Source: News Bharati English01 Jun 2016 18:24:40

New Delhi, June 1: After the Union Health Ministry considered representations from various stakeholders including food companies and industry associations, food safety regulator FSSAI on Wednesday extended the deadline for food companies to register their business by another three months to August 4.
“It has been decided that the time-line mentioned in Food Safety and Standards (Licensing and Registration of Food Businesses) Regulations, 2011, be last time extended for another three months up to August 4, 2016," said FSSAI in a notification.

This is the eighth time that the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) have extended the deadline. The last date to get the licence had lapsed on May 4.

As per the Food Safety and Standards Act, no person shall commence or carry on any food business except under a license. There are about 3 crore food business operators in the country out of which 37 lakh are registered with the food regulator. Now the rest food business operators can apply to get a license to run their business by August 4.