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    1. Book a slot with our compliance experts

    2. Provide all the required information

    3. Get your company compliances done

    FSSAI Registration – An Overview

    FSSAI License and Registration is required for any food business in India that manufactures, stores, transports, or distributes food. Depending on the size and nature of the company, FSSAI registration or license may be required. In the FSSAI Registration process, the FBO will get a 14 digit number that needs to be printed on food packages. Obtaining a FSSAI license can provide the food business with legal benefits, build goodwill, ensure food safety, create consumer awareness, and assist in business expansion.Easebis can help you obtain an FSSAI license throughout the country very quickly. We also help to get FSSAI registration. Our experts will guide you in selecting the proper food category and license.

    Food License Registration Process

    • Step 1: Once you get in touch with our FSSAI experts regarding the FosSCoS FSSAI registration process, Our agents will set up a call with you later and collect all the necessary documents to start the registration process.
    • Step 2: Our expert team will start the FSSAI registration process for your food business. The process will be completely transparent. You will get timely updates from our experts.
    • Step 3: The officials from the food department will inspect your food business. After successful inspection, your food business is now registered and you will get the 14 digit FSSAI license.

    Benefits of FSSAI License Registration

    Apart from the fact that FoSCoS FSSAI registration is mandatory for your food business, getting it also comes with some benefits:

    • It creates trust and credibility among your customers
    • The FSSAI logo is widely recognized and hence it can ensure goodwill among consumers
    • Hygiene and cleanliness are regulated and followed when FSSAI registration is involved
    • You can create better work policies or improve them through studies that you get access to
    • New knowledge about the industry is shared with you which will help you to improve your safety standards and aid you in reaching the standards of international organisations
    • An FSSAI license is important for importing and exporting food products
    • FSSAI is mandatory when you sell food products online
    • FSSAI is also responsible for setting guidelines and procedures for quality assurance of the accredited labs as per ISO17025.

    Who Is Required to Apply for FSSAI License?

    From hawkers, home vendors to giant food chains everyone operating in the food industry needs to register with FSSAI. Irrespective of whether you are operating online or offline, or whether you are a local player or into the import or export of food products, you need to register with FSSAI. Based on their size and the places they operate, they have to get one of the 3 types of registration/license that are discussed below.

    If your business falls in any one of the below-listed categories, then a food license is mandatory for you:

    • Procurement
    • Manufacture
    • Distribution
    • Processing
    • Packaging
    • Storage
    • Selling

    In other words, an individual or a company that operates with food substances from farm to plate must obtain the FSSAI food license.

    FSSAI Licence Registration Eligibility

    Based on different types of registration and the food business that you are running, you have to submit different documents required for FSSAI Registration.

    FSSAI Registration

    • Authorized person’s passport-sizes photograph [self-attested]
    • Authorized person’s Aadhar card front and back [self-attested]
    • Address proof of the business premises [rental agreement/previous month’s electricity bill/NOC from landlord]
    • Declaration signed by the authorized person.

    State & Central License

    • Passport-sized photograph of the directors/partners/proprietor
    • Identity proof of directors/partners/proprietor [Aadhar and PAN Card]
    • Address proof of the business premises [rental agreement/previous month’s electricity bill/NOC from landlord]
    • Photograph of the premises [8-9 photos]
    • Blueprint of the premises
    • List of food products on the company letterhead [with seal and signature]
    • List of machines (if any) on the company’s letterhead [with seal and signature].

    Manufacturing Units

    Including the documents required for FoSCoS FSSAI Registration, manufacturing units have to submit the following documents as well:

    • The blueprint of warehouse, plant, etc.
    • A list of all machinery
    • Report of a water test
    • List of all food categories

    Penalty for Non- Compliance

    Non-compliance with FSSAI regulations can result in penalties and legal action by the authorities. Here are some of the penalties for FSSAI non-compliance:

    • Penalty for selling unsafe or substandard food is up to ₹5 lakhs
    • Penalty for misleading advertising is up to ₹10 lakhs
    • Penalty for obstructing or failing to cooperate with FSSAI officials is up to ₹2 lakhs
    • Penalty for violating FSSAI regulations is up to₹2 lakhs
    • Penalty for carrying out food business without FSSAI registration or license is up to ₹5 lakhs
    • Penalty for manufacturing or selling misbranded food is up to ₹3 lakhs
    • Penalty for manufacturing or selling food containing extraneous matter is up to ₹1 lakh
    • Penalty for causing injury or death due to the consumption of unsafe food: Imprisonment of up to 6 years and a fine of up to ₹5 lakhs

    Penalty for Not Registering

    A food business operator (FBO) who runs their business without registering under FSSAI may face imprisonment and an FSSAI license penalty of up to ₹5 lakhs for the same.

