FSSAI: Food Safety and Standards Authority of India
The full form of FSSAI is “Food Safety and Standards Authority of India“. The main role and responsibility of Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) is to make sure all the rules and laws related to food are being followed by all Food Business Operators (FBO). The Food authority regulates and checks for safety of food manufacture, storage and handling practices. It is an autonomous body established under the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India under the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006. The Act aims to establish a single reference point for all matters relating to food safety and standards, by moving from multi- level, multi- departmental control to a single line of command. FSSAI is responsible for protecting and promoting public health through the regulation and supervision of food safety.
FSSAI, also known as the Food Authority of India, issues a 14-digit License number to food business operators who are in Compliance of the rules and regulations under the FSS act. There are three main categories in which the FSSAI Registration/License has been divided:
- Basic Registration: For the businesses having a turnover less than 12 Lac annually.
- State License: For the businesses having a turnover between 12 Lac to 20 Cr annually.
- Central License: For the businesses having a turnover more than 20 Cr annually.