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Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) is a self-governing organization established under the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India which works for the food safety and regulations in India. FSSAI was formed under the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 and is responsible for promoting and protecting people’s health through the supervision and regulation of food safety in India.
FSSAI issues food licenses to food business operators across India. FSSAI license has to be obtained by various food business operators, including traders, manufacturers and food stores owners. FSSAI registration is equally important for food business operators.
Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 is the law that covers FSSAI. The 14-digit FSSAI code is neither alphanumeric nor alphabetical; it is numeric in nature. You require different licenses for operating your business in various states, for every single state, separate license number is required. You can’t start your food business without obtaining the FSSAI license. It is compulsory to display FSSAI logo and license number on the label of food products. There are huge penalties if you operate food business without FSSAI license.
FSSAI License Registration is categorized under three categories as mentioned below:
- FSSAI Basic Registration Annual turnover below Rs. 12 lakhs for food businesses
- FSSAI State License Annual turnover more than Rs. 12 lakhs but below Rs. 20 crores for food businesses
- FSSAI Central License Annual turnover more than Rs. 20 crores for food businesses
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