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FSSAI Nomination Format

Food Safety & Standards Authority of India or FSSAI is responsible for regulating all food businesses operating in India. As per FSSAI regulations, all food businesses in India are required to be registered under FSSAI. During the FSSAI registration process, FSSAI Nomination Form IX is required to be signed by the Proprietor or Partner or Director of the entity applying for FSSAI Food Product Approval or FSSAI Food Business License. Through the FSSAI Nomination Form IX, the owner of a food business in India can nominate an employee of the business to be in charge of establishment or branch or the unit and make him/her responsible and liable for food safety or any contravention of the FSSAI Act and rules/regulations.

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FSSAI Registration

FSSAI Nomination Form IX is required while applying for FSSAI registration in India. According to the FSSAI regulations, any food manufacturing or processing or packaging or distributing entity is required to obtain a FSSAI License or Registration. In addition to FSSAI registration, a food business might also require GST Registration, if the annual sales turnover exceeds Rs.20 lakhs in most of the States in India.

Creating FSSAI Nomination Form IX

The FSSAI Nomination Form IX is a mandatory attachment while applying for FSSAI Food Product approval or FSSAI Food Business License. The document must be printed on letterhead of the business and signed by the promoters of the FSSAI registration applicant. In addition to the promoters, the person nominated on behalf of the business to be responsible for complying with all FSSAI requirements must also sign the document, accepting his/her acceptance of responsibility.

It is not necessary to appoint an employee of the company as a nominee using FSSAI nomination form. A promoter of the business (Proprietor, Partner or Director) can nominate him/herself as the person liable for food safety as well. However, in such cases, the promoter would be held liable for ensuring food safety and making sure all FSSAI rules and regulations are followed at the place of business.


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