Food License in Uttarakhand

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How to get an FSSAI License online

There are 3 kinds of FSSAI Licenses – Basic, Central, and State. Every food business must register for an FSSAI License under the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006. Vakilsearch helps you register for an FSSAI License in 3 simple ways –

Documents Verification

We collect and verify the documents like Form B, list of partners, processing unit plan, food category list, NOC

Step 1

Filing Application

We file the FSSAI application on your behalf

Step 2

Procurement of the License

You procure the FSSAI License and enjoy legal benefits, goodwill and create consumer awareness.

Step 3

Food License in Uttarakhand

In recent years, India has seen tremendous growth in the number of food-related businesses. Many distinct food items are produced in the country or imported from outside. Consumers are now curious to know how these companies are authorized to operate and how do we validate their food quality? The FSSAI works towards the maintenance of food quality and it provides the needed assurance to customers. Let us now learn in detail how FSSAI operates and what is the process involved for a business to get its food license in Uttarakhand.

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Benefits of FSSAI License in Uttarakhand

Consumer awareness:

The consumers in this era of knowledge are much alert and have immense awareness about the quality of food they consume. Given the number of diets and the rise in balanced food consumption options, individuals need to realize what they are consuming is not only safe but of a specific standard. Nowadays, consumers have started taking the food safety norm strictly. This means the business needs the FSSAI license, which can give an added benefit in proving the food quality and improving the customer base.

Legal Benefits:

The idea that obtaining a food license is a complex operation involving tiresome paperwork and considerable capital isn't entirely true. A business can not operate without proper registration, as specified by FSSAI law. This gives you a statutory advantage over competitors that operate without a licence. To avoid the cost of paying penalties, you must obtain proper proof of registration.

Business Expansion:

A food business operator (FBO) normally desires to expand the business to new regions and areas. This implies that they should have accrued the trust of their customers and they should feel safe to buy from you. If an FBO has a valid food license, opening up at a new venue is much simpler, and growing your business can be done much faster. Also, this will also make things simpler for the FBO while obtaining funding or bank loans.

Using the FSSAI Logo:

When you have the license, you can utilise the FSSAI logo skillfully in your menu cards as well as in the brochures to publicize the superior quality of your food over the others. Nonetheless, this does give you an edge over all the other food operators who do not have the food license. Therefore all the packaged food must have an FSSAI number. The logo is perceived as a mark of authenticity and also for consumer assurance. The strict customers want to consume specific food products that have the license. The presence of the logo will help the FBO in developing a brand name.

Checklist Types of Food Licenses issued in Uttarakhand

There are different types of licenses provided based on the scale of operation of the food business which is being carried out. The following is detailed information on the three food licenses.

1. Central License: Central food license obtained by food companies like importers, export-oriented units, large producers, central government agencies operators, seaports, airports, etc. The central government issues the central food license.

Eligibility –

  • FBOs like restaurants, retailers, dealers, and suppliers have an annual turnover of more than Rs 20 crore.
  • Processing and manufacturing units of vegetable oil by solvent extraction process and plants having a capacity of over 2 metric tons per day including the oil expeller unit.
  • All export-oriented food manufacturing or processing units.
  • All importers, such as import of goods such as food ingredients or additives.
  • Various caterers operating under the central government or government agencies, such as rail and airport, aviation services, marine port, defence, etc.
  • Includes storage space of over 50,000 tons;
  • Milk or dairy units with a daily handling or processing capacity exceeding 50,000 litres.
  • The capacity of killing and selling more than 50 large animals, 150 small animals or more than 1000 poultry birds per day,
  • All units of food processing and re-packages excluding grain, cereals, and pulses with the capacity of more than 2 tonnes per day.
  • Dhaba, bar, cafe, and other food sales establishments with branches spread across more than one state and with an annual turnover of 12 lakh or more.
  • Wholesalers, with an annual turnover of at least Rs. 30 crores.
  • Hotels with ratings of 5 stars or higher.
  • All FBOs involved in manufacturing and/or combining any new system or technology of a food product, preservative or its portion not yet approved for safety and security by FSSAI. It also features the country's recently introduced food ingredients.
  • 2. State License: The Fssai State License is required for small to medium-sized producers, storage units, transport companies, retailers, distributors, marketers etc. This license is given by the government of that Uttarakhand state. It is valid only within the territories of Uttarakhand.


