Direct Tax Services
Select Your Location
FSSAI License is now mandatory for all type of transport Business operator, even if you are using third-party transport services to move the food products from one location to another location. FSSAI License for transporter has been made mandatory who is carrying food products from one location to other location whether directly or indirectly. In this article we will have an overview on that.
Table of Contents
The Indian food industry is one of the fastest-growing industries currently with increasing demand for food products domestically and internationally. In 2017, the Indian Food Industry is estimated at US$ 30 billion and CAGR is expected to grow at a staggering rate of 12%. The Indian Government has played an important role in the growth and development of the food industry.
The Ministry of Health & Family welfare places immense faith on public nutrition and ensures that quality food products to reach out and are available to every person in India. This is where the transport industry comes into the picture as it ensures that these food items need to be carried from one place to another usually from the place of manufacture/processing to the final consumer. It is the one most important link as it is the only mode of connectivity between the Manufacturers and consumers. Non- Existence or Breakdown can result in malnutrition or famine like conditions.
This license applies to all Food Business Operator’s involved in storage, Manufacturing, Distribution, and Packaging, Re-Labelling, Import or Export. It also applies to street vendors and restaurants irrespective of their size. The different types of FSSAI License/Registration depend on the annual turnover of the food business operator.
The transporters have also been brought under the purview of Food License requirement so that it is well regulated and managed.
A Transporter not only includes vehicles but also Infrastructures like airports, ports, and rail transport including the Technology used for food handling, storage, and warehouses.
In order to operate in the country and transport various products across the length and breadth of the country, the transporters have to acquire FSSAI Food License.
FSSAI License is of three types: Basic, State & Central. Usually, the Basic license is based on turnover but every transporter having up to 100 vehicles or a turnover up to Rs. 30 crores are required to go for State License. However, if the number of vehicles increase over 100 or the turnover exceeds Rs.30 crores, the transporter has to avail a Central License.
The Crux of making it mandatory for the food transporters is to ensure that the required safety guidelines and practices of food transportation are followed along with the necessary certifications.
This not only helps in developing good hygienic practices but also ensures that the quality of the product is maintained as it was during the manufacturing process.
The Transporter can remove the product from the manufacturer’s storage or warehouse only after the GAP audit has been conducted and a standardized transporting level is followed. This helps the FBO to comply with FSSAI standards requirements and retain evidence of their due diligence in this regard.
Following procedure has to be followed in case you are applying FSSAI License for your transport business –
FSSAI license for transporter should be availed without any delay as you would be able to operate freely. It is more preferable to seek the assistance of a professional to apply for FSSAI License. For any additional information on the same, contact Enterslice.
Read our article:
An Overview on FSSAI License for Transporter
Ashish M. Shaji has done his graduation in law (BA. LLB) from CCS University. He has keen interests in doing extensive research and writing on legal subjects especially on corporate law. He is a creative thinker and has a great interest in exploring legal subjects.
Many investors use fixed deposits as their primary investment vehicle. Investors with a high-ri...
The main idea of CDS, which was initially to give banks a way to transfer credit exposure, has...
Black money has been the subject of heated political debate in India for a long time. Successiv...
The Apex Court pronounced a judgement in the case titled Tata Motors Vs The Brihan Mumbai Elect...
Since economies are moving towards digitalisation and making it feasible to conduct transaction...
The Alternative Investment Funds (AIFs) Pro-rata and Pari-Passu Rights Proposal Consultation Pa...
The Financial Action Task Force, i.e. FATF (the Force), is the global money laundering and terr...
Advance tax refers to the payment of the tax liability before the end of the relevant financia...
On 11.12.15, the Hon’ble Delhi High Court (HC) pronounced a landmark judgement in the case ti...
Money laundering can be defined as the process of illegal concealment of the origin of money ob...
Are you human?: 7 + 4 =
Easy Payment Options Available No Spam. No Sharing. 100% Confidentiality
Food Safety and Standards Authority of India is a self-governing body which works for the food safety and regulatio...
17 Feb, 2021
India’s apex food regulator, FSSAI (Food Safety Standards Authority of India) has decided to Food Map classificat...
15 Mar, 2020
Red Herring Top 100 Asia enlists outstanding entrepreneurs and promising companies. It selects the award winners from approximately 2000 privately financed companies each year in the Asia. Since 1996, Red Herring has kept tabs on these up-and-comers. Red Herring editors were among the first to recognize that companies such as Google, Facebook, Kakao, Alibaba, Twitter, Rakuten, Salesforce.com, Xiaomi and YouTube would change the way we live and work.
Researchers have found out that organization using new technologies in their accounting and tax have better productivity as compared to those using the traditional methods. Complying with the recent technological trends in the accounting industry, Enterslice was formed to focus on the emerging start up companies and bring innovation in their traditional Chartered Accountants & Legal profession services, disrupt traditional Chartered Accountants practice mechanism & Lawyers.
Stay updated with all the latest legal updates. Just enter your email address and subscribe for free!
Chat on Whatsapp
Hey I'm Suman. Let's Talk!