How to Obtain FSSAI License in Bangalore?

Posted on: 2018-06-21 03:08:04

The FSSAI (Food Safety and Standards Authority of India) license is an initiative of the Indian Government. The main aim behind starting it was to make sure that there was no compromise on the quality of the product, that it was not adulterated in any way whatsoever, that the quality of the product was a lot better compared to what it was earlier, and to make sure that the manufacturers were accountable at all times. Each and every food business in India needs this license from this authority body in order to perform its business. It is obligatory for all manufacturing units as well as distribution units.

Introduction to the FSSAI License

All the restaurants, and even street food vendors, need approval from FSSAI to do their business. It does not matter how much they earn in a year – they have to have this license. Operators in the food business of India need to apply for this irrespective of the scale that they are operating at. Normally this license provides you a 14 digit license or registration number that is printed on the package of your product.

The FSSAI license is classified into 3 types. We can say that there are three categories of food license in India such as

  1. Basic license
  2. State license
  3. Central license.

You can apply for the basic license if your turnover is lower than INR 12 lakh. If your turnover is between INR 12 lakh and INR 20 crore you can apply for a state license. If your turnover exceeds INR 20 crore you should apply for a central license.

And the business operators can choose the food license based on their root. Apart from this, a normal food business operator must require the basic food license. If your products are superior quality to others, safety and healthy, no adulteration, value for money, more demanding and you want to expand the business then you can go for state or central license.

Why does a Food Business Operator Need a License?

There are several reasons as to why FBOs (food business operators) such as you need to apply for this license apart from the fact that it is mandatory. You need to make sure that your consumers do not fall ill or their safety is not compromised in any way after consuming your product. The license happens to be a great tool of marketing and this is one reason why it can boost your business to such an extent. The license is necessary to make sure that you are able to provide the finest quality of food to the people.

This license also helps you stay at par with the statutory requirement of the government as well. This is a recognition from the union ministry of health and assures the common consumers that you are providing the finest quality of food to your consumers. The FSSAI license can help you expand your business quite easily as well. With the help of this license you would also find it easier to raise money from financial institutions such as banks and expand your business. You can use the logo on pamphlets and menu cards as well and it would be a sign of the fact that the food you are selling is superior to others in terms of quality.

Services that Need this Food License

As is stated by laws in India each and every FBO has to apply for this license and procure it. A food business is basically one that takes part in making, storing, packing, and distributing food. It could also be one that imports or exports food, and processes food. The following kinds of entities are regarded as FBOs and they needs FSSAI authorization:

  • Restaurants, boarding houses, and clubs that serve food
  • Canteens of schools, offices, colleges, and various other institutions
  • Warehouses
  • Catering services
  • Homemade food businesses like chocolates, jams, and pickles to name a few
  • Bakery
  • Food trucks
  • Sweet shops
  • Food technology service providers
  • Cafes
  • Banquet halls that have arrangement for food catering
  • Food vendors such as dabbawallas

As far as FBOs are concerned there are a wide range of rules and regulations that it has to follow in order to get this license just so that you are able to sell their products and services in the market.

Penalties and Offences as Per FSSAI Rules

If you do not have an FSSAI license you could be imprisoned for as long as 6 months and you may have to pay fines that are as high as INR 5 lakh. If you have issues with the quality of your food you may have to pay a fine of INR 5 lakh.

The penalty is the same in case of subpar food. In case someone dies by eating your food you would have to pay at least INR 5 lakh. In case someone is injured seriously you may have to pay a maximum fine of INR 3 lakh. The figure is same in case of other injuries as well.

Renewal and Validity of FSSAI License

The license has to be taken for a period of at least a year. At the most it can be availed for 5 years.

As an FBO you can apply for a license on the basis of the demand and supply of the product in question. As far as small vendors and startups are concerned it is better to have at least a basic license. When the business expands you can go for a central or state license as well. If you want to renew it you should apply for the same at least 30 days before the validity period expires. If you fail to appeal within this period you may have to pay fines as well. This is the reason why you should apply for the same within the prescribed time.     

