Indore : Giving a big relief to the Food vendors across the country, the Food Safety and Standard Authority of India (FSSAI) once again extended the time line for getting the mandatory license and registration by six months on Monday. FSSAI has extended this time limit for the fourth time.

According to the orders issued on FSSAI’s website, the time line for getting license and registration from the licensing authority has been extended up to February 4, 2015.

The order has also been sent to the Commissioners of Food and Drug Administration Department of all the states and further to the food officers .

It is to be noted that the FSSAI has been extended the time for the fourth time after the Act has come to effect.

The act had come to effect in August 2011 and the FSSAI had initially given the time line of one year to get the licenses.

“After one year, the FSSAI had extended the time for one year till August 2012 and later to February 2013 then to August 2013 and now till February 2015,” a FDA official said.

He further said that they had geared up for taking action against food vendors this time as they didn’t receive any orders till Sunday.

  “We had launched various camps and also organised various awareness programmes for the people to get the mandatory licenses. In Indore, we have distributed more than 25000 licenses and registration till date. But, more than 10000 vendors are remaining,” he said.

The FDA official further added that they are also sending reminder letters to the vendors and now will launch a warning drive as early as possible.

“Indore is leading in terms of providing licenses and registration across the country. We will increase the number by organising more camps ahead,” he added.

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