  • Hotels with ratings of 4 stars or less.
  • Storages of less than 50,000 tons per annum.
  • Dairy units with daily handling or production limits ranging from 500-50000 litres, including Milk Chilling.
  • Capacity to slaughter over 2 animals and up to 50 large animals every day. Or it can manage more than 10 and up to 150 small animals. Over 50 to 1000 poultry birds are handled each day.
  • FBO loves suppliers, wholesalers, distributors, retailers, food sales outlets or Dhaba restaurants, clubs, canteens, and restaurants with annual Rs.12 to Rs.20 crores turnover.
  • Proprietary food items.
  • Production and processing of units of vegetable oil, including oil pressing units, by extraction process of solvents and by refineries. With an annual turnover of Rs.12 lakhs to Rs.20 crores per annum.
  • All food production units, including re-packers, with a daily potential of not less than 100 kg/litre, up to 2 tonnes.
  • 3. Basic Registration: Food business operators such as small-scale food manufacturers and also small-scale manufacturers, processing units, carriers, retail chains, marketers, suppliers, etc. are needed to acquire FSSAI registration. However, the FSSAI registration in Uttarakhand is issued by the government of the state.


  • Under FSSAI, all small food businesses functioning in a particular province, region, city or town are given basic registration. This type of basic certificate must be subject to the state in which the firm is located. The eligibility criteria for the Basic FSSAI Registration are identified below:
  • The FBO likes wholesalers, dealers, distributors, food sellers, street vendors, bars, restaurants,
  • Dhaba, the hotels, restaurants, and storage with an annual turnover of less than 12 lakh.
  • Retailers with operations limited to sell food products.
  • Small factories manufacturing products themselves.
  • A food store or stall.
  • Businesses that sell food in a social or religious gathering, other than a caterer.
  • The cottage industry relating to food.
  • Dairy products units, which have the capability of producing or processing no more than 500 litres per day or up to 2.5 tons of milk solids per annum.
  • A slaughter capacity of no more than 2 large animals and 10 small animals and about 50 poultry birds per day.
  • Processing vegetable oil units in solvents and refineries including the oil pressing systems. With a capacity of up to 100 kg/litre (excluding milk and meat) per day.
  • Features of FSSAI

  • Framing regulations defining the requirements and guidelines relating to food articles and identifying appropriate structures for implementing the various requirements notified.
  • Identifying processes and criteria for accrediting food industry certification bodies involved in certifying food safety management systems.
  • Setting procedures and guidelines for laboratory accreditation and notification of such laboratories.
  • Providing scientific and technical assistance or guidance to the central government and state governments on framing policy and rules in areas of direct or indirect food safety and nutritional importance.
  • Capture and compile data on food intake, biological risk occurrence, and prevalence, food pollutants, residues of different contaminants in food items, recognize emerging threats, and incorporate a rapid warning system.
  • Constructing a nationwide information network to provide the public, consumers, local governing bodies, etc. with rapid, reliable, and factual information on food safety and issues pertaining.
  • Offer training programs for people involved in it or planning to engage in the food business.
  • Lead to the development of international health, sanitary, and phytosanitary quality standards.
  • Foster strong awareness of food safety and its standards.
  • Steps involved in FSSAI Registration through Vakilsearch

    Below are the steps involved in FSSAI registration through Vakilsearch

  • Step 1: We collect and verify the documents like Form B, list of partners, processing unit plan, food category list, NOC, etc.
  • Step 2: We file the FSSAI application on your behalf
  • Step 3: You procure the FSSAI License and enjoy legal benefits, goodwill, and create consumer awareness.
  • Documents required for the FSSAI Registration in Uttarakhand

    Various documents are required for obtaining an FSSAI license. The below mentioned are the common documents required for obtaining both FSSAI registration and FSSAI license.

