The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) is an organization that oversees and regulates the food industry in India. It is a self-governing body under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare of the Government of India.
The Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 (FSS Act), which is a consolidating statute related to food safety and regulation in India, established the FSSAI. It ensures that food products are subjected to quality checks, reducing food adulteration and the sale of substandard goods. It is in charge of registering and licensing Food Business Operators (FBO) in India, as well as establishing the rules and regulations for operating a food business in the country.
Central FSSAI license is given to food business operators who operate on a large scale/are a large scale manufacturer, or have a yearly turnover of more than 20 crores. Company/Business/Food Operators should have the following central FSSAI license/registration key points:
- Annual Sales should be Above 20 Crores.
- Import/Export worldwide.
- Sells their products on their own e-commerce website.