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Why Should Food Industry Need A Fssai License

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Meaning of Fssai

The full form of FSSAI is the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India.FSSAI is an organization in which the food business in India is monitored and governed. Under the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India, FSSAI is established

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Why Is Fssai Registration Required

FSSAI Registration or License must be compulsorily obtained by every food business operator involved in the manufacturing, processing, storage distribution, and sale of food products.
FSSAI registration is a 14-digit registration or a license number that gives details about the assembling state, and producer’s permit and also is printed on all the food packages.

Kinds Of Food Licenses

Following are the kinds of food licenses:-

  • Central License
  • State License
  • Basic Registration

Why Food Industry Needs A Fssai License:-

  • FSSAI license gives an added advantage of an increase in the customer base with the increase of the healthy food items.
  • FSSAI license is needed because one can even officially open a business. Food license cost is lesser than what one has to pay for as the penalties if one is caught.
  • If the license holders use the FSSAI logo in the menu card or in their promotional business advertisement then it gives an edge over the other FBOs who are not having an FSSAI license.
  • In order to secure loans and funding for business expansion, the license is very helpful.

Documents Required For Obtaining Central License

  • Form B was duly completed and signed
  • Plan of the processing unit showing the dimensions and operation-wise area allocation    
  • List of Directors/ Partners/Proprietors with address, contact details, and photo ID
  • Name and list of equipment and machinery used with the number and installed capacity
  • List of food categories to be manufactured
  • Authority letter from the manufacturer nominated a responsible person's name and address
  • Analysis report of water to be used in the process to confirm the portability
  • Recall plan wherever applicable
  • Ministry of Commerce Certificate for 100% EOU
  • NOC/PA document issued by FSSAI
  • IE code document issued by DGFT
  • Form IX
  • Certificate from the Ministry of Tourism   
  • Proof of possession of premises
  • Partnership deed/ affidavit of proprietorship
  • NOC and a copy of license is needed from the manufacturer
  • Food safety management system plan or certificate
  • NOC from the municipality or local body
  • Supporting documents are needed for proof of turnover  and transportation
  • Declaration form

Fees For Obtaining Central License

Fees for obtaining New License/Renewal of License/Modification of License: Rs.7500.

Fees for obtaining a Duplicate License: Rs.10

Documents Required For Obtaining State License

  • Form B duly completed and signed
  • Plan of the processing unit showing the dimensions and operation-wise area allocation    
  • List of Directors/ Partners/Proprietors with address, contact details, and photo ID
  • Name and list of equipment and machinery used with the number and installed capacity
  • List of food categories to be manufactured
  • Authority letter from the manufacturer nominated a responsible person's name and address
  • Analysis report of water to be used in the process to confirm the portability
  • Proof of possession of premises
  • Partnership deed/ affidavit of proprietorship
  • NOC and copy of License from the manufacturer
  • Certificate copy is required under the Coop Act 1861/Multistate Coop Act 2002
  • Food safety management system plan or certificate

Fees For Obtaining State License

Hotels having up to 4 Stars: Rs.5000.

Restaurants/Café/Canteens/Other FBO: Rs.2000 

Production units having production below 1 MT and in case of milk unit ranging from 2.5 MT to 500 MT per annum: Rs.3000 Production units having production exceeding 1 MT and in case of milk unit ranging from 501 MT to 2500 MT per annum: Rs.5000.

Penalty For Non-Compliance

S. No

Particulars

Fine

1

When Food quality is not  complying the act

2 Lakh Petty manufacturer – 25,000/-

2

Sub-standard food

5 Lakh

3

Misbranded Food

3 Lakh

4

Misleading advertisement or false description

10 Lakh

5

Extraneous matter in food

1 Lakh

6

Failure in the compliance with Food safety officer's direction

2 Lakh

7

Unhygienic processing or manufacture

1 Lakh

This portion of the site is for informational purposes only. The content is not legal advice. The statements and opinions are the expression of author, not corpseed, and have not been evaluated by corpseed for accuracy, completeness, or changes in the law.

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Author
Vinay Singh
Vinay Thakur is Managing Partner in Corpseed. He focused on payments, digital transformation, and financial technology for over 15 years and holds strong expertise on fintech startups, banking innovation, and investors with a keen understanding of the trends and activities of startups, banks, and investors in the space.

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