Concerned with the health of citizens, the food department of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will register meat and fish sellers and train them on hygiene maintenance in four states, including Maharashtra, from January 1 to 15 in the markets, as well as at its headquarters.
The move has been taken after the FDA registered several complaints regarding the standards of non-vegetarian products across nation. “It was long overdue. I have been making inspections since I occupied the chair and felt that this area had been ignored so far,” said Suresh Annapure, joint commissioner, food, FDA.
Proper registration will help the FDA keep track of vendors violating the rules.