The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), India’s food regulator, has launched a mobile app significant for food enterprises, particularly startups, hawkers, and vendors. The goal is to assist foodservice operators (FSOs) in strengthening their ties to customers. It’s called Food Safety Connect, and it’s available online. The app will assist them in applying for FSSAI registration, which should be significantly faster and more accessible for everyone involved. According to the Food Safety and Standards (FSS) Act, 2006, every food business must get an FSSAI license or registration before starting operations. Google Play Store is where you can purchase or download the app. The FSSAI revealed this in a press release.
As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic and ensuing lockdowns, nearly every business in India has been forced to go online. The app will help bring thousands of India’s unorganized food businesses online and enable them to benefit from the massive expansion into the digital realm that India is currently experiencing. It is also predicted that food companies will promote the app to all food handlers on their premises/manufacturing units to stay informed.
Information provided by the FSSAI mobile app
The app gives users a quick overview of eligibility requirements. In a nutshell, all the data that companies require will be freely accessible. From regulations, licensing, and registration FAQs to other regulatory compliances, we’ve got you covered. Additionally, a wealth of information will be available, including a directory of accredited food safety laboratories, checklists, product standards, and a list of Food Safety Mitras.
The Food Safety Connect app also features a citizen knowledge hub. There are films, myth busters, books, and other pertinent guidance papers here that provide the public with all the knowledge they need on safe and healthy eating habits. Using the app, consumers can use this app to verify the FSSAI license or registration on any food package.
In addition to the grievance system, the Food Safety Connect app has other public welfare features. Customers can now file complaints about food safety on the app as well.
FSSAI will promote food Safety Connect by educating all stakeholders about its benefits, including businesses and the general public. This includes training and audit partners and Food Safety Mitras.