FSSAI rejected products sold at Starbucks India
FSSAI rejected products sold at Starbucks India

Starbucks, the global coffee chain which entered India in partnership with Tata Group continues to sell products rejected by FSSAI after risk assessment.

However the coffee chain said that it is, “diligently working with FSSAI" to provide information regarding pending applications.

The Food Safety Standards Authority of India had rejected applications submitted by Tata Starbucks for a total of 32 products in April.

The rejected products include coffee frappucino, vanilla syrup and hazelnut flavoured syrups, which are still sold at the cafe chain's outlet in the heart of the Capital.

"We are diligently working with the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) to provide the technical information relating to our pending applications that they have requested,” commented Avani Davda, CEO, Tata Starbucks.

According the coffee chain, the company imported globally standardised product ingredients, with all applicable authorisations and these are identical to the products that are served to customers in over 60 countries where Starbucks operates.

"As a premium global retailer, Starbucks has the highest standards for the experience, beverages and food we offer our customers and we are committed to complying with the regulations in every market we operate in," added Davda in an email query.

The company, however, did not respond why it continued to sell the products which have been rejected by FSSAI.  

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