FSSAI was established by Former Union Minister Dr Albumin Ramidus Government of India on 5 August 2011 under Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 which was operationalized in year 2006. The FSSAI consists of a chairperson & 22 members. The FSSAI is responsible for setting standards for food so n/Portals/0/Pdf/ on FSSA 2006|publisher=Food Safety and Standards Authority of India, Government of India|accessdate10 October 2016} ministry of health &family welfare. Government of India is the Administrative Ministry of Food Safety and Standards Authority of India. The following are the statutory powers that the FSS Act, 2006 gives to the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI).
1.Framing of regulations to lay down food safety standards
2. Laying down guidelines for accreditation of laboratories for food testing
3. Providing scientific advice and technical support to the Central Government
4. Contributing to the development of international technical standards in food
5. Collecting and collating data regarding food consumption, contamination, emerging risks etc.
6. Disseminating information and promoting awareness about food safety and nutrition in India
Benefits of FSSAI registration
The consumer nowadays has more knowledge about which food has a good quality for consumption. With increasing demands of healthy food, option consumers are more interested in knowing that food they are having is safe to consume.
The FSSAI certification will spread awareness among consumers that the food you are having is secure and safe. The FSSAI licensing will add the benefit of loyalty in the customer base.
The FSSAI has made the registration as legal processing just to make sure that the food we are having is fit for consumption. FSSAI is the regulatory body that has set some rules for all food business operators. All of them are legal in the eyes of law. The food business cannot run without proper registration. One can get legal rights to sell their food with no compromises in the quality of food, price, and features.
When you get FSSAI Licence it automatically adds on the benefits of the public acceptance as this declares that your food is fit for consumption by for the public. Having an FSSAI certificate makes your consumers think to buy your food product as the government itself officially approves it.
The FSSAI Logo is displayed on the food packages you are buying. Just look at the labels and you will see a logo FSSAI printed along with the FSSAI Licence Number. The logo marks the validity along with the assurance for the consumers. FSSAI Logo adds the advantage that the food is safe and secure for people to consume.
When the time comes for your business to expand in other areas or outlets, you can easily do so with the use of your FSSAI license. The food license will help you to build your reputation and also qualification to expand your business in a new direction with ease. Moreover, the license can also make it easier for you to get bank loans and for funding which is required for expansion.
This means you should have earned the trust of your new customer base and they should feel safe buying from you. If you have a valid food license, it’s much easier to open at a new location and grow your business quickly.
FSSAI Registration makes sure FBO provides quality food. The inspections involve every person who directly or indirectly provides to the food product and thus brings assurance to consumers.
It, first of all, it gives you all the laws and department control by a single access point. It will provide your customers with some confidence seeing that your brand or business is FSSAI registered, and it will make it more comfortable for them to trust your business with the spirit of goodwill. Be only getting one FSSAI registration, it will be enough for you to establish different things in the same local area.
Eligibility of license
Many times, as a Food Business Owner it is difficult to determine what license to go for State or Central. Here, we list down the eligibility criteria so you can look up your type of business and swiftly proceed to acquire your food license.
Basic FSSAI Registration
Basic FSSAI registration is applicable for all food businesses and related activities like storage, sales, distribution, repacking and labelling for which the annual turnover does not cross Rs. 12 lakh or for food businesses that have a maximum turnover of Rs. 12 lakhs Annually.
State FSSAI License Eligibility
The following FBOs can apply for a state FSSAI license
1. Restaurants and Hotels
2. Meat processing Units and Slaughtering Units
3. Proprietary Foods
4. Food Processing Units inclusive of corresponding retailers and replacers
5. Vegetable Oil Processing Units as well as Production Units
6. Dairy Units inclusive of Milk Chilling units
Central FSSAI license eligibility
The following Food Business Owners have been deemed eligible to obtain the FSSAI central license by the regulatory authority
5 Star Hotels and above
All Food Businesses inclusive of retailers, distributors, suppliers, and caterers mentioned for state license could apply for a central license if their operations are at a larger scale. (~20 crores or more)
Restaurants/ Food processing and handling chains with multiple branches across various states have to obtain the Central FSSAI license for the main branch/head office
100 % export-oriented food processing/production units
Food processing units, re-labellers, and replacers who are processing more than 2 Metric Tonnes per day excluding grains, cereals, and pulse milling units
Refrigerated storages holding a capacity of 10,000 Metric Tonnes or more
Wholesalers with their annual turnovers amounting to Rs. 30 Crores or more
Food Catering services located at airports as well as seaports
Based on Annual Turnover, one have to either apply for simple FSSAI Online Registration in FORM A with FSSAI or apply for Licensing in FORM B.
Procedure for FSSAI Licence
Complete a Form
You need to fill our FSSAI application form and provide details about your food business.
Send your Documents
You need to email us the required documents and we will create your FSSAI Form A and Form B.
Your FSSAI License application along with other declarations are filed to the local FBO by our CS/ CA.
FSSAI license Issued
We will mail you the license which will act as a food license online after regular follows ups with the food safety department.
Documents required for registration
- Pan Card
- Aadhar card
- Mobile no
- Email id
- Rent Agreement
- NOC (No Objection Certificate)
- Electricity bill/Utility bill
- Declaration against nature of business
- Other Registration Certificate.
- Certificate of Registration of Partnership or Company