FSSAI Registration

Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has been established under the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 which is a consolidating statute related to food safety and regulation in India. (FSSAI) is an autonomous body established under the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India. The FSSAI appoints food safety authorities on the state level. This act also sets up the formulation and enforcement of food safety standards in India. FSSAI license or FSSAI registration is mandatory any food business. Therefore, any food manufacturing or processing or packaging or distributing entity is now required to obtain a FSSAI License or Registration.    

Types of Food Registration/License

BASIC FSSAI REGISTRATION :
There is no license for small FBO’s only the registration is mandatory. There are many food business operators like retailers, marketers, distributors who require FSSAI registration for business. For Basic food registration in Rajasthan, the estimated turnover is 12 lakh rupees. The maximum tenure of this license is 5 years and the minimum is 1 year. Following are the FBO’s that need to apply for food license under the basic FSSAI: registration
  • Food business operators (manufacturers, producers, distributors, sellers, cafes, restaurants, hotels, etc) whose annual turnover is less than Rs12 lakhs.
  • Small cottage industries dealing in food items.
  • Dairy units involved in any food-related activities having a capacity of not more than 500 liters per day.
  • Having a slaughtering capacity of not more than 2 large animals or 10 small animals or 50 poultry birds per day.
  • Production of vegetable oils should not exceed more than 100 liters per day.
STATE FSSAI LICENSE:
 The Food business operators which have small-sized producing, transporting units, storing. These are small scale organizations that need to obtain their FSSAI License nu from State Government. It is required to have this operation in only one state. For State FSSAI License in Rajasthan, the estimated turnover is above 12 lakh rupees. The maximum tenure of this license is 5 years and the minimum is 1 year. The following are the FBO’s that need to apply for food license under the State FSSAI:
  • Food business operators (manufacturers, producers, distributors, sellers, cafes, restaurants, etc.) whose annual turnover is more than Rs12 lakhs.
  • Dairy units involved in any food-related activities having a capacity of not more than 500 to 50000 liters per day.
  • Hotels with 4-star ratings or less.
  • Slaughtering capacity of 2 to 50 large animals and 150 small animals.
CENTRAL FSSAI LICENSE:
 The organizations that are larger in size in terms of manufacturing, importers, exporters, sales need to acquire their FSSAI License from the Central Government. For the Central FSSAI License in Rajasthan, the estimated turnover should be around 20 crores and food business operators can expand their business in other states as well. The maximum tenure of this license is 5 years and the minimum is 1 year. The following are the FBO’s that need to apply for food license under the Food business operators ( manufacturers, producers, distributors, restaurants, cafes etc) whose annual turnover is more than 20 crores.
  • Hotels with 5-star ratings.
  • All the food business operators that want to expand their business in more than one state.
  • FBO’s having a slaughtering capacity of 50 large animals or more than 150 small animals

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