What is FSSAI License?
The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI)
This is established under Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 which consolidates various acts & orders that have hitherto handled food related issues in various Ministries and Departments. FSSAI has been created for laying down science based standards for articles of food and to regulate their manufacture, storage, distribution, sale and import to ensure availability of safe and wholesome food for human consumption.
WHY FSSAI LICENSE?
With the rise of FSSAI (India’s Latest Food Safety Law), food businesses have begun to see the importance of compliance with the new food laws. Since the law is young it is constantly getting updated, and keeping up with the changes can be a challenge. Many companies do have a hard time in understanding which aspects of the law are applicable to them, and how they should go ahead and implement the requirements of the law. Food licensing in India is mandatory since 2011 by FSSAI for every food related activity. If they fail to maintain an FSSAI License, then the consequences can be imprisonment of 6 months or FINE of Rs.2 Lakhs to Rs.10 Lakhs.
BENEFITS OF FSSAI LICENSE
Helps in starting food business in INDIA
Acceptance of food product and/or service, on both National and International platform
High degree of consumer confidence in quality & safety of food
A separate license by the Licensing Authority for each food product(s) and for one or more establishment(s) in the same local area.