Nowadays the restaurant business is mushrooming in India drastically, with the increasing number of the restaurant the requirement of food license is also in demand.
The Food Business Operator is required to obtain FSSAI registration or license as applicable prior to commencing his food business, and need to comply with the rules and guidelines as prescribed by the FSSAI.
The restaurants and eateries must prepare the food in a hygienic manner. On the other hand in case of preparation of food in an unhygienic manner and the consumption of same by the consumers can lead to prone to various diseases and infection and can also lead to a case of negligence on the restaurant or the owner.
All restaurants and eateries have to follow the following FSSAI guidelines to ensure the safety of its consumers:
The wall and ceilings of kitchen or food preparing area, sitting area, restrooms etc. of the restaurants should be neat and clean, the walls should be smoothly painted and it should non-absorbent.
FSSAI provides the guidelines for the following area:-
The restaurants must follow the hygienic practice strictly as it is one of the most important factors for any restaurant. It must keep their surroundings neat and clean.
Restaurants must make proper arrangement to deal with dust and other environmental pollution. The restaurants must arrange regular cleaning of the equipment, utensils, premises and kitchen.
According to the FSSAI guidelines, a restaurant must keep the storage area and food container clean and well maintained.
According to FSSAI regulations, the employees must follow the followings points for maintaining personal hygiene while working in the restaurant:
According to FSSAI Food Licensing & Registration System Guidelines the food irrespective whether it is in raw form or semi-processed or processed it should be stored properly.
Certain points should be considered while storing food items:-