    Types of FSSAI Food License in India

    According to the FSSAI Act, 2006 all food businesses are required to be registered/licensed under the following 3 categories:

    Food License Registration Online – Basic

    It is the primary kind of registration issued for businesses that are small in turnover – up to ₹12 lakhs approximately per annum. Catering businesses irrespective of their turnover have to apply for a state license and not a basic FSSAI registration.

    FSSAI State License

    Companies that have a profit greater than ₹12 lakhs require a FSSAI state license.

    FSSAI Central License

    The central registration is for bigger businesses that have a turnover of over ₹20 crores per annum. Companies that supply food to government offices/departments and businesses involved in food import/export, an online platform, operating franchises, or chains of hotels/restaurants have to get a Central FSSAI license as well.

    FSSAI Licence Registration Eligibility

    The eligibility criteria for FSSAI license registration in India depend on the type of license. Here are the details:

    Basic FSSAI License

    • Annual turnover of the food business does not exceed ₹12 lakhs
    • New food business operator intending to sell food products in the market

    State FSSAI License

    • Annual turnover of the food business exceeds ₹12 lakhs but does not exceed ₹20 crores
    • Food business operators having an annual turnover of up to ₹12 lakhs but operating in more than one state

    Central FSSAI License

    • Annual turnover of the food business exceeds ₹20 crores
    • Food business operators operating in multiple states

    Apart from this the following are also eligible for a food license

    • Any FBO with a maximum annual turnover of ₹12 lakh
    • Food product retailer
    • Someone who manufactures or sells food products on their own
    • The person operating the makeshift stand sells food
    • Any person, excluding a caterer, who serves meals during a religious or social event.
    • Small-scale or home-based businesses engaged in the food industry

    Some of the capacity criteria for the business are mentioned as follows:

    S NoBusinessCapacity
    1Food production capacity (other than milk and meat)Up to 100 kg/ltr per day
    2Procurement, handling and collection of milkUp to 500 ltr per day
    3Slaughtering capacity2 large animals or 10 small animals or 50 poultry birds per day or less

    Difference Between FSSAI Registration and FSSAI License

    CriteriaFSSAI RegistrationFSSAI License
    ApplicabilitySmall-scale food businessesMedium and large-scale food businesses
    TurnoverAnnual turnover of up to ₹12 lakhsAnnual turnover of more than ₹12 lakhs
    ScopeLimited to a specific local areaAllows activities across the country
    StringencyLess stringentMore comprehensive and mandatory
    ValidityValid for a maximum of 5 yearsValid for a maximum of 5 years

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    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    What is the difference between FSSAI registration and food license renewal?

    FSSAI registration is the initial process of obtaining a food license, while food license renewal refers to the subsequent renewal process to maintain a valid license. Both processes involve fulfilling specific requirements and submitting the necessary documents.

    What are the due dates for renewing the FSSAI food license?

    The due dates for renewing the FSSAI food license can vary based on the license type and the jurisdiction. It is crucial to check the renewal dates and submit the application before the expiry of the current license to ensure continuity of the food business operations.

    Why is it important to read the instructions carefully before applying for FSSAI registration or license renewal?

    Reading the instructions carefully helps you understand the specific requirements, documentation, and procedures involved in the FSSAI registration and license renewal process. Adhering to the instructions ensures that your application is complete, accurate, and compliant, reducing the chances of rejection or delays.

    What happens if I fail to renew my food license on time?

    Failure to renew your food license on time can lead to the suspension of your business operations and legal consequences. It is essential to adhere to the renewal timelines to avoid disruptions and ensure compliance with food safety regulations.

    Are there different types of FSSAI licenses?

    Yes, FSSAI offers different types of licenses based on the nature and scale of the food business. These include Basic FSSAI Registration, State FSSAI License, and Central FSSAI License. The type of license required depends on factors such as turnover, production capacity, and the geographical scope of operations.

    Can I transfer my FSSAI license if I change my food business location?

    Yes, it is possible to transfer an FSSAI license if you change the location of your food business. However, the process and requirements for transfer may vary based on the jurisdiction. It is advisable to consult the relevant guidelines or seek professional assistance for a smooth license transfer.

    Can I apply for FSSAI registration online?

    Yes, the FSSAI registration and license renewal process can typically be done online through the FSSAI’s official portal. The online application process offers convenience and efficiency, allowing you to submit your application and supporting documents digitally.

    How long does it take to obtain FSSAI registration or renew a food license?

    The duration for obtaining FSSAI registration or renewing a food license can vary depending on the completeness of the application, the jurisdiction, and any potential review or inspections. Generally, it may take a few weeks to a couple of months to complete the process, but it can vary case by case.

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