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
We file the FSSAI application on your behalf
You procure the FSSAI License and enjoy legal benefits, goodwill and create consumer awareness.
The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) is an autonomous body constituted under the Government of India's Ministry of Health & Family Welfare.
The FSSAI has introduced a law to regulate the process of food production, distribution, storage, import, and sale, as well as the availability of safety for human consumption. Under the act, each food business owner will have to obtain a food license to sell food that is safe for consumption.
An FSSAI license is the single most important license required for food business operators in India. All qualifying food operators, such as producers, transporters, distributors, retailers, etc., are also required to have an FSSAI license prior to business startup. But, you don't just need to get an FSSAI license, in addition, it's equally necessary to renew your license from time to time.
The validity of an FSSAI license varies from 1 to 5 years, which depends on how many years the food operator wants the license. And the cost increases with the number of years that it is issued. Therefore, as per the FSSAI guidelines, you will have to apply for the license to be renewed within 30 days of the expiry of the existing one.
Basically, there are three different types of FSSAI License. They are
If the company's annual turnover is less than Rs. 12 lakhs, the food business operator must be registered with Type A of Registration.
If the company's annual turnover is between Rs 12 lakhs and 20 crores then the food business operator shall apply for a State license (Form B).
If the company's annual turnover is above 20 crores, then Central License (Form B) will be applicable to the food business operator.
You gain the legal right to sell ‘food’ products via your food business, by securing an FSSAI license. You can sell your food in terms of quality, price, and features without any compromise.
Displaying your FSSAI logo will authenticate and publicize your brand. In addition, it is mandatory to show your logo on containers, cards, or boxes.
Most significantly, you have the ability to extend your food network quickly by having the paperwork done effectively in an authorized manner, via an FSSAI license.
Today’s consumer knows the concept of FSSAI license very well. Thus, they make sure to check for the FSSAI mark before buying any food products. If an FSSAI logo is affixed to your products then the customer will trust in purchasing your product.
The applicants below are eligible for an FSSAI license in Telangana. The FSSAI license is divided into two different categories. They are as follows:
|Each food processing unit including re-packers and re-labelers||(more than 100 kg / ltr daily to 2 MT daily).|
|Vegetable oil processing sectors and vegetable oil production units through solvent extraction processes and refineries including oil expeller units||(up to 2 MT for a day and turnover of above 12 lakhs per year).|
|Dairy units like chilling milk units designed for handling or processing||(501 liters to 50,000 liters of milk per day or more than 2.5 MT to 2500 MT of milk solids per annum).|
|Slaughter||1) Big animals - a scale of above 2 and up to 50 per day. 2) Small animals - Above 10 and up to 150 per day. 3) Poultry - Above 50 and up to 1000 birds of poultry per day)|
|Meat processing sector||(over 5000 m of meat per day or over 150 MT per year).|
|Wholesaler||(Turnover up to 30 Million)|
|Retailer||(Turnover up to 20 Crore)|
|Supplier||(Turnover up to 20 Crore)|
|Distributor||(Turnover up to 20 Crore)|
|Each food processing unit including re-packers and re-labelers packers||(Above 2 MT per day).|
|Vegetable oil processing sectors and vegetable oil production units through solvent extraction processes and refineries including oil expeller units||(More than 2 MT per day).|
|Dairy units like chilling milk units designed for handling or processing||(Above 50,000 liters of milk for a day or more than 2500 MT of milk solids per year).|
|Slaughtering||(Large animals above 50 per day, Small animals above 150 per day, Poultry birds above 1000 per day).|
|Meat processing sectors||(Above 5000m meat for a day or 150 MT per year)|
For other businesses:
|Wholesaler||(Turnover of above 30 Crore)|
|Retailer||(Turnover exceeding 20 Crore)|
|Supplier||(Turnover of more than 20 Crore)|
|Distributor||(Turnover of above 20 Crore)|
Go to the official website of the FSSAI Licensing and Registration System of Telangana.
One should apply for FSSAI registration renewal 30 days prior to the expiry of the license, to avoid the late fee for the renewal process You also have to pay Rs. 100 per day as penalty fee, on failing to renew the license on time.
The food license renewal process is also similar to the general FSSAI registration process
If you receive no response from the authority even after 60 days, then you can run your food business without waiting for an answer.
Is the FSSAI license mandatory for the import and export of food products?
Yeah, the FSSAI central license is mandatory in the case of import and export of food products.
How long will the central license be valid?
The central license will be valid for 1-5 years, depending upon the years you have applied.
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