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FSSAI License and Registration are required for commencing food-related business in India. The provisions and laws applicable have been provided under Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006. The functions under this act are performed by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India, established by the Central Government.
It is the duty of the Food Authority to regulate the manufacturing, processing, distribution, sale, and import of food so as to ensure safe and wholesome food. The food authority shall specify the standards and guidelines in relation to the articles of food in India. Limit the use of food additives, crop contaminants, pesticides residues. Define food labeling standards. Perform various other functions as specified under the act.
The question comes to our mind whether do we need a food license in India.
No person shall commence or carry any food business without obtaining the license. However, a petty manufacturer, petty retailer, hawker, temporary stallholder, itinerary vendor, or small-scale cottage industries relating to food business or tiny business can commence without FSSAI License but their registration will be in a different way as specified by the authority.
The following businesses are mandatorily required to obtain fourteen-digit FSSAI License numbers to start food operating a business in India.
The type of license whether basic, state, or central will depend upon the eligibility criteria.
There are three types of licenses. They are as follows.
FSSAI Registration and License are two separate things. FSSAI registration is required for the petty food retailers, for them, basic registration is obtained with government fees of Rs. 100.
The documents required for FSSAI Registration are as follows.
However, obtaining a State and Central FSSAI License requires a long list of documents.
FSSAI registration is obtained by submitting Form A, while for State and Central License Form B is filed online on the foscos website. The documents referred to above are attached with the application. The application may be accepted or rejected by the department within 7 days of application.
In case of any query, a response needs to be submitted online within 30 days of receipt of any query.
Under the act, there are various types of offenses have been provided and their penalties have been prescribed which are as follows.
The above is a summary of important penalties and offenses. However, the act prescribes detailed penalties and offenses.