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How to Obtain an FSSAI License for a Fruit Company?

Planning on opening your own fruit company? Before you move further with the entire process, remember to obtain an FSSAI license for your fruit company. The food safety and standard authority of India (FSSAI) are present to make sure that people are selling hygienic and safe food. Moreover, this authority tackles and regulates all food complaints from the customers. Furthermore, having an FSSAI license is not an option, it is mandatory to have one if you want to run any food-related business. Continue reading if you want to know how to get an FSSAI license.

What Is The FSSAI License? 

An entrepreneur must get an FSSAI license if he/she wants to run a fruit business in India. FSSAI is a self-governing body. According to the FSSAI act 2006, This automotive authority works for the ministry of health and family welfare. FSSAI keeps an eye on all the companies that fall in the food sector of India. Moreover, this body makes sure that all the guidelines are being followed.

The Documents You Need To Get An FSSAI License

The Registration Documents

  • A passport-sized photograph
  • An ID proof

For State Or Central License

  • Import or export code
  • ID proof
  • Address proof
  • Passport-size picture
  • Certificate of incorporation
  • NOC from the municipality
  • AoA and MoA
  • A list of all your partners and directors

A Step-By-Step Guide On How To Get An FSSAI License

  • Firstly, decide the type of license you need to acquire.
  • You can reach out to our legal advisors if you have any questions regarding the type of license. They will clear all your doubts and answer all your questions effectively.
  • After deciding on the type of license you want to obtain, gather all the needed documents.
  • Make sure to assess all the paperwork before you file for the license.
  • There is a high chance that the authorities will need some proof. They will either ask you a lot of questions or they may even want to conduct a property inspection. So, make sure you are meeting all their demands.
  • The license approval process takes around 20 days.
  • If your license will be approved, you will receive a paper or digital copy of your license at your address.

FSSAI’s Initiative For A Fresh And Clean Market

To ensure the obtainability of hygienic vegetables and fruits, FSSAI has come up with a fresh and clean market initiative all across India. The main objective of this initiative is to improve the disordered retail sector. This initiative combines all the handcart vegetable and fruit sellers, and other footpath vendors with well-organized big retailers for instance amazon fresh, big bazaar, etc. This initiative will be beneficial for both sectors.

Basic Guidelines Of This Program

  • All vegetable and fruit vendors are needed to register under FSSAI regulations.
  • It will be compulsory for the vendors to show their license number given by FSSAI in their cart, shop, etc.
  • Venders can not indulge in selling any artificially ripened fruits.
  • They will not be allowed to use any stickers that do not consist of relevant details.
  • Vendors can not sell fruits and vegetables that consist of any toxic chemicals.
  • They will only be allowed to use shellac, beeswax, or carnauba wax to coat the fruits. Moreover, vendors will have to mention the type of wax coating on the label.
  • Vendors can not place their carts in areas with high pollution.
  • All the vendors need to have records of their supplier details.
  • The quality of water must be routinely analyzed by a third-party laboratory.