FSSAI- A Introduction
FSSAI stands for Food Safety and Standards Authority of India, It is the organisation that monitors and governs the food business in India.
FSSAI ensures that the food products undergo quality checks, curtailing food adulteration and sales of sub-standard products. FSSAI register and license the Food Business Operators in India and lays rules and regulation for running the food business in India.
FSSAI Registration is for food business therefore every food business operator involved in the manufacturing, processing , storage, distribution and sale of food products must obtain FSSAI Registration /License compulsorily.
A 14- digit registration or license number is given after the registration; this number is printed on all the food packages. This 14 digit registration number gives details about the assembling state, producer’s permit. This registration procedure is aimed to create more accountability on the FBO to maintain the quality of the food products.
FSSAI Registration Requirement:
Note: catering business is given exception, irrespective of their turnover; they have to apply for a state license and not basic FSSAI license.
FSSAI Registration Process:
Documents Required for Registration:
The common documents required for basic, and state, central registration is a passport photo and a photo ID proof.
For State and Central License, some additional documents will be needed such as:
Penalty for various non-compliance:
Renewal of License:
Food Licensing and Registration System (FLRS) is the online system launched by FSSAI. The FSSAI license is issued invalidity for 1 year to 5 years. Before 30days of the expiry date, the renewal of the FSSAI license should be applied.
Non-renewal of licenses can fetch a fine of Rs. 100 per day until the renewal is done. Any lapse in renewal within the stipulated date can result in the old license becoming defunct and business will have to apply for a fresh license.
Benefits of FSSAI Registration: