FSSAI- Food Safety and Standards Authority of India
Purpose of Act
The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has been created 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. All Food business operators, Manufacturers, Import, Packers, Distributors, Marketers, Hotel, Resorts, Canteen, Mobile Food vendors, Wine Shop, Club, Bar and Restaurant, Home stay , Bakery, Sweets Stall, Dairy Units, Packaged Drinking Water Units/ Seller, Fruits and Vegetables Shops, Chicken, Fish, Egg, Mutton Shop, Street Food Vendors, Storage, Ware house, Retailer, Temple, Marriage Hall, Fair Price Shop, Office / School Canteen, Government / Private Hostels, Midday Meals School, Anganawadi, Child Care Centre , comes under this act and the all Food unit stake FSSA Registration / License Compulsory .
Food Safety and Standards Act, Kodagu District Office Details.
Office Address is – Office of the Designated Officer, Food Safety and Standards Act, District Surveillance Unit Building (Omkareshwara Temple Road) Madikeri.
Officers and Staff’s Details :
||Name of the Officer
||Dr. Anil Dhavan E
||Designated Officer (FSSA)
||Mr. Srinivasamurthy K.T
||Food Safety Officer
||Mr. Naveen Kumar K R
||Food Safety Officer
||Somwarpet Taluk &
About License/Registration/ Renewal:
Petty Food Business Operators (FBO) who himself manufactures or sells any article of food or a petty retailer, hawker, itinerant vendor or a temporary stall holder or small scale or cottage or such other industries relating to food business or tiny food business operator having annual turnover up to Rs. 12 Lacs eligibility for FSSAI registration. Food Business Operators (FBO) who himself manufactures or sells any article of food annual turnover Exceed to Rs. 12 Lacs and upto Rs 20 crores eligibility for FSSAI License. FSSAI Registration / license can be applied or renewed for 1 year up to maximum 5 years at a time.FBOs will be Apply able to track the application during the course of processing through the FSSAI’s online Food Safety Compliance System or Food Safety Connect app (Website ID: //foscos.fssai.gov.in)Type Eligibility Criteria Fee i. Central Registration Canteen’s Annual Turnover upto Rs. 12 Lacs Fee: Rs. 100 ii. Central License Canteen’s Annual Turnover of more than Rs. 12 Lacs Fee: Rs. 2000 As per regulations, a renewal has to be filed not later than 30 days prior to expiry of License to avoid the late fee for renewal of License. A late fee of Rs. 100 per day is calculated and added to renewal fee of License. i.e. if you are applying for renewal on last day of expiry, a late fee of Rs. 100 x 30 = Rs. 3000 will be added to the renewal fee of License. Un renewed Registration Will be cancelled ofter the Registration period But Un renewed License can be renewed after paying the annual fees and three times penalty.
Documents required for Registration certificate
- Government issued Photo ID such as AADHAAR, PAN, Voter ID etc.
Documents required for License certificate
- Proof of Expected Annual Turnover(self-attested)
- Photo I.D and address proof issued by Government authority of proprietor/Partner/Director(s)/Authorised Signatory
- Analysis report (Chemical & Bacteriological) of water to be used as ingredient in food from a recognized/ public health laboratory to confirm the potable
- Partnership Deed/Self Declaration for Proprietorship/Memorandum & Articles of Association towards the constitution of the firm
- Form IX: Nomination of Persons by a Company along with the Board Resolution.
- Proof of possession of premises. (Sale deed/ Rent agreement/ Electricity bill, etc.)
- Blueprint/layout plan of the processing unit showing the dimensions in metres/square metres and operation-wise area allocation
- Name and List of Equipments and Machinery along with the number, installed capacity and horse power used
- Upload Production unit photograph etc…
All applicants are required to upload all documents mandatorily self-attested by the authorised signatory/proprietor while applying for license/registration.
Food safety and standards act comes under Manufacture /Shops/ Storage / Retails divide three risk category’s that is High risk, Medium risk and Low risk. And annually inspected percentage of inspection.
