Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) is a statutory 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.
Every food business operator involved in the manufacturing, processing, storage distribution and sale of food products must compulsorily obtain FSSAI Registration or License.
It is a 14-digit registration or a license number that is printed on all the food packages. The licensing and registration procedure and requirements are regulated by Food Safety & Standards (Licensing and Registration of Food Business) Regulations, 2011.
There are three types of FSSAI licenses. These categories depend upon the type and size of the food business and its total annual turnover as well.
If the annual turnover of the business is less than 12 lakhs then the food business operator shall get registered with Registration Form A. OR For Dairy Plant having capacity of upto 500 Litres of Milk per Day and For Manufacturing Unit- Upto 100kg production per day.
If the annual turnover of the business is between 12 to 20 crores then the food business operator shall apply for State license Form B. OR Dairy Plant having capacity of upto 50000 Litres of Milk per Day and For Manufacturing Unit- Upto 2MT per day Production
If the annual turnover of the business is above 20 crores, then the food business operator shall apply for Central License Form B. OR For Dairy Plant having capacity of above 50000 Litres of Milk per Day and For Manufacturing Unit- more than 2MT per day Production. FSSAI Central License is mandatory for Ecommerce Website Owners and Import Export Business.
Based on the range mentioned above of annual turnover, a food business operator has to Apply for FSSAI online Registration.
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FBO should prominently display the certificate of registration at the place of business during business hours.
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