If you are a businessperson who wants to trade in food sector, then having a FSSAI licence is a must!!
FSSAI stands for Food Safety & Standard Authority of India, an autonomous body which was established under Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, GOI. The main objective of FSSAI is to protect and promote public health.
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For a business dealing in food sector, it is necessary to have a Food Business Operator License. In India, the licensing authority is given to FSSAI. Hence, for any scale of business, a FSSAI License and FSSAI Registration is required if you want to start a food business in India. The list of Food Business categories is given below. With Vakilgiri, your FSSAI Registration can be completed in 4-5 working days. Fill up the enquiry form to apply for your FSSAI registration.
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FSSAI Registration in India starting at Rs. 1999/- (all inclusive)*
FSSAI Registration/ Licence is a 14-digit number which is printed on all the food packages that are available in the market. This 14-digit FSSAI registration number holds all the details regarding the assembling state & the producer’s permit. With the help of FSSAI Registration or License, the government is aiming to create a more accountable system to assure the quality of food products in India.
FSSAI License ensures protection and promotion of public health by ensuring the quality, purity & other important factors, through the regulation and supervision of food safety. The standard, principles & control of all the food businesses in India is governed by FSSAI.
WEF 1st June 2020, FSSAI launched and replaced FSSAI license with FoSCoS license (Food Safety Compliance System). Through FoSCoS, you can obtain food license in India.
TYPES OF FSSAI License in India
There are 3 types of FSSAI/FoSCoS license, that are available in India. These are:
1.) FSSAI-FoSCoS Basic License:
FSSAI-FoSCoS Basic License is mandatory for small food business operators like food manufacturers, storage units, transporter units, retailers, marketers & Distributers having an annual turnover of upto 12 lakhs. This license is issued by the State Government. The licence tenure is from minimum of 1 year to a maximum of 5 years.
2.) FSSAI-FoSCoS State License:
FSSAI-FoSCoS State License is mandatory for small to medium sized food business operators & manufacturers, storage units, transporters, retailer, marketers & distributers having an annual turnover of more than 12 lakhs. This license is issued by State Government with a rule that you must have the operations in only one state. The license tenure is same as that of Basic License i.e. minimum of 1 year to a maximum of 5 years.
3.) FSSAI-FoSCoS Central License:
FSSAI-FoSCoS Central License is mandatory for large scale food business operators like Importers, large manufacturers, export oriented operators etc, having an annual turnover of more than 20 crores. This license is issued by Central Government. This license is obtained for the head office in case an operator is running his/her business in multiple states. The license tenure is for a minimum of 1 year to a maximum of 5 years.
Benefits of FSSAI-FoSCoS Certificate
Benefits you can't resist
Help in building Customer Trust
In this era of easily copied & adulterated food products, a FSSAI License helps in showcasing your product’s quality & genuinety. Using a FSSAI Logo and number on your product, helps in building the trust over your product name.
There are several Legal benefits for the companies having FSSAI Certification.
GOVERNMENT FUNDING AND LOANS
Since, the FSSAI acts as a guaranteer of your product quality, Government Funding and Loans can be easily accessible to the business operators.
USE OF FSSAI LOGO
By using a FSSAI logo on your product, a goodwill & trust worthiness among the customers is increased.
Your company will acquire a Brand Value once it is registered under FSSAI.
Recognition of Government
The FSSAI Registration is recognized by the Government of India.
PERMIT OF FOOD BUSINESS
FSSAI License/Registration assures health related safety of the customers and consumers thus, one has the permit of having a food business in India.
BOOST UP YOUR BUSINESS & SALES
Customer Health & Care are guaranteed under FSSAI License, thus it creates a large number of client base which in turn boosts your business to a greater extent.
What's Next ?
Documents Required for the FSSAI Registration/ License
If you want to register your business under FSSAI, then for all the FBOs having annual turnover of less than 12 lakhs, following is the list of documents required for FSSAI License/Registration.
For medium scale to large scale food business operators or STATE or CENTRAL FSSAI License, additional documents that are required are as follows:
Who Needs a FSSAI-FoSCos License?
Vakilgiri provides a one-stop service for food licensing and FSSAI registration. Here are some of our benefits:
• FSSAI Registration completed in least time.
• Full Support in Online Registration Process
• Complete supervision while selecting the right food license type.
• Full customer support to answer all your queries
At Vakilgiri, we are committed to get your Food Business up and running within the least time frame and at hassle-free and best service.
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Few doubts important to be resolved quickly
Yes, for selling food products in India, it is mandatory to have a FSSAI license.
For the Food Business Operators, whose annual turnover is above Rs 40 lakhs, GST registrations is mandatory.
If a Food Business Operator fails to comply with the regulations mentioned in the FSS Act, Section 32, then an Improvement Notice is issued by the designated officer.
Read more about FSSAI Guidelines for FBOs: https://www.vakilgiri.com/fssai-guidelines-for-e-commerce-food-operators/
Depending upon the type of FSSAI registration, the required amount of time is:
- a) Basic License- 7 working days
- b) State or Central License- 30-50 working days.
If you are running your business in multiple states, then a Central License is required.
Depending upon the validity of your FSSAI License, you can renew it for 1 year or 5 years. You can call us at 9528665852 to know the status of your license.
Worry not, we at Vakilgiri will help you in getting your FSSAI License renewed. Just make sure to provide your old license 30 days prior to its expiration date.
Yes, if the annual turnover is above 12 lakh, then a FSSAI license is mandatory. However, it is required for every food business operator to have a FSSAI registration.
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Check the complete documents list for FSSAI License registration here…
Yes, if you want to make changes to your license, you can. For the information provided under Form C needs to be modified, then a charge equal to 10year license fee is levied. For any other modification, there is no charge.
Steps For FSSAI LicenSe/ Registration
More simple than it looks!
Consultation, Documentation & Filing
After filling our form, our experts will get back to you to resolve your query. We will consult & check the type of license which is best suited for your business.
Documentation & Filing
After covering Step-1, you are required to send an online copy of the associated documents to us. We will generate Form A & Form B (whichever applicable) for your FSSAI Registration and file it with the concerned authorities.
Follow up and waiting for Approval
After filing your FSSAI Registration, our experts will resolve any query that will be raised by the authorities and will facilitate the follow-up required by the Food Department.
Once all this is done, there will be a 20-day waiting period in which the government considers and verifies your application.
Approval of FSSAI Licence
After approval, you will get a digital copy of the FSSAI License. Congratulations!!
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Basic FSSAI Registration
1 year Validity
For turnover upto 12 lakhs
Suitable for small businesses, petty retailers, juice shops and hawkers
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FSSAI State Licence
1 Year Validity
For turnover upto 20 crores
Suitable for restaurants, hotels, food transporters, manufactures, distributors and retailers
Registration within 15 days
FSSAI Central Licence
1 Year Validity
For turnover above 20 crores
Suitable for 5 star hotels, large food transporters, manufacturers, distributors and retailers
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