The Centre’s deadline for registration of food joints in Ahmedabad under Food Safety and Standard Act (FSSA) is nearing, but the civic body has not been able to get many vendors to register themselves. In view of their callousness, the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) has decided to aggressively work on registrations this week onwards.
It was in August 2011 that the central government had implemented FSSA. The civic body was then given time till August 2012 to complete the registration for licences for all food vendors in the city. Interestingly, under Prevention of Food Adulteration (PFA) Act, around 7,000 vendors were registered earlier. With the implementation of FSSA, a total of around 35,000 food vendors have to be registered, out of which just 4,000 have been registered.