The company on its part said it is 'diligently working with FSSAI' to provide information regarding pending applications.

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

These 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 national capital.

When asked for comments, Tata Starbucks CEO Avani Davda said, "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."

She added 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," Davda cited.

The company, however, did not respond why it continued to sell the products which have been rejected by FSSAI. Last week, FSSAI has handed over a list of 500 products rejected by it as of April 30, 2015 to the state Food Safety Commissioners.

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