Food and Safety Standard Authority of India (FSSAI) is an autonomous or self-governing body established under the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India.
It was established under the guidelines of the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 (FSS Act), which is an integrated enactment related to food safety and its regulation in India. It is the primary law for the regulation of food products and also aids the formulation and enforcement of food safety standard practices in India.
FSSAI is responsible for the following:
This license is granted to food business operators that cater within a particular area and whose annual turnover is not more than 12 lakh rupees. This license is valid for 1 to 5 years and is issued by the State Government
This kind of license is granted to various types of food operators, including suppliers, retailers, storage units, transporters, and others whose annual turnover is more than 12 lakhs but less than 20 crore rupees. Such food operators shall apply for a state license from the State Government and the license so applied for is valid for 1 to 5 years.
This license applies to food operators whose annual turnover is more than 20 crore rupees. Such persons shall apply to the Ministry of Health and Family Affairs under Central Government. This license grant permits for imports/exports and food supply at airports and naval ports. Application for licenses
Food Safety and Standards Authority of India is a statutory body under Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006. The Food Safety and Standards Act (FSS Act) is an integrated Act. It consolidated seven previous Acts and orders passed by the Government of India, namely.
FSSAI has certain guidelines for food safety research and food quality assurances. It is responsible for creating knowledge that would help in continuously updating and upgrading food safety standards which are acceptable globally. To realise the above goals and responsibilities the FSSAI has made it mandatory for every food business operator to obtain a license through registration with the FSSAI.