What is FSSAI License?
Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) is a statutory body established under the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India. The FSSAI has been established under the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006, which is a consolidating statute related to food safety and regulation in India. FSSAI is responsible for protecting and promoting public health through the regulation and supervision of food safety.
The FSSAI is headed by a non-executive Chairperson, appointed by the Central Government, either holding or has held the position of not below the rank of Secretary to the Government of India. Rita Teaotia is the current Chairperson for FSSAI and Shri Arun Singhal is the current Chief Executive Officer for FSSAI.
The FSSAI has its headquarters in New Delhi. The authority also has 6 regional offices located in Delhi, Guwahati, Mumbai, Kolkata, Cochin, and Chennai. 14 referral laboratories notified by FSSAI, 72 State/UT laboratories located throughout India, and 112 laboratories are NABL accredited private laboratories notified by FSSAI.
Why this License is Required?
FSSAI registration is mandatory compliance that ensures the safety of food products supplied or manufactured by various establishments in India. All the traders, manufacturers, restaurants who are involved in the food business must obtain a 14-digit license number which is printed on their food products.
Who can get FSSAI License?
Food Exporter & Transporters
Wholesale food business operators
Document Required for FSSAI License
Product Details – 1:
1. Common/ Generic Name
2. IFC Category Name, FSSR Product Name, CODEX Product Name
Product Details – 2:
1. CODEX Name
2. Brand Name
3. Country of Origin
5. Shelf Life
6. Method of Manufacture
8. Package Size
9. Serving size and servings per day
10. Additional Details if any
11. Actual/ Prototype of label
12. Product Specific Documents like Label, Accelerated/ Real-time stability, End use
1. Ingredient Name
2. Quantity per 100 Grams/ML
4. Nutrient declaration (Yes/ No)
5. Quantity in elemental form for ingredients with RDA limits
6. Additional Details if any
A. Common Additives:
1. Functional Class of Additive (Acidifying Agent, Emulsifier etc)
2. Additive Name
3. INS Number
4. Quantity per 100 gm/ml
B. Colors & Flavors (for multiple products under one application)
1. Brand Name/ Variant Name
2. Name of the Flavor/ Color
3. INS Number
4. Quantity per 100 gm/ml
List of Supporting Documents:
1. Product Related Documents
2. Ingredient Related Documents
3. Additive Related Documents
4. Label Related Documents
5. Affidavit Related Documents
6. Method of analysis Related Documents
7. Certificate of Analysis from NABL, ILAC accredited laboratories
8. Accelerated Stability Datasheet
9. Real-time Stability Datasheet
10. Undertaking and Form-9
11. Other Documents
Role of Shamkris and Process of FSSAI License
Shamkris adopts a results-oriented approach to compliance with mandatory licence requirements in the organization. A simple and guidance methodology help organisation to achieve licence in a timely manner and cost-effective. Shamkris support 100% in advisory, Guidance, Compliance with respect to license requirements to obtain approval.
The License process described below:
Advisory for the document required
Preparation of documents as per application & list of documents.
Inspection by the department if required
Yearly Compliance if Applicable
Renewal when due
Who can issue the FSSAI License?
FSSAI registration or License is mandatory for all types of food business operators in India whether they are transporters, distributors, manufacturers or caterers, etc. there are 3 types of registration available depending upon the annual turnover and type of the establishments or business.
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.