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About

Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) is an autonomous body established under the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India. The FSSAI has been established under the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 which is a consolidating statute related to food safety and regulation in India. FSSAI is responsible for protecting and promoting public health through the regulation and supervision of food safety. FSSAI has been created for laying down science based standards for articles of food and to regulate their manufacture, storage, distribution, sale and import to ensure availability of safe and wholesome food for human consumption.

FSSAI issues three types of license based on nature of food business and turnover:

1.     Registration: For Turnover less than ?12 Lakh
2.     State License: For Turnover between ?12 Lakh to ?20 Crore
3.     Central License: For Turnover above ?20 Crore
 

FSSAI has been mandated by the FSS Act, 2006 for performing the following functions:

Framing of Regulations to lay down the Standards and guidelines in relation to articles of food and specifying appropriate system of enforcing various standards thus notified.

Laying down mechanisms and guidelines for accreditation of certification bodies engaged in certification of food safety management system for food businesses.

Laying down procedure and guidelines for accreditation of laboratories and notification of the accredited laboratories.

To provide scientific advice and technical support to Central Government and State Governments in the matters of framing the policy and rules in areas which have a direct or indirect bearing of food safety and nutrition.

Collect and collate data regarding food consumption, incidence and prevalence of biological risk, contaminants in food, residues of various, and contaminants in foods products, identification of emerging risks and introduction of rapid alert system.

Creating an information network across the country so that the public, consumers, Panchayats etc receive rapid, reliable and objective information about food safety and issues of concern.

Provide training programmes for persons who are involved or intend to get involved in food businesses.

Contribute to the development of international technical standards for food, sanitary and phyto-sanitary standards.

Promote general awareness about food safety and food standards.

Benefits

In this age of information, the consumers have become more alert and informative about the quality of the food which they eat. With the number of diets and increasing of the healthy eating food options, people are required to know as to what they are consuming is not just safe but is of really good quality. More so after the recent controversy with Maggi, are proving the consumers have started to take the food safety standard seriously. Thus, food is proving that they have the FSSAI license, which can give you an added advantage of a solid and an increase in the customer base.
Most of the businesses identify getting an FSSAI license as an expensive, time consuming and an inconvenient process of documentation, thus they try to avoid getting the license. But, in reality, the process is not so cumbersome and there are a lot of consultancies that can help you get the license with ease. The actual cost which is required in order to achieve the license is less than what you will have to pay for it as the penalties if you are caught. It is thus advisable for any businessman to firstly get the license before you can even officially open your business.
Once you have the license, you can skillfully use the FSSAI logo in your menu cards and also in the pamphlets in order to publicise your food's superior quality over others. This, however, gives you an edge over the many food operators who are not having the food license. All the packaged food are thus required to have an FSSAI number. The logo is seen as a mark of validity and also for assurance by the consumers. In fact, the selective customers want to consume food products specifically who are having the license. It helps you in developing a brand name.
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 license will help you to establish your reputation and also qualification to grow 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. . It is thus believed that there are more than 5 crore food businesses in the country while only 33 lakhs of them are registered with FSSAI. The importance of the quality standard is ever growing and it is beneficial in the short as well as in the long run for your business in order to have an FSSAI license.

Documents Required

Individual / Director

Pan Card

Aadhar card/ Voter ID/ Passport/ Driving License of the Director

Latest Bank Statement (should not be older than two months)

Latest Passport Size Photograph

For the Registered Office

Latest Passport Size Photograph

NOC (if Parents owned Property)

Electricity Bill (should not be older than two months)

Rent Agreement

Package Includes

Basic

2999

all inclusive fees

State license Turnover up to Rs 12 lacs per annum

(Mini Dhaba, Hawker, Food Stalls,Sweet shop, Juice Stalls, Canteens)

Application Preparation

Government Fees Receipt

Same day Filing

Basic

4999

all inclusive fees

State license Turnover up to Rs 12 lacs per annum

(Mini Dhaba, Hawker, Food Stalls,Sweet shop, Juice Stalls, Canteens)

Application Preparation

Government Fees Receipt

State License Other Than Provided in Our Basic Package

(Govt fees applicable up to Rs 2000 Normally Govt Fees 2000 Payable)

Having turnover more than 12 lacs p.a.and such license whose Govt fees is Rs. 2000/-

Government Fees Receipt

Same day Filing

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Make a Package according to your specifications at a very reasonable price

Submit your Reqiurment

How long will it take?

Document Preparation

1 Working Day

Application Filling

1 Working Day

Frequently Asked Question

Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) is an autonomous body established under the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India. The FSSAI has been established under the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 which is a consolidating statute related to food safety and regulation in India. FSSAI is responsible for protecting and promoting public healththrough the regulation and supervision of food safety.
Every business which is manufacturing, trading, distributing and transporting food products requires FSSAI registration or license to start a business under food industry.
You will be required to obtain a central license from the address contained in Import Export Code. For import export FSSAI central license is mandatory.
The validity of FSSAI Registration/License is varied from 1-5 years.
FSSAI Registration is required when your annual turnover does not exceed INR 12 Lacs otherwise FSSAI License is required. Both FSSAI registration and FSSAI license can be updated through application for FSSAI Renewal.
Yes, you would require a separate license for each kind of products you are dealing in.

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