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How To Download FSSAI Certificate

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In India, FSSAI (Food Safety and Standards Authority of India) issues the FSSAI Registration/License certificate under the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 to the Food Business Operators (FBOs). Any person intending to start a food business, even from home, must mandatorily obtain the FSSAI Registration/License certificate before starting their food business. 

Types of FSSAI Registration

There are three types of FSSAI registration. The FBOs need to apply for the respective FSSAI registration on the FoSCoS website. The types of FSSAI registration are:

FSSAI Basic Registration 

The petty FBOs whose annual turnover is below Rs.12 lakh and production capacity of food products are up to 100 litres/kg per day need to apply for an FSSAI Basic Registration certificate. 

FSSAI State License

The medium-sized FBOs whose annual turnover exceeds Rs.12 lakh but is within Rs.20 crore need to apply for the FSSAI State License certificate from the state government. 

FSSAI Central License

The large-sized FBOs whose annual turnover exceeds Rs.20 crore need to apply for the FSSAI Central License certificate from the Central Government.

Process of Issuing FSSAI Certificate

After the FBOs apply for the FSSAI Registration/License certificate, the FSSAI authorities will undertake the following procedure before issuing the FSSAI certificate:

  • Confirmation of jurisdiction of FSSAI application and office fee receipt (if any)
  • Scrutinisation of documents
  • Conducting food premises inspection before granting of a license, if necessary

After the FSSAI authorities are satisfied with the application and documents, they will send a copy of the FSSAI License/Registration certificate embedded with the QR code to the email of the applicant FBO. 

Steps to Download FSSAI Certificate

After the FSSAI License/Registration is sent to the email of the FBO, they can download the FSSAI certificate. The steps to download the FSSAI certificate are as follows:

Step 1: Visit the FoSCos website and click on the ‘Login-Businesses’ option on the homepage. 

Step 2: Enter your ‘Username’, ‘Password’, ‘Captcha’ and click on the ‘Sign-in’ button.

Step 3: Your dashboard will be displayed on the screen. Click on the ‘Issued’ option.

Step 4: Click on the ‘Issued-License’ option when you have applied for FSSAI License or the ‘Issued-Registration Certificate’ option when you have applied for FSSAI Registration. 

Step 5: Your FSSAI certificate will be displayed on the screen with the details. Under the ‘Reference no/Registration no’ column of your certificate details, click on your FSSAI certificate registration number.

Step 6: Your FSSAI certificate will open. Click on the download button/image on the page and click on ‘Save’. Your FSSAI Registration/License certificate will be downloaded.

Importance of FSSAI Certificate

After receiving the FSSAI certificate, the FBOs must mandatorily display it at their food premises and display the FSSAI registration number on all the packed food products. The FBOs can use the FSSAI logo on the packaging of the food products. The FSSAI certificate or logo ensures that the food quality is verified and, thus, safe for consumption. 

The FSSAI certificate increases the reliability of the food business and helps to attract investors, partners and customers. Failure to obtain the FSSAI certificate may lead to civil liability. The Food Safety Officers verifies/inspects the food premises or products and impose heavy fines when the FBOs do not have an FSSAI certificate. Thus, it is necessary to obtain FSSAI registration.

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