After FSSAI order to delist non-licenced restaurant partners, all foodtech players including Zomato, Swiggy, Foodpanda, and UberEats had initiated the process to remove non-compliant restaurant partners from their platform.
Now, all of them have disclosed the number of restaurants axed from their platform.
According to a TOI report, FSSAI found that Zomato has delisted 2,500, Swiggy 4,000, Foodpanda 1,800, UberEats 2,000 partner hotels. Moreover, 200 restaurants on other platforms too have been delisted.
In its statement, FSSAI clarified that these food aggregators have been asked to share the list of axed restaurant partners so that action can be initiated against the defaulters.
After receiving series of complaints of sub-standard food being supplied by restaurants and eateries listed on online food ordering platform, the government’s nodal agency had given a deadline of July 31st to comply with the diktat.
Besides the aforementioned players, Box8, Fasoos, FoodCloud, Foodmongo, Foodpanda, JusFood, and LimeTray had also been asked to meet the regulator’s deadline for obtaining licence.
Meanwhile, Zomato and Swiggy have conducted internal food safety audits of some of their partner hotels and restaurants accordingly.
Despite delisting of such restaurants, the monthly order for the leading foodtech platforms such as Zomato and Swiggy remained unaffected.
Besides, FSSAI is also conducting mandatory third-party audits of supply chains of e-commerce companies that sell meat and meat products.