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A Food Business Operator License is a license granted by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India thatThe Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 has made it mandatory for entities involved in the activities related tothe entity to carry on activities related to any stage of manufacturing, processing, packaging, storage, transportation, distribution of food, import and includes food services, catering services, sale of food or food ingredients.
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Application to commence a food business must be made to the FSSAI license requires Online registration on FSSAI website and submit document file prepared according to licensing requirements as per Central/ State licensing/registration requirements.The application for Food Business Operator License in the prescribed format along withsupporting documents, Based on the application and supporting documents, FSSAI will accord approval.The list of documents required for conversion of license, whereas for new license application there are 18 to 24 types of documents to be attached to apply.
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Registration process starts from online applyingForm FC-3along Document and with a demand draft of Rs. 2000, towards “Pay and Accounts Officer, Ministry.
Copy of on-line application must be reached to CG within 30 days, after cessation of application. afresh on-line application only made after 6 months of previous application.
The FCRA dept. may visit the office & the project area & inspect the books of account &other records available. Decides to accept or reject the application
FCRA department issues a registration certificate and provides a permanent registration numberafter scrutinizing the documents.
Completion Time: As Estimated 120-180 Days after getting the complete Document set
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What is a Food Business Operator License?
A Food Business Operator License is a license granted by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India that allows the entity to carry on activities related to any stage of manufacturing, processing, packaging, storage, transportation, distribution of food, import and includes food services, catering services, sale of food or food ingredients.PFA,Act 1954 is now amended to new Food Safety and Standards Act (FSSA), 2006 introduced to improve the hygiene and quality of food has brought about tremendous changes in the food industry. Therefore, any organized food manufacturing or processing or packaging or distributing entity is now required to obtain a Food Business Operator License prior to commencing business.
FSSAI LICENSE REQUIREMENT FOR FOOD BUSINESS OPERATORS (FBO) AND ITS APPLICABILITY:
Food Business Operator License is issued by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), Ministry of Family Health & Welfare, Government of India.As per new FSSA Rules, 2011 all existing and new Food Business Operators (FBO) has to mandatory convert their existing PFA, FPO, MMPO Licenses to new FSSA License. It is mandatory to obtain FSSAI License before starting of any Food Business. This is applicable to all food units involved into Manufacturing, Processing, Import, Trading, Packing, Distribution, Storage, Transportation, Warehousing, Sales, Re-packing, Re-labelling, Wholesale, Retail, Hotel, Canteen, Dhaba, Restaurant, Club and Resorts or any kind of food business in India.
Why is Food Business Operator License required?
The Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 has made it mandatory for entities involved in the activities related to manufacturing, processing, packaging, storage, transportation, distribution of food or food ingredients to obtain a Food Business Operator License prior to commencing business.
Food Business License
Food Business Operator License issued by FSSAI is required for carrying on activities related to any stage of manufacturing, processing, packaging, storage, transportation, distribution of food.
Hawkers and Cottage Industries
Petty retailer, hawker, itinerant vendor or a temporary stallholder or small scale or cottage or such other industries relating to food business or tiny food business operator are exempt from obtaining Food Business Operator License.
Once a Food Business Operator License is issued, it is valid for one or two years. Before end of its validity, the license can be renewed for a further term based on the requirements.
Food Business Operator License can be divided into two categories State level License and Central License. Hotel, Restaurant and medium size food manufacturers are covered under State license. Large size food manufacturers come under Central licensing.
A separate Food Business Operator License required and issued for each location where food is handled. Therefore, an entity may have to obtain multiple food business operator licenses if it operates multiple locations.
Food Business Operator License can be obtained in 10-15 working days from the time of submission of application with the required documents. Rajput Jain & Associates can help obtain Food Business Operator License across India.
What are the categories of Food Business Operator License?
Food Business License can be mainly divided into two categories, state level license and central license. Hotels, Restaurants, Millers with production of less than 1MT per day and other small or medium scale manufactures come under the state level license. Food importers, caterers catering to Railways, Air, Defense establishments and large scale food manufacturers come under the purview of the central license.
Who must obtain Food Business Operator License?
Any person or entity involved in activities related to any stage of manufacturing, processing, packaging, storage, transportation, distribution of food, import and includes food services, catering services, sale of food or food ingredients must obtain Food Business Operator License. Petty retailer, hawker, itinerant vendor or a temporary stallholder or small scale or cottage or such other industries relating to food business or tiny food business operator are exempt from obtaining Food Business Operator License.
How to apply FBO (Food Business Operator)License & Process?
How to apply: FBOs will have to provide valid personal e-mail ID and and an active mobile number to apply for the registration/license through the online registration system. Upon successful submission, FBOs will be provided with a unique reference ID for the application. FBOs then need to take a print out of the application and attach the Demand Draft for the fee and supported documents required as part of the application and submit the application to the State Authority or Regional Office of Food Safety and Standards Authority of India, within 15 days from the date of submission of application online.
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Rajput Jain & Associates can help your business obtain Food Business Operator License in 15 to 20 days, subject to Government processing time.
Our Expert will prepare your Food Business License Application along with the necessary supporting documents that needs to be submitted to FSSAI.FBOs will be provided with a unique reference ID for the application.
Once the application is prepared,need to take a printout application & along with Fee Demand Draft and supported documents and submit the application to the State Authority or Regional Office of Food Safety.
Food Business License
Once the processing of the application is completed by the FSSAI. The concerned FSSAI office will issue the Food Business License typically with a validity of 1 or 2 years.
Please Note: License/Certificate can be applied for a maximum period of 5 Years.
|Particular||Central (1 Year)||State (1 Year)||Registration (1 Year)|
|New Application||Rs. 7500||View||Rs. 100|
|Renewal Application||Rs. 7500||View||Rs. 100|
|License/Certificate Modification||Rs. 7500||View||Rs. 100|
|Duplicate License/Certificate||10% of the Applicable License Fee||View||10% of Applicable Certificate Fee|
The process of application starts with identification of eligibility of your premise. Depending upon the installed capacity (in case of manufacturers) and/or turnover (for other Kind of businesses) and/or location, your premise may be eligible for any of the following categories:
What to track our application or track their applications for obtaining Food Business Operator License?
FBOs can apply for a food license or track their applications atfoodlicensing.fssai.gov.in.Food Safety and Standards Authority of India to facilitate Food Business Operators (FBO) in India to apply for License/Registration Certificate and track their applications during the course of processing.
Do I have to file any returns to maintain the validity of Food Business License?
No filings are necessary for maintaining the validity of the Food Business Operator License. Only renewal is necessary towards the end of the validity of an existing license.
How long is the Food Business Operator License valid for?
Food Business Operator Licenses are typically valid for one or two years. The license can be renewed before the expiry of an existing license.
How long does it take to obtain a Food Business Operator License?
Food Business Operator License can be obtained in 10-15 working days from date of application along with the required documents.
What is the penalty for operating a Food Business without License?
Operating food business without license is punishable with imprisonment of upto six months and also with a fine of not more than five lakh rupees.
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