17 March 2023
Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (“FSSAI”) is a statutory body that monitors and regulates food safety in India. The FSSAI was established under the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 (the “Act”). It ensures that the food products being manufactured and sold undergo quality checks, thus curtailing the sale of sub-standard products. It is responsible for the registration and licensing of food business operators (“FBO”) in India and lays down the rules and regulations for running food businesses in India.
FSSAI registration or licensing is mandatory for every FBO in India. The license or registration type depends on several factors including but not limited to (a) the size of production; (b) managing nature of food business activities; (c) range of operations, etc. Obtaining FSSAI registration ensures food safety and quality, and is essentially a certificate of assurance with respect to food safety.
The process of obtaining FSSAI registration/ license is simple and straightforward. Every FBO must submit an application for registration/ state/ central license with the Food and Safety Department or online on the Food and Safety Compliance (FoSCoS) portal. The application must be accompanied by the requisite documents, a list of which can be found on the FoSCoS portal, and the same must be submitted to the department while filing the application. If the application is accepted, the FSSAI will grant a registration certificate containing the registration number and the photo of the applicant. The certificate of registration must be prominently displayed at the place of business of the entity. In conclusion, obtaining FSSAI registration or license is necessary for every FBO in India. It not only ensures food safety, but also comes with a package of benefits for FBO businesses.
Whether you are just starting as an FBO or are already an established name in the industry, FSSAI registration or licensing is mandatory. Obtaining FSSAI registration/ license allows registered FBOs to use the FSSAI mark alongside its branding/ packaging, which adds a lot of credibility to the FBOs’ offering.
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