Leading e-commerce food aggregators including Swiggy, Food Panda and UberEats have delisted over 10,500 restaurants as they failed to have food safety regulator’s approval.
This move came after a strict directive was issued by Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) asking all the leading platforms to remove unlicensed restaurants by September 30.
It has been noted that Zomato had delisted about 2,500 restaurants, Swiggy removed 4,000 from its platform while, FoodPanda has removed 1,800 restaurants and UberEats removed 2,000.
Now, FSSAI has asked these platforms to submit the names of the defaulting restaurants so that it can initiate action against them.
“The list of delisted hotels/restaurants will be shared with the State enforcement machinery for action against the non-compliant FBOs under the FSS Act 2006,” the official statement added.