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Why Should I register my Food Business ?

First and foremost:Food Safety and Standards Act ( FSSA ), 2006 mandates all Food Businesses be Registered, Licensed. FSSA further stipulates All Food Business Operators (FBOs) in the country will be registered or licensed in accordance with the procedures laid down in Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006.

Who should register? : In simpler context a food business that has a turnover of less than Rs 12 Lac per annum.
  • who manufactures or sells any article of food himself or a petty retailer, hawker, itinerant vendor or temporary stall holder or distributes food including in any religious or social gathering except a caterer;
  • such food business including small scale or cottage or tiny food businesses with an annual turnover not exceeding Rs 12 lakhs.
Who should get License? : In a simpler context a food business that has a turnover of greater than Rs 12 Lac per annum. Any person desirous to commence or carry on any food business should make an application for grant of a license to the Designated Officer (DO) by submitting particulars of the food business.

Penalties: FBO operating without registration and license shall be liable to penalty which may extend upto Rs. 5 lakhs or shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term from 6 months which may extend to 7 years and also with fine up to Rs. 10 lakhs. 

Customer is the New King: Safer Food, Better Business ( SFBB ) is an innovative and pragmatic approach towards Winning Customer Confidence that brings more business, it’s a win-win situation. 

You will be Customers’ Choice: Team healthturf believes in helping Food Business Operators ( FBOs ) to be Food Safety Compliant. Food safety compliant FBOs are trusted and chosen by more Customers and individuals for making mindful food choices.

Save yourself from the fury of a Customer: The new law, FSSA, has empowered a Customer to initiate and register complaint against a food operator for lapses in the food safety.

Who all are FBOs and need to register? :
Food Business means any undertaking, whether for profit or not and whether public or private, carrying out any of the activities related to any stage of manufacture, processing, packaging, storage, transportation, distribution of food, import and includes food services, catering services, sale of food or food ingredients.

As per the Food Business definition, below listed food busineses needs to be registered, licensed;
All Food Manufacturers | All Food processing units including re-packers and re-labellers | Petty Retailer | Hawker | Itinerant Vendor ( temporary stall holder ) | Person responsible for Food Distribution in a social or Religious gathering | All Hotels | All Restaurants | Caterer | Club or Canteen | Corporate kitchen | Corporate Canteen Food Supplier | Corporate Canteen or Cafeteria | Tiffin Service Supplier | Food Outlet in a Food Court of a Mall |  Dhabha or any other Food Vending establishment | Retailer | Retailer or Wholesaler of Food Ingredients for example Grains, Pulses, Rice, Spices | Food Ingredients manufacturer or retailer | Wholesaler | Distributer | Supplier | Marketer | Food Storage entities Including Storage (except frozen), Storage (frozen), Storage(Frozen +CA) | 100 % Export Oriented Units ( EOUs ) | Slaughtering units | Meat processing units | Transporter of Food products for example Refrigerated Van/ Wagon, Milk tankers | Dairy units including milk chilling units | Importers importing Food items | Vegetable oil processing units | Food Catering services in establishments and units under Central Government Agencies like Railways, Airport, Seaport and Defence Services etc.

The list is exhaustive, if your food business is not listed above, you may give us a call to check and confirm.

Is it really simpler to register?:Team healthturf guides you with right documentation and procedure to make you Food Business Registration, Licensing almost effortless.

CONTACT HEALTHTURF : Dial our helpline at 09968.HEALTH that is 09968.432584