FSSAI Licensing

FSSAI Licensing

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  • We are an action-oriented compliance service provider that believes in investing our sustained efforts in completing the task assigned to us within time constraints.
  • Additionally, most of the reputed brands are our customers because we provide premium support by educating our clients regarding each aspect of the certificate, including suggesting the most appropriate approach after adequate research. 
  • From a novice to an expert, we have created an appropriate understanding with various departments of the Ministries to keep ourselves abreast with the latest information regarding business registration or Indian corporate compliance certifications.

A food business operator (FBO) who is involved in the manufacturing, sale, storage etc of the food articles and the annual sale is less than Rs.12 Lakh, then the application made to the Food Safety & Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) and the license thus issued is known as FSSAI Basic Registration. 

The applicant is required to apply online for the FSSAI State License, if a food business operator (FBO), whether an individual or an entity, is engaged in the manufacturing of food articles or in packaging, storage, retailing, and transportation of food articles and the annual turnover is between Rs.14 Lakh to Rs.20 Crore.

The Business is required to apply online for FSSAI Central License, if a food business operator (FBO), whether an individual or an entity, is engaged in the manufacturing of food articles or in packaging, storage, retailing, and transportation of food articles and the annual turnover is more than Rs.20 crore or the business has multiple units in different States.

 

The food business operator (FBO) must apply online at the FSSAI official portal where he would be asked to upload company documents and will be asked to provide details of the manufacturing process of the food business. Also, the Government fee is deposited online. The application is then forwarded to the concerned Food Inspector, who conducts the inspection. If during the inspection the queries raised are satisfactorily answered, the FSSAI Certificate is issued. 

  • The Basic registration Government fee for FSSAI is Rs.100 per year and in one application, Govt fee for a maximum of five years can be submitted. The validity of 5 years of FSSAI certificate is thus issued.
  • The annual fee for trading in a food business is Rs.2000 per year, for an online application for FSSAI State License, which may increase to Rs.3,000 for a milk business, meat business or manufacturing and packaging food business. The Government Fee for a maximum of 5 years can be submitted in one FSSAI Online Application having 5 years of validity is thus issued.
  • The Government fee is Rs.7,500 per year for an online application for FSSAI Central License and can be submitted for a maximum of five years with a five-year validity period.
  • The concerned Food Inspector may demand a laboratory report of the water if water usage is involved in manufacturing food articles, which needs to be submitted. The water testing laboratory may charge between Rs.3,000 to Rs.5,000.

 

Introduction

The FSSAI is a governmental body tasked with ensuring food safety in India. The FSSAI registration was created at the central level, to ensure that food products being sold in the Indian marketplace would adhere to a set of guidelines and regulations at any given time. In other words, the main goal of an FSSAI registration was to ensure public health, through a mechanism of regulation and supervision of food safety in the country.

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India was established as an independent autonomous body, under the Ministry of Public Health, for the purpose of regulating the food licensing process in the country. The legal backing used by the Ministry of Public Health is the ‘Food Safety & Standards Act, 2006’, a law passed to ensure the safety of food products, through the enforcement of necessary standards and regulations. The FSSAI Licensing is issued under this law if one were to apply for a food license in India.

FSSAI Food Registration generally covers the small FBOs. It is entirely distinct from the FSSAI central and state license. FSSAI Licensing can be secured electronically by filling out the FSSAI Registration form on an electronic system known as Food Licensing & Registration System (FLRS). FLRS also enables the applicant to track the submitted application during the processing stage. Almost, 35 States/Union Territories have been granted a license/registration certification electronically. The FSSAI Food License Registration is usually granted for a timeframe ranging from 1-5 years. The license holder should renew their certification before thirty days of the expiration date via the FLRS portal.

Key Functions Performed by FSSAI Licensing in India

  • Outlining rules and regulations pertaining to food safety and awareness.
  • Granting food licenses to eligible food businesses.
  • Setting out procedures & norms for food testing labs.
  • Facilitating recommendations to GOI in outlining new policies.
  • Collecting data related to contaminants in food articles.
  • Identifying the potential risks in the food sector or supply chain of food.
  • Conducting an on-site inspection of the premises dealing with food processing or manufacturing.
  • Leveraging a rapid alert system for speedy detection of problems with food items available to the masses.

