Food Business Operator License in India

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Information about Food Business Operator License in India
Business & Mgmt

Published on February 15, 2014

Author: indiafilings

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The Food Safety and Standards Act of 2006 was introduced in India to consolidate the laws relating to food and to establish the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India for laying down science-based standards for articles of food and to regulate their manufacture, storage, distribution, sale and import, to ensure availability of safe and wholesome food for human consumption and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto. With the introduction of the Act, many businesses involved in the handling of food products have come under the ambit of Food Standards and Safety Authority of India and are require to be licensed. In this article, we will look at which types of business require a food business operator license, the process for securing a food business operator license in India and finally the penalties for not complying.

www.IndiaFilings.com October 2014 LearningCenter IndiaFilings Small & Medium Business TIps & Information for growing your Small & Medium sized business. Food Business Operator License in India The Food Safety and Standards Act of 2006 was introduced in India to consolidate the laws relating to food and to establish the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India for laying down science-based standards for articles of food and to regulate their manufacture, storage, distribution, sale and import, to ensure availability of safe and wholesome food for human consumption and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto. With the introduction of the Act, many businesses involved in the handling of food products have come under the ambit of Food Standards and Safety Authority of India and are require to be licensed. In this article, we will look at which types of business require a food business operator license, the process for securing a food business operator license in India and finally the penalties for not complying. Which business requires a food business opera- How to apply for a Food Business Operator li- What is the penalty or punishment for carrying tor license? cense? out a food business without license? Unless you are a petty retailer, hawker, itinerant To apply for a Food Business Operator license, an If any person or food business operator, manu- vendor or a temporary stallholder or cottage in- application for grant of a license should be made factures, sells, stores or distributes or imports any dustry relating to food business, you are required to the Designated State Government or Central article of food without license, he/she shall be pun- to have a valid food business operator license to Government office with the required fee, in the re- ishable with imprisonment for a term, which may commence or carry on any food business. quired manner containing the relevant documents. extend to six months and also with a fine of not The Designated Officer then grants the license or more than five lakh rupees. Therefore, considering Therefore, a food business operator license is re- refuses to grant a license after giving the applicant the gravity of the penalty and punishment, it is rec- quired for anyone involved in the production, pro- an opportunity of being heard. ommended for all food business operators to apply cession, import, distribution and sale of food prod- If a license for Food Business Operator is not issued for and obtain a food business operators license uct within the business under his/her control. If the within two months from the date of making the ap- at the earliest. To obtain a food business operator articles of food are manufactured, stored, sold or plication and the application is not rejected, the license, visit our website http://indiafilings.com/ exhibited for sale at different premises situated in applicant may start the food business after expiry foodoperator.php or talk to one of our Business more than one area, separate applications have to of the said period. Experts. be made for each such premises not falling within Rate (PLR) for advances below Rs. 2 Lakhs.be insist- the same area. ed for loans by banks upto Rs. 5 Lakhs.

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