FSSAI gives clarification regarding fake orders circulated in the social media

Mar 04, 2020 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team

Commercial Compliance

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) on March 03, 2020, has advised all food businesses and other stake holders including State Food Safety Authorities to verify every order released by FSSAI on the official website of FSSAI (www.fssai.gov.in). FSSAI had found that an Order FNo Std/SP-10/T (Formaldehyde) dated February 12, 2020 had been circulated on social media and amongst food businesses which mentions a “notice of Rs 1200/- for the one-year security fine for the said industry or company”.

FSSAI has clarified that no such Order related to a fine of Rs. 1200/- has been issued and advises all the FBOs to verify or confirm the veracity of any order released by FSSAI on the official website of FSSAI before making any payment or initiating any other action. Some individuals are trying to cheat food businesses or other stake holders through such fake orders. Thus, it is requested everyone who comes across such mischief to alert the appropriate authorities in the state food safety departments or at FSSAI’s regional offices or the headquarters at Delhi. FSSAI will be taking legal action about this incident of forgery and spreading a fake order.


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