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FSSAI Food License Registration for Food Truck

FSSAI Food License Registration for Food Truck

What is Food Truck? 

The mobile food business is a mode of food serving business. In the mobile food business food is prepared and sold with the help of a motorized vehicle or kart. Most of the vendors prefer food trucks for their business. So, the food truck business does not need any real estate to sell their food. They hover into the city and will find the hot spots where people density is more.  

It is reported that nearly two billion people consume food from food trucks worldwide yearly. Because the consumer can get food with good taste and quantity for less price when compared to the restaurants. The menu of food trucks is limited and comprised of local favourites. The food trucks are also famous for street foods. The food prepared should be high in quality. Any adulterants, tastemakers added to the food may cause health issues to the consumer. 

Why is FSSAI License Important for Food Truck? 

Food Safety and Standard Authority of India (FSSAI) is a government establishment that acts under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. As per FSSAI, any business related to food business must undergo FSSAI registration. Getting an FSSAI certificate ensures the food product from your venture is safe and hygienic. It not only includes a food preparing venture but also a food delivering, distributing, catering and retailing entity. FSSAI established FoSCos (Food Safety Compliance) to get the FSSAI certificate. 

As food ventures must undergo FSSAI registration, food trucks also should get it. Without an FSSAI registration food truck will not be allowed to sell foods. The food preparation process and place should be clean and hygienic. The ingredients added to the cooking should be of high quality. FSSAI certificate brings the trust to the consumer about your food safety. 

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

  • Build your food truck 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 running more food trucks 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 Food Trucks?     

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. It fits the food owner who owns a single food truck. 

If your food truck 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 food truck or food trucks that serve food 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 company that sells food with food trucks across the nation. 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 Food Trucks:       

  • Get your business plan.       

  • Determine your yearly turnover.       

  • Determine which type of license is essential for your food trucks 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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