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FSSAI License for FBOs Manufacturing  Fresh/Surface-treated/Minimally processed Fruits and Vegetables

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FSSAI License for FBOs Manufacturing  Fresh/Surface-treated/Minimally processed Fruits and Vegetables

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India on 16th August 2021 have assigned the Food Product category 4.1/4.2 in the food safety compliance system (FoSCoS) under General Manufacturing kind of business to ease the licensing/registration of small and medium food businesses manufacturing/re-packing Fresh/Surface-treated/Minimally processed Fruits and Vegetables

Now, FBOs involved in the manufacturing of fresh fruits and vegetables including minimally processed fruits and vegetables and surface treated fruits and vegetables can apply for FSSAI registration, state license, and central license through FoSCoS.

Know more about  FSSAI registration and FSSAI license

Important Announcement for FBO

A selection based approach for Standardized Food Products while applying for FSSAI license (only Manufacturer/Processors) was explained in FSS (Food Products Standards and Food additives) Regulations 2011, concerning the Food Category for fresh fruits and vegetables

In this regard, representations were received from the stakeholders stating that due to the unavailability of food category mapped with the food products such as fresh fruits and vegetables including minimally processed fruits & vegetables and surface treated fruits & vegetables on FoSCoS, the FBOs are not being able to apply for a license under manufacturing/ re-packing kind of businesses for these products.

FSSAI announced that due to standards unavailability for these products in FSSR, these products have not been listed in the standardized products list along with the respective food categories on FoSCoS. 2 3. Therefore, to avoid unnecessary hurdles and to facilitate the trade, as an interim measure, the following food categories are being made available for licensing under the General Manufacturing kind of business on FoSCoS with immediate effect:

Eligible Products for FSSAI License

The eligible fresh fruits and vegetables including minimally processed fruits and vegetables and surface treated fruits and vegetables for FSSAI License are as follows:

Sl.No Food Category Food Products
1 4.1.1.1: Untreated fresh fruits

Untreated fresh fruits

 

2 4.1.1.2: Surface-treated fresh fruits

Surface-treated fresh fruits

 

3 4.1.1.3: Peeled or cut, minimally processed fruit

Peeled or cut, minimally processed fruit

 

4 4.2.1.1: Untreated fresh vegetables (including mushrooms and fungi, roots and tubers, pulses and legumes (including soybeans), and aloe vera), seaweeds, and nuts and seeds

Untreated fresh vegetables

 

5 4.2.1.2: Surface-treated fresh vegetables (including mushrooms and fungi, roots and tubers, pulses and legumes, and aloe vera), seaweeds, and nuts and seed

Surface-treated fresh vegetables

 

6 4.2.1.3: Peeled, cut, or shredded minimally processed vegetables [(including mushrooms and fungi, roots and tubers, fresh pulses and legumes, and aloe vera) seaweeds nuts, and seeds

Peeled, cut, or shredded minimally processed vegetables

 

Fee Structure

The fee structure for obtaining the FSSAI License for FBOs manufacturing/repacking Fresh/Surface-treated/Minimally processed Fruits and Vegetables is tabulated here:

Sl.No

Details

Fee

1

Manufacturing License Rs.2000 to 7500 per year

2

Registration Certificate Rs.100 per year
3 Modification of License and Certificate

Rs.1000 for license and Rs.100 for registration

4 Renewal of License and Certificate

Same as New license/Registration

Modification of FSSAI License

As mentioned above, any FBO already licensed under the proprietary food need not get their license modified under these new categories.

Documents for Modification of FSSAI License

The FBOs are required to upload the following documents while applying for an application.

  • Any change in documents or information provided during the grant of the previous food business license.
  • Certificate of Food Safety Management System being adopted
  • Medical fitness certificates of all workers engaged in the firm
  • All details of technical personnel in charge of the operation

Procedure to Apply for FSSAI License Modification

To modify the existing FSSAI license FBOs need to submit an online application through online mode on Food Safety Compliance System (FoSCoS)  and possess a valid receipt of the application having a seventeen-digit application reference number.

  • After login to the FoSCoS portal, a dashboard will be displayed, By clicking on the Modification option, the FBO can modify the respective FSSAI License or Registration Certificate.
  • Click on the procedure in front of the respective FSSAI License or Registration Certificate which you need to modify.
  • After clicking on proceed, a window will prompt by the system. Click on it to proceed further.
  • Now, the manufacturing FBO needs to modify his/her products. According to the new methodology, they do not need to type the products in the textbox rather select the products from the given checklist.
  • Now click first up of all clicks on the general manufacturing tab and did the general manufacturing category. Now, the applicant can observe that the second option has already been selected which means this license is granted for this category only
  • Now click on proceed and then select the click here option. Until the products category, the applicant can view all the details provided in the existing FSSAI License.
  • Select the kind of product from the checklist and click on add option and then submit. Now select the kind of business from the checklist and then submit the option.
  • In this way, manufacture can add any product to the existing FSSAI License.
  • Select the appropriate certificate/license which you need to apply for a modification. a confirmation window will display, click on the ok button to proceed further.

Note: If any FBO’s Modification Application is rejected by the Authority, the particular FBO is needed to stop their business operation till the Modification part gets completed.

Other Conditions for FSSAI License Modification

  • The concerned FBO can select a single Modification Category at a time in the FSSAI License Modification process
  • Food Manufacturers who have already obtained a Food License but in the wrong category, are required to get their License Modified
  • For adding a new business, change of business address, change in contact details, or change in the product category – an FBO is requisite to file for FSSAI License Modification
  • The FSSAI Designated Officer (D.O.) is responsible to scrutinize the Modification Application and the D.O. may seek any clarification from the FBO. The query is needed to be responded to within the next 30 days

Procedure to get New FSSAI Registration/ License

The process flow of applying for food business registration/ license is similar to Food Licensing & Registration System with minimal changes in overall functionality.

  • After login to the portal, the dashboard will be displayed, click on the License/Registration option in the left menu and select the Apply for New License/Registration option.
  • Select the head office as per the KoB details and Select appropriate kind of business applications as per food Business to be conducted. The user needs to provide the details in Form-B and submit the application for registration.

The official notification about the FSSAI License for FBOs manufacturing  Fresh/Surface-treated/Minimally processed Fruits and Vegetables is attached here for reference:

 

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