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Which products need an FSSAI license?              

Which products need an FSSAI license?     

Which products need an FSSAI license?              

An FSSAI license is mandatory for any food business in India that manufactures, stores, transports, or distributes food. FSSAI registration/license is based on the business types, turnover, and production capacity. In the FSSAI Registration process, the FBO will get a 14-digit number that needs to be printed on food packages. The present article briefs which products need FSSAI licenses. 

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Which products need an FSSAI license?      

The Business with the following type of products must have FSSAI License/Registration:

  • Dairy products and analogs
  • Fats and oils, and fat emulsions
  • Edible ice, including sherbet and sorbe
  • Fruits and vegetables include mushrooms, fungi, roots, tubers, fresh pulses and legumes, aloe vera, seaweed nuts, and seeds.
  • Confectionery
  • Fish and fish products, including crustaceans, mollusks, and echinoderms
  • Bakery products
  • Sweeteners, including honey          
  • Cereals and cereal products derived from cereal grain, roots, tubers, legumes, and pith or soft core of palm tree, excluding the bakery wares of the food category  
  • Meat and meat products 
  • Eggs and egg products
  • Salts, spices, soups, sauces, salads, and protein products
  • Foodstuffs intended for particular nutritional uses – Infant formulae, follow-up formulae, and formulae for particular medical purposes for infants
  • Beverages, excluding dairy products (Non-alcoholic drinks)
  • Food Additives- All Food Additives permitted and standardized under FSS (Food Products Standards and Food Additives) Regulations, 2011, and FSS Nutraceutical Regulations, 2016, and their preparations
  • Nutrients and their preparations
  • Micronutrients specified under FSSR and their preparations/premixes of nutrients, Fortified Rice Kernel
  • Microorganisms and Microbial Preparations
  • Functional Ingredients
  • Standardized Food Products, excluding those covered under categories 1-14
  • Indian Sweets and Indian Snacks & Savouries products
  • Hemp Seeds and Seed Products

Kindly access the official website of FoSCoS to get more details on FSSAI Standardized Products.

Food Business Operators Who Require FSSAI Registration?

The Food Business Operators (FBOs) carrying on the following type of Business must have FSSAI License or Registration:

  • Petty retailers, Retail Shops, Snacks shops, Confectionery or Bakery shops, etc.
  • Temporary stalls, fixed stalls, or food premises are involved in preparing, storing, distributing, and selling food products.
  • Hawkers sell packaged or freshly prepared food by traveling from one location to another.
  • Dairy Units, including Milk Chilling Units
  • Petty Milkmen and Milk Vendors
  • Slaughtering house
  • Fish Processing and Meat Processing unit
  • All Food Manufacturing units that include Repacking food
  • Vegetable Oil Processing Units
  • Proprietary food and Novel food
  • Cold/refrigerated storage facility
  • Transporter of food products having several specialized vehicles like insulated refrigerated vans/wagons, milk tankers, food wagons, food trucks, etc
  • Wholesalers, suppliers, distributors, and marketers of food products
  • Hotels, Restaurants, and Bars
  • Canteens and Cafeteria, including mid-day meal canteens
  • Food Vending Agencies and Caterers
  • Dhaba, PG provides:
  • Food.
  • A Banquet hall with food catering arrangements.
  • Home-Based Canteen.
  • Food stalls at fairs or religious institutions.
  • Importers and Exporters of food items 
  • E-Commerce food suppliers, including cloud kitchens

Refer to the article on How to get FSSAI Food Product Approval to know more.

Having an FSSAI license can benefit the food business legally, increase reputation, assure food safety, educate consumers, and help with business growth. You can obtain an FSSAI license anywhere in the nation with IndiaFilings’ assistance. Additionally, we assist with FSSAI registration. Our specialists will advise you on choosing the appropriate food category and license.