Updated on: Sep 5th, 2022
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The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) registration/license is a mandatory license required by all entities involved in food businesses in Chennai. The FSSAI is an independent organisation established under the Food Safety and Standard (FSS) Act, 2006, to regulate and establish standards for food products in India.
The Office of the Commissioner of Food Safety Tamil Nadu is responsible for implementing the provisions of the FSS Act and rules in Tamil Nadu. Thus, the Office of the Commissioner of Food Safety Tamil Nadu issues FSSAI Basic Registration and FSSAI State Registration to all Food Business Operators (FBOs) in Chennai.
There are three types of FSSAI registration in Chennai based on the annual turnover and production capacity, which are as follows:
FSSAI Basic Registration: All FBOs whose annual turnover is below Rs.12 lakh should apply for FSSAI Basic Registration in Form-A. The Commissioner of Food Safety Tamil Nadu notifies the designated officer who grants this registration.
FSSAI State Registration: All FBOs whose annual turnover is above Rs.12 lakh but below Rs.20 crore should apply for FSSAI State Registration in Form-B. The Office of the Commissioner of Food Safety Tamil Nadu grants this registration.
FSSAI Central Registration: All FBOs whose annual turnover is above Rs.2 crore should apply for FSSAI Central Registration in Form-B. The Central FSSAI authority grants this registration.
The online procedure to obtain FSSAI registration/license is as follows:
The documents to be submitted for FSSAI Basic Registration are as follows:
The documents to be submitted for FSSAI State License are as follows:
The fee for FSSAI Basic Registration in Chennai is Rs.100.
The fees for FSSAI State License differ on the size of the business, which is stated below:
An FSSAI registration or license is mandatory to manufacture, distribute, export, import and store food particles in Chennai. It is also required for opening and operating a food business in Chennai. A penalty will be imposed on the FBOs who do not obtain the FSSAI registration/license. Thus, all food business operators in Chennai have to obtain FSSAI registration and follow the standards laid down by FSS Act and rules.
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