Pune FDA has recently taken action against restaurants and food delivery apps. The FDA officials have sent notices to around 150 restaurants running without proper license.
“In the action taken by the department, around 150 were found running without proper FDA license, as per Food Safety and Standards Act,” said Suresh Deshmukh, joint commissioner FDA, Pune.
Deshmukh said, “The eateries in Pune were illegally serving food to various online application-based delivery firms. We have issued notices against them and asked them to compile.”
“At the same time, we have also warned online food supplying apps like Zomato, Uber Eats, Swiggy and Foodpanda not to collect food from restaurants which are violating FDA norms,” added Deshmukh.
According to FDA officers, for the last two months, they have noticed violations in the quality and hygiene by online food delivery apps.
Akash Patil, a resident of Pune said, “FDA should make it compulsory for the online food aggregators to maintain the health record of each food delivery boy, to avoid the spread of infectious diseases. FDA should come with more stringent action and people should be made aware.”