What is FSSAI Registration
Food Safety and Standards Authority of India, abbreviated as FSSAI, is an organization for monitoring and governing the food business in India. The organization is involved in quality checking of foods and curtailing down the food adulteration and sale of sub-standard products. This is why food business operators (FBO) in India must get registration and license issued by FSSAI.
Therefore, FSSAI Registration is mandatory Registration for the food business operators in India to ensure the safety of food products. They must hold a food safety certificate issued by the food authority in India. All the manufacturers, food suppliers, traders, and restaurants involved in the food business in India must have a 14-digit registration or a license number printed on the food packages (according to the regulations of the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006).
FSSAI License Number is a 14-digit number that gives detailed information about the manufacturer’s license or registration along with the manufacturing state called FSSAI number. The owner of the brand must display the FSSAI logo and the license number on the label of the food package. In the case of imported food products, the importer or the marketer must display the FSSAI logo and license number along with the name and address on a sticker to be affixed to get customs clearance.
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Benefits of FSSAI Registration
- Limited liability
- Legal Identity
- Numerous tax benefits
- Recognition to the business
- The opportunity of getting investment
- Restricted trade of shares
- Funding for your business
- Continued existence
- Limited risk to personal assets
- Raising capital
- Continue existence
- Your liability as an individual is limited
- Enhanced brand image and improved trust factor
FSSAI Registration/ License Procedure
FSSAI registration or license depends on the business volume and premises. Based on the installed capacity or turnover or location, an applicant promises he or she is eligible for the license like central license, state license, basic registration, etc.
As the name suggests central license is required for large volume businesses. They need to register their business with FSSAI from central government. Export Oriented Units, importers, large manufacturers, food business operators in Central Government Agencies, airport, and seaport undergo this category. A state license is required for state government for small to medium-sized manufacturing companies, storage units, transporters, marketers, distributors, retailers, etc. Basic Registration is applicable for pretty food manufacturers.
Documents required for the FSSAI License
For FSSAI registration, an applicant needs a number of documents to produce with the application form. These are declaration form, authority letter, copy of property paper (if owned property), copy of rent agreement (if rented property), food safety management system plan or certificate, electricity or water bill (business place), copy of aadhaar card or voter identity card of proprietor, partners or director, and form ix: nomination of persons by a company along with the board resolution.
Moreover, there are some more additional documents required from the manufacturer. These are list of equipment and machinery, blueprint or layout plan of the processing unit, pesticide residues report of water, List of food category desired to be manufactured and Pesticide residues report of water.
Renewal of FSSAI Registration
You can renew your FSSAI license 30 days before the expiry of original license. Here, you need to give your current license number to the concerned authority. It takes nearly 30-40 days for the renewal of a license.
What is the validity of FSSAI License
The validity of the FSSAI License is 1 to 5 years. An operator has the liberty to take a decision on the number of years he or she is looking for. Based on the number of years he or she has applied for, the cost will increase or decrease.