Established under Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006, The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) is an agency, which works under the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India. It is accountable for the promotion and protection of public health by examining and regulating the food safety.
The agency is located in New Delhi with 8 regional offices in Delhi, Chandigarh, Lucknow, Guwahati, Mumbai, Kolkata, Cochin and Chennai. Apart from this, it has 4 referral laboratories and 72 local laboratories all across India. The main motto of FSSAI is to determine the standards of food and regulate their manufacture, storage, distribution, sale and import properly and make sure that only safe food is available for human consumption.
All entrepreneurs, who are involved in the food business, need to get a FSSAI certificate. We help FBOs (Food Business Operators) with our end-to-end support so that they can easily get FSSAI License as soon as possible and start their business easily & quickly. We have well-trained and experienced FSSAI experts that will help you to get acquainted with the Licensing procedures & offer the best possible answers to their questions.
Who should get FSSAI License?
- Food Chains,
- Packaged Food Manufacturers,
- Food Sellers and Re-sellers,
- Canteens in Corporate Companies, Schools, Colleges, Hospitals, Government Institutions,
- Food Importers and Exporters,
- Raw Material Suppliers to Food Businesses
Benefits of FSSAI license:
- Single-point Access to all laws and departmental controls,
- High Consumer Confidence as the quality and safety of food is regularly inspected by FSSAI officers and
- A single license is enough to control one or more articles of food for different organizations in the same area.
FSSAI Registration Fee- INR 14,999 (State) and INR 24,999 (Central).
Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT FSSAI LICENSE MEANS?
This license is a basic step for obtaining permission for starting a food business in India. Every eligible food operator is required to take before string any food business in India.
WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT FSSAI CATEGORIES FOR LICENSE?
The DGFT has provided online filing facility for obtaining IEC and other authorizations. Applications which are complete in all respects are normally disposed of within two days. For practical purposes, you can provide for a week’s time (after factoring in the time required to make any changes in case your initial application is incomplete in some respect).
WHAT ARE THE CATEGORIES RELATED TO PRODUCTION CAPACITY?
Trusts are registered using a document called TRUST DEED. This document contains all the information about the Trust. Along with these papers you would need to attach a Non-Judicial stamp paper. All the Trustees and witnesses will have to signatures on the Trust Deed. For registering a trust you need minimum two trustees. You can decide the maximum number of trustees and this number must be mentioned in the trust deed. A person who creates a trust is called the settlor, the person to whom the property is transferred on trust is called a trustee and the person for whose benefit the property is transferred is called the beneficiary are required to mention in trust deed.
WILL THERE BE A SINGLE OR DIFFERENT LICENSE FOR THE SAME PREMISES IF THEY ARE MULTIPLE LICENSES FOR DIFFERENT PRODUCTS BY THE SAME BUSINESSMAN?
There will be different license issued under FSSA as requirement of each product is different. So in the same premises if license is being taken for processing of meat, milk & fruits & vegetables, there will be a different license as it will be done in separate portions & businesses are not connected.
However, in case there is fruit & vegetable processing & godown/ store along with it, since these are connected activities, one license is applicable.
IS IT MANDATORY FOR A FOOD BUSINESS OPERATOR (FBO) TO APPLY FOR FSSAI LICENSE?
With the new law became effective last year, it becomes absolutely mandatory for every food business operator to register themselves under FSSAI or obtain a license.
WHAT DOES FOOD SAFETY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (FSMS) MEAN?
A Food Safety Management System (FSMS) is typically a network of interrelated elements that come together to ensure that food does not cause adverse human health effects. These elements include programs, plans, policies, procedures, practices, processes, goals, objectives, methods, controls, roles, responsibilities, relationships, documents, records, and resources.