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If you are a food business operator or planning to open a food business then this post has the information that you need to know. In this blog, you shall learn about the FSSAI Registration process as well as the penalties prescribed under FSSAI Act.
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FSSAI, an acronym used for Food Safety and Standards Authority of India, is the supreme authority that regulates and supervises food security in India. The Food Safety and Standards Authority was established under the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006.
FSSAI is an autonomous body established under the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India. The licensing and registration procedure and requirements are regulated by Food Safety & Standards (Licensing and Registration of Food Business) Regulations, 2011. The main objective of FSSAI is to reduce food adulteration and enhance the accountability of manufacturers by issuing them a food license.
It is mandatory for food business operators like manufacturers, traders and food store owners to obtain FSSAI license. In order to maintain food safety and curtail food adulteration, FSSAI ensures that food products undergo quality checks. All the rules and regulations of running a food business in India are laid down by FSSAI. FSSAI Registration Process is different from FSSAI License depending on the size or scale of the food business. Food Business Operators (FBO) has to obtain the necessary registration or License. The FSSAI registration number is a 14 digit number that gives details about the assembling state, date of enrolment etc.
There are three types of Food License, depending on the factors like turnover of the business and business volume. On the basis of factors like turnover of the business, location, capacity of the business, applicants are eligible for licenses such as Basic Registration, Central License, and State License.
If you own a small-scale food business, you will have to apply for FSSAI Registration i.e. the Basic Registration. Businesses covered in this category are:
Following is the list of documents required for Basic FSSAI Registration:
Documents required for obtaining Central FSSAI License are as follows:
Following is the list of documents required to obtain State FSSAI License:
The table made below lays down the fee structure for FSSAI Registration/ License –
Some of the penalties under the FSS Act are specified below:
Every food business operator must get FSSAI registration/License mandatorily. Obtaining it increases the creditability of the food items sold, distributed or stored by your entity.
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Implications of Non Compliance with the Provisions of FSSAI
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.
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