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Food Business Operators directed to obtain FSSAI (Food Safety) License

Dimapur, March 23 (MExN): The office of Chief Medical Officer, Dimapur today reported that many Food Business Operators (FBOs) within Dimapur District are manufacturing, storing and selling food articles to consumers without registering or obtaining FSSAI (Food Safety) License under Food Safety and Standards Act 2006 which is punishable under the said Act.
CMO cum Designated Officer, Dimapur Dr.MA Wati in a press release said that defaulters will be penalized without further warning in the interest of the consumers.
Moreover, consumers are advised to buy only the food packages having the required labeled on the food packages specified under FSS (Packaging & labeling) Regulation 2011. Food packages should have the following label: proper name of the product; Ingredients; Manufacture date. In case of food with shelf-life of not more than 7 days “use by date” to be mentioned; Best before date; Batch number; Net weight/volume; Veg or non-veg logo; FSSAI logo with Registration or License number; Food additives if added (colours or flavours); Instruction for use/preparation; Nutritional information; and Detail address of the manufacturer/packer.
In case of imported food, the packages should carry the name and complete address of the importer. In addition, false or exaggerated words or picture should not be used and the label should be clear, prominent and legible by the consumer under normal condition. “This press release is being issued in the interest of the consumers,” the CMO added.

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