What Should Companies Be Doing to be Registered Under The Right Categories of the FSSAI?

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The FSSAI is an autonomous body that protects the interest of the consumers when it comes to food processing and the sale of food items in India. Some of the roles they handle are:

  1. Creating regulations later used as guidelines when it comes to articles of
  2. Putting down mechanisms and guidelines for bodies in charge of reviewing food safety management and food businesses
  3. Providing scientific advice and technical support to Government bodies framing policies and rules in connection to food safety and
  4. Gathering information relating to food consumption, incidents and prevalence of biological risk, contaminants in food, residues of contaminants in food products, identification of emerging risks and introduction of rapid alert
  5. Providing training programmes for people involved or intending to work in food businesses.

What are the various requirements to register under the FSSAI?

There are three main categories of registration and finding the right one is very important. People and establishments going through this process should meet the requirements and have all the documents needed.

The eligibility details of various FSSAI registrations are stated below:

Basic FSSAI Registration and Licence

  • Food business operators like wholesalers, distributors, suppliers, retailers, food vending establishments, hawkers, club, canteen, Dhaba, hotel, restaurants with an annual turnover of less than Rs. 12 lakh
  • Petty producers self-manufacturing
  • Makeshift stalls selling food products
  • Businesses selling food at a social or religious gathering, other than caterers
  • Cottage industries associated with food
  • Units producing vegetable oil by solvent extraction and refineries including oil expeller system providing not more than 100 kg/litre per day (except milk or meat)
  • Dairy units involved in procurement/collection/handling/chilling of milk, having a capacity of not more than 500 litres a day, or up to 5 Metric tonnes of milk solids annually
  • Slaughterhouses with a capacity of not more than 2 large animals or 10 small animals or 50 poultry birds a day

State Food Registration and License

  • FBO like suppliers, wholesalers, distributors, retailers, food vending establishments or Dhabas, clubs, canteens and restaurants with an annual turnover between Rs. 12 lakh to 20 crores
  • Units producing vegetable oil by processing, solvent extraction and refineries including oil expeller units with turnover within Rs. 12 lacs to 20 crores annually
  • Hotels rated 4-star or less
  • Storages with a less than 50,000 metric tonnes annual
  • Dairy Units including milk chilling units, with a daily limit to handle or process, among 500 to 50000 litres
  • Slaughterhouses with a capacity of more than 2 and up to 50 large animals or more than 10 and up to 150 small animals or daily capacity of more than 50 up to 1000 poultry birds
  • All food processing units including re-packers, with a daily capacity of not less than 100 kg/litre to up to 2 metric tonnes

Central Food License and Registration

  • FBOs like restaurants, retailers, distributors, and suppliers with an annual turnover of more than Rs. 20 crore
  • Units manufacturing and processing vegetable oil by solvent extraction and factories including oil expeller unit, with a capacity of over 2 metric tonnes per day
  • Dhaba, club, canteen, and other food vending establishments with branches spread across more than one state with an annual turnover of more than Rs. 12 lakh
  • Wholesalers with an annual turnover of not less than Rs. 30 crores
  • Hotels rated 5-star or more
  • Units involved in only food production or processing
  • Importers importing food ingredients or additives
  • Caterers working under Central Government or related agencies
  • Storages with a capacity of more than 50,000 metric tonnes
  • Dairy Units (including chilling units), with a capacity to handle or process, over 50,000 litres per day
  • Slaughterhouses with a capacity of over 50 large animals or more than 150 small animals or more than 1000 poultry birds per day
  • All food processing units including re-packers and excluding grains, pulses, and cereals milling units with a capacity of over two metric tonnes per day
  • All FBOs involved in producing an item of food, additive or its ingredient, using some new process or technology, and/or a combination thereof, whose safety has not been established yet by the

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