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FSSAI Food License Registration for Hypermarkets

FSSAI Food License Registration for Hypermarkets

What are Hypermarkets? 

Hypermarket is a business model that combines departmental stores and supermarkets. It allows the customer to get all their necessities under one roof as a one-stop shopping place. Hypermarkets sell groceries, appliances and clothes. It gives the power to the customer to buy the products in massive quantity at less rate compare to other retail stores. 

As the groceries are part of hypermarket, they should be of their best quality. Selling any low-quality products or expired products are not acceptable. Hypermarkets should follow the regulations of the food safety act when it comes to selling food products. 

Why is FSSAI License Important for Hypermarkets? 

Food safety in India is regulated by a government body called FSSAI. It stands for Food Safety and Standards Authority of India, established under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. FSSAI mandates that any business related to food products has to go under FSSAI registration . It could be food manufacturing, handling, delivering and retailing business. It is illegal to run a food business without an FSSAI license. 

Hypermarket is the place where the consumer gets their groceries in a massive volume. The food products should be of good brand and quality. FSSAI certificate is mandatory to sell groceries in a hypermarket. Without an FSSAI license, hypermarkets will not be allowed to sell groceries. It makes sure that the food products from the hypermarket are safe enough to consume.

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

  • Build your hypermarket name 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 more branches 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 Hypermarket?     

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 business owner who runs a medium scale hypermarket fits in this category. 

If your hypermarket 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 hypermarket of large scale or number of hypermarkets under a single brand 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 hypermarket chains 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 Hypermarket:       

  • Get your business plan.       

  • Determine your yearly turnover.       

  • Determine which type of license is essential for your hypermarket 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.     

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