Ahmedabad Gujarat
  • About Us: The Vegbites opened in 2009 and it is a restaurant..
    Locations looking for expansion Maharashtra
    Establishment year 2009
    Franchising Launch Date 2017
    Investment size Rs. 20lac - 30lac
    Space required 500
    Franchise Outlets -NA-
    Franchise Type Unit
    Headquater Mumbai Maharashtra
  • Men's clothing
    T-Store is a wing of Relion Industries in the field..
    Locations looking for expansion Gujarat
    Establishment year 2010
    Franchising Launch Date 2018
    Investment size Rs. 5lac - 10lac
    Space required 50
    Franchise Outlets -NA-
    Franchise Type Unit
    Headquater Ahmedabad Gujarat
  • Bakery & Confectionary
    About Us:  In 2015, started by Mr. Manu Ranganathan with a..
    Locations looking for expansion Tamil nadu
    Establishment year 2015
    Franchising Launch Date 2017
    Investment size Rs. 10lac - 20lac
    Space required 200
    Franchise Outlets -NA-
    Franchise Type Unit
    Headquater Chennai Tamil nadu
Insta-Subscribe to
The Franchising World
Magazine
For hassle free instant subscription, just give your number and email id and our customer care agent will get in touch with you
OR Click here to Subscribe Online
Daily Updates
Submit your email address to receive the latest updates on news & host of opportunities