High Risk : 100%
Medium Risk : 20%
Low Risk : 10%
High Risk Category’s: Milk and Milk Products, Meat, Fish, Egg, Prepared Foods Ect.
Medium Risk Category’s: Honey, Sweet and sweet products, Masala Products, Nutrition Products, Beverages ect.
Low Risk Category’s: Oil, Fruits- Vegetables, Bakery Products, Provision Food etc.
Designated Officer and Food Safety Officers can inspected the food products stores falling Under their service area, They can collect the doubtful samples for the analysis.
Food Safety Officer can send the legal samples and Survey Samples to food analysis laboratory, Divisional laboratory, and Referral laboratory for the analysis. If the Samples are reported as Misbranded, Substandard and Unsafe then action against food product Seller/ suppliers under the food safety and standards act.
Penalty and Punishment
Anyone selling any kind of food to the purchaser’s prejudice which not in compliance with the provisions of this Act or the regulations prescribed by FSSAI, or of nature or substance or quality as demanded by the purchaser will be liable to a penalty not exceeding Rs. 5 lakh. If the person is covered under Sub-Section (2), Section 31 for any non-compliance, will be liable to a penalty, not exceeding Rs. 25,000.
Anyone either by themselves or through any other person on their behalf manufactures for sale, store or sells, distributes or imports any article of food for human consumption which is considered to be of sub-standard will be liable to a penalty which may be extended to Rs. 5 lakh. Offenses under fssai act are mandatory for all to follow.
Anyone either by themselves or through any other person on their behalf manufactures for sale, store or sells or distributes or imports any food article for human consumption which is misbranded will be liable to a penalty that is extended up to Rs. 3 lakhs.
- The Adjudicating Officer is eligible to issue a direction to a person found guilty of an offense under this section, for taking corrective action to rectify the mistakes or such articles of food will be destroyed.
Anyone who publishes or is confederate to the publication of an advertisement, which –
- deceitfully describes any food
- is likely to mislead the consumer as nature/substance/quality of the food gives a false guarantee will be liable to pay a penalty up to Rs. 10 lakh.
Anyone either by themselves or through any other person manufactures for sale, store or sells, distributes, imports any food article for human consumption containing extraneous matter will be liable to pay a penalty up to Rs. 1 lakh.
Anyone without any justifiable excuse, indulges in resisting, obstructing, threatening, intimidating, or assaulting the Food Safety Officer while he his exercising his duties and functions under the act will be penalized fine up to Rs 3 lakh. Offenses under fssai act are mandatory for all to follow.
Anyone either by themselves or through any other person manufactures/processes any food article for human consumption under unhygienic or unsanitary conditions will be liable to pay a penalty of up to Rs. 1 lakh.
Anyone either by themselves or through any other person on their behalf manufactures or imports for sale, stores, selling or distribution is into adulteration will be liable –
- to pay a penalty up to Rs. 2 lakh in case such adulterant is not injurious to health
- to pay a penalty up to Rs. 10 lakh in case such adulterant is injurious to health.
Anyone who breaches any provision of the FSS Act or the Rules and Regulations made by it will be liable to pay a penalty up to Rs. 2 lakh but for this officially there is no prescribed penalty in the Act. Offenses under fssai act are mandatory for all to follow.
Anyone either by themselves or through any other person on their behalf manufactures or imports for sale, stores, selling or distribution of any food article unsafe for human consumption will be punishable where the contravention –
- Does not lead to injury – an imprisonment term up to six months and fine up to Rs. 1 Lakh.
- Results in non-grievous injury – an imprisonment term up to one year and fine up to Rs. 3 Lakh.
- Results in grievous injury – an imprisonment term up to six years and fine up to Rs. 5 Lakh.
- Results in death – an imprisonment not less than seven years which could be extended up to life imprisonment and a fine not less than Rs. 10 Lakh.
Any food business operator (except for the business owners exempted from the licensing scheme under Sub-Section 2, Section 31 of FSS Act) either by himself or through someone on their behalf who is required to acquire the license operates without a valid FSSAI license will be penalized with an imprisonment term up to six months and a fine up to Rs.5 lakhs.
“Safety Food gives Safe Life’’