Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) Registration
All enterprises involved in the production, marketing, import, and / or distribution of food-related products are obliged to register for FSSAI Registration.
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Furnishing documents as per FSSAI directions
Submitting application for registration
Attaining license within 15 working days
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Understanding the FSSAI Registration
Food safety and standards Act, 2006 came into existence with an agenda to promote the availability of pure and hygienic food product in the Indian market. While accomplishing its objective, the act encountered a massive change in the industry. As per guidelines, no entity is permitted to engage in the industry in absence of approval certificate from FSSAI.
FSSAI registration is mandatory for every Food Business Operator (FBO), including manufacturing units as well as individuals involved in packaging and distribution are also bound to attain FSSAI registration to operate their food related businesses. The FBO must be a registered entity with separate PAN and GST Registrations along with other necessary local / municipal registrations, such as registration of shops and establishment.
FSSAI Food License bears a 14-digit number, which is location specific and is also term bound. It carries a registration number. The approval certificate is granted by the FSSAI which is operated under Ministry of Family Health and Welfare.
Key-Elements of FSSAI Registration
Exemption for Hawkers
Medium sized food businesses operating under limited area are obliged to attain FSSAI approval from respective State authority. Large size food entities, operating across different states, need to approach to Central authority for their FSSAI registration.
Exemption for Hawkers
The street food sellers, food hawkers, or cottage food industries are exempted from FSSAI registration. Tiny food business can operate without FSSAI license.
FSSAI logo along with valid license number shall be displayed on the label of product package in contrast to the back ground color as per the labeling regulation specified under the FSSAI Guidelines. Any breach to this condition is considered to be a serious offence.
FSSAI license needs to be renewed after a prescribed period of time as it doesn’t come with lifetime validity. It can be renewed as per business requirements.
Food entities operating across different states are bound with respective State laws of that place. As per the FSSAI instructions, such businesses need to apply for multiple FSSAI licenses as per their territory of operations.
Benefits of FSSAI Certificate
🔷 TRUST OF THE CUSTOMERS
An authentic communication is necessary to gain the customer trust. It will conduct better service and also keep the customers from unhealthy and adulterated food supply.
🔷 LEGAL ADVANTAGES
FSSAI Certification will enhance the chance of legal enforcement and control over the department at a certain point and will encourage the establishment of several things to a particular area.
🔷 GOVERNMENT FUNDING AND LOANS
The FSSAI registration will offer the privileges of Government Funding and Loans that can be easily accessible for the business operators.
🔷 USE OF FSSAI LOGO
The use of FSSAI logo on your product will normally create goodwill trustworthiness amongst the consumers.
A company will automatically acquire Brand Value once it is FSSAI registered.
🔷 EXPANSION OF BUSINESS
The FSSAI license will provide a wider scope and privilege of expansion at any geographic location.
🔷 Recognition of Government
Government of India recognizes the FSSAI Registration resulting in to customer trust and huge base of consumers.
🔷 PERMIT OF FOOD BUSINESS
FSSAI License speaks about the safety of the customers concerning to food business.
🔷 BENEFITS FROM GOVERNMENT ACTIONS ON NON-COMPLIANCE
Government will take action and bestow the help on the company in case of any non-compliance issue in the future.
🔷 BOOST UP YOUR BUSINESS
If a business is FSSAI registered, it will create handsome client base and boost up the business at a larger scale.
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Food License is mandatory for every FBO in India and every FBO needs to comply with the stringent FSSAI guidelines. Moreover, the renewal term of FSSAI License varied from one year to five years, depending on the type of FBO you are.
Trained Experts @ Digital Filings can effectively assist you obtaining and managing your FSSAI licence for your food business, so that you can focus on business critical matters.
- Basic FSSAI Registration for restaurants, hotels, millers, milk processing units, and food manufacturers.
- (+ Govt Fees Rs 100 per year)
- State FSSAI Registration for food importers, export units, and other large food businesses.
- (+ Govt Fees Rs 2000 per year)
- Central FSSAI Registration for food importers, export units, and other large food businesses
- (+ Govt Fees Rs 7500 per year)
How we Do It…
The government of India doesn’t permit any food-related business to operate in absence of an approved certificate or license from FSSAI. Digital Fillings can help you in attaining your FSSAI license within 15 business days.
Arranging them All with Ease
Partners at Digital Filings will analyze your business needs and accordingly prepare your application. Our representative will gather all necessary information and documents as per your comfort.
Managing the Submission Fluently
Once your application is prepared and doesn’t require any further modification, our delegate will submit the request with attached documents to the concerned statutory officer and will manage the fluent dealing.
Assisting you at Every Step
Post submitting the application a unique tracking ID will be generated that Digital Filings experts will use as reference for all the correspondence till the license is granted.
Since its Food Business
In order to approve your FSSAI registration done and license issued, relevant central or state authorities will inspect the premises from where the food business is getting operated. We will assist you during the inspection of such premise as well.
Post a through scrutiny and successful approval of your FSSAI registration application, the partner at Digital Fillings will congratulate you along with your FSSAI approved license, with the stipulated time frame.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What is enforcement of FSS Act, 2006?
Responsibility to ensure compliance of FSSAI Act, 2006 rules and regulations made by the Food Service Operators
Is there any provision of transferring FSSAI license?
If a FSSAI license holder is deceased, the license can be shifted to the heir or the legal representative of the dead person. The representative or the family member must apply to the concerned authority to transfer the license in his/her name.
Do I require FSSAI license if I am selling homemade stuff online on a small scale?
Yes, you do require an FSSAI registration if you have a business on a small scale and the turnover is between 0-12 lakhs.
What is the penalty for violation of regulations associated with the labeling on food items?
The highest penalty regarding violation of regulations associated with the labeling on food items is up to 10 lakhs.
If I am selling more than one food product, do I need license for each of them?
Yes, you need to obtain a separate license for each product you are selling.
What is the validity period of License?
According to Regulation 2.1.7 (1) of FSS Regulations 2011, a license shall be valid for a period of 1 to 5 years as chosen by the Food Business Operator. The validity will start from the date of issue of license.