What is the full form of FSSAI?
The full form of FSSAI is the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India.
What is FoSCos?
Food Safety Compliance System (FoSCoS) is built using latest technology with a vision to have modern one stop pan-India IT platform for food safety regulatory needs, its launched by FSSAI. FoSCoS shall also be integrated with other platforms of Government of India such as GST, PAN, MCA etc. further ease out the processes for businesses and also ensure a 360 degree profiling of businesses.
Why Register Under FSSAI and get FoSCos License?
The FSSAI Registration is the legal process for all Food Business Operators (FBOs) in India to apply for getting the certificate that the available sold food is safe for human consumption. Register Now!
What are the types of FoSCos Food Licenses?
TBased on the annual turnover of the food business, the types of FoSCos Food licenses are:
- Basic FSSAI Registration - Annual turnover of less than Rs. 12 Lakhs
- State FSSAI License - Annual turnover between Rs. 12 Lakhs - Rs. 20 Crores
- Central FSSAI License - Annual turnover more than Rs. 20 Crores
How much does FoSCos Food License Registration under FSSAI cost?
The FoSCos Food Registration cost depends on the category and the duration of the Food License (1-5 years) you are opting for:
What are the documents required for FoSCos License Registration?
Any Govt. Identity like Aadhaar Card, Ration Card, Voter ID Card, PAN Card, Driving License.
What is the validity period for the FSSAI FoSCos License?
The FSSAI FoSCos License is valid for the period from 1 to 5 years. Hereafter, the particular FBO needs to apply for FSSAI License renewal.
What is FLRS?
FSSAI has introduced an online application that is named as ‘Food Licensing and Registration System’ or FLRS. It verifies the eligibility of food-related businesses based on their business premises and the kind of procedure recognized with the business person. FLRS is introduced for the food business entities to apply online for the FSSAI license.
Currently, The FLRS is used by 5 Regional Offices of FSSAI that are in New Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Chennai, and Kerala.
How to check my FSSAI FoSCos License Renewal status?
FSSAI license renewal can be done for 1-5 years and it is necessary for every food business in India. You can contact our Food Licensing experts on 08069029400 and get to know your FSSAI license renewal status by them.
Do I need to issue a different FoSCos License for the different states?
Yes, you have to take a Central FSSAI license for the main branch or head office and the State FSSAI licenses for any specific state. To assure a stable food business operation across the various states of the country, register now!
I am importing food items for selling in India even then it requires FoSCos Food License?
Yes, you will be needed to get a Central License for the specific address that is notified in the Import Export Code (IEC). For any import-export related business operation, FSSAI Central License is necessary.
Can I transfer my FSSAI License to someone else?
In case of the death of the FSSAI License holder, the FSSAI License can be shifted to the legal representative or any family member of the dead holder. The legal representative or the family member needs to apply to the concerned Authority to shift the license in his/her name.
I am planning to sell some Homemade food items online on a small scale, do I need to get a FSSAI enabled FoSCos License?
Yes. You require having an FSSAI registration to sale homemade stuff on an online platform particularly if your business is on a small scale, and the annual turnover is among 0-12 Lakhs. Register here!
What will happen if I forget to renew my Food License?
In case of forgetting to make a renewal of a food license, you have to pay a penalty of Rs. 100 per day within the specified validity time. Following that, your existing food license can be cancelled and need to apply for a fresh license.
I plan to start an import-export business. Do I need an FoSCos License?
Yes. But you must obtain your Import Export Code (IEC) first. Subsequently, apply for the FSSAI Central License before starting the business operations.
How can I make changes to my existing FSSAI Certificate?
In case you want to edit/modify/update the information contained in the existing FSSAI Certificate, you will need to apply for a modification with a fee equivalent to a license fee for one-year. To get free legal guidance on the related matters, connect with an FSSAI expert panel.
Is the FoSCos license needed for a catering business authorized by the Central Government?
It is mandatory for all catering establishments in India. Even the Indian Railways, Defense units, and Airports require this license as well.