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Clean Street Food Hub (CSFH)

Clean Street Food Hub (CSFH) aims to raise the quality of street food vending to the level of food courts and established hotels and restaurants. This will build trust among consumers to have a safe and hygienic local eating experience.

About CSFH

Clean Street Food Hub (CSFH) is a hub or cluster of 50 or more vendors/shops/stalls selling popular street foods, 80 percent or more of which represents local and regional cuisines and meets the basic hygiene and sanitary requirements. It excludes fine dining.

Every state has its own famous/unique food street which showcases its local and regional cuisines and is famous locally as well as tourist attraction points. To upgrade existing food street across the country and provide safe and hygienic local eating experience, the Food Safety and Standard Authority of India (FSSAI) with the support of state government bodies has framed benchmarks for basic hygiene and sanitary requirements for upgrading the existing infrastructures of food streets across the country. FSSAI will duly recognize and certify those Food Hubs that comply with these standards and benchmarks, and such certification would help to create consumer trust.

Broad Objectives

  • To ensure health, hygiene and safety standard of street food for all consumers.
  • To raise the quality of street food vending to the level of food courts and established hotels and restaurants.
  • To ensure social and economic upliftment of street vendor community by helping them in improving the quality of offerings thereby attracting more customers.
  • To enhance the popularity of street food by transforming it into a global brand by itself.

Application Process

  • Clusters of vendors in an authorized food vending zone having access to common facility will be identified.
  • Licensing and registration under FSSA 2006 for all vendors under the cluster.
  • State FDA official and FSSAI empanelled auditing agency jointly for the first audit of vendor and overall hub conditions.
  • All food handlers engaged will be trained under Food Safety Training and Certification (FoSTAC).
  • State FDA will send a recommendation for certification of the hub as (“Clean Street Food Hub” after ensuring 80% compliance is achieved in first audit followed by training.
  • The second audit is required where 80% benchmarks not met in the first audit and it will be conducted once gaps identified at the time of the first audit are complied.
  • The certificate will be issued for two years, during this period local Food Safety Officer (FSO) will do an inspection and random sampling based on risk at a frequency of six months. The certificate will be renewed after doing a verification audit one month before the expiry of the validity of the issued certificate.

Key Stakeholders

  • Government Agencies/Corporates
  • Training Partners
  • Auditing Agencies
  • Funding Partners
  • Implementation Partners

Source: Clean Street Food Hub (CSFH)



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