FSSAI registration is an abbreviation used for Food Safety and Standards Authority of India. FSSAI license is mandatory before starting any food business. All the manufacturers, traders, restaurants who are involved in food business must obtain a 14-digit registration or a license number which must be printed on food packages.
This step is taken by government’s food licensing & registration system to ensure that food products undergo certain quality checks, thereby reducing the instances of adulteration, substandard products and improve accountability of manufacturers by issuing food service license. FSSAI Online Registration is done through Legalraasta (FSSAI license consultants). FSSAI online registration is done through legalraasta for basic and central level. For state, the FSSAI registration is done through offline mode.
After obtaining Food License, you need to take care of FSSAI Annual Compliance specified by the FSSAI Act. As Food business operator, you have to submit an Annual return to FSSAI Department by 31st May of following financial Year, the return can be filled in form D-1. In the Form D-1, you need to declare complete details about the business activity like manufactured quantity or Export or Import Value and Gross. FSSAI Return is applicable irrespective of turnover in a Financial year or business activity.
As A Food Business operator, it is mandatory to apply for FSSAI registration or Food License depending on business nature. in case you failed to obtain the FSSAI License, you shall be liable for a punishment of Rs. 5 Lac with imprisonment for a term 6 Months. Read more about the FSSAI Non-Compliance Penalty It is advisable to obtain FSSAI Registration before you start a business.