The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India registration or FSSAI registration is mandatory in India under the Food and Standards Act, 2006. It was introduced to ensure maximum food hygiene and safety in India. Before commencing any food business, organizations are required to obtain a FSSAI reg or FSSAI license. Any food manufacturing, processing, packaging or distributor company can obtain the FSSAI license/registration online through StartupSeven.
The FSSAI food license number or registration number is a 14 digit number which has to be printed on all the product packages. This registration is also compulsory for petty food operators which are defined as the ones with an annual turnover of less than Rs 12 lakh and production capacity of less than 100 kg. If any entity operates without a food license, it will be liable to pay fines up to Rs 10 lakhs.
Both license and registration are different based on the nature and size of the business. Depending on these factors, the entity may have to apply for a central license, state license, or registration.
An FSSAI license creates more consumer awareness and reassures them about the quality of your offering. The FSSAI logo and registration number on the food product will build better trust and help you develop a strong customer base.
With FSSAI license, it is easy to up your marketing efforts and convey the brand message more effectively. The logo which is the mark of quality food products can be used to strengthen the bond with your customers.
Since it is mandatory to apply for FSSAI registration for anyone involved in the food-related businesses, getting a registration or FSSAI license will be fulfilling a legal requirement. Although applying for FSSAI registration or license may appear difficult process, we at StartupSeven make it seamless and hassle-free.
With FSSAI registration, it becomes easy for you to expand your business. The license helps to establish a reputation and qualify the business for better growth. With an FSSAI license, it is easy to get loans from banks and financial institutions as they can be assured about the business with FSSAI license.
Arrange and provide basic documents as per the list provided by us.
Make the payment of registration fees.
An application is to be filed online.
Get the FSSAI Registration certificate
The FSSAI license has three categories depending on the annual turnover of the firm. They are:
There are three main types of FSSAI registration or licenses and the time duration varies for all of them. The basic registration will take about 7 working days for granting the registration. The State and Central FSSAI license will be availed in about 30 days.
Yes. You need to have a Central FSSAI license for the main office or headquarters. The other branches of the business need to have their own state FSSAI licenses.
Yes, even if you have a small-scale home business that sells homemade food products online and offline, then registration is necessary. The annual turnover should be up to Rs. 12 lakhs for having the registration.
The validity of the FSSAI license can vary from a year to up to five years. You may have to apply for renewal depending on the validity of your license.
All food caterers operating from government premises such as railways or bus stations are required to obtain an FSSSAI license.
Yes, even pharmacies or medical stores selling health supplements and nutraceuticals have to apply for FSSAI REG.
Yes, FSSAI license is required for export food products from India. It shows that your product is safe and as per the quality norms of the country. However, you need not obtain a ‘no objection’ or any other certificate from the authorities for export.
Yes, a designated officer can cancel your FSSAI license if the food business operator (FBO) has not complied with the norms as well as the improvement notice. An opportunity to show cause will be provided to the FBO.
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