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