THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU REGISTER- FSSAI REGISTRATION
Small food business operators with an annual revenue of less than 12 lakhs must register with the FSSAI. The FSSAI registration process is simple and can be completed entirely online. We will provide assistance in the preparation of documentation, filing, and following follow-up with the FSSAI for the issuance of the FSSAI Registration Certificate.
1. FSSAI has been created for
a. laying down standards for articles of food
b. to regulate the manufacturing, storage, distribution, sale and import of food/products
c. to ensure availability of safe and wholesome food for human consumption
2. FSSAI is responsible for protecting and promoting public health through the regulation and supervision of food safety.
3. Food products are tested randomly (on sample basis at any point of time) by FSSAI before giving out the license number.
4. Compared to the previous Food Safety Act, PFAA (Prevention of Food Adulteration Act), FSSAI is more powerful with its policies. By introducing and enforcing this law, the government is trying to ensure quality of food we intake, that whether it is safe to consume.
APPLICABILITY OF FSSAI
- Any organization/ business which sells, manufactures, processes, handles, serves, stores, distribute, transports or imports food shall become eligible for registration under FSSAI.
- All food products, imported foods, packaged foods and even fresh produce, comes under the purview of FSSAI.
- Only 2 places where FSSAI has no control are when produce or grains are with the farmer and seafood is in the hand of the fisherman.
- An organization cannot commence the above business without the license of FSSAI.
- Although, an applicant may commence his food business and the concerned licensing authority shall not deny the applicant to commence such business
- if :• a license is not issued within 60 days of making the application; or
- the applicant has not received any intimation or inspection report indicating defects from the concerned licensing authority.
- Type of License to be applied is based on the turnover of the business organization.
|License or Registration||Nature||Turnover|
|Central License||Large Businesses||Above Rs. 20 cr.|
|State License||Medium Sized Businesses||Upto Rs. 20 cr.|
|Basic Registration||For Small Business and Startups||Upto Rs. 12 Lakh|
BENEFITS OF REGISTRATION
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Most frequent questions and answers
There will be different license issued under FSSAI as requirement of each product is different. So in the same premises if license is being taken for processing of meat, milk and fruits and vegetables, there will be a separate license as these will be done in separate portions and businesses are not connected and covered under separate categories. However, in case there is fruit and vegetable processing and godown / store along with it, since these are connected activities, one license is applicable.
Different license has to be taken for units with different premises address/different location.
FSSA, 2006 is an Act enacted to keep with changing needs / requirements of time and to consolidate the laws relating to food and to establish the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India. The Act was needed to bring out a single statutory body for food laws, standards setting and enforcement so that there is one agency to deal and no confusion in the minds of consumers, traders, manufacturers and investors which was due to multiplicity of food laws.
Food Safety and Standards Authority of India in association with State Food Authorities are responsible for implementation andenforcement of FSSA, 2006.
The mandate assigned to the Food Authority is 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.
The following Acts/ Orders mentioned in second schedule of the Act are going to be repealed in Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006:
- Prevention of Food Adulteration Act, 1954
- Fruit Products Order, 1955
- Meat Food Products Order, 1973
- Vegetable Oil Products (Control) Order, 1947
- Edible Oils Packaging (Regulation) Order, 1998
- Solvent Extracted Oil, De oiled Meal, and Edible Flour (Control) Order, 1967
- Milk and Milk Products Order, 1992
- Any other order under Essential Commodities Act, 1955 relating to food
The mandate of Food Authority is 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. Food Authority is in the process of formulating and finalizing the various regulations/guidelines in terms of provisions under the Act to ensure the quality and safety of food and giving effect to the mandate of the Food Authority.