FSSAI Health And Sanitary Permit Standards
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It is also important to note that FSSAI, being the only legislation related to the food industry throughout the country, will also apply as far as the national health and sanitary permits are concerned.
The Food Safety and Standards (Licensing and Registration of Food Business) Regulations, 2011 (hereinafter referred to as "License and Registration Regulations") govern the aspect of license and registration of a food business operator (FBO).
Under Regulation 2.1 of the License and Registration Regulations, all FBO’s in the country are required to be registered or licensed in accordance with the Registration and License Regulations, hence no person shall begin any food business unless a valid license is possessed by the food business operator, and the conditions with regard to sanitary, safety and hygienic requirements have to be complied with at all times by them.
One of the major purposes of these conditions is to make sure that the food business operator maintains sanitary and hygienic standards as specified in each food category. It is hereby documented and declared as a matter of legislative determination that in the field of human nutrition, clean, safe, wholesome food is crucial to the health and wellbeing of the consumer of the country.
It shall be the deemed responsibility of the food business to comply with thesafety, labeling and health and sanitary requirements laid down in the License and Registration Regulations. The labeling requirements are specified under the regulations and they need to be complied all the time.