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What is FSSAI License, FSSAI Registration, Food License?

FSSAI License is mandatory for any type of food business in India, one has to obtain Food License or FSSAI License well on time from FSSAI Dept.

A person involved in food business known as food business operator. Before starting a food business in India every eligible operator has to obtain food license before starting their business. Food license is mandatory for all types of food business like manufacturers, importers, Exporters, Traders, Retailers, Warehouse, Cold storage, E-commerce player, Transporter, hotels, and restaurants or any other types of business directly or indirectly evolved in the food business.

FSSAI license & FSSAI Registration is required to be filed for the purpose of obtaining food license to the Food Safety & Standard Authority of India (FSSAI) has been constituted by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare for the purpose of implementing FSSI Act. FSSAI Registration / FSSAI license/ Food License have been made mandatory in relation to food business activities. The main responsibility of FSSAI department is to make sure that all the food-related laws are being followed by the food business operators. Under this common procedure has been defined for obtaining food license. Food business operator can apply for the Food license according to their food business type and turnover.

Package Includes Following

On call discussion about Food License need

Document Preparation.

One year Government fees.

Application Drafting.

Application Filing.

Follow-ups with FSSAI Dept.

FSSAI License / Reg. No.

Who requires to obtain FSSAI License & Food License?

Hotels

Restaurants

Food Chains

Packaged Food Manufacturers

Food Sellers and Resellers

Food Importers and Exporters

Raw Material Suppliers to Food Businesses

Canteens in Corporate Companies, Schools, Colleges, Hospitals, Government Institutions.

What are the advantages of obtaining Food License or FSSAI License?

  • Food License or FSSAI License provides single point access to all the laws and departmental controls
  • Food License or FSSAI License provides confidence to customers regarding quality and quantity of food.
  • One single license either Food License or FSSAI License is sufficient for different establishments in the same local area.

FSSAI License & Food License works for the set standards for food quality. FSSAI License & Food License is an initiative taken by the government to ensure the good quality food to avoid the problems related to adulteration & inferior qualities of food.

FSSAI Registration Process

Basic FSSAI Registration

FSSAI Registration is required to obtain for those businesses whose turnover is below 12 Lakhs Annually

FSSAI License for State

FSSAI License is required to obtain for those businesses whose turnover is more than 12 lakhs but below 20 Crores annually.

In case of Manufacturers

  1. Dairy Units:Â Production of 501 LPD to 50,000 LPD of milk or 2.5 to 2500 metric tons of milk solids per annum.
  2. Vegetable Oil Processing Units: Production of up to 2 metric tons per day.
  3. Other food Processing Units: All Cereals, grains & pulses milling unit with production between 100 kg/ to 2 Metric tons per day.

In case of other than Manufacturers

  1. Normal Storage: Capacity up to 50,000 metric tons.
  2. Cold Storage: Capacity up to 10,000 metric tons.
  3. Atmosphere Controlled Storage: Capacity up to 1,000 metric tons.
  4. Wholesaler: turnover up to 30 crores/annum
  5. Food Vending Agency: vending machines between 12 to 100 in one States.
  6. Transporter: up to 100 vehicles/turnover up to 30 crores.
  7. Hotel: up to 4 Star hotels

FSSAI license for Central

FSSAI license is required for those businesses whose turnover is more than 20 crores annually.

In case of Manufacturers

  1. Dairy Units: Production of more than 50,000 LPD of milk or more than 2500 metric tons of milk solids per annum.
  2. Vegetable Oil Processing Units: Production more than 2 metric ton per day.
  3. All other food Processing Units: All Cereals, grains & pulses milling unit with production more than 2 Metric tons per day.

In case of other than Manufacturers

  1. Normal Storage: Capacity more than 50,000 metric tons.
  2. Cold Storage: Capacity more than 10,000 metric tons.
  3. Atmosphere Controlled Storage: Capacity more than 1,000 metric tons.
  4. For Wholesaler: Turnover more than 30 crores/annum
  5. Food Vending Agency: More than 100 vending machines in one or more States.
  6. Transporter: More than 100 vehicles/turnover more than 30 crores.
  7. Hotel: up to 4 Star hotels

FSSAI license is required for all those enterprises which are involved in manufacturing, import process, processing, packaging, storage and distribution of food items to obtain fssai license. After FSSAI registration business will be provided with 14 digit FSSAI registration number.


FSSAI Central license

FSSAI License Requirements

Following Requirements are required:

  • Plan your business.
  • Identify your food business turnover annually.
  • Identify the type of FSSAI license required for the business.
  • Complete the process of documentation for FSSAI License.
  • Documents required to be submitted to the designated office.
  • Inspection process.
  • Follow-up and license completion.

Procedure for FSSAI Registration

An application form (Form B) mentioned in Food Safety and Standards (Licensing and Registration of Food Businesses), Regulations 2011 is required to be filed for FSSAI Registration.

Following documents are required for FSSAI Registration to be attached with an application form:

  • Declaration according to the format given in Annexure I and it should be self-attested.Â
  • A copy of all the documents provided in Annexure 2.
  • Fees prescribed in Schedule 3 and it will depend upon the food business category.

Required Documents

  • In the case of a proprietorship, Identity proof & Address proof of the proprietor.
  • List of concern food categories.
  • A complete layout of the manufacturing, storage or distribution facility.
  • Name of the business.
  • Food Analysis Report.
  • Source of Raw Material.
  • NOC from the local municipality.

Application Number

An application Id number is issued after receiving the complete application including additional information from the authority. This ID number is used for future correspondence and for other references.

The FSSAI license is issued within 60 days of the issue of such application ID number.

Inspection Report

Licensing authority may direct an officer to inspect the premises at the place of business, after issuing the application ID number. Inspection is done according to the regulations prescribed.

An Inspection officer may issue a notice to take necessary steps on your premises to ensure general sanitary and hygienic conditions. After receiving the notice one need to take the required steps for any changes or alteration on premises and then intimate to authority within 30 days or specific time allowed for it.

License Approval

Licensing authority may either grant a FSSAI license or will reject the application within 30 days from the receipt of the inspection report. An opportunity of being heard is given to the party before rejecting an application.

Licensing authority issue the FSSAI license in format C, Schedule 2 of the regulations. A copy of the FSSAI license is required to be displayed in a prominent place of business premises.

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