Any person or entity involved in the manufacturing, processing, packaging, distribution or transportation of food products is required to obtain FSSAI registration or license.
Petty retailers, juice shops and hawkers having a turnover of upto Rs.12 lakhs per year can obtain FSSAI registration within 7 days at minimal cost.
The Food Safety & Standards Act, 2006 introduced to improve the hygiene and quality of food has brought about tremendous changes in the food industry. As per the Act, no person shall commence or carry on any food business except under a FSSAI license or FSSAI registration. Therefore, any food manufacturing or processing or packaging or distributing entity is now required to obtain a FSSAI License or Registration.
FSSAI registration is required for all petty food business operator. Petty food business operator is any person or entity who:
Petty food business operators are required to obtain a FSSAI registration by submitting an application for registration in Form A. On submission of a FSSAI registration application, the registration should be provided or application rejected in writing within 7 days of receipt of an application by authority.
Any person or entity that does not not classify as a petty food business operator is required to obtain a FSSAI license for operating a food business in India. FSSAI license is of two types, State FSSAI License and Central FSSAI License. Based on the size and nature of the business, the licensing authority would change. Some of the types of entities that require FSSAI state license are:
Large food manufacturers / processors / transporters and importers of food products require central FSSAI license. Some of the types of entities that require FSSAI central license are:
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FSSAI registration for small food businesses, petty retailers, juice shops and hawkers.
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FSSAI Central License for 5 star hotels, large food transporters, manufacturers, distributors and retailers.
Applicability of FSSAI Registration or FSSAI State License or Central License and difference between FSSAI registration vs FSSAI license is explained.
List of documents required for FSSAI registration and FSSAI state license. All businesses involved in handling of food or food products must obtain FSSAI registration or FSSAI license to ensure the customers that the food prepared is safe and hygiene to consume.
FSSAI rules to be followed by all food business operators in India including restaurants, food manufacturers, hotels, food distributors and more
FSSAI guidelines for restaurants and eateries is applicable for all entities having FSSAI registration or license to ensure the cleanliness and safety of food consumed by consumers. FSSAI guidelines are provided for personal hygiene, sanitation, food handling, food serving and other areas of food business operation.
Guide to food labelling regulations in India. All packaged food products must contain labels and information that conform to the FSSAI Food Labelling Rules.
Procedure for obtaining Halal certification in India. Halal certification can be used by restaurants and food products to improve marketability and quality.
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