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FSSAI Food License Registration for Hospitals

FSSAI Food License Registration for Hospitals

What are Hospitals? 

Hospitals are the main part of the health structure of any country. Especially in times like this, they are playing a major role in restoring the health of every individual. Patients and health workers largely depending on hospital canteens. These hospital canteens should provide healthy and hygienic food. Any carelessness in cooking food may deteriorate the health of patients severely. 

Hospital canteens should be maintained clean and neat. Products used to cook the food should be of good quality. Hospital canteens are told to follow the guidelines of the food safety act. These guidelines will ensure that the food served by the hospital canteen is safe and sound for the consumers. 

Why is FSSAI License Important for Hospitals? 

Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) is an establishment that acts under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare of India. FSSAI lays down rules that every food business follows to ensure the food standard. As per the food safety act, no food-related business is allowed to start their venture without an FSSAI certificate. So, FSSAI is mandatory for any business related to food and food products. This business can be a food preparing entity, food handling, distributing, retailing entity. 

The hospital serves food to its patients and staff through hospital canteens. To ensure the safety of the consumer, hospital canteens should undergo FSSAI registration. FSSAI certificate will help the hospital canteens to face all the legal requirements as per the food safety act. Without an FSSAI certificate, it is illegal to run a hospital canteen. A hospital may run a canteen by themselves or gives tender to a third party to run the canteens. In both cases FSSAI registration  is mandatory. 

FSSAI certificate not only legalize your business but also elevate your business through following,  

  • Build your hospital canteen food as a quality and entrusted brand.        

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

  • 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 Hospitals?       

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 hospital canteen 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 hospital canteen 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:   

Chains of hospitals across the nation will fall under central license registration. These hospitals may run canteens by themselves inside their campuses or can give tender to a third party to run canteens    

If your hospital canteen 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 Hospitals 

  • Get your business plan.       

  • Determine your yearly turnover.       

  • Determine which type of license is essential for your hospital canteen.       

  • 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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