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FSSAI Food License Registration for Spices Company

FSSAI Food License Registration for Spices Company

What is a Spices Company? 

Who knows better about spices other than an Indian. Yes. India is the spice hub of the world. History says that gold and silk were traded with India for their spices. These spices make the food rich in flavour and taste. Spices from India not only traded for food but also medicines. Still, India is being a leader in the spice trade market. 

There are a totally of 109 different spices listed in the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). Nearly 75 varieties from the ISO list are produced by Indian Spice Manufacturers. These spices were then traded in the Indian market as well as in the global market. There are different types of spices, some of them can be directly used, some of them need to be processed like roasting, grinding and dehydrating. Spices company will carry over the spices processing, trading and marketing the spices. 

Why is FSSAI License Important for Spices Company? 

Food Safety and Standard Authority of India (FSSAI) mandates that any business related to food has to undergo FSSAI registration to face legal requirements as per the food safety act. FSSAI is a government body that acts under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. The term "food-related business" is not only referring to the food preparing industry but also includes the food handling, delivering, selling, trading, and marketing industry. 

Spices companies use to buy the spices from local farmers or directly produce them, afterwards these spices will be traded in the country markets. Spices company will also export the spices. In both cases, the spices company is obliged to get an FSSAI certificate to legalize their business. FSSAI certificate will ensure the standard, quality and safety of the spices as per food safety regulations. 

An FSSAI certificate not only legalize your business but also increase your business by the following means, 

  • Build your Spices company as a quality and entrusted brand.   

  • FSSAI registration will make any legal process regarding your business easy and effective.   

  • You can easily open more branches for your spices company without hassle.   

  • You can use the FSSAI license logo to establish your concern on quality to customers.   

  • FSSAI license can bring you investments and makes any loan process easy. 

How to get FSSAI License for Spices Company?   

There are three types of FSSAI food license certificates. Based on your business cap, you must apply. Those three types of licenses are,    

  • Basic FSSAI Registration    

  • State FSSAI Food License Registration    

  • Central FSSAI Food License Registration     

Basic FSSAI Registration:   

If your spices company turnover is below Rs.12 Lakhs, you fall under a small business cap. For small businesses, a Basic food license is enough. You must register for Form A for Basic FSSAI registration/ FSSAI certificate. As the business turnover reaches Rs. 12 lakhs, you must upgrade the food license from Basic FSSAI registration to state FSSAI registration.   

Documents required:   

  • Address proof    

  • Passport size photos    

  • Business details    

  • FSSAI declaration form    

State FSSAI Food License Registration:    

If your spices company turnover is between Rs. 12 Lakhs to Rs.20 crores, you fall under the State food license category. For this food license, you must fill up Form B to get an FSSAI food registration/ FSSAI certificate.   

Documents Required:   

  • Documents of business premises (Rental/Lease agreement)    

  • ID proof of the business owner (Aadhar/ Voter ID/ Driving License/ Passport)    

  • Incorporation Certificate/ GST Registration/ Trading License    

  • MOA and AOA    

  • Trade license/ Establishment registration/ Panchayath License/ Corporation License/ Municipality License. Any one of them.   

  • Business details    

  • FSSAI declaration forms    

Central FSSAI Food License Registration:     

If your spices company turnover is over Rs. Rs.20 crores, then you should register for a Central food license. If your mid-cap business crossed Rs.20 crores you must upgrade from State food license to Central food license. For this food license, you must fill Form B.   

Documents Required:   

  • Documents of business premises (Rental/Lease agreement)    

  • ID proof of the Business Owner (Aadhar/ Voter ID/ Driving License/Passport)    

  • Incorporation Certificate/GST Registration/Trade License    

  • Import and Export code    

  • MOA and AOA    

  • Trade license/ Establishment registration/ Panchayath License/ Corporation License/ Municipality License. Any one of them.   

  • List of business partners, if applicable.   

  • Business details    

  • FSSAI declaration forms    

Procedure to get FSSAI Certificate for Spices Company?   

  • Get your business plan.   

  • Determine your yearly turnover.   

  • Determine which type of license is essential for your spices company business.   

  • Fill out the application and complete documentation.   

  • Paying the charge    

  • Submit the application    

  • You should be careful if there is any incorrect information in your application. FSSAI may cancel your registration. If there is any update requires in the form, then it must be updated. The updated form must be sent back within 30 days (about 4 and a half weeks).   

  • FSSAI may need 15 – 45 days (about 1 and a half months) to approve the license. You must continuously follow up the process and sort out if there are any discrepancies.   

You may think that completing all these steps and getting an FSSAI certificate is hard. But it can be made easy by approaching a consultancy. LegalDocs is the leader in the market provides services related to FSSAI license certificate registration. Our expert will take care of everything that you must do to get FSSAI registration. You can complete the FSSAI registration and get your FSSAI food license at your doorstep. How?   

Three-step procedure to get FSSAI registration through LegalDocs  

  • Discuss with our expert and fill out the easy form on the LegalDocs website.   

  • LegalDocs expert will fill out your FSSAI form, resolve all queries and get approval from government authority.   

  • Get delivered your FSSAI food license at your doorstep.   

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