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Licensing FSSAI gov in
The Government has made the process of FSSAI licensing online. Once you register, you will be given a 14 digit registration number. Depending on the case and type of business, the type of registration will differ.
The different types of Licensing FSSAI gov in are:
FSSAI Basic Registration:
Food business operators which have an annual turnover below Rs.12 lakhs like petty food manufacturers and also the small-sized manufacturers, storage units, transporters, retailers, marketers, distributors etc. are required to obtain the Basic Registration. Basic registration can be upgraded to the FSSAI State license later as your business grows.
FSSAI State License:
Food business operators with an annual turnover of upto Rs. 20 crores [Small to medium-sized manufacturers, large storage units or medium / large transporters, retailers, marketers or distributors] are expected to obtain the State License and Licensing FSSAI gov in.
FSSAI Central License:
Large food businesses with a turnover of above 20 crore need to obtain a Central License. An exception to the rule above is when you have operations in more than one state or when you have to import and export food. If you have operations in more than one state or import / export food, you need a Central License irrespective of your revenue.
What happens if you do not apply for an FSSAI License?
The immediate consequence will be deregistration of your business from any food-tech platform you have listed on Licensing FSSAI gov in.
Secondly, if you own a food business of any sort or work in a position of responsibility at one, you can be imprisoned for a period of upto 6 months and be made to pay a fine of up to Rs. 5 lakhs. Given the seriousness of the consequences, every food business is advised to immediately get themselves registered. And on the food which is supplied, please make sure to mention your 14 digit registration number, particularly on packaged food.