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FSSAI Registration process for Food Storage Activities

FSSAI Registration process for Food Storage Activities

What is FSSAI registration / License?

FSSAI: Food Safety and Standards Authority of India is an autonomous body which works under the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, GOI. FSSAI Registration or License is responsible for protecting and promoting public health through the regulation and supervision of food safety. In this article, we have discussed about the FSSAI registration / License process for Food Storage Activities.

 

FSSAI registration: FSSAI registration is a 14-digit registration Number or a Food license number which must be printed on food packages or Displayed in Premises. This 14 digit FSSAI license number gives data about the producer’s permit or enrollment subtle elements, and the assembling state.

FSSAI Registration for Food Storage Activities

  • Storage (Cold / Refrigerated): Cold/refrigerated storage is an activity where refrigerated / frozen food products in packed or unpacked conditions are stored for further distribution in refrigeration / freezing storage facilities.
  • Storage (Controlled Atmosphere + Cold): Controlled Atmosphere storage is an activity where food products in packed or unpacked conditions are stored for further distribution in controlled atmosphere storage facilities. A controlled atmosphere, generally used for storage of dry commodities & agricultural produce in which the concentrations of oxygen, carbon dioxide and nitrogen, as well as the temperature and humidity of a storage room are regulated.
  • Storage (Except Controlled Atmosphere and Cold ): Storage is an activity where food products in packed or unpacked conditions are stored for further distribution in storage facilities, also called warehouses, go downs etc.
  • Under the Food safety and standard Act, 2006 (FSSAI act) one cannot deal in any kind of Storage activities without am FSSAI License.

Criteria for getting FSSAI registration / License for Food Storage Activities

Criteria for getting FSSAI registration for Food Storage Activities

Storage capacity

FSSAI Central License

FSSAI State License

FSSAI Basic License

Storage – Cold / Refrigerated

More than 10,000 MT

Up to 10,000 MT

Turnover up to Rs. 12 Lakhs per annum

Storage – Atmospheric Controlled + Cold

More than 1,000 MT

Up to 1,000 MT

Turnover up to Rs. 12 Lakhs per annum

Storage Without Atmospheric Controlled + Cold

More than 50,000 MT

Up to 50,000 MT

Turnover up to Rs. 12 Lakhs per annum

 

FSSAI Registration process for Food Storage Activity

Following are the simple steps to obtain FSSAI registration:

Choose the type of required license:

  • Firstly step is to choose the type of license or registration is required as per your business.
  • If your food business is newly established then it will require FSSAI registration.
  • If your food business is old, the license will be required depending on your business turnover.

Choose the type of your business:

  • The next step is to decide the type of business for which you will apply for FSSAI registration / license.
  • FSSAI has fixed various kind of business categories for food business operators to apply for license or registration.
  • Here for all the Food storage Activities FSSAI License under heading the storage shall be applied.

Create a login on FSSAI site:

  • Once the type of business and the kind of business has been decided, the next step would be to login to the FSSAI site.
  • The applicant needs to create a user id on the FSSAI site and generate the user id and password.

Filling the FSSAI application form:

  • Next after creating a login, you required to fill the form.
  • There would be two forms to select from.
  • Form-A for registration & Form-B for license.
  • After selecting the form accordingly, fill all required fields, and choose the food code for which you are applying.
  • FSSAI has categorized the food and has specified Food code for various food products.

Attach the required attachment:

  • After filing up the form applicant needs to attach the required documents like applicant I’d and address proof, business address proof, FSMS declaration, Simple declaration, and many others as per the type of license.

Refer: The complete list of Documents required for FSSAI registration / License for Food Storage Activities.

Make payment for license or registration:

  • After filling up the form and attaching the applicant of the documents will move on the payment page where he has to make the payment for the application which will be as per the fees per year.

Time taken to get an FSSAI registration

  • A basic FSSAI License can be issued within 10 to 30 days.
  • A State and Central license can take a time period of 30 to 60 days.

Validity of FSSAI Registration

  • FSSAI licenses issued to food businesses are valid for a period of 1 to 5 years as chosen by the Food Business Operator.
  • It is mandatory to apply for license renewal 30 days before the expiry of the existing license.
  • Non-renewal of licenses can fetch a fine of Rs.100 per day until the renewal is done .
  • Any lapse in renewal within the stipulated date can result in the old license becoming deactivated and businesses will have to apply for a fresh license.

 

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