FSSAI License Categories in India
If you are a food business operator conducting any kind of business in India then you are automatically covered under the requirement of FSSAI License. FSSAI License is issued by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI). You are required to submit an application along with FSSAI License documents and FSSAI License fee prescribed by the department.
Who is considered as a Food Business Operator?
All the businessmen who are involved in food business irrespective of the nature of work they are doing are considered as Food Business Operator (FBO). It can either be a natural or a legal person and are required to ensure that all the rules and requirements relevant to their food business are met with.
What are the Categories of FSSAI License?
Depending upon the expected annual turnover of a food business hey can determine in which category they are required to apply for FSSAI License. FSSAI License is of three types including Basic, State and Central FSSAI License. Following is a brief description of different types of FSSAI License:
• Basic FSSAI License Registration
If your annual turnover is not expected to exceed 12 Lakh Rupees then you are required to apply for Basic FSSAI License.
• State FSSAI License Registration
If your annual turnover is more than 12 Lakh Rupees but is not expected to exceed 20 Crore Rupees then you are required to apply for State FSSAI License. This requirement is the same for manufacturing as well as for trading units.
• Central FSSAI License Registration
If you are involved in manufacturing or trading of food products and your annual turnover exceeding 20 Crore Rupees then you are required to apply for FSSAI Central License. There are some specified limits for businesses involved in food storage that are required to apply for Central FSSAI License. Anyone involved in Import/Export of food products is also required to apply for Central FSSAI License.