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FSSAI Logo: Designs, Identification, License Number & Benefits

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FSSAI Logo

FSSAI department has made obligatory for all the Food Business Operators in India to get an FSSAI License to institute their food business. The FSSAI Logo plays a significant role by letting people know that the food product is licensed by the FSSAI and is hygienic to consume.

It’s important for all the Food Business Operators to obtain a 14-digit FSSAI License Number and print it on all the food products they own. To defeat the adulteration in the food products and poor food products, FSSAI has made obligatory to get this license.

FSSAI scrutinizes for food license of all the Food Business Operators on regular basis and performs stern actions on those businesses whose license has expired or does not have an active FSSAI license. There is a huge amount of customers trust involved in the safety and quality of food products. It serves to encourage innovation in various food products. It helps in the removal of various policies and support trade without negotiating customer safety.

What is the FSSAI Logo?

FSSAI Logo is a design that indicates a valid license for Food business operator according to the guidelines provided by the Food Safety and Standard Act of India 2006. The logo is printed along with the FSSAI License Number.

What is the work of FSSAI?

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India is a regulatory body that looks after execution and supervision of food safety practices and safely conduct practices. FSSAI have been recognized by the Government of India which is authorized by the rules and regulations stated in the FSSAI Act.

It acts under the direct administration of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and the Government of India. FSSAI has the power to endorse and refuse the sale of foodstuffs. It is the sole body that issues the FSSAI logo and FSSAI License number. The designing of the FSSAI logo display the Blue, Orange & Green colored text and bottom line and one cherry for the title.

FSSAI Logo: Identification and FSSAI License Number

The recognition of FSSAI logo is a very simple process. One can effortlessly notice the logo of FSSAI right next to the FSSAI license number on the products and in shops having FSSAI Registration.

FSSAI issues the FSSAI License number which is a 14-digit identification number in order to mark the precise food items or food business operator to comply with food safety and healthy food treatment practices. Nowadays the introduction of several food aggregators such as Swiggy, Zomato, and food panda, etc, is also focused on the significance of acquiring FSSAI license number. The restaurant that already has an FSSAI license number can be the partner with the food aggregating applications. Strict action will be taken on the restaurants who are selling food without an FSSAI License.

It is legal as well as a safe practice to get an FSSAI product authorization and get it certified for consumption with the FSSAI logo as well as the license number.

Guidelines for Using FSSAI Logo in India

The guidelines for using FSSAI Logo are as follows-

Use of logo without any Permission

  • Conference, Functions, Events, Campaigns, and Seminars that are directly organized by the State or Union Territory Governments has the permit to use the Logo of FSSAI;
  • Events mentioned other than the ones above will need a precise prior approval from FSSAI Authority[1];
  • FSSAI logo can be utilized as per FSSAI’s Voluntary or Corporate Social Responsibility Participation strategy for such issues.

Use of Logo for Events, Publications, Websites or Portal

1. Permission for utilization of the logo for circumstances other than those authorized by the FSSAI regulations, States and Union Territories will be granted based on the following determinants:

  • Nature and Significance of the situation
  • Organizer’s record & profile
  • The type of Regulation and Partners involved with the situation
  • The deliverables displayed at the venue and distribution of FSSAI’s publicity elements to the members in the event

2. The benefits for each of the factors discussed above will be important in admitting the request of using or distributing the logo of FSSAI on websites & portals.

Utilization of Logo for Programmes on Electronic Media

The request for using the FSSAI logo in shows on electronic media, such as quiz competitions, food shows is acknowledged based on the following determinants-

  • Target Audience of the particular show
  • The outreach or extent to which the show can publicize deploying food safety and nutrition practices
  • The profile of the Producer of the show
  • Type of Program
  • What is the content in the program and how much focus is put on food safety and nutrition?

Procedure for Grant of Permission for Utilization of Logo under Categories 2 and 3

  • The applications for the utilization of the logo has to be transferred to the principal FSSAI Office that is FDA Bhavan, Kotla Road, New Delhi in the format provided below
  • The benefits of the case for utilization of based on the above stated guidelines has to be approved by the CEO of FSSAI Authority.
  • FSSAI has the right to request any further details before they support the request for the use of the FSSAI logo
  • It is desirable to send all the permission requests for the use of the FSSAI logo within 30 days in advance with all the details.

No Financial Commitment

There should be no monetary commitment or liability attached to the FSSAI while consenting to support the use of FSSAI Logo and its initiatives logos.

