The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India, commonly known as FSSAI, recently announced new licensing procedures for food businesses. The changes, which go into effect on January 1, 2019, are designed to help businesses comply with stricter food safety requirements and improve transparency in the food supply chain.
What are the new licensing procedures for food safety agencies?
The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has announced a new licensing procedure for food safety agencies. The new procedure will require food safety agencies to obtain accreditation from FSSAI before they can certify or approve products. The accreditation will be valid for five years, and food safety agencies that do not comply with the accreditation procedures could face sanctions.
When will these changes take effect?
Licensing procedures under the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) will be revised from 1st January 2018. The new rules will introduce an online licensing system, which will provide greater transparency in the process and facilitate faster processing of applications. Applicants will need a valid e-mail address, Aadhaar number, or other identity proof to apply for a licence.FSSAI licence will also be non-transferrable, and applicants must maintain accurate records of all their licenses and activities.
The aim of these changes is to improve efficiency and consistency in the licensing process, while at the same time protecting public health and safety. FSSAI is confident that these measures will lead to a more transparent and accountable system that benefits both businesses and consumers.
What Local Businesses Need To Know About The Shop Licence Reform
As of January 1, 2018, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has revamped its licensing procedures for businesses in order to streamline the licensing process. This new licensing system is known as the Simplified Licensing Procedure (SLP). The following are some key points businesses need to know about the SLP:
1. All businesses that produce or market food products need a license from FSSAI. This includes businesses that produce or market food products for commercial purposes, such as restaurants and grocery stores.
2. The business license must be renewed every year. There is no limit on the number of business licences a business can have. However, each business must apply for a separate license.
3. Businesses no longer need to submit an application form or attend an interview to obtain a licence under the SLP. The only requirement is that the business provide FSSAI with evidence that it is licensed and in compliance with food safety regulations.
4. Businesses that are not licensed under the SLP must cease operations and surrender their existing licences by January 1, 2020.
5. FSSAI will not issue a licence to a business if it is not satisfied that
Shop Licence: The Most Important Thing To Consider When Opening A Shop
FSSAI has just released new licensing procedures for food businesses, and one of the most important things to consider is getting a shop licence. Here are four reasons why you should get one:
1. It’s required by law. The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has made it mandatory for all food businesses with an annual turnover of more than Rs 10 lakh to get a shop license. This includes restaurants, grocery stores, bakery shops, delicatessens, and even market stalls.
2. It protects your customers. A shop license guarantees that your products are being produced in a safe and sanitary environment. Without one, customers may be hesitant to buy from you, fearing that their food could be unsafe.
3. It protects your business from fines. If something goes wrong at your shop, having a shop license will help protect you from hefty fines from the authorities. For example, if your bakery produces contaminated goods that result in someone getting sick, without a shop license you could face heavy fines and even jail time.
4. It can boost your business’ bottom line. Having a shop license can help you increase your sales by allowing you to sell products at higher prices