FSSAI standardizes the street food cart under Clean Street Food Hub

Jan 21, 2020 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team

Commercial Compliance

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) on January 13, 2020, has initiated Clean Street Food Hub in order to strengthen the unorganized street food sector and to uplift food safety, hygiene of street food vending. It has been found that there is a lack of basic infrastructure and availability of standardized food safety vending cart model in market. 

Thus, FSSAI has issued a detailed following guidelines covering design of carts, their specification and criteria for distribution of cart along with terms and conditions:-

 A standardized cart design and prototype for different meal cart, salad or chaat cart, beverage cart and single item or mini cart has been specified by FSSAI at Annexure A (Page 2).

 Street food vendors should be trained and registered or licensed under FSS Act, 2006. The vendors should be associated with some potential cluster located at tourist spots, near famous places of worship, other public hot spots etc.

 These carts will be sent directly by final awardee i.e. selected cart manufacturer to State or UTs Food Safety Department for onward distribution. The delivery will be done to state capitals and any further expenditure regarding the distribution shall be done by State Government.

 All carts should neither be delivered in only one cluster nor spread across too many clusters. The distribution of cart and periodic monitoring will be done by concerned State/UTs Food Safety Department as may be decided by State Government. The State Government shall be responsible for placement, usage, grant of such carts and may impose suitable conditions while distribution. All the States and Union Territories are requested to promote the usage or procurement of such carts by themselves or coordinating through CSR initiatives or assistance in funding or loans or consumer organizations etc.

All the states are requested to identify key locations and devise their roadmap for the distribution and subsequent usage of the model carts.

[D.O. No. 01/Clean Street Food Hub/IFC/FSSAI-2018]


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