Food License in Meghalaya

This ‘Abode of Clouds’ provides a great platform for food retailers with the footfall of tourists from all over India. Get a food license here and make it big in the food business!

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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

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Procurement of the License

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

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Food License in Meghalaya - Overview

Food License is a crucial requirement for any food business in Meghalaya. The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) issues a 14 digit license number to food business operators in the state. This license is a testimony to the fact that the food items have undergone standard quality checks.

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Benefits of the FSSAI Registration

  • Consumer awareness
  • Use of FSSAI logo
  • Helps in business expansion
  • Competitive edge
  • Improved customer base
  • Business Image
  • Online selling of food products
  • FSSAI License valid for five years,
  • Checklist Requirements for Food License Registration for Meghalaya

  • Any food Business Operator with an annual turnover of up to Rs. 12 lakhs.
  • Minor retailers dealing in food products.
  • Any person who manufactures or sells any food products.
  • The sale of food is done by limited stallholders.
  • Any person who gives food in any spiritual or social gathering, except a caterer.
  • Eligibility Criteria for FSSAI Central License

  • Dairy units including milk chilling units rigged to process or handle even more than 50,000 litres of liquid milk on a daily basis.
  • Vegetable oil processing units by the process of solvent extraction and refineries including oil expeller units that are processing more than 2 MT (Metric Tonnes) per day.
  • Cattle slaughtering units that serve 50 + large animals or 150+ small animals or 1000+ poultry birds on a daily basis.
  • Meat processing units that process 500 kg of meat daily or 150 MT on an annual basis.
  • All food processing units including the repackers process more than 2 MT(Metric Tonnes) per day, except for grains, cereals, and pulses milling units.
  • All the producers of proprietary food products.
  • 100% of export adopted units
  • All import food items including additives and food ingredients for use of commercial purpose
  • Storage units with a controlled atmosphere and cold environment with a capacity of more than 50,000 MTs.
  • Cold or refrigerated storage with a capacity of more than 10,000 MTs.
  • A controlled atmosphere, cold storage with a capacity of more than 1,000 MTs.
  • Wholesalers who have a turnover of more than Rs.30 crores on an annual basis.
  • Retailers who have a turnover of more than Rs.20 crores on an annual basis.
  • Distributors who have a turnover of more than Rs.20 crores on an annual basis.
  • Suppliers who have a turnover of more than Rs.20 crores on an annual basis.
  • Caterers who have a turnover of more than Rs.20 crores on an annual basis.
  • Hotels with a five-star rating.
  • Transporters who have more than 100 vehicles or turnover of more than Rs.30 crores on an annual basis.
  • Food catering services in organizations and units under Central Government Agencies like the Defence Department.
  • Storage or wholesalers or retailers or distributors placed in Central Government Agencies.
  • Who requires an FSSAI Registration?

    FSSAI registration or food license is required for all types of food-related businesses. Even if you are thinking of starting a food-related business that involves food processing or manufacturing or distributor then it’s required from the start irrespective of the turnover.

  • Build your customer trust in terms of protection
  • Helps in the removal of multiple legal regulations.
  • It helps in promoting innovative products.
  • Types of FSSAI Registration

    All small food-related businesses require legal registration to start a business in India. In this legal registration, business incorporation entities like private limited company or proprietorship firm, etc are included. There are mainly 3 types of food licenses or FSSAI License category concerning each food-related business.

    FSSAI Basic Registration

    FSSAI basic registration is required by small businesses with a turnover of less than Rs. 12 lakh in a year. So if you are just starting your business then it requires only a basic FSSAI or food license registration. Turnover is calculated every year.

    FSSAI State License Registration

    If you have the FSSAI basic registration and the turnover of the 12 lakh rupees in a year, but if it is less than Rs. 20 Crores then it is expected as FSSAI state license registration.

    FSSAI Central License Registration

    If you are starting an import-export business or want to supply to the various government departments then it requires FSSAI central license registration. It also requires a large scale turnover of more than Rs. 20 Crore in year companies.

    What is the FSSAI License Number?

    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.

    Procedure for FSSAI Registration

  • FSSAI registration is started by submitting Form A to the food and safety department.
  • This application can be accepted or it may be rejected by the department within 1 hour from the application time and it is communicated to the applicant in writing.
  • If the application is accepted, then the department will permit a registration certificate with the registration number and the photo of the applicant.
  • Food Business Operators (FBO) should particularly display the certificate of registration at the place of business during the business hours.
  • Documents Required for Food License in Meghalaya

  • Firm name/Company name
  • PAN card soft copy (Individual/Proprietor/Partner/Director)
  • Aadhaar card soft copy (Individual / Proprietor / Partner / Director)
  • Photo (Individual/Proprietor /Partner/Director)
  • Email id and Mobile number
  • Full address with pin code
  • Business type (Wholesaler/Retailer/Distributor/Restaurant/Hotel)
  • Turnover supporting document.
  • NOC /PA document issued by FSSAI.
  • IE code issued by DGFT.
  • Declaration form.
  • FAQs on Food License in Meghalaya

    What is the purpose of the FSSAI?

    The FSSAI preserves the food quality levels to assure safety and satisfaction to every consumer, on behalf of every Food Business Operator. The FSSAI License plays an important role in developing controlling procedures.

    Is the FSSAI license compulsory for traders?

    It has been observed that many merchants and dealers, even small dealers hesitate to apply for this License. But now it is compulsory to acquire FSSAI License for traders or all food business operators who are engaged in the food business.

    How to renew FSSAI License?

    To maintain the business it is expected to be renewed before the expiry of the FSSAI license validity. One had to apply 30 days before the FSSAI License or registration Expiry date.

    What is the food and safety department?

    It is related to the FSSAI Department who develops rules for food-related articles and the completion of policies. It also provides technical and scientific support to the central government regarding food-related articles, and it acts as a collection of food-related data consumption with general consciousness about the Food Standards and Food Safety.

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