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FSSAI sets Jan 2022 deadline to comply with ‘print license no. on invoices order’

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India delayed the implementation of the order necessitating food businesses to print license numbers on receipts, invoices, cash memos, or bills of retail sales of food products.

The apex regulator extended the date of implementation of the order until January 1, 2022.

The FSSAI has decided after various associations involved in the food trade sought more time to comply with the order issued in June 2021 that sought to print license numbers on sales bills.

The food authority reasoned that the FSSAI number was compulsory to be displayed on packaged food labels. Still, the issue lies especially in the case of establishments such as restaurants, mithai shops, caterers, even retail stores, etc. Amendments were made in FSS (Licensing and Registration of Food Businesses) Regulations to mandate the display of Food Safety Display Boards at all times at prominent places in the case of restaurants. However, the consumers find it difficult to know the FSSAI number of the service or the product provider