FSAAI has underpinned a stringent operating framework for proprietary food units as most of them operate without any regulations. The authority has not allowed these entities to function without legal consent. It is vital for entities in the food sector regardless of their scope of operation and annual turnover to register with FSSAI.

Potential Benefits of Securing an FSSAI License Registration

Despite being a legal compulsion the FSSAI Licensing and Registration Services renders dozens of benefits to the Food business operators. The common benefits of securing FSSAI Basic Registration include

  • Ensure better customer retention
  • Instil trust among the target consumer
  • Allow the business to thrive without legal hassles
  • Ensure business expansion and better earning

Fundamental Documentations Required to Secure FSSAI License Certificate

  1. Photo identity of the FBO
  2. Identity proof such as a Voter Id, Ration Card, PAN Card, DL, Aadhaard Card, Passport, Senior Citizen Card, etc.
  3. List of proposed food articles
  4. Form-B (duly filled and approved by the applicant)
  5. Partnership Deed/ Certificate of Incorporation (COI)/ Memorandum of Association(MOA)/ Articles of Association (AOA)
  6. Proof of the business place such as a lease or rental agreement
  7. Food safety management system (FSMS) plan
  8. Supporting dossiers (if any such as NOC of Panchayat/ Municipality, health NOC)
  9. List of raw materials suppliers
  10. Form IX
  11. Water test report facilitated by certified NABL certified lab.
  12. Import-export code (aka IEC) granted by DGFT
  13. List of machines and equipment present at the facility
  14. List of directors and Partners list

Procedure for Applying for FSSAI Food License

  • Every petty FBO shall register themselves with the Registering Authority (RA) by furnishing a registration form (Form A) under Schedule 2 of these regulations along with the standard fee as cited in Schedule 3.
  • The petty food manufacturer shall comply with underlying hygiene & safety norms cited in Part I of Schedule 4 of these norms & facilitate a self-attested document cum declaration of adherence to these norms with the form in the format cited in Annexure-1 under Schedule.
  • The Registering Authority (RA) shall consider the application form and may either accord registration or revoke it with concrete reasons to be recorded in writing or grant notification for inspection, within seven days of receipt of a registration form.
  • In the case of an inspection being executed, the registration shall be accorded by the RA after being satisfied with the underlying conditions for safety, hygiene, and sanitary of the premises as cited in Part II of Schedule $ within the timeframe of 30 days.

If registration is not accorded or revoked, or inspection does not take place within 7 days cited in the above sub-regulation (3) or no decision is communicated within thirty days timeframe as cited in the above sub-regulation (4), the business owner may commence its business undertaking, provided that it will be incumbent on the FBOs to meet any improvement directed by the RA even later.

Provided that registration shall not be refused without giving the applicant an opportunity of being heard and for reasons to be recorded in writing.

The Registering Authority (RA) shall accord a registration certificate & a photo identification card, which shall be displayed at a business place at all times or cart or vehicle or any other place where the individual carries the food business in case of Petty Food Business.

The Registering Authority (RA) or any institution authorized for this purpose shall inspect the registered business place at least once a year.

About Our Company:

MetaCorp is an organization where we explore and nurture efficient processes to solve legal and compliance issues of new and established businesses. We assist entrepreneurs and start-ups in providing consultations for their businesses. We have a tailor-made solution in the best interests of your business, and we provide a guaranteed and satisfactory service. We are a globally recognised individual consultancy firm backed by avant-garde AI tech and Automation, known for its customer-centric, customised and peerless services to its clients worldwide. Our team comprises seasoned Lawyers, CAs, Cost Accountants, CSs and CPAs operating from our offices worldwide. Because the Government of India has established several parameters to ensure the safety of the final consumers, including providing high-quality products to the consumer. That includes completing the prerequisites to survive in a competitive environment because these prerequisites act as fundamental factors that help an establishment to grow and develop. 

About Food Safety & Standards Authority of India (FSSAI)

Due to the maze of laws related to the food business, the implementation of these laws on the ground was ineffective and inefficient. To overcome this, the Union Government enacted The Food Safety and Standards Act (FSS), 2006. The functions and powers of various previous laws were amalgamated into The Food Safety and Standards Act (FSS), 2006. The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), to implement the directions under the The Food Safety and Standards Act (FSS), 2006, was constituted as a statutory organisation under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India.

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