FSSAI Food Business: Is it necessary for every food business to take license from FSSAI, know the rules.. 


The food and drink of India is diverse. The people here are not only fond of food and drink. This hobby sometimes brings him into the food business. Today, in the era of modernity, many websites are also doing online food business. Many types of processed food products are being sold through online websites. Today the food market has become so big that from snacks to tea-coffee stalls and small and big food corners are also earning good profits. If you also want to do any big food business like a restaurant, cafe, food processing unit, or food chain, then it is mandatory to get a license, which is obtained from the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI).


To understand in simple language, it is mandatory to obtain a license from FSSAI to do food business in India. It is the responsibility of those doing food business to ensure the safety, quality, and standards of their food products so that customers remain confident in their food products.

Taking a license from FSSAI also becomes necessary because nowadays fake and adulterated food items are being sold in the market. In such a situation, to get a license from FSSAI, the quality and standards of the food products have to be checked, which can also reduce the possibility of food adulteration. To get it made one has to go through high standards.

Why get an FSSAI license?
There are many food lovers all over the world, but today people buy only good quality and good standard food while ensuring health awareness. FSSAI also ensures the reliability of food products.

This is not only important to protect the interests of the customers, but it is also good for the image of the company manufacturing the food product. This ensures that every food product of this brand is compliant with all types of food regulations and is completely safe to consume. For this, a 14-digit number is issued by FSSAI, through which you have to mention your food product.

How to get a food license
  To get an online license from the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) for food business, one has to register by visiting the official website foscos.fssai.gov.in, after which one can get the license by paying a prescribed fee, however The licensing process and charges are also different for each type of business.

For this, you can check your eligibility by visiting the official website https://foodlicensing.fssai.gov.in. After this, the licensing process starts. If you want to submit an offline application, you can also contact the local Food Safety Officer. For this, the applicant has to submit some important documents.

PAN card of application
Aadhar card
passport size photo
Photo ID of the food business owner
Articles/Certificate of Association/Corporation or Partnership Deed
A list of food items for FBO to handle
Food security system management plan


How many types of licenses are there?
Licenses are made for different categories from FSSAI. It depends on what business you are doing. As per the rules, FSSAI issues a basic registration, state license, and central license.

If the annual turnover of the food business is less than Rs 12 lakh, then you can get basic registration under FSSAI, which can be upgraded as the business expands.
The state-level license of FSSAI is also issued for food business with annual turnover up to Rs 20 crore.
If the annual turnover is more than Rs 20 crore, it is mandatory to get a national-level license. This license is given only to those traders whose food business is spread in other states or is engaged in import-export within the country and abroad.
If the owners or responsible people associated with the food business do not get themselves registered, they may have to pay 6 months in jail and a fine of Rs 5 lakh.

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