Kollam - first district with complete food safety license in India
Kollam: The District Development Committee meeting decided to speed up the final phase of the registration and licensing of entrepreneurs in food manufacturing, distributing and retailing sectors as per the Food Safety and Standards Act. About 60 per cent of the registration procedures have been completed.
The registration and licensing are expected to be completed by January, which in turn make Kollam the first district in the country to have complete registration.
The food safety officers of the district have been collecting the data with regard to this process. However, the food safety department have limitations to complete the process within a deadline. The meeting suggested that other departments and self-government bodies should cooperate with the effort.
Food Safety Assistant Commissioner K. Ajith Kumar explained the activities of the department in the development committee meeting called by Collector Dr. S. Karthikeyan.