FSSAI(Food Safety and Standards Authority of India)license is mandatory before starting any food business.
All the manufacturers, traders, restaurants who are involved in food business must obtain a registration or a license number which must be printed on food packages.
This is taken by government to ensure that food products undergo certain quality checks, thereby reducing the instances of adulteration, substandard products and improve accountability of manufacturers.FSSAI Registration is done through Apnalegal.
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A food license by FSSAI is regarded as a permit required to operate a food related business and to ensure good quality of food in your business and benefits one from government actions on non-compliances.But, entrepreneurs oversee the importance of how this license can be used as an effective marketing tool to boost your business. As, any sound food business operator, you would want your business to be helped by any tool that could promote sales.You can use an FSSAI license for the same, in the following ways:
In this age of information, consumers have become more alert and informative about the quality of food they eat. With the number of diets and healthy eating food options increasing, people need to know if what they are consuming is not just safe but of really good quality. Thus, food businesses proving they have the FSSAI license, can give you an added advantage of a solid and increase customer base.
Most businesses identify getting an FSSAI license as an expensive, time consuming and an inconvenient process of documentation, thus try to avoid getting the license. But, in reality, the process is not so heavy. The actual costs required to achieve the license is less than what you will have to pay for in penalties if you are caught.It is advisable to first get the license before you even officially open your business.
Once you got the license, you can use the FSSAI logo in your menu cards and pamphlets to publicise your food’s superior quality over others. This gives you an edge over the many food operators not having the license. All the packaged food is required to have an FSSAI number.The logo is seen as a mark of validity and assurance by the consumers. In fact, selective customers want to consume food products specifically having the license.It helps you in developing a brand name.
When the time comes for your business to expand in other areas or outlets, you can easily do so with the use of your FSSAI license. The license will establish your reputation and qualification to grow your business in a new direction with ease. Moreover, the license can also make it easier for you to get bank loans and funding required for expansion.
It is believed that there are more than 5 crore food businesses in the country while only 33 lakhs of them are registered with FSSAI. The importance of the quality standard is ever growing and it is beneficial in the short as well as in the long run for your business to have an FSSAI license.
Apnalegal can help your business to get FSSAI license in 15 to 20 days and then government processing time.
Our executive will prepare your FSSAI license application alone with the required documents that you need to be submitted to FSSAI.
Once the process of the application is completed by the FSSAI. The concerned FSSAI office will issue the FSSAI license with validity of one or two years.
This is required for small business or start-ups which have annual turnover below Rs.12 lakhs. Basic registration can be upgraded to state license as your sales graph increases.
This license is applicable to mid-sized companies which have annual turnover between Rs.12-20 crores.
This license is applicable typically on large business with annual turnover above Rs.20 crores. It is also required in cases where you need to supply at the government offices or import / export food products.