1. What is the FSSAI license?
FSSAI is an abbreviation used for Food Safety and Standards Authority of India. FSSAI license or Food License is mandatory compliance before starting any food business. All the manufacturers, traders, repackers, as well as, restaurants also known as Food Business Operators (FBOs ) who are involved in food business must obtain food safety license.
2. What are the types of FSSAI Food license?
There are three types of FSSAI Food license: FSSAI Basic registration, FSSAI State License, FSSAI Central License.
The eligibility for a particular type of FSSAI license depends upon the Annual turnover of the Food Business
FSSAI Basic Registration: For Food Businesses with an Annual turnover of up to ₹12 lakh
FSSAI State License: Food Businesses with an annual turnover between ₹ 12lakh to ₹ 20 crores
FSSAI Central License: FBOs with an annual turnover in excess of ₹ 20 crores
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3. How to renew FSSAI license?
The statutory food license issued by FSSAI is valid for a maximum time period of 5 years. Before the validity of your current license runs out, it is advisable to get your FSSAI license renewed in order to avoid any hiccups in smooth operations of the business. Food license can be renewed 30 days before the expiry of FSSAI online license. You need to provide your current license number to our team. We will re-file the FSSAI Form A and FSSAI form B for FSSAI renewal.
4. Do I need a common FSSAI for operating in multiple states?
In order to ensure smooth business operations for your food business spanning across multiple states of the country, you will need to obtain a Central FSSAI license for the Main Branch or Head Office and the state licenses for each individual state.
5. How to get a license for a restaurant?
The process for getting restaurant license or catering license is similar to the other licenses. Apply online at this site for FSSAI restaurant license. FSSAI registration or food license will be sent to your office. Food and safety license for the restaurant can be easily applied online.
6. What are the benefits of getting the Food lIcense?
Consumers become confident of safe food handling and preparation practices of the FBOs
Empowers producers to innovate and keep their standards of food and its quality above par consistently
Helps establish one governing regulation for your products and avoid the hassle of multiple other regulations.
Empowers organizations with the power to free-flowing trade at mass without compromising consumer safety.
FSSAI licensing also assures consumers that food dispensed to them is free from adulterants and is not sub-standard.
7. What is Improvement Notice & who issues improvement notice?
FSSAI improvement notice is a document issued by the Designated FSSAI Officer in case a particular Food Business Operator is found to be in Non-Compliance with the regulations mentioned in Section 32 of the Food Safety and Standards Act of 2006.
8. Can my FSSAI license be suspended?
Yes, the Designated Officer (DO) can suspend your food license if they find that the FBO has failed to comply with the improvement notice issued by them.
9. How does the Designated Officer (DO) check for compliance?
Food Businesses have to undergo a rigorous check of compliance with regulations and rules laid out in the FSS Act of 2006. This check is performed by the Food Safety Officer also knowns as the Designated Officer (DO). After performing a thorough examination of the premises and food handling practices, the DO marks the compliance levels of the FBO as follows
Not Applicable/ Not Observed (NA)
10. Can I file an Appeal against the Improvement Notice?
If any FBO has been aggrieved by the improvement notice issued to them by the Designated Officer (DO) they can file an appeal to the State Commissioner of Food Safety. In addition to this, the decision of the State Commissioner can also be put to a challenge with an appeal towards the Food Safety Appellate Tribunal/ High court whose decision will be deemed as final.
11. What is the time frame for making the appeal to the Commissioner?
15 days from the issue of the notice of the decision