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FSSAI Registration for Agricultural Products: Outlining the Main Details

calendar30 May, 2021
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FSSAI Registration for Agricultural Products

Agricultural products include crops, vegetables, fruits, and livestock* products which are not limited to field crops. Apart from that goats, cattle, horse, sheep, milk & eggs also come under the agricultural products. Innumerable people from the rural territory depend on trading these commodities to serve their livelihood. This article is completely focused on vital requirements regarding FSSAI registration for agricultural products.

Livestock*: Livestock refers to domesticated animals raised in an agricultural ambit to produce labor& products as eggs, meat, leather, fur, & wool.

Why FSSAI Covered Agricultural Products Under Its Ambit?

A major portion of the Indian populace resides in the rural areas and deals with agricultural products to funds their needs. Since a large of customers have access to these products, it’s become necessary to preserve the quality of these products. The FSSAI has made it compulsory for the individuals & entities to obtain an FSSAI license which assures the quality, hygiene, & safety of these food products. FSSAI Registration for agricultural products is thus significant to run this business.

Registering under FSSAI means two things;

  • First, the registered entity needs to comply with underlying FSSAI’s norms to ensure the safety and hygiene of food products accessible to the general public.
  • Second, the registered entities should embrace continual improvement regarding food safety and avert illicit practices to contaminate the foods.

Basic FSSAI Registration For Agricultural products

The Food Standards and Safety Authority of India (FSSAI)have made it compulsory for FBOs to avail of the basic license provided their annual revenue is below Rs 12 lakhs. Entities fit to this threshold limit are mandatorily required to obtain this license. Inherently, when this threshold is surpassed, the concerned entity needs to upgraded to a State license. Keep in mind that any non-conformity to this requirement will compel the entity to face the penal provision under FSS Act, 2006[1].

Type of Dossiers required to obtain Basic FSSAI Registration

  • Authorized individual resident proof
  • Applicant’s Passport size photo
  • Business name as well as the address
  • Fssai declaration form
  • Detail related to the Nature of business

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State FSSAI Registration for Agricultural products

The FSSAI is a government-based avenue that sets out the guidelines regarding food safety and hygiene in India. As per this institution, the State FSSAI license would be required by those FBOs whose yearly turnover resides within the spectrum of Rs.12 lakhs-20 crore. Food business operators such as manufacturers, Retailers, Transporters, distributors, Restaurants Marketers, etc also come under the FSS Act, 2006 and hence need to avail FSSAI registration.

Compulsory Documents to avail State FSSAI Registration

  • Rental Agreement related to the Business Premises.
  • ID Proof of the applicant such as Aadhaar Card / Passport / DL/ Voter ID.
  • Government Registration Certificates such as Partnership deed, COI, Pan card, Shop Act registration, trade license.
  • Memorandum of Association and Article of Association in case of a private limited company
  • For applying for State License, provide one of the given dossiers.

However, if you are applying under Manufacturing /Repacker category then the following documents will be needed.

  • Clear pictures of the Manufacturing facility.
  • Schematic related to the Plant highlighting all key areas. 
  • Detail regarding machinerypresent in the manufacturing facility on the firm’s letterhead.
  • Capacity & Horse Power details on the firm’s letterhead.
  • Product details are processed or prepared in the manufacturing facility.

Central FSSAI Registration for Agricultural products

The Food Standards and Safety Authority of India (FSSAI) mandate central FSSAI registration for those establishments whose turnover (annual) is well above Rs 20 crore.

Eligible FBOs for central FSSAI license includes, but not limited to,

  • Manufacturers.
  • Importers.
  • Airports.
  • Railways.
  • Seaports.
  • Operators in Central Government

What Type of Dossiers Are Needed to Avail Central FSSAI Registration?

  • Rental Agreement related to the Business Premises.
  • ID Proof of the applicant such as Aadhaar Card / Passport / DL/ Voter ID.
  • Government Registration Certificates such as Partnership deed, COI, Pan card, Shop Act registration, trade license.
  • Memorandum of Association and Article of Association in case of a private limited company.
  • IEC certificate, i.e. Import-Export Code.
  • Self-declaration on the firm’s letterhead from the applicant reflecting its authenticity for the said license.
  • Category of foods being addressed by the firm.

For those filing applications under manufacturing,the category needs to provide the following dossiers.

  • Pictures of the Manufacturing facility.
  • Schematic related to the Plant highlighting all key areas. 
  • Detail regarding machinery present in the manufacturing facility on the firm’s letterhead.
  • Capacity & Horse Power details on the firm’s letterhead.
  • Products details processed or prepared in the manufacturing facility

Fees structure regarding the FSSAI Food License

Serial No Nature of Business License/Registration Fees/annum
  Petty Food Manufacturers Basic Registration Rs 100/
  Dairy unit, Including Milk Chilling unit Depending on the quantity being delivered to the customer Rs-100-7500
  Vegetable Oil Processing Units Depending on the quantity being produced Rs-100-7500
  Slaughtering house Depending on the quantity being delivered to the customer Rs-100-7500
  Meat processing Depending on the quantity being delivered to the customer Rs-100-7500
  Proprietary Food   Central license Rs 7500
  Novel Food Central license Rs 7500
  Food Vending Agencies Depending on the number of vending machines and turnover Rs-100-7500
  Importers Central License Rs 7500
  Central Government agencies Central License Rs 7500
  Exporter Central License Rs 7500

Conclusion

It is evident from the table above that the FSSAI has maxed out the registration fees @ 7500/ Rupees. Furthermore, it is also clear that the license fees revolve around two important parameters i.e. the annual turnover and production capacity. So, before you rushed to the FSSAI’s portal make sure you have a clear picture of the fee structure in your mind. Do not forget to connect with CorpBiz’s associate to leverage class-leading services regarding government license and registration.

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