Port Blair, March 4: As a part of FSSAI initiative of Eat Right India movement, the Food Safety Department organized a Food Licensing and Registration Mela at Bathu Basthi, for the benefit of Food Business operators of the locality. About 73 Food business operators of the adjoining areas visited the mela. The theme of the mela was to facilitate new FBOs in obtaining license/registration certificates through the online portal of FSSAI. Food Safety Officers explained in detail about the procedures for uploading online applications, documents which are required to be uploaded along with License/Registration application form. Remittance of License fee through online were also explained in detail to the visitors. Nine Registration Certificates and one License were issued on the spot to the applicants.

Further, under the Food Safety training and certification (FoSTaC) programme of FSSAI, 514 Nos. of Food Business Operators/their employees of South Andaman District were trained and certified through FSSAI empanelled training partners during a weeklong training program held during last month. 

The Commissioner Food Safety/Deputy Commissioner, South Andaman further informed that more Licensing/Registration melas shall be organized at various parts of the Islands to ensure that no food business premises shall carry out their business without FSSAI license/registration certificates.