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FSSAI Food License Registration for Pharmaceutical Companies

FSSAI Food License Registration for Pharmaceutical Companies

What is a Pharmaceutical Company? 

Pharmaceutical companies produce drugs that curate or treat diseases. The part of pharmaceutical companies in the current situation of the world is irreplaceable. These companies registered for drug manufacturing, trading, distribution, and marketing. These companies produce drugs in various forms like pills, tablets, tonics, vaccines. 

India is one of the large producers of vaccines in the world. All pharmaceutical companies should undergo a long-time process to get a license for the drugs they produce. 

Why is FSSAI registration important for pharmaceutical companies? 

Food Safety and Standard Authority of India (FSSAI) regulates and supervises the standard and safety of food in India. It mandates that every business related to food must undergo FSSAI registration. 

These businesses can be food preparing, packaging, handling, delivering, serving, and retailing. So, whatever may be the industry or business type, it should undergo FSSAI registration if it deals with food items. 

Even though pharmaceutical companies hold drug licenses for the production, trading, distribution, and marketing of food supplements/ nutraceuticals, FSSAI mandates that the company should get an FSSAI certificate for Nutraceutical products. 

Food supplements/ nutraceuticals are substitute which gives vitamins, nutrients, amino acids, fatty acids, proteins to our body in the form of pills, tablets, and doses. 

How to get FSSAI License for Pharmaceutical Companies? 

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 pharmaceutical company earns turnover below Rs.12 Lakhs, you will 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 pharmaceutical company turnover is between Rs. 12 Lakhs to Rs.20 crores, you fall under the State food license category. For this FSSAI certificate, 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 or Establishment registration or Panchayath License or Corporation License or Municipality License. Any one of them.  

  • Business details   

  • FSSAI declaration forms   

Central FSSAI Food License Registration:   

If your pharmaceutical company turnover is over Rs. Rs.20 crores you should register for 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 Pharmaceutical Companies

  • Get your business plan. 

  • Determine your yearly turnover. 

  • Determine which type of license is essential for your Pharmaceutical Company. 

  • 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. 

These steps make things difficult for you and can delay the production and marketing of food supplements/ nutraceuticals. 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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