Registration compulsory for food business operators, says HC

HC has directed State government to ensure that all food business operators obtain necessary food licence/registration in accordance with the provisions of the Food Safety and Standards Act 2006.

The Bench led by Chief Justice S. Manikumar passed the directive while disposing of a public interest litigation. The court also directed government to monitor once in every three months. The court further ordered that food safety officers send reports to the Commissioner of Food Safety Department who shall consolidate the reports and forward them to the Health Secretary.