Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) is established to exercise the powers granted to, and to perform the functions assigned to, it under the Food Safety and Standards Act. It is called as the Food Authority. FSSAI is under the control of Government of India and Ministry of Health and Family Affair. The FSSAI has been established under the Food Safety and Security Act of 2006 that sets standards for food products based on science and regulates their production, storage, distribution, sales and imports to ensure they are safe for consumption. As per the Act, no person shall commence or carry on any food business except under a FSSAI license or FSSAI registration. Therefore, any food manufacturing or processing or packaging or distributing entity is now required to obtain a FSSAI License or Registration.
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FSSAI registration for food business falls under one of three categories:
The documents required for FSSAI registration varies based on the license applied and the type of licensing.
For Small Food Business Operators (Annual Turnover below Rs. 12 Lacs)
For State License – Form B (Annual Turnover between Rs. 12 Lacs to Rs. 20 Crores)
For Central License – Form B (Annual Turnover above Rs. 20 Crores)