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FSSAI stands for food safety & standards authority of India that regulates nation wide food regulations. FSSAI registration draws its regulatory powers from food safety and standards act, 2006. Any business entrepreneur who is planning to start their business in the food processing segment has to first register with the Food safety & standards authority of India.
Functions of FSSAI
FSSAI has a multi-dimensional approach in the context of Indian society; in the light of this there are various functions of FSSAI Registration:
- Framing of rules/regulations/standards/guidelines.
- Enlightening the consumers with the food security information and various issues of concern.
- Framing the mechanism and guidelines of certification.
- Enforcing standards as per FSSAI registration act.
- Offers training & developmental programme for all food business.
- Spreads general food security awareness in the general public.
- Acts as an advisory body to centre/state in matters of food policy.
- Notifying a list of authorized laboratories.
- Collect food sample so as to check its ingredients in food.
- International level representation of food safety & standards authority of India.
FSSAI Registration Documents
Before actually proceeding with FSSAI registration, certain documents need to be submitted with the authority, to supplement your application process. Please find the list of documents required for FSSAI registration in India:
- Form B (signed by partner/director).
- Processing unit layout plan.
- Director’s identification details.
- Plant/machinery/Heavy equipment installed.
- Proof of identity of Partner/director/proprietor.
- Category of food manufacturing.
- Partnership deed/AOA/MOA.
- Food safety management plan.
- No Objection Certificate from municipal authority/local body & state pollution control board.
- Waste management/disposal plan.
FSSAI Registration Procedure
FSSAI Registration in India is for all food manufactures of varied sizes which include small & marginal retailers, temporary/permanent shop establishments or any cottage industry having an annual turnover amounting to more than INR 12 lakh. Food businesses which cross the above threshold limit are required to obtain FSSAI registration in India.
Recently in 2017 FSSAI has launched a system of Food licensing & registration system (FLRS) which made the FSSAI registration completely electronic.
Steps Required in FSSAI Registration
- File form-A application with the prescribed fees
- Inspection by the FSSAI registration authorities
- Application process of food license
- Self-declaration form-B
- Commencement of food business after FSSAI license is issued
- Renewal of FSSAI license.