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Maha FDA issues 'stop work' notices to outlets linked with food delivery apps

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

The Maharashtra (FDA) on Wednesday issued "stop work" notices to over a hundred outlets listed on Swiggy, Zomato, and Eat platforms, an official statement said.

The action was taken under the and (FSSA), 2006 as these companies were "found selling without proper permissions from the state authorities," the FDA said.

It also said that in some cases the "sold" by these outlets were found to be of low quality.

These firms are in the business of home delivery of from restaurants and hotels.

Stop work notices were issued to 85 outlets linked with Swiggy, 50 of Zomato, three outlets of and two of Eats.

The decision comes into effect immediately and hence from tomorrow these outlets will have to stop operating, said the FDA release.

FDA Pallavi Darade, and other officials recently inspected 347 outlets of these four companies, it said.

"Officials found that these companies have been selling without proper permission under the FSSA 2006. Hence the action has been initiated," the release said.

"The sold food items are of low quality. The FDA has received some complaints earlier, hence the action has been initiated," the release added.

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First Published: Wed, October 10 2018. 22:45 IST