Zomato delists 5,000 restaurants in Feb for non-compliance with hygiene standards

Gurugram-based food delivery major is conducting audits of all the restaurants listed on its platform with FSSAI across 150 cities in India. 
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Zomato, an online restaurant guide and food ordering firm, has delisted more than 5,000 restaurants in February for non-compliance with the hygiene standards set by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI). 

Gurugram-based food delivery major is conducting audits of all the restaurants listed on its platform with FSSAI across 150 cities in India. 

As per the company, "It has delisted over 5,000 restaurants found non-compliant with the standards set by the FSSAI for hygiene."

Mohit Gupta, CEO, Food Delivery Business, Zomato, said, "As a leading food delivery platform, we believe that it is our responsibility to actively work towards building a safe ecosystem for our users."

"We are adding 400 restaurants to our platform every day; so, it is crucial that our restaurant partners are compliant with regulations and hygiene standards. For this reason, we have been re-evaluating all the 80,000+ restaurants listed on Zomato, helping them be compliant, and delisting those that have failed to follow regulations in spite of continuous efforts. All our high order volume restaurant partners are already compliant; therefore, we are certain this move will not have an impact on our order volumes," he added.

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