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How to Get FSSAI Registration for Traders  

Narendra Kumar

| Updated: Apr 07, 2018 | Category: FSSAI Food License

FSSAI Registration for Traders  

What is the Process of Obtaining FSSAI Registration for Traders?

FSSAI Registration for Traders in India one of the organizations regulated by Government of Ministry of Health and Family Affairs Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI).The main object behind the formulation of this organization was to ensure that food-related products are safe and healthy for consumption.

If you are planning to commence a food-related business whether in the form of small-scale like petty food business operators or large-scale business have to register yourself under FSSAI for doing food business and provide best and hygiene quality food which must be inspected by numerous parameter as per Food safety standard Act.

The Reluctance of Merchants Regarding Acquiring FSSAI license

It has been observed that many merchants and traders even small traders hesitate to apply for FSSAI Registration. But now it is mandatory to acquire FSSAI registration for traders or all food business operators who involved in the food business.

Many merchants tried to get an experienced professional who deals with FSSAI registration that is why they chose to stay away from applying for an FSSAI License rather than to find a good professional.

What is the reason for Registration under FSSAI?

  • With the help of FSSAI registration, it enhances the trustworthiness of the business and it increases the consumer’s confidence in the food items.
  • Helps in the promotion of food innovations.
  • Helps in getting approvals by removing multiple regulations.

What is the Eligibility criteria for FSSAI Registrations under the FSSAI?

There are three types of FSSAI Registration/License: –

Types of FSSAI registration

I Basic Registration: For businesses with an annual turnover of up to INR.12 lakhs;

II State License: For businesses with annual turnover is of more than INR.12 lakhs but up to 20 Crores; i.e. Medium food manufacturer.

III Central License: For businesses with annual turnover more than INR.20 Crores. i.e. Large food manufacturer.

Other than petty food-related business i.e. large food manufacturers, processors, transporters, and importers of food need to obtain the Central FSSAI License, whereas medium-sized manufacturers, processors, and transporters can do with a State FSSAI License. State FSSAI license is issued by the state-level authorities, while the central FSSAI license is issued by the authorities of the central government.

Also, Read: FSSAI Registration for Restaurant Business in India.

What is the Procedure to obtain FSSAI Registration for Traders?

Who wants to commence its food business has to apply online for registration for this necessary document are required to be submitted.

  1. For licensing, he must have an active phone number as well as email id for submission of Form A.
  2. Food business operators have to fill accurate details of their respective name in the application as it will appear in the Registration.
  3. After the submission of the application system will give you a unique reference id which will be used in every application.
  4. Next step to the payment of a fee. It can be paid by taking a printout of acknowledgement and online application form and make demand draft from the bank of the specified

Allotment of Unique Identity Numbers:

Once the application of Registration is applied to FSSAI authority after the inspection they certify the product that is safe and hygiene for human consumption. Food License will be issued with a 14-digit number which is given to the manufacturer, traders of the food business and restaurants and it should be printed on food packages.

What will happen if, non-compliance with FSSAI Act?

Every food business operator has to comply with all the provisions as per the Food Safety and Standards Act, if not comply then traders have to pay fine of INR. 5 Lakh or 7 Year imprisonment. And Government pursuing efforts continuously to ensure all the compliance with the Act, so that food product available in the market which is safe and cures for consumption.

An interested seeker may raise their query at info@enterslice.com. Detail information is also provided on our website www.enterslice.com.

Narendra Kumar

Experienced Finance and Legal Professional with 12+ Years of Experience in Legal, Finance, Fintech, Blockchain, and Revenue Management.

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