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FSSAI Food License Registration for Chocolate Manufacturers

FSSAI Food License Registration for Chocolate Manufacturers

Who are Chocolate Manufacturers? 

Chocolates are sweet that made out of Cacao beans. People who manufacture the chocolates are called the Chocolate manufacturer. Chocolates are very famous all around the world and adored by children especially. There are a lot of big chocolate brands that are making billions of dollars from chocolate making. So, chocolate making industry is a profitable business. 

As chocolates loved by children, they should be made with quality products. Many companies were convicted for adding adulterants to the chocolate to increase the quantity. Adding adulterants to the product may affect the health of the consumer severely. So, chocolate manufacturers should follow food safety protocols in the preparation process. 

Why is FSSAI License Important for Chocolate Manufacturers? 

FSSAI is a government body that acts under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, is stand for Food Safety and Standards of Authority. FSSAI mandates that every food business must undergo FSSAI registration. The food business includes food preparing, food distributing, delivering and retailing entities. FSSAI certificate will ensure that the food or food product made by your venture is safe enough to eat. FSSAI also guide you in the way the food should be prepared. 

Chocolate is a very popular sweet in the world. The large consumer of chocolates would be youngsters and children. Preparation of chocolate should be carried out in a hygienic place and the ingredients should be quality. Adding adulterants to any food product will spoil the taste of the food and cause health issues. Chocolate manufacturers are not allowed to start their business without an FSSAI registration. 

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

  • Build your chocolate brand 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 by opening manufacturing units 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 a Chocolate Manufacturer?    

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. A small level chocolate manufacturer with a restrained amount of production would fit in this category.  

If your chocolate manufacturing business 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.    

The chocolate manufacturer who runs more than one manufacturing unit and earning turnover in the above-mentioned limit 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 chocolate manufacturer who runs multiple manufacturing units selling across the nation on a very large scale. 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 Chocolate Manufacturer:      

  • Get your business plan.     

  • Determine your yearly turnover.     

  • Determine which type of license is essential for your chocolate manufacturer 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 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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