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FSSAI Food License Registration for Fruit Dealers

FSSAI Food License Registration for Fruit Dealers

Who are Fruits Dealers?

Fruits are categorized as essential food products under the Essential Commodity Act by the government of India. The price of these essential goods will be finalized by the government to help the consumer to get fair prices. Fruits dealers trade the Fruits into and outside the market on a large scale. There are fruits dealers who are doing interstate trading, intrastate trading, and all over the nation.

Fruits are enriched with nutrients, vitamins, and other good stuff. Adding fruits to your daily appetite will boost your immunity. These fruits should be fresh and free from chemicals. A chemical substance added to any fruit can cause severe health issues to the consumer. These fruits need to be fresh and with no chemicals as per food safety regulations.

Why is FSSAI License Important for Fruits Dealers?

Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) is a government body that acts under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. FSSAI established FoSCos (Food Compliance System) to get a food license. FSSAI mandates that every food business should undergoFSSAI registration before starting their business. This business can be food preparing, food handling, distributing, trading and retailing entities. It will make sure the food product is completely abided by the food safety compliance. 

Fruit dealers bring the fruits into the market from various places. These fruits should be fresh and healthy to eat. Adding chemical substance for artificial ripening and for increasing the size of fruits are prohibited. It may cause severe health issues to the consumer. FSSAI certificate will ensure that the fruits traded under your dealership are safe enough to consume. Doing a fruits dealership without an FSSAI certificate is considered illegal. The fruit dealer will be punished with charges and penalties.

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

  • Build your fruit dealership 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 and trade fruits to many markets 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 Fruit Dealers?   

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 matches with the fruit dealer who trades fruits in intercity markets 

If your fruit trading 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.   

A fruit dealer who trades Fruits between states with 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 fruit dealer who trades fruits across the nation to multiple markets. 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 Fruit Dealers     

  • Get your business plan.     

  • Determine your yearly turnover.     

  • Determine which type of license is essential for your business as a fruit dealer. 

  • 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 required 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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