Rule for sale of home-cooked food: Hoteliers, restaurant owners welcome FSSAI decision

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The Federation of Hotel and Restaurant Associations of India (FHRAI) on Saturday welcomed Food Safety and Standards Authority of India’s (FSSAI) move of mandatory registration for home-cooked food sellers which will help reduce health risk of consumers.


The apex hospitality association has stated that food operators, whether operating from home or from dark kitchens, should be regulated for cleanliness and hygiene, FHRAI said in a statement.



It also pointed out that unregistered, unregulated food business operators (FBOs) may not be maintaining hygiene standards, which is detrimental to the interest of consumers and poses health risks.


has responded to our plea and is taking to task any such unregulated and illegal dark kitchens. Quite a few of these are actually funded and run by the Food Service Aggregators (FSAs) to escape responsibilities attached to operating legally and of course, also taxes.


“This causes a huge loss to the state and the exchequer. Not to mention the questionable hygiene standards, because there is no one to monitor and they are not registered under FSSAI, FHRAI vice president Gurbaxish Singh Kohli said.


The FHRAI has

Air India appoints new chiefs in three of its subsidiaries

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National carrier has appointed new chiefs in some of its subsidiaries.


Accordingly, has appointed Aloke Singh as the Chief Executive in its international low cost subsidiary Express.



Besides, Deepak Khullar has been appointed as the CEO of Hotel Corporation of India (HCI), another Air India subsidiary. HCI is best known for running the Centaur Hotels.


Furthermore, Harpreet A De Singh, Executive Director, Air India, will hold the CEO’s charge in the Alliance Air Limited till further orders.


She will be relieved of the charge of the post of ED, Flight Safety.


Consequently, Captain Nivedita Bhasin, GM, Flight Safety, will hold the charge of the post of ED, Flight Safety, in addition to her own duties till further orders.


Air India has also renewed the contract of Captain Ashvini Sharma, the current CEO of Air India Airport Services Limited (AIASL).


The AIASL was formed with an aim to provide unified ground handling services (ramp, passenger, baggage, cargo handling and cabin cleaning) under the brand name Air India Airport Services.


–IANS


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Johnson Announces Month-long Virus Lockdown For England

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Saturday announced a new four-week coronavirus lockdown across England, a dramatic shift in strategy following warnings hospitals would become overwhelmed within weeks under his current system of localised restrictions.

Under the stringent new rules set to come into force from Thursday, people must stay at home except in cases where exemptions apply, such as for work, education or exercise, while all but essential shops will close.

In contrast to the months-long UK-wide lockdown earlier this year, schools, colleges and universities will remain open.

But pubs and restaurants will shut unless serving takeaway food, while all leisure and entertainment venues and non-essential shops will close.

The restrictions are planned to end on December 2.

“Now is the time to take action because there’s no alternative,” Johnson said at a Downing Street news conference after convening his Cabinet earlier in the day to sign off on the plan.

“We have got to be humble in the face of nature. In this country, alas, as in much of Europe, the virus is spreading even faster than the reasonable worst-case scenario of our scientific advisers,” he added.





Other parts of the UK have already imposed more restrictions to slow

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