How to renew FSSAI food license?
FSSAI license is indispensable for food business operator (FBOs) in India. It has to be obtained by manufacturers, storage units, transporters, distributors, retailers, petty hawkers etc. Those eligible as per requirement of FSSA Act, 2006 are required to obtain the Food license from the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India before commencing their food business. Also, is it not enough to obtain the license, but it is equally essential that the FSSAI license is renewed within time to be able to continue operating legally and comply with the FSSAI regulations.
It is very important to understand the legal formalities and compliance involved therein. Every FBO is required to possess a valid food licenses to ensure that consumers are provide with products that are safe for consumption and comply with the standards laid down by the Act and the Authority. The initial validity of the food license as chosen by the food business operators (FBOs) can be 1 year upto 5 years and accordingly the fee is decided. As per FSSAI guidelines every food business operator has to apply for renewal of the license 30 days before the expiry of the current food license.
What is the consequence if application of FSSAI license renewal is not made within the stipulated time?
If the application for FSSAI license renewal is not filed within stipulated time, then Rs. 100 for per day of delay would be charged. If the application of renewal of license is not been applied within the stipulated time then it considered as expired, and a fresh license would have to be applied for in case the business has to continue operations. Hence to avoid the penalty, it is advisable to renew the license in time.
The Registration or License will continue to be in force till such the time orders on the renewal application are passed, which must not be beyond 30 days from the date of expiry of registration or license.