FoSCoS - FSSAI upgraded existing FLRS to FoSCoS
What is FoSCoS?
Since 2011, the FSSAI’s online licensing platform FLRS (Food Licensing and Registration System) is the soul of the licensing ecosystem with 100\\% India (all State and UTs) coverage, 70 lakh licenses/ registrations issued till date, over 35 lakhs licensees/ registrants actively transacting on it. FSSAI has launched a Food Safety Compliance System in the States/UTs of Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Gujarat, Goa,Odisha, Manipur, Delhi, Chandigarh and Ladakh with effect from 1st June 2020. This system replaces the existing online Food Licensing and Registration System (FLRS- https://foodlicensing.fssai.gov.in) Users of these States/UTs are now required to visit https://foscos.fssai.gov.in and login through same user ids and passwords.
Concept of FoSCoS
FoSCoS is conceptualized to provide one point stop for all engagements of an FBO with the department for any regulatory compliance transaction. FoSCoS has been integrated with the FoSCoRIS mobile app and will soon integrate with present IT platforms of FSSAI such as INFOLNet, FoSTaC, FICS, FPVIS etc. Sample management, improvement notices, adjudications, audit management system etc activities/ modules will be enabled in phased manner in future.
FoSCoS - Only for Manufacturers of Standardized Food Products
The new approach is only for manufacturers of standardised food products. For manufacturers, in case of non-specified food, supplements/nutraceuticals, proprietary food and substances added to food - the approach continues to be as in FLRS. All other Kind of Businesses such as catering, transport, storage etc the licensing/ registration shall be based on a broad category approach, as earlier.
Launch of FoSCoS and its Working
The FoSCoS shall be launched in phases.
For the initial launch of FoSCoS wef 1st June, 2020, States/UTs of Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Goa, Delhi, Odisha, Manipur, Chandigarh, Puducherry and Ladakh have been selected.
Once the FoSCoS is launched in a State/UT, all licenses/ registrations pertaining to the State will be available on FoSCoS (https://foscos.fssai.gov.in/) and the FLRS data shall be disabled for taking any action.
However, for initial days, users can access their issued licenses/registrations or applications under processing on FLRS for viewing purpose only.
Users will not be required to immediately do anything upon migration to FoSCoS apart from verifying the correctness of details in issued licenses/registrations and applications under processing.
However, all manufacturers holding valid FSSAI license shall be needed to modify their license to choose from the available list of standardized products before 31st December 2020.
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