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 –
We collect and verify the documents like Form B, list of partners, processing unit plan, food category list, NOC
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If you are planning to open a food business in Kerala, then you must avail an FSSAI License. The 14 digit license needs to be printed on the food packets. The food licensing and enrollment system is a government action to guarantee that the food products have gone through certain quality checks and are safe to be consumed. This develops the efficiency of food business owners to produce high-quality food.
The FSSAI issues three different kinds of food licenses, which are:
The three licenses, though, differ based on the scale of development of the food business which is remaining taken out. The following is a specific data on the three food licenses.
There are many types of Food Licenses and the one you need can be classified on turnover of less than 12 lakh - is known as a basic license.
The 14-digit number offers knowledge about the manufacturer’s license or certification details and the state of production, called an FSSAI number. The brand owner shall represent the FSSAI logo and his/her license number on the label or the name on the food package. In the case of imported food products, the dealer shall present the FSSAI logo and license number along with the signature and address of the importer on a label that is attached before customs clearance.
The license given to the FBO is valid from 1 year to 5 years as opted by FBO i.e. the FBO is required to renew the license after the conclusion of validity.
Always keep your FSSAI license up to date to avoid any penalty. And, renew it before your FSSAI license expires and it is constantly more suitable to apply for FSSAI registration renewal, the moment you get the information.
Go for your FSSAI License revision 30 days before the end of the license to avoid the charges of delayed renewal of food license. You will be required to pay Rs. 100 per day as a penalty, on leaving to renew the license.
However, take note that the FSSAI License will remain to be in force, throughout the time the sequences on the renewal application are given in the approval of the appellant. It must not exceed 30 days from the date of the expiry of registration or validity of the license.
How much does a FSSAI license cost in Kerala?
The government fee for the FSSAI State license is Rs. 3,000, suitable for products that are under 1MT and for milk units varying within 501 to 10, 000 LPD or 2.5 MT to 500MT per annum. A fee of Rs. 2,000 is appropriate for all food service providers (restaurants, clubs, canteens, etc.) It’s always good to have legal assistance for obtaining an FSSAI license.
Who requires an FSSAI license?
Companies with a turnover beyond Rs. 20 crores can practice for FSSAI central license. Possible food industry workers like importers, manufacturers, workers in central government, tracks, airports, seaports, etc. want to get a Central FSSAI license from the Food Standards and Safety Authority of India.
What is the main difference in FSSAI registration and licensing?
The major difference between FSSAI license and FSSAI registration is that FSSAI registration is needed for all small food business operators whereas any firm or substance that does not match as a ‘small’ food company operator is required to obtain an FSSAI license for operating a food company in India.
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