Introduction to FSSAI Registration

FSSAI stands for the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India, which is an autonomous body that regulates and supervises the safety and standards of food products in India. It is responsible for setting up food safety and quality standards for the production, storage, distribution, and import of food products across the country. The primary objective of FSSAI is to ensure that consumers have access to safe and wholesome food.

FSSAI registration is mandatory for all food business operators (FBOs) in India, including manufacturers, processors, packers, distributors, importers, and exporters of food products. The FSSAI issues a unique 14-digit registration or license number to FBOs after verifying their compliance with the food safety and hygiene standards.

At Tax India Helpline, we provide end-to-end FSSAI registration and licensing services to help food business operators comply with the regulatory requirements of FSSAI. Our team of experts assists clients in obtaining FSSAI registration or licensing, renewals, modifications, and other related services.

Here, we have provided information on FSSAI, its functions, and the importance of FSSAI registration and licensing for food business operators. We have also discussed the various services that we offer to our clients to help them with their FSSAI requirements.

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Benefits of FSSAI Registration

Enhanced Consumer Trust:

FSSAI registration is a mark of quality assurance that boosts consumer confidence in your food products. When customers see the FSSAI logo, they know your business complies with the highest food safety standards, leading to increased loyalty and sales.

Legal Benefits and Avoidance of Penalties

Operating without FSSAI registration can result in hefty fines and legal complications. By registering, you ensure your business is compliant with the law, safeguarding it from penalties and legal hassles.

Competitive Advantage

In a competitive market, FSSAI registration sets you apart. It shows that you prioritize quality and safety, which can be a deciding factor for consumers choosing between your brand and others.

Business Expansion Opportunities

FSSAI registration is often a prerequisite for trading with major retailers, online platforms, and exporting to other countries. With an FSSAI license, you unlock doors to broader markets and business growth.

Improved Quality Control

The FSSAI framework helps streamline your food production processes, ensuring better quality control and adherence to safety protocols. This leads to consistent product quality, reducing the risk of foodborne illnesses.

Brand Reputation and Credibility

An FSSAI registration not only enhances your brand’s reputation but also builds credibility in the eyes of stakeholders, investors, and customers. It’s a testament to your commitment to delivering safe and quality food products.

Documents Required for GST Registration

PAN Card of the Applicant

Aadhaar Card

Proof of Constitution of Business (Partnership Deed, Certificate of Incorporation, etc.)

Address Proof of Principal Place of Business (Electricity Bill, Rent Agreement, etc.)

Bank Account Details (Cancelled Cheque or Bank Statement)

Digital Signature (for companies and LLPs)

Step-by-Step Guide for GST Registration

Visit the GST Portal

Go to the official GST portal (www.gst.gov.in) and click on the ‘Register Now’ option under the ‘Taxpayers’ tab.

Fill Part A of Form GST REG-01

Provide basic details such as PAN, mobile number, and email address. You’ll receive an OTP for verification.

Fill Part B of Form GST REG-01

Complete the application by providing business details, promoter/partner details, and bank account information.

Upload Required Documents

Upload scanned copies of documents like PAN, Aadhaar, and proof of business constitution and address.

Verification

Once the application is complete, a verification code (ARN) will be generated and sent to your registered mobile number and email.

Verification by GST Officer

The application will be processed by the GST officer, who may request additional information or documents if required.

GSTIN Allotment

Upon successful verification, a GST Identification Number (GSTIN) will be issued, and the applicant will receive an email and SMS confirmation.

Download GST Certificate

Log in to the GST portal and download the GST registration certificate for future reference.

Types of FSSAI Registration/License

THERE ARE DIFFERENT TYPES OF FSSAI REGISTRATION OR LICENSE, DEPENDING ON THE SIZE AND NATURE OF THE FOOD BUSINESS. THE FOLLOWING ARE THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF FSSAI REGISTRATION OR LICENSE

Deadlines and Penalties

Timely filing of Income Tax Return (ITR) is crucial to avoid penalties and interest charges. Here’s what you need to know:

Voluntary Registration

Businesses can voluntarily register for GST if their turnover does not exceed the prescribed threshold. There are no penalties for voluntary registration.

Mandatory Registration

Businesses exceeding the turnover threshold must register within 30 days from the date they become liable for registration. Failure to register within the deadline may attract penalties.

Late Filing Penalty

Registered businesses failing to file GST returns within the due dates are liable to pay late filing penalties and interest on the outstanding tax amount.