  • Filled and signed Form B.
  • FBO's Photo Identity.
  • Proof of ownership of premises (for example, rental agreement).
  • Partnership Agreement / Incorporation Certificate / Articles of Association etc.
  • List of food items.
  • The document explaining the food safety management system plan.
  • Documents for obtaining state license:

    The conversion, renewal, and modification of the license require different forms and documents.

  • Filled and signed Form B.
  • Plan of the processing unit showing the dimensions and operation-wise area allocation.
  • A detailed list of proprietors, directors, and other partners including address, photo ID, and other contact information.
  • Fully furnished list of equipment and machinery used along with their name, quantity with the number, and installed capacity.
  • List with information about all the food items to be manufactured by the business.
  • A letter of authorisation from the manufacturer with information such as the name and address of the person nominated.
  • Water quality analysis report to be used to confirm portability.
  • Proof that the premises are owned.
  • Proprietorship certificate or affidavit.
  • NOC and manufacturer's license copy.
  • Certificate obtained as per Coop Act 1861 or the Multi-State Coop Act 2002.
  • Plan or certificate for food safety management.
  • Documents for obtaining a central license:

  • Filled and signed Form B.
  • Plan of the processing unit showing the dimensions and operation-wise area allocation.
  • A detailed list of proprietors, directors, and other partners including address, photo ID, and other contact information.
  • A letter of authorisation from the manufacturer with information such as the name and address of the person nominated.
  • Water quality analysis report to be used to confirm portability.
  • Name and list of equipment and machinery used with the number and installed capacity.
  • List with information about all the food items to be manufactured by the business.
  • Proprietorship affidavit or partnership agreement.
  • NOC and manufacturer's license copy.
  • Plan or certificate for food safety management.
  • Certificate released by the Ministry of Tourism.
  • Proof that the premises are owned by the business owner.
  • The municipal or local authority issued NOC.
  • Document supporting proof of annual turnover and transport.
  • A declaration form.
  • Source of milk, poultry, and other raw materials.
  • The certificate produced by the Ministry of Commerce for 100% EOU.
  • FSSAI-issued NOC / Partnership agreement.
  • DGFT released the IE code document.
  • Form IX.
  • The manufacturing and processing units need to attach a few additional documents. They are as follows

  • List with full name, mounted capability, and horsepower of the unit and machinery.
  • Report on water quality analysis to be used in food by officials or laboratories.
  • The complete food category to be produced must be mentioned.
  • A letter to the Authority sent by a nominated authorized individual, with name and address, along with a substitute authorized person, specifying the powers given to them in the form of inspections, sampling collection, packing, and dispatching officers.
  • Layout / Blueprint Plan for the processing unit with meter / square meter measurements and area allocation mentioned.
  • Consequences and Penalties for Non-Compliance

    Any person registered or licensed under the FSSAI shall conform to the rules and regulations set out in the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006. The Food Protection Officer carries out a general review of the facility of the food industry and decides the degree of compliance across the checklist. The food protection officer describes it in keeping with the standard of conformity as:

  • Compliance (C)
  • Non-compliance (NC)
  • Partial compliance (CP)
  • Not observed / Not applicable (NA)
  • According to the above, if necessary as per Article 32 of the FSS Act, 2006, the food safety agent may issue a warning of improvement. If the the business operator does not meet the improvement notice, the officer can cancel the license after allowing the licensee to show cause. Any food business operator negatively affected by an improvement notice may appeal to the State Food Safety Commissioner. Their decision shall be challenged by appealing to the Food Safety Appeals Tribunal / High Court.

    The penalty for different types of non-compliance is listed:

  • Food quality not complying with the Act - The fine amount is Rs.25,000/- for a 2 lakh turnover petty manufacturer.
  • For a sub-standard food condition - The fine amount is Rs.5 lakhs.
  • For misbranded foods - The fine amount is Rs.3 lakhs.
  • For a false description of the food or misleading advertisement - The fine amount is Rs.10 lakhs.
  • For a failure to comply with the direction of the Food Safety Officer - The fine amount is Rs.2 lakhs.
  • For unhygienic processing or manufacturing - The fine amount is Rs.1 lakh.
  • For extraneous food matter - The fine amount is 1 lakh.
  • Penalties:

    There are two types of penalties imparted on the food business by FSSAI.