Getting the FSSAI license/ Registration in Bangalore

You can forward your online application for the FSSAI license to the following address in Bangalore:

Food Safety Commissioner for Karnataka,

Commissioner of Health & Family Welfare Services,

Health & Family Welfare Services,

Public Health Institute,

Sheshadri Road, Bangalore – 560001

You can also call 9069142028 for help in this regard. In fact, as far as getting this license is concerned you can seek help from registration agents working in the Garden City. They happen to be licensed by the authority body itself and would thus help them get the job completed with ease. These agents employ experts with regards to the kind of food license that would be just what the doctor ordered for you. However, it is always better to keep checking the internet and getting touch with the authorities in order to get the latest information in this regard.

Food Operators Need to Keep in Mind the Essential Things on Food License:

  • Every food business operator must be licensed/ registered
  • If FBO is operating in more than one state, one additional Central License for Head/ Registered Office is required.
  • Importer to take one single Central License at their IE Code address
  • One premise with multiple kinds of business is eligible for one license/ registration only
  • Every food business operator must comply with the conditions of license/ registration

How to Apply for FSSAI License Online in Bangalore Karnataka

FSSAI provides opportunity for Food Business Operators (FBOs) to apply for online registration through FLRS (Food Licensing & Registration System) to get the license/ certificate all over in India.

The process of application for FSSAI license and registration in Bangalore, Karnataka covers under the rules and regulations of FSSAI and getting license for FBO happens according to their business eligibility whether they are eligible for only Registration or State License or Central License as per their capacity/ turnover.

The food business operators like manufacturers, storage, importers, wholesaler, retailer, distributor, supplier, caterer, hotel, restaurant, transporter and marketer are need to acquire their license based on their annual turnover/ production or storage capacity.

Here are the 4 steps for FSSAI registration which help you to know and understand the documentations, fee structures and process of FSSAI license.

Before filing the application form, you need to read the fee structure/ payment mode and supporting documents list which is must required for it.

Documents Required for Basic Registration Certificate

  • Photo of food business operator
  • Identity proof like Aadhaar Card/ PAN/ Voter ID/ Driving License/ Ration Card
  • NOC by Municipality/ Panchayat, Health NOC
  • Declaration certificate to be uploading.

Fees for Basic Registration/ License Certificate as per FSSAI

Basic License Fee Structure

For new registration certificate

INR 100/Year

For renewal of registration certificate

INR 100/Year

For duplicate of registration certificate

10% of the applicable certificate fee

List of Necessary Documents Required for State License

There are a host of documents that you need to provide in order to get a state license from the FSSAI. They may be enumerated as below:

  • Form-B
  • No objection certificate (NOC) and copy of license from manufacturers
  • Blueprint or layout plan of the processing unit 
  • Food safety management certificate or plan
  • List of directors, partners, proprietors, or executive members of the trust or society
  • Procurement plan for milk and source of milk
  • Lists and names of machines and equipments being used
  • Source of raw material in case of meat and meat processing units/plants.
  • Address proof and photo ID of proprietors, partners, directors, or authorized signatory 
  • Pesticide residues report of water
  • List of food categories that the company wishes to make
  • Recall plan as and where may be applicable
  • Authority letter with address and name of responsible persons who have been chosen by the manufacturer
  • NOCs from local administrative bodies such as municipalities
  • Bacteriological and chemical analysis report of water that would be used in order to make the food
  • Form IX
  • Proof of possession of company premises
  • Certificate provided by the ministry of tourism – HRACC (Hotel and Restaurant Approval and Classification Committee (India))
  • Affidavit of  proprietorship or partnership deed, or memorandum and articles of association     
  • Self declaration of number of vehicles or documentary proof that supports turnover stats – this is applicable only for transporters
  • Copy of certificate that has been procured as per the Coop Act – 1861 or Multi State Coop Act – 2002
  • Declaration form – this is applicable only in case of Himachal Pradesh and Delhi

Fee structure for State License/ Certificate

License for Manufacturer/ Miller

Fees Per Year

For New License

 

Hotels up to 4 Star

Rs. 5000

Above 1 MT production per day

Rs. 5000

From 10,001 to 50,000 LPD of milk or 501 MT to 2500 MT of solid milk production per annum

Below 1 MT production per day

Rs. 3000

From 501 MT to 10,000 LPD of milk or 2.5 MT to 500 MT of solid milk production per annum

All Food Service Providers including Restaurants/ Boarding Houses/ Clubs/ Canteens (in Schools, Colleges, Office, Institutions)/ Caterers/ Banquet Halls with food catering arrangements/ Food Vendors/ Dabbawallas and other food business operators.

