Need for FSSAI license for food business in India


Why Food Business In India Is Important?

Indian food industry is one of the world’s largest food market and it is estimated to reach 6 trillion by 2019.The food industry is one which does not get affected by business cycle.It is one of the evergreen industry.
Government of India has a dedicated regulator to monitor food business in India known as FSSAI department,where FSSAI stands for Food Safety and Standards Authority of India.

In this article we will all about FSSAI license,rules and regulations.The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) is an agency of the Ministry of Health and Family welfare ,Government of India.The FSSAI is for safeguarding and encouraging public health for purpose of regulation and supervision of food safety.

FSSAI controls all types of food business operation in a country and also has hands over powers at a number of levels to other designated authorities like the FDA to speed up process of allowing registration and licenses.

Why Food Business In India Is Important?

Indian food industry is one of the world’s largest food market and it is estimated to reach 6 trillion by 2019.The food industry is one which does not get affected by business cycle.It is one of the evergreen industry.
Government of India has a dedicated regulator to monitor food business in India known as FSSAI department,where FSSAI stands for Food Safety and Standards Authority of India.

In this article we will all about FSSAI license,rules and regulations.The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) is an agency of the Ministry of Health and Family welfare ,Government of India.The FSSAI is for safeguarding and encouraging public health for purpose of regulation and supervision of food safety.

FSSAI controls all types of food business operation in a country and also has hands over powers at a number of levels to other designated authorities like the FDA to speed up process of allowing registration and licenses.

What is the need of FSSAI rules and regulations ?

This is like one stop shop at all laws and department control.
Connecting point for all matters related to food safety,standard,regulations etc.
Simple licensing authority for me or more articles of food.

What is food business license ?

A Food Business Operator License is a license granted by the FSSAI is a license granted by the FSSAI that the Food Safety and Standards Act of 2006 has made it mandatory for the entities involved in activities related to
manufacturing ,processing ,packaging ,storage,transportation,distribution of food,import and includes food services,catering services,sale of food or food ingredients etc.

Who is required to obtain license under FSSAI regulations ?

FSSAI license or registration is obligatory for all kinds of entities that are running food business.Any one who are handling ,processing ,manufacturing ,selling ,serves,stores,distributes,transports or imports food generally known as FBO ,Food Business Operators.It is also applicable to street food vendors.

Why is Food Buisness Operator License required ?

There are several intention why food license is required for the safety of consumers or people.This license can be used as a effective marketing tool so as to boost for business.Also with the purpose to make sure of quality of food in your business and for the benefits of a solid and increase in customer base.

When the time comes for a business to go for expansion in different areas or outlets,one can easily do so with the usage of FSSAI license.Moreover ,the license can also make it easier for one to get bank loans for funding which is required for expansion.
FSSAI logo can also be used be in the menu card and pamphlets to make publicity of your food’s superior quality
over these etc.

Services that require the food license.

A food business is engaged in manufacturing,import,processing ,packaging,storage and distributing food.It also offers the following types of service.

Restaurant
Catering services
Bakery
Sweet shop
Cafe
Warehouse
Homemade food business such as homemade pickles,homemade chocolates,homemade jams etc.
Food truck
Food tech etc.

A food business need to fulfill with several laws and regulations to obtain license and to carry out its services
and sell its product in India.

Penalty and Offences under FSSAI regulations.
Inter alia are:

PURPOSE & AMOUNT

Not having FSSAI license – Imprisonment for a period of 6 months also with a fine which may extend to 5 lakhs.

Food quality issues -Penalty upto Rs 5 lakhs if food sold does not match required quality standard.

Substandard food -Penalty upto 5 lakhs.

In case of death-Penalty not less than Rs 5 lakhs .

In case of serious injuries-Penalty upto 3 lakhs.

Validity and renewal:

The validity of a Food License prolongs from 1 to 5 years and depends upon the number of years that is chosen by the food operator. According to FSSAI guidelines, every single person with FSSAI license have to apply for renewal at least 30 days prior to the expiration of validity of existing license and in case the License is renewed after the expiry time then a penalty would be imposed. Therefore, it is advisable to renew the Food License on time in order to avoid penalties.

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