FSSAI restricts entities to register its website using the name of FSSAI and logo

Jan 13, 2020 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team

Commercial Compliance

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) on January 09, 2020, has restricted entities to register its website with the domain name comprising the word ‘FSSAI’ or to use its name and logo. FSSAI had noticed that number of websites are operating with the domain name comprising the word ‘FSSAI’ along with suffix or affix ‘registration’, ‘license’ etc. and using the logo of FSSAI. FSSAI has not authorized any entity to register its website with the domain name or to use its name and logo, or represent FSSAI as such.

Thus, it has been advised that in the event any one intends to avail the services of any such online website for registration or license as food business operator (FBO), a background check of such third party should be carried out with regard to authenticity or reliability of its services. FSSAI shall not be responsible for loss or damage suffered by the FBO on account of deficiency of services by such party. FSSAI’s licensing portal should be used for registration or license application and in case of any assistance, applicants may approach the Regional Offices of FSSAI or jurisdictional Designated Officer or Food Safety Officer for guidance, details of which are available at www.fssai.gov.in. FSSAI had also launched a Food Safety Mitra Scheme where in Digital Mitras are being trained to assist FBOs for online filings related to licensing and registration, at very nominal charges.  For any media queries, Ruchika Sharma, FSSAI, may be contacted at email id: [email protected].


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