Rs. 2000

For Renewal of License

Depends on number of years selected.

For Modification of License

Fees for modification of license for 1 year will be charged same during modification.

For Duplicate of License

10% of license fees is applicable

Documents required for Konkan/ Indian Railway License

The above mentioned document list for state license is necessary for getting Konkan/ Indian Railway license. So you need to prepare the essential papers at the time of application.

List of Documents is Necessary for Getting a Central License

To obtain a central license for your food business in any part of India; obviously, it is essential to prepare huge documents for it.

Include the below documents along with above mentioned document list for state license:

  • Certificate from Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Department of Commerce for 100% export oriented unit (EOU).
  • Supporting document to show the proof of annual turnover.
  • NOC/ PA document issued by FSSAI department.
  • Import Export (IE) Code certificate issued by DGFT.

Fee Structure for Central and Konkan/ Indian Railway License

Registration Type

Central License Fee (1 Year)

Indian Railway License Fee (1 Year)

For New Application

Rs. 7500

Rs. 2000

For Renewal of Application

Rs. 7500

Rs. 2000

For Modification of License

Rs. 7500

Rs. 2000

For Duplicate License/ Certificate

10% of License Fee is Applicable

10% of License Fee is Applicable

Here the steps are taken to make an application for FSSAI registration:

Step 1: In first step, you have to check your business on FSSAI portal https://foodlicensing.fssai.gov.in which falls on what type of license category based on your eligibility of FBO (Food Business Operator). Accordingly, you will have to go for that registration in Step 3.

You can register your food business for Simple Registration/ State License/ Central License as per the category of your business under the FSSAI Law by choosing the correct one option from the portal.

  • If your food business comes under small category, turnover within Rs. 12 lakhs then you are eligible for Basic License Registration.
  • If your food business comes under medium category, turnovers between Rs. 12 lakhs to Rs. 20 crore; then you are eligible for State License Registration.
  • If your food business comes under large category, turnover exceeds Rs. 20 crore then you are eligible for Central License Registration.

For each (Basic, State and Central) license, the applicant/ FBO has to SIGN UP and create new Username and Password for the application process which has mentioned in step 2.

Note: It is important that the applicant/ FBO must have a valid and active Email ID and Mobile Number, because the login details shall be generated automatically by the system and mailed/ SMS you same accordingly.

Step 2: In second step, Sign Up your FBO by clicking on “Sign Up”; fill the field online, create your Username and Password and click on “Register” button to complete the FBO sign-up process successful. A confirmation mail will be sent to your E-mail and Mobile Number for verification and future purpose.

Step 3: In third step, you will be logon to Existing Users Login, choose your own business type in FLRS (Food Licensing & Registration System) and fill the application form with all field and attach the necessary documents then submit it.

For Simple Registration: Form-A application is required to file by the FBO for Basic Registration/ Renewal of Registration under the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006.

FORM-A FSSAI registration application needs to be filled by the applicant with affixing photograph and signature and submit this along with the supportive documents. It is a must required document which helps to get FSSAI basic license.

For State and Central Registration: FORM-B FSSAI Registration application form is required to file by FBO/ applicant for State and Central License. Fill the application Form-B and certify the applicant signature and submit it. Form-B FSSAI license is a mandatory document which needed to filing for acquiring state or central license.

After submission of application online, the applicant/ FBOs should take a print out of that Online Application Form which is generated through the system and submit the same physical application to Regional Authority/ State Authority with all supportive documents within the 15 days from the date of online application.

Step 4: In fourth step, the FBO/ applicant can apply for Modification, Renewal and Duplicate License Certificate through FLRS.

Some businesses are efficient and productive; preparing good food for their happy customers and owned trust from them as went on through proper legalization. As you are building out your business, think about the product quality, create a brand and take protection need for it.  By registering your business name with specific regulatory will be the right legal steps to enforce the business.

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