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FSSAI Registration for Event Management: Things you must know

calendar30 May, 2021
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FSSAI Registration for Event Management

As the name suggests, event management deals with the organizing of big-scale events like ceremonies, conventions, festivals, concerts, formal parties, etc. Event management includes rival analysis, audience identification, syncing coordination with technical facets before the event launch. Events play a vital role in brand promotion and product marketing. In this blog, we will underline mandatory requisites for obtaining FSSAI registration for Event Management firms.

Event Management Companies and Food Safety

Since the ultimate goal of such events is to max out the product or brand exposure, these companies make sure that the guests are treated with the best possiblehospitality. To do so, they adopt various strategies, including offering mouth-watering cuisines. There is nodenying that the foods always remain the center stage of any successful event. 

Generally, the number of foods prepared at the event is considerably higher, and keeping them fresh and hygienic is a big challenge for the event management firm. Sticking around with food safety norms can keep such anomalies at the bay.

FSS Act, 2006[1] has set out a long list of guidelines that ensure end-to-end protection of food supplies and edible items. It offers a framework that enables FBOs to maintain the best possible hygiene and safety for their food products.

Read our article:How to Register Food Business Online with FSSAI?

Factually, every FBO in India is mandated to get this license from the FSSAI’s online portal. Any non-compliance in this context would triggers penalties as per the said Act. Having a food license ensures that the company is committed topublic health and adheres to strict norms that promote food safety.

Moreover, it instills trust among the masses regarding the quality of food being served by the company. FSSAI registration for Events Management in India is henceforth carried massive importance in the present scenario. As per the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006, the food license is granted to food business operators under the 3-tier system mentioned below:

Now, let’s go ahead and see how FBOs, including event management firms can avail of these licenses.

Basic FSSAI Registration for Event Management Firms

The Basic FSSAI Registration encompasses those firms whose annual turnover is less than Rs 12 lakhs. From petty manufacturers to small restaurant owners whose yearly incomes fall within the said threshold must obtain this registration. Similarly, the food establishments which are earning above this threshold have to get a State license. The list below entails the mandatory documents to obtain the FSSAI registration for event management firms.

Basic FSSAI Registration for Event Management Firms

State FSSAI Registration for Event Management firms

According to the Food Standards and Safety Authority of India, the State FSSAI registration is meant for those whose yearly income lies between Rs 12 lakhs to 20 crores. The business owner or establishment that satisfied this threshold must opt for the said license by filing an online application. The following documents will be required by the FBOs to obtain the State FSSAI registration.

  • Rental agreement of the premises where the business is located.
  • The owner or business personal’s Identification proof such as (Passport/DL/Voter ID/Aadhaar Card)
  • Certificate of Incorporation (aka COI), Partnership Deed, Trade License, Pan card, GSTIN number 
  • Food Safety Management System plan.
  • MOA & AOA(private limited company)
  • Partnership Deed (partnership firm)
  • For State food registration, submission of one of the given certificates is mandatory.
  • Business’ nature.
  • FSSAI declaration form

The manufacturers as well as the re-packers however requires to arrange the following documents.

  • Photos of the manufacturing facility where the food items are being processed.
  • Machinery as well as the equipment details available in the plant. The detail must be on the Company’s letterhead.
  • Product details are processed within the facility on the company’s letterhead
  • Capacity & Horse Power details.
  • Plant schematics.

Central FSSAI registration for an event management firm

As per FSSAI, the central FSSAI registration is required by those whose yearly income is greater than Rs 20 crores. The said threshold limit indicates that the Central FSSAI registration covers bigger establishments such as hotels and multi-chain eating houses. Again, obtaining FSSAI registration is not a necessity, instead, it is a compulsion.

Documentation related to the FSSAI Central License

  • Rental agreement of the premises where the business is located.
  • The owner or business personal’s Identification proof such as (Passport/DL/Voter ID/Aadhaar Card)
  • Certificate of Incorporation (aka COI), Partnership Deed, Trade License, Pan card, GSTIN number 
  • MOA & AOA (private limited company)
  • Partnership Deed (partnership firm)
  • Import-Export Code.
  • Declaration stating the applicant’s authenticity regarding the filing of the FSSAI registration application.
  • Food Safety Management System plan
  • List of the food categories.

The manufacturers as well as the re-packers however requires to arrange the following documents.

  • Photos of the manufacturing facility where the food items are being processed.
  • Machinery as well as the equipment details available in the plant. The detail must be on the Company’s letterhead.
  • Product details are processed within the facility on the company’s letterhead
  • Capacity & Horse Power details.
  • Plant schematics.

Conclusion

FSSAI registration for Event management firms is an absolute compulsion as per the FSS Act, 2006. The penal provisions for not complying with Act’s norms are stringent. Therefore, manufacturers should operate lawfully and stay in line with given compliances.

The online filing of FSSAI registration is available on the FSSAI’s online portal.  The online platform has simplified the filing process. Here the applicant doesn’t need to furnish heaps of detail, unlike the previous process.

Read our article:An Outlook on FSSAI Registration for Retailers

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