Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) is established under the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India, as an autonomous body. The FSSAI is governed by the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 which regulates standards related to food safety and regulation in India.
It is an obligation for all Food Business Operators (FBO) to acquire FSSAI license or food licenses. FSSAI lays down the standards for the articles of food. Also, the manufacturing, storage, distribution, sale and the import of food articles is regulated by FSSAI in order to ensure the availability of safe and wholesome food to people residing in the country. In addition to the above, FSSAI is also in-charge for spreading awareness and creating information network across the country. It ensures that the public in general receive rapid, reliable and accurate information about the food safety, hygiene and the related issues of importance.
We can assist you in obtaining any of the following FSSAI Licenses:
FSSAI Registration: These are acquired by the petty food manufacturers and also the small-sized manufacturers, transporters, retailers, storage units, marketers, distributors, etc. FSSAI Registration is issued by the respective State Government, depending upon the eligibility of FBO. It is generally for the units having an annual turnover of up to INR 12 lakhs. The tenure of license is for 1-5 years.
FSSAI Registration State License: Small to medium-sized manufacturers, retailers, transporters, marketers, storage units, distributors, etc., are eligible for acquiring this license. It is mandatory to have operations in a single state. FSSAI license is issued by respective State Government. Generally, units having an annual turnover of more than INR 12 lakhs are covered here. Validity of license ranges from 1-5 years.
FSSAI Registration Central License: Food business operators like importers, 100% Export Oriented Units (EOU), large manufacturers, operators in the Central Government agencies, airports, seaports etc., are required to obtain a Central Food License. Central Government is responsible for issuing the License. Furthermore, FBOs have to obtain the Central License for their head office, and if they have operations in more than one state. The units having an annual turnover of more than INR 20 crores are covered in this category. Validity of license ranges from 1-5 years.
Further, applicability of license acquisition will depend upon the nature, size and type of business.