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FSSAI Full Form, Functions, License, Eligibility Rules

FSSAI Full Form: FSSAI stands for Food safety and standards authority of India. It is a regulatory authority that constantly monitors all the Food Business Operators and checks for safe food manufacture, storage, and handling practices. What are the functions of FSSAI? Who all are eligible for FSSAI License? It is important for all the candidates to know the answers to all these questions as questions based on this topic can be asked in the upcoming competitive examination.

FSSAI Recruitment 2021

FSSAI is also conducting the FSSAI Exam 2021 for the posts of Assistant Director, Deputy Manager, Food Analyst, Technical Officer, CFSO, Assistant Manager, Assistant, Hindi Translator, Personal Assistant, IT, Assistant, Junior Assistant Grade-I. Candiates can check all the exam dates by clicking on the link mentioned below.

FSSAI Exam Dates 2021

FSSAI Full Form

FSSAI is a short form representing the Food regulatory Authority of India. The full form of FSSAI is Food safety and standards authority of India. This is a regulatory authority constantly monitoring safe manufacturing, storage, and handling practices of food business operators. 

The function of FSSAI is to check that FBOs are following all the rules and regulations and meeting the standards as mentioned in the FSS act 2006. FSSAI made it complimentary for all the food business operators to obtain the FSSAI registration.

What is an FSSAI License?

Food Authority of India issues a 14-Digit License Number to food business operators sanctioning rules and regulations under the FSS Act. The FSSAI License number is very important for all businesses that are dealing with food-related products and items. This number is imprinted on the food products along with the logo of FSSAI representing the authenticity of the product.

The process to obtain the FSSAI License is not complex. Follow the steps mentioned below to issue FSSAI License:

  • Visit the official website of FSSAI where the food license can be obtained.
  • Click on the Sign-Up Button
  • Create Login ID and Password
  • Provide all the required documents and wait for the verification.
  • Once the documents and information are verified, the FSSAI License Number will be issued.

All the online food Aggregator Apps are ordered by the regulatory authority to mention the FSSAI License of the restaurants featured on their website/app. Those failing to do so will be de-listed.

FSSAI License Eligibility

Most of the food business owners are doubtful whether their restaurants or food products are eligible for FSSAI License. Now we will be looking at the eligibility criteria of FSSAI License in detail.

  • FSSAI Registration can be done only by those food businesses who are indulging in the activity of storage, sales, distribution, repacking, labeling, and other food businesses.
  • These food businesses must have a maximum turnover of Rs. 12 lakh Annually.

FSSAI issues two types of Licenses – State and Central. Let us look at the State and Central FSSAI License Eligibility criteria.

Food Business owners who can apply for FSSAI License
State FSSAI License Central FSSAI License
Restaurants and Hotels 5 Star Hotels and above
Meat processing Units and Slaughtering Units Retailers, distributors, suppliers, and caterers mentioned for state license
Proprietary Foods Restaurants/ Food processing and handling chains
Food Processing Units inclusive of corresponding retailers and repackers 100 % export-oriented food processing/production units
Vegetable Oil Processing Units as well as Production Units Food processing units, re-labelers, and repackers
Dairy Units inclusive of Milk Chilling units Refrigerated storage holding a capacity of 10,000 Metric Tonnes or more
Wholesalers with their annual turnovers amounting to Rs. 30 Crores or more

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Frequently Asked Questions: FAQs

Q. What is the full form of FSSAI?

Ans: The full form of FSSAI is “Food Safety and Standards Authority of India”.

Q. What is the function of FSSAI?

Ans: The function of FSSAI is to regulate laws and regulations linked to food and its products.

Q. How to get FSSAI Food License?

Ans: The FSSAI license can be obtained on the food licensing website by creating an FSSAI Login ID and passwords.

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