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Zomato has dropped 5,000 restaurants off the wagon. Here’s why

PW Bureau 

Zomato and the food regulator are conducting reviews of all restaurants listed on the platform in 150 cities in India New Delhi: Due to non-compliance with the hygiene standards laid out by the Food Safety and Security Authority of India (FSSAI), online food delivery company Zomato has delisted over 5,000 restaurants this month. Zomato and the food regulator are conducting reviews of all restaurants listed on the platform in 150 cities in India, said a statement. According to the company, “it has delisted over 5,000 restaurants found non-compliant with the standards set by the FSSAI for hygiene.” Zomato CEO (Food Delivery Business) Mohit Gupta said: “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.”

Re-evaluation of more than 80,000 restaurants

He further said: “For this reason, we have been re-evaluating all 80,000-plus restaurants listed on Zomato, helping them be compliant, and delisting those that have failed to follow regulations in spite of continuous efforts.” The food aggregator is informing its restaurant partners how to acquire an FSSAI licence by meeting the required standards of hygiene, the statement added. As a result, the number of compliant restaurants on the platform has increased by over 30,000 in the past six months. Zomato provides data to more than 1.4 million restaurants in 24 countries while serving over 65 million each month.