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Food safety licence fee can be paid online



CHENNAI: Food vendors, restaurants and traders, who wanted to obtain food safety licence or registration, can remit the fee for the purpose online.

In a statement here on Thursday, Chennai district collector V Anbuselvan said a facility has been provided for the food traders to make their payments for receiving food safety licence or registration through online.

While people engaged in food trade with an annual turnover of less than Rs 12 lakh must pay a fee of Rs 100 for registration, those falling above the annual turnover bracket of Rs 12 lakh should get food safety license by paying a fee Rs 2,000 and Rs 3,000 depending on the category of the eateries.

Registrations and licence for those involved in food trade including tea shops, restaurants, star category hotels, all kind of eateries and food manufacturers has been mandated under the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006.

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