FSSAI State License

FSSAI State License
Every state in India has a food business of its own. People visit different states to experience indigenous food. A valid FSSAI State license is a must to run a successful food business.
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The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India, or FSSAI for brief, is an agency of the government that patrols India’s huge and varied territory to ensure food safety and quality. Setting standards, regulating the sector, and increasing consumer knowledge are just a few of the many functions that make it an essential organization for the nation’s food ecology. In addition to ensuring food safety, FSSAI’s work promotes economic growth, innovation, and trust in the Indian food industry. FBOs are subject to penalties for operating without a valid food license, as stipulated by the FSS Act of 2006. In addition to operating under the guidance of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, FSSAI bases all of its decisions on the aforementioned Act. Scroll down to check more about State FSSAI License Registration.

Role of Food Safety Standard Authority of India

  • Developing rules and standards for the food industry.
  • Launching food safety awareness efforts.
  • Establishing norms and criteria for food testing labs.
  • Issuing guidelines to food business owners.
  • Gathering data on pollutants in food goods in order to provide recommendations to the Indian government on additional provisions.
  • Using a quick alert system to identify problems in publicly available food products.

The FSSAI has backed stringent criteria for proprietary food facilities, as the majority of them operate without any regulations. FSSAI has mandated that the following facilities obtain FSSAI license without exception. According to the FSSAI, unregistered proprietary food units are not permitted to operate without a valid food license.

To guarantee the highest standards of food safety and hygiene, FSSAI has implemented required regulations for food bank operations and regulated the manufacturing, storage, sale, and distribution processes. In order to raise public awareness and provide reliable information on food safety and cleanliness, the authority has also established a legitimate information network.

Benefits of State FSSAI License Registration

The following are the benefits of State FSSAI License Registration:

  • Builds significant brand recognition among target end-users and the general public.
  • Increases a company’s creditworthiness.
  • Allows a company to attract more customers.
  • It Provides legal stability that unregistered rivals do not.
  • Assists the business owner in implementing best practices to ensure food safety.

Who needs a State FSSAI License?

  • Companies with a yearly revenue of less than Rs 20 crores but more than Rs 12 lacs that operate in a single state.
  • Establishment handling proprietary food products.
  • A facility for producing and processing vegetable oil that meets the above turnover criteria through the use of solvent extraction. 
  • Accommodations rated four stars or lower.
  • Dairy product handling facilities, such as Milk Chilling Units with 500–50,000 liters of production capacity.
  • Storages with an annual capacity of less than 50,000 metric tons.
  • An abattoir with a capacity of more than two and up to fifty huge animals. Or the ability to handle more than ten and up to 150 small animals. Or a daily capacity ranging from more than 50 to up to 1000 poultry birds.
  •  All food processing facilities, including re-packing equipment, with a per-day capacity of 100kg/L to 2 metric tons.

Documents required for State FSSAI License Registration

The paperwork needed to apply for State FSSAI License Registration is listed below: 

  • Information on important management individuals, such as directors, partners, owners, and executive members of society, including their actual addresses and phone numbers.
  • A copy of the property documents (if the applicant owns the business location).
  • A copy of the rent agreement and landlord’s NOC (if the property is rented).
  • Passport-sized photos of the license applicant.
  • Identification and proof of address of the license applicant.
  • Specifics on suppliers of raw materials.
  • Form-B is duly filled in and signed by the applicant.
  • List of machinery installed at the facility.
  • NOC granted by the local municipality.
  • Specifics of the food category and proposed food goods to be produced at the plant.
  • Import Export Code issued by the DGFT or the Directorate General of Foreign Trade.
  • Form IX.
  • Authorization letter with the name and address of the liable individual
  • Food Safety Management System

The requisite fees 

The applicant for a state food license must pay it using one of the following methods:

  • Treasury Challan,
  • Demand Draft (DD), or
  • Cash

The appropriate fee changes based on the food business’s capacity for production:

Manufacturer (Production Capacity)

License Fees/year (INR)

More than one million tons of milk per day, or 501 to 2500 million tons of milk solids a year.  

 5000/-

Lower than one Million tons of output 501 to 10,000 L/day of milk or 2.5 million tons to 500 million tons of yearly production of milk solid. 

3000/-

4 stars rating hotels

5000/-

All food service providers (including restaurants, canteens, clubs, caterers, banquet halls offering food catering services, Dabbawalla system, and other FBOs)

2000/-

Process for State FSSAI License Registration

The scope of operation and production volume are the main factors considered when granting an FSSAI license. Typically, obtaining a State Food license entails the following steps: 

Step 1: Setting up the aforementioned paperwork and submitting the application using Form B. 

Step 2: Use the online portal FoSCoS to submit the form to the licensing authorities. The normal fees must be submitted to complete the filing process. 

Step 3: Thorough examination of the application and supporting documentation by FSSAI staff.  

Step 4: If necessary, FSSAI authorities will perform an on-site inspection to determine the level of compliance at the premises. 

Step 5: The licensing authority grants the State FSSAI License (Note: If the application is not compliant, the licensing authority may withdraw it). 

Step 6: After obtaining the license, the business owner can begin operations. It should be noted that the license holder must have the license displayed at their business premises at the time.

Penalties Under the FSSAI Act 

Penalties for infractions committed by several categories of companies, such as One Person Companies, Private Limited Companies, and Limited Companies, are outlined in detail in the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India Act.

  • Misbranded and Sub-Standard

A person receives a fine of up to Rs 5 lakhs if they manufacture, market, or engage in other activities involving misbranded food meant for human consumption.

  • Involvement in Sub-Standard Food

Anyone directly involved in the manufacturing, distribution, storage, or import of food supplies that do not fulfill stated quality criteria for human consumption, whether personally or through a representative, will be held liable. Such conduct might result in fines of up to Rs 5 lakh.

  • Operating a Food Business without a License

Individuals or Food Business Operators who engage in activities such as selling, distributing, and so on of food goods without an FSSAI license, with the exception of those granted exemption under the FSSAI Act, face penalties of up to 6 months in prison and a fine of up to Rs 5 lakhs.

  • Unhygienic Food Processing or Manufacturing

Penalties shall be imposed when people process or manufacture food meant for human consumption in unhygienic conditions, either directly or through representatives. Penalties could reach as much as one lakh rupees.

  • Containing Extrinsic Matter

Penalties will be imposed on those who, directly or through agents, manufacture food items for human consumption that contain extraneous substances with the intention of selling, storing, distributing, or importing them. Penalties may reach a maximum of Rs. 1 lakh.

  • Selling Food without Meeting Quality Demands

Penalties may be enforced if a person or an FBO sells food to customers without following the terms of the FSSAI Act, the established guidelines, or failing to meet the buyer’s requirements for food quality or substance. The punishment for such infractions cannot exceed Rs 5 lakhs.

Furthermore, persons falling under Section 31, subsection 2, who fail to comply with the conditions may face FSSAI Act penalties of up to Rs 25,000.

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