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Permission Required for Chocolate Business License

Chocolate Business License

Everyone loves Chocolate as it is one of the most popular food products across the nation. There is numerous range of chocolates and other related products that are available all over the world. It is very much used for gifting purpose because it contains a unique taste. This article is describing the Permission Required for Chocolate Business License in India.

As the demand of Chocolate Business License is increasing at accelerating rates its products are prepared from cocoa and other related material of cocoa, it has added sweeteners or sugars, milk products, and other permitted food ingredients and flavours. Chocolate is the food product and therefore, safety measures are compulsory. Before the clearance of chocolate in the market, it is imperative to keep a check on the nutritional contents as it is normally consumed by children. The product must be tested and checked as per food safety and standards.

What Permission and License are required to be Obtained for doing Chocolate Business?

Process of Getting Chocolate Business License

Company Registration: In India government of India regulates authority for company registration. Chocolate Business License can be set up in India either through a sole proprietorship or Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) registration and by opening a private limited company to get its legal existence and access various sources of funding, as compared to the private limited company, LLP and sole proprietorship have minimal compliances and other related formalities.

FSSAI License: FSSAI license is one of the most important licenses which is regulated by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) under FSS (Licensing & Registration of Food Business) Regulations 2011[1]. Every food business operator(FBOs) who deals in food products required to get a license through FSSAI. And it depends upon the location and turnover of the company.

  • If the annual turnover is up to INR. 12 lakhs then Basic Registration required to be done;
  • If the annual turnover is more than INR. 12 lakhs but up to INR. 20 crores then State license required to be obtained;
  • If the annual turnover is more than INR.20 crores then Central license required to be obtained.

Also, Read: How to Start your Bakery Shop in India?

This license is a unique 14-digit license number which is given to the manufacturer, traders of the food business and it should be printed on food packages. It ensures the quality of the product and safe for ingestion by safety measures of food as per Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) without a Food License will be treated as a legal offence and this would invite penalties under FSS Act, 2006.

Health trade License: It is another important license that the food business operator must-have. Health trade license is issued by a Municipal corporation or Department of the health of the concerned State, it certifies that all the hygiene and safety norms are followed by FBOs. The license is issued within 60 days by submission of all the eligible documents. If health trade license is not taken by the then Municipal Corporation has the power to cancel the license.

Labelling of vegetable fats: The guidelines which are issued by FSSAI related to labelling that if the amount of vegetable fat is used in the chocolate it must specify on the wrapper of the food product. If it contains other than cocoa butter then it must be carried on the label in bold

Contains vegetable fat in addition to Cocoa Butter

Trademark Registration: For protecting your brand name of chocolates you have to take trademark registration as it protects from copy and no one can take advantage of your brand name except you. http://ipindia.nic.in/. Trademark validity is for 10 years and it is very essential for running chocolate business successful

GST Number: whenever you are providing taxable services to your customers you have to apply for GST Registration and open a Current account with the bank.

Import Export Code: If you are planning to import or export of chocolate and enhance the business globally, you have to obtain IEC code from concerned authority.

Trade license from local Authority: For doing Chocolate Business License making the business you have to take NOC Local Authority of your State.

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Read our article:Food Safety and Standards Rules in India

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