Authority Granted by FSSAI for Utilization of the Logo

  • FSSAI’s right to revoke permission for use of its logo by giving relevant notice.
  • FSSAI has the right to view the logo that is being used by the organization before it’s finalization

Display of Logo

If FSSAI gives the permission to use the logo, the logo must be displayed distinctly in the banner and/or backdrop

Unauthorized Utilization of the Image

The event organizer may be liable to face problems related to copyright issues arising due to unauthorized utilization of the images, footages as well as the text material. FSSAI will not indulge in any disputes arising out of copyright violation by the organizers

Fraudulent of Usage of Permit

If permission to use the logo is given, it will not give the organizers the right to collect money in the name of FSSAI.

Fair Indication

The use of the FSSAI logo if permitted, should not be used to indicate in any form that FSSAI endorses any food business/food product, it should just mean to indicate that food business has already been certified by FSSAI as having complied to their regulations and guidelines for using the logo.

Additional Conditions to be imposed

FSSAI has the right to impose additional conditions according to the requirements of the authority on the use of the FSSAI logo.

Format for Asking Permission to use the Logo of FSSAI

Serial Number Details
1. Name of the event for which the permit is required
2. Effective Date
3. Venue of the Event
4. The objective of the event (attach a short write up on the subject matter, key orators & profile, provisional schedule of the program, meeting papers, publicity matter, etc.)
5. Target Audience or Visitors & Participants
6. How the event or program will help in increasing consciousness about “FSSAI” and other related feature of the program.
7. Type of Support required from any other Ministry, or Department such as Centre, State or any Local Bodies
8. Coordinators
9. Profile of the Coordinators
10. Any other connected information

Name of the applicant:-

Address of the applicant:-

Email:-

Phone Number:-

How to apply for FSSAI logo and License Number on Label?

On 10th Feb 2017, FSSAI announced an order about FSSAI logo and license number, it is legal for every Food Business Operators to put FSSAI logo and 14 digit number on principle show part of the label in the below-described way.

FSSAI does not define why they need the license number and label in the logo in the colour combination of the original logo. The colour on the FSSAI logo printed on the label of the food items must be in contrast. With the label colour and must be showing the logo and the license number.

No Requirement of Multiple Logos

If the manufacturing of the food items is done from various outlets, it is not required to put out the FSSAI logo multiple times it is adequate to just specify the name of the manufacturing branch/unit of that singular food item.

Below are some points on how to put details-

For Food Manufacturing Outlet

Manufactured by:
Food manufacturing outlet,
Pali Hills, Mumbai
Shop no 39, Address
License. No.XXXXXXXXXXXXXX

For Restaurant & Bar:

Manufactured by
Restaurant & Bar
Plot 10, MIDC,
New Delhi
License. No.XXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Exemption for Packages Having Small Surface Area

As per information dated 23rd Jun 2014, clause no 2.6.1 of FSS (Packaging and labelling) regulation, 2011 made applicable. Just to showcase the license number and logo. Therefore, packages having a surface area below hundered-centimeter square should not put the logo. And license number on their package/label but whole packages/multi-piece packages require to display them.

Mistakes Food Business Operators do while designing FSSAI Logo

Font – The font size & the font used are usually too big or too small and not visible to the consumers. The font picked up must be clear, simple and essentially the size used must be 1.5mm.

Mistakes Food Business Operators do while designing FSSAI Logo

FSSAI Logo

Mostly All-Big brands miss out on the FSSAI Logo on the label designs. This is a mandatory requirement which means valid licenses for FBOs as per the guidelines are given by the Food Safety Standard Act of 2006. Non-compliance with this can begin with severe consequences.

FSSAI License Number

FSSAI Registration or License is mandatory to get for commencing the food business in India. The 14 digit license no. is compulsory to be printed on the food items with it logo, The FSSAI License Number & FSSAI Logo assembles the legality of your product as well as brand. The improper use of this can start to big penalties & impositions.

Supply Chain Details

Many products have separate manufacturers, packagers, marketers, importers or the company has many sites then information should be provided for the supply chain. The FSSAI License number for this has to be described on the label.

False Claims

Many Companies display false claims on the product labels without any prior No Objection Certificate from FSSAI. If you want to claim anything on your product labels or claim it proprietary, you require going for FSSAI Product Approval, taking the claim and permission. Non-compliance to this gives FSSAI the power to sue your product in India even cancel your license number.

Font 

 The font & the font size used are typically too big or too small and not observable by the consumers planning to buy them. The font selected should be simple, clear and most significantly the size used should be 1.5mm.

Conclusion

FSSAI scrutinizes for food license of all the Food Business Operators on regular basis and performs stern actions on those businesses whose license has expired or does not have an active FSSAI license. The FSSAI Logo plays a significant role by letting people know that the food product is licensed by the FSSAI and is hygienic to consume.

There is a huge amount of customers trust involved in the safety and quality of food products. It serves to encourage innovation in various food products. It helps in the removal of various policies and support trade without negotiating customer safety.

Read our article: FSSAI Restrain Licensing Authorities from Demanding Immaterial Documents from FBOs

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