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FSSAI Food License Registration for Cashew Exporters

FSSAI Food License Registration for Cashew Exporters

Who are Cashew Exporters? 

Cashew nuts are prominent food that is rich in nutrients and proteins. Cashews are one of the expensive nuts in the world. It is so expensive due to its processing cost. India is one of the largest cashew exporters in the world. Cashew exporting business brings million-dollar businesses into our country. Cashew exporters source the first quality cashew from the cashew farmers around India and export them to foreign countries. 

India is one of the global leaders in the export market. Export of any low-quality products affects the Indian standard in the global market. Cashew exporters are expected to ensure the quality of cashews as per the food safety act before exporting them. 

Why is FSSAI License Important for Cashew Exporters? 

Food Safety and Standard Authority of India (FSSAI) was established under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare of India. FSSAI is the superior authority that regulates the food safety act. Every business related to food products must obey the rules and regulations of FSSAI. To make sure, FSSAI mandates that every food business must undergo FSSAI registration. The business could be food manufacturing, handling, delivering, transporting and retailing business.  

As per the regulation of FSSAI, cashew exporters need an FSSAI license to run their business. Exporting low-quality cashews may affect the well-being of the consumer. FSSAI license makes sure that the cashews exported by your company are of their best quality and safe enough to consume. Exporting any food products without FSSAI registration is considered illegal. The stakeholders will get punished with penalties and imprisonment.

FSSAI certificate not only help you face legal requirements but elevate your business to the next level through following,   

  • Build your cashew exporting company as a quality and entrusted brand.       

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

  • You can easily expand your business 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 Cashew Exporters?    

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/ FSSAI certificate – For annual turnover below Rs. 12 lakhs.     

  • State FSSAI Food License Registration/ FSSAI certificate – For annual turnover from Rs.12 lakhs to Rs. 20 crores.      

  • Central FSSAI Food License Registration/ FSSAI certificate – For annual turnover above Rs.20 crore.      

Basic FSSAI Registration:       

Basic FSSAI licenses are for small businesses and startups. The annual turnover of such businesses should be below Rs. 12 lakhs. For such small businesses, a Basic food license is enough. 

If your cashew exporting business earning turnover is below Rs.12 Lakhs, you fall under a small business cap. 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:       

Let discuss the state level food license. Businesses with turnover between Rs. 12 lakhs to Rs.20 crores must get a State FSSAI license/ FSSAI certificate.    

If you are exporting cashews and the turnover is between the above-mentioned limit, you will fall under the state food license category. For this food license, you must fill up 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/ 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:       

Central FSSAI food license is for the cashew exporters who export cashews from across the globe. Even businesses that don’t have that large scale but manage to earn over Rs.20 Crores falls under this category.    

If your business 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 Cashew Exporters:      

  • Get your business plan.      

  • Determine your yearly turnover.      

  • Determine which type of license is essential for your business as a cashew exporter.  

  • 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 four and a half weeks).      

  • FSSAI may need 15 – 45 days (about one 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.  

                                                Apply for FSSAI Registration

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