The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has been established under Food Safety and Standards, 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.
Business with turnover more than INR 20 Cr annually have to apply for Central FSSAI license.
The FBOs carrying on the following kinds of business are mandatorily required to obtain an FSSAI Registration/License:
► Hawkers who sell packaged or freshly prepared food by travelling (usually on foot or movable carts) from one location to another.
► Dairy Units including Milk Chilling Units, Petty Milkman and Milk Vendors.
► Wholesaler, supplier, distributor and marketer of food products.
► Hotels, Restaurants and Bars.
► Vegetable Oil Processing Units.
► Slaughtering houses such as meat shops, mutton shops, chicken shops, lamb meat, etc.
► Meat Processing and Fish Processing units.
► All Food Manufacturing/ Processing units that include Repacking of food.
► Proprietary food and Novel food.
► Cold/refrigerated storage facility.
► Transporter of food products having a number of specialised vehicles like insulated refrigerated van/wagon, milk tankers, food wagons, food trucks, etc.
► Canteens and Cafeteria including mid-day meal canteens.
► Food Vending Agencies and Caterer.
► Dhaba, PG providing food, Banquet halls with food catering arrangements, Home Based Canteens and Food stalls in fairs or religious institutions.
► Importers and Exporters of food items including food ingredients.
► E-Commerce food suppliers including cloud kitchens.
► PAN Card
► Aadhar Card
► Other supporting documents as per requirement.