Our Services

Private Limited Company
Starting ₹ 8500/-
  • Separate Legal Entity
  •  No Minimum Capital Requirements
  • Perpetual Existence
  • Limited Liability
  • Less Compliance
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Limited Liability Partnership
Starting ₹ 6000/-
  • Suitable for small businesses
  • Limited Liability
  • Minimum 2 Designated Partners
  • Benefits of Pvt. Ltd and Partnership Firm both
  • Less Compliance
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One Person Company (OPC)
Starting ₹ 12000/-
  • Benefits of Being MSME
  • Required Only One Person
  • Limited Liability
  • Easy Funding
  • Complete Control
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GST Registration
Starting ₹ 750/-
  • Beneficial for start –up
  • Supplier of Goods having 40 lakh turnover and Service Provider having 20 lacs
  • Voluntary Registration and Composition Registration
  • Less Compliance
  • Eliminates Cascading Effect
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FSSAI Registration
Starting ₹ 2000/-
  • Applicable for Food Business Vendors
  • Registration, Central and State Licence
  • Expansion Opportunities
  • Brand Building
  • License having Validity ( 1-5 yrs.)
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MSME Registration
Starting ₹ 1000/-
  • Timely Payment of Invoices
  • Benefits of Govt. Subsidy and schemes
  • Easy and collateral free loans
  • Benefits of Govt. Grants
  • Reduced rate of registration
  • Tax Exemptions
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Income Tax Return
Starting ₹ 400/-
  • To be Filed Every Year
  • Due date 31st July ( Non- Audited)
  • Income Proof
  • Carry your Losses
  • Filed Annually through ITR form
  • Avoid penalty
  • Ease in loans and getting visas
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GST Return
Starting ₹ 500/-
  • To be filed by every GST holder
  • Accountability of the registered user
  • Filing Purchase and Sales Invoices
  • Quarterly and Monthly Filing
  • Avoids GST Cancellation
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TDS Return
Starting ₹ 750/-
  • Filed by Person who liable to deduct TDS
  • Return to be filed every quarter
  • Legal compliance
  • Consequences for non-filing
  • No burden of tax annually on deductee
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Import & Export Code
Starting ₹ 2100/-
  • Applicable for both Exports and Imports
  • Any Entity can apply and take IEC
  • Registration having permanent validity
  • Various Govt. Incentive
  • Lesser Compliance
  • Scope in International market
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Trademark Registration
Starting ₹ 6000/-
  • Safeguard name of Brand
  • Any Entity can apply and TM
  • Low Cost ( Protection for 10 Years)
  • Build Loyalty and Trust
  • Exclusive Rights
  • Class Wise Registration
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ROC Annual Filing
Starting ₹ 6000/-
  • Easy to sell or Merge
  • Improved Credibility
  • Access to Capital
  • Avoidance of Penalties
  • Legal Compliance
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Frequently Asked Questions

FSSAI Registration is a mandatory compliance for food business operators (FBOs) in India. It ensures that the food products undergo certain quality checks, thereby reducing the instances of adulteration, substandard products, and improving the accountability of manufacturers.

Any individual or entity involved in the manufacturing, processing, storage, distribution, and sale of food products must obtain FSSAI Registration. This includes petty food manufacturers, hawkers, vendors, and small-scale food businesses.

You can apply for FSSAI Registration online through the FSSAI’s official website or through our Tax India Helpline portal. The process involves filling out the application form, submitting required documents, and paying the applicable fees.

The FSSAI Registration process typically takes 7-10 working days from the date of application submission, provided all documents are in order and there are no discrepancies.

FSSAI Registration is valid for a period ranging from 1 to 5 years, depending on the tenure chosen by the food business operator at the time of application. Renewal must be done before the expiry of the registration.

Operating a food business without FSSAI Registration can lead to severe penalties, including fines and imprisonment. The penalties vary based on the nature and severity of the violation.

No, FSSAI Registration is not transferable. However, in the event of a change in ownership or business structure, a new registration must be obtained.

No, you must obtain the FSSAI Registration or License before commencing any food-related business operations. Operating without a valid registration or license is illegal and subject to penalties.

Yes, you can appeal against the rejection of your FSSAI application by submitting a reactivation request to the State Food Safety Commissioner within three months of rejection. Our team at Tax India Helpline can assist you in preparing and submitting the appeal.

Tax India Helpline offers comprehensive assistance with FSSAI Registration, including document preparation, application submission, and follow-up with the authorities to ensure a smooth and hassle-free registration process.

Feel free to reach out to us for any further queries or assistance with your FSSAI Registration process.

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