Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) is an autonomous authority to provide a Food License to every food businesses in India. FSSAI is responsible for protecting and promoting public health through the regulation and supervision of food safety. FSSAI makes sure that the food business runs with appropriate license and a quality check. The food businesses are required to follow the FSSAI rules and guidelines. FSSAI is in entirely responsible for setting the standard and principles and controls for the welfare of food businesses in India.Read More
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1. Preparation of Application Form
2. Preparation of Documents to be submitted along with Application
3. Filing of Application
4. Issuance of FSSAI Licence
Basic License - INR 999
State Licence - INR 3,499
Central Licence - INR 5,999
Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) is an autonomous authority to provide a Food License to every food businesses in India. FSSAI is responsible for protecting and promoting public health through the regulation and supervision of food safety. FSSAI makes sure that the food business runs with appropriate license and a quality check. The food businesses are required to follow the FSSAI rules and guidelines. FSSAI is in entirely responsible for setting the standard and principles and controls for the welfare of food businesses in India.
As per the Food Safety and Standards (Licensing & Registration of Food Businesses) Regulations, 2011, the guidelines were laid down regarding the fee structure for the Food Business Operators.
All the food businesses in India are mandatorily required to obtain FSSAI Registration and in case if any food business operates without a valid license, they are liable to penalty under the Act.
FSSAI Registration Fee is partitioned into the government expense and expert expense. Government expense formally charged by the govt for the application handling charge and an expert charge is charged by the Professional to set up your application.
FSSAI registration is segregated in three different types such as Basic registration, State registration and Central registration, the FSSAI fees for these registrations are mentioned below:
1) Basic FSSAI License - Annual turnover below 12 lakhs. Government fees - 100/- per year
2) State FSSAI License - Annual turnover above 12 lakhs and below 20 crores. Government fees – INR 2000/- to 5000/- per year depending upon type of business i.e. manufacturer, retailer etc.
3) Central FSSAI License - Annual turnover above 20 crores. Government fees – INR 7500/- per year
Repacker / Wholesaler / Retailer
Repacker / Wholesaler / Retailer
Preparation of documents required for the application
Filing of Application with FSSAI
Uploading of documents with Department
Verification of details provided in an application by the authorities
Issuance of FSSAI Licence
In this age of information, the consumers have become more alert and informative about the quality of the food which they eat. With the number of diets and increasing of the healthy eating food options, people are required to know as to what they are consuming is not just safe but is of really good quality. More so after the recent controversy with Maggi, are proving the consumers have started to take the food safety standard seriously. Thus, food is proving that they have the FSSAI license, which can give you an added advantage of a solid and an increase in the customer base.
Most of the businesses identify getting an FSSAI license as an expensive, time consuming and an inconvenient process of documentation, thus they try to avoid getting the license. But, in reality, the process is not so cumbersome and there are a lot of consultancies that can help you get the license with ease. The actual cost which is required in order to achieve the license is less than what you will have to pay for it as the penalties if you are caught. It is thus advisable for any businessman to firstly get the license before you can even officially open your business.
Once you have the license, you can skillfully use the FSSAI logo in your menu cards and also in the pamphlets in order to publicise your food’s superior quality over others. This, however, gives you an edge over the many food operators who are not having the food license. All the packaged food are thus required to have an FSSAI number. The logo is seen as a mark of validity and also for assurance by the consumers. In fact, the selective customers want to consume food products specifically who are having the license. It helps you in developing a brand name.
When the time comes for your business to expand in other areas or outlets, you can easily do so with the use of your FSSAI license. The license will help you to establish your reputation and also qualification to grow your business in a new direction with ease. Moreover, the license can also make it easier for you to get bank loans and for funding which is required for expansion.
It is thus believed that there are more than 5 crore food businesses in the country while only 33 lakhs of them are registered with FSSAI. The importance of the quality standard is ever growing and it is beneficial in the short as well as in the long run for your business in order to have an FSSAI license.