    Penalty for delayed renewal of the FSSAI License

    If the application documentation has not been finished within the specified period, a penalty of Rs.100 will be imposed per day until the FSSAI license renewal process is finished.

    Penalty for delayed renewal of the FSSAI Registration

    The food authority will again collect licensing fees if the renewal of the existing license has still not been finished within the given time limit. A difference will be perceived between the expiry and renewal dates. The FBOs will be asked to apply for a new license to proceed with the business operation under FSSAI registration in Uttarakhand. All FSSAI registrations and the food licenses will be considered as valid until renewal confirmation after 30 days from the license's expiry date.

    History of FSSAI and recent updates

    The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) is the Food Corporation of India, established in August 2011 according to the Food Safety and Standards 2006 provisions. Although it was founded by the Government of India's Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, FSSAI is regarded as an autonomous organisation.

    The Government of India has appointed the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI). The Chairman is in the same rank of India's Secretary of Government.

    The Indian Food Safety and Standards Authority has a regulatory body in all Indian states to license all food businesses within every state. As a result, an FSSAI license is granted to every food business operator in Uttarakhand through the FSSAI regulatory body at Uttarakhand. FBOs may include food manufacturers, distributors, food stall owners, etc. They need to receive a 14-digit license number or enrollment number, which will then be displayed on the food packages.

    After its establishment, there have been several changes to the FSSAI regulations. The following are the latest updates:

  • It was reported in February 2020 that FSSAI set specific guidelines for the large packaged sweets market within the country. It is a move that will see these packaged foods' producers and suppliers reduce the use of sugar, fat, salt, and make good use of the raw materials in their food products.
  • In May 2020, the Food Safety Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) launched an online training program to tackle the challenges of ensuring undistracted food supply while maintaining the risk of SARS-COV-2 contracting. SARS-COV-2 is identified as the cause for coronavirus (Covid-19) disease. The training program is designed to protect the people involved in the chain such as the workers, clients, and others.
  • FAQs on Food License in Uttarakhand

    As per which section are penalties issued?

    The rules apply to offences and respective penalties that are specified under section 48. Penalties are provided from Section 49-67 of the Act. Information about these penalties is also available on the FSSAI website.

    Does this law make imported food any safer?

    Yes. The FSSAI is involved in the process of creating the import-food regulations which are always considered by the Scientific Committee, the Food Authority, and notified in the Official Gazette once it is approved by the central government.

    How many scientific panels have been constituted in the Food Authority?

    As per section 13 of the Act, the Food Authority has appointed the following eight Scientific Committees, consisting of independent science experts:

    • Functional foods, health supplements, nutritional products, and others;
    • Sampling and analytic method;
    • Food additives, flavourings, food products manufacturing, and processing aids;
    • Nutritional contaminants;
    • Natural hazards;
    • Pesticides and residual antibiotics;
    • Labelling and ads/claims; and finally
    • Genetically modified species and alimentary materials.

    What protocol is practised for choosing a Scientific Committee or Jury members?

    Inviting researchers to express their interest through journals, blogs, and direct communication with leading research institutions and scientific institutions in the country.

    The Food Authority's assessment team assessed the response obtained from scientists based on their comprehensive bio-data, reporting, research records, citations, publications, etc. The evaluation matrix included their unique risk management skills, demonstrated academic competence, publishing record, willingness to engage in the meetings, professional review of research work, and ability to operate in a multidisciplinary setting.

    The scientists’ names shall then be placed before the Food Authority for approval and inclusion under each Scientific Panel and Scientific Committee.

    What tends to happen when the approval is awarded for the food item or preservative or an ingredient?

    Once approval or rejection is given, the product ( preservatives or ingredients ) will fall within FSSAI 's respective databases, i.e. approved or not approved. In the case of a successful outcome, the supplier must update the license from the central licensing division for the approved product. For a refuse case, there is currently no mechanism to challenge the authority's decision.

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