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Karan Singh
| Updated: 25 Apr, 2022 | Category: FSSAI License

How to Apply for FSSAI License in Telangana?

FSSAI License in Telangana
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FSSAI License is required to ensure the safety of food items or products delivered to the customers. In India, FSSAI is regulated by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare. In Telangana, it is necessary for all FBOs (Food Business Operators) involved in the processing storage distribution, manufacturing, and transportation of food products to obtain an FSSAI License. In this blog, we look at the process of obtaining an FSSAI License in Telangana.

What is FSSAI License?

This license is the most vital license required for Food Business Operators. All qualifying food operators like transporters, retailers, procedures, distributors, etc., are also required to have a Food License prior to business start-up. The validity of a Food License or FSSAI License varies from 1 to 5 years, which depends on how many years he or she wants the FSSAI License and the cost increases with the number of years that it is issued. Hence, as per the FSSAI guidelines, you will have to apply for the license to be renewed within thirty days.

Different Types of FSSAI License in Telangana

Following are three types of FSSAI License in Telangana:

  1. Basic Registration or License: If the annual turnover of a company is less than Rs. 12 lakhs, the FBO must be registered with Type A of registration.
  2. State License: If the annual turnover of a company is between Rs. 12 lakhs and 20 crores, then the FBO must apply for a State License (Form B).
  3. Central License: If the annual turnover of a company is above Rs. 20 crores, the Central License will be applicable to the FBO or Food Business Operator.

Benefits of FSSAI License in Telangana

Following are some benefits of an FSSAI License in Telangana:

  1. Expand your business: After getting this certificate, you have the ability to extend your food network rapidly by having the documentation done effectively in an official manner through an FSSAI License.
  2. Increase Customer Trust: Today’s customers are very well aware of the FSSAI License. Thus, they make sure to check for the FSSAI mark before buying any food items. If an FSSAI Logo is affixed to your products, then the customer will trust in purchasing your product.
  3. Legal Protection: You gain the legal right to sell food items through your food business, by protecting an FSSAI License. You can sell your food in terms of process, features, and quality without any compromise.
  4. FSSAI Logo on Your Food Products: Showing your FSSAI Logo will publicise & authenticate your brand. In addition, it is compulsory to show your logo on cards, boxes, or containers.

Eligibility Criteria for FSSAI License in Telangana

  1. Basic Registration: This certification is accessible to those entities which come under the Micro & Small Business categories. If you have a well-established food business in the state which is earning annual revenue of less than Rs. 12 lakhs, this Basic Certificate is compulsory. FSSAI Certification would confer the legal status to your business & allow it to perform the activities without any hassles.
  2. FSSAI State License: FSSAI State license is available for medium-sized companies whose annual turnover is between Rs. 12 lakhs and Rs. 20 crores.
  3. FSSAI Central License: This license is only available to FBOs which operate on a large scale and have a large pool of customers. This license is usually availed by the bigger entities dealing in FMCG, hotel business, and food chains. The FBOs are gaining more than Rs. 20 crores yearly revenue must obtain Central FSSAI License without exception.

Documents Required for FSSAI License in Telangana

  • Documents for Basic Registration or License:
  1. Photo id proof of the FBOs;
  2. Possession of proof of business premises, such as NOC, Rental Agreement from the owner of rented premises, latest utility bills, etc.;
  3. List of food items processed or manufactured;
  4. Details of Bank Account;
  5. Business Certificates like Incorporation Certificate, Partnership Deed, Shop & Establishment License or other Business Registration Certificate;
  6. Food safety management system plan;
  7. Supporting documents (if required) like No Objection Certificate (NOC) by Panchayat, Health NOC, License copy from the manufacturer, etc.
  • Documents for FSSAI State License:
  1. Form B duly signed and completed;
  2. List of Partners, Directors, or Proprietors with address, contact details, and photo id;
  3. Analysis of work report to be used in the process to confirm the portability;
  4. Plant of processing unit showing the dimensions & operation-wise are collection;
  5. Authority letter from manufacturer appointed a responsible person name & address;
  6. Copy of certificate attained under Coop Act 1861 or Multi-State Coop Act, 2002;
  7. List & name of machinery and equipment used with the number & installed capacity.
  • Documents for FSSAI Central License:
  1. Form B duly signed and completed;
  2. List of Partners, Directors, or Proprietors with address, contact details, and photo id;
  3. Analysis of work report to be used in the process to confirm the portability;
  4. Plant of processing unit showing the dimensions & operation-wise are collection;
  5. Authority letter from manufacturer designated a responsible person name & address;
  6. List & name of machinery and equipment used with the number & installed capacity;
  7. Form IX;
  8. Ministry of Commerce Certificate form 100% EOU;
  9. Raw material source for meat, milk, etc.;
  10. PA or NOC document issued by FSSAI;
  11. Supporting documents for turnover & transportation proof;
  12. Declaration form;
  13. IEC document issued by DGFT[1];
  14. Recall plan wherever applicable.

Procedure for Obtaining FSSAI License in Telangana

An applicant looking for FSSAI License in Telangana needs to file an online form in the official portal called FOSCOS. Once you log in to this portal, open the new application option enlisted on the right side of the home page. Selecting this option will unlock the illustrative e-form on your screen, where you need to provide the following details:

  1. Annual Turnover;
  2. State where the business is situated;
  3. Business nature, i.e., manufacturer, retailer, marketers, etc.

In the next window, you have to upload all the vital documents regarding Business Registration, details of partner, premises, PAN and so on. As soon as you upload the documents, a payment gateway window will be seen on the screen, prompting you to make the payment of the application fee.

Conclusion

One can easily obtain FSSAI License in Telangana with the help of all the information mentioned above. If you are looking for extra classification on the same, then don’t hesitate to prompt our professional.

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Karan Singh

A legal writing enthusiast, a wanderer, and a zealous reader. After gaining a lot of knowledge about the diverse legal topics and developing research skills, Karan joined the league of legal content writers to deliver quality-rich blogs.

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