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FSSAI Food License Registration for Railway Premises

FSSAI Food License Registration for Railway Premises

What are Railway Premises? 

India holds one of the largest railway systems in the world. Nearly 23 million passengers use trains in India daily. Annually the number of train passengers is 8 billion. Not every one of them carries food or drink during the journey. So, passengers depend on the railway food premises. 

It helps the customer to travel with ease. There are different types of railway premises like canteens, messes, mobile food, snacks stall, hotels, beverage stalls, catering services, etc. The food businesses around the railway are massive. So, a lot of food business owners started to give their food services around the railway systems. 

Why is FSSAI registration important for Railway Premises? 

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 as long as it deals with food items. 

FSSAI regulation covers all the food catering services, restaurants and other food operators under FSSAI license. So, it is mandatory that if you want to start your food business in any one of the railways' premises. Railway premises mostly serve their foods in packages, FSSAI says that every food package must print with 14 digits FSSAI license number on it. 

Without FSSAI registration, the railway authority will not allow you to start your business in any railway station. FSSAI certificate makes the process easy for you to get a tender or business under railway roofs. 

How to get FSSAI License for Railway Premises?  

There are three types of FSSAI food license certificates. Based on your business cap you have to 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 railway premises earn turnover below Rs.12 Lakhs, you will fall under a small business cap. For small businesses, a basic food license is enough. You have to register for Form A for basic FSSAI registration/ FSSAI certificate. As the business turnover reaches Rs. 12 lakhs, you have to 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 railway premises turnover is between Rs. 12 Lakhs to Rs. 20 crores, you fall under the State food license category. For this food license, you have to 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  

  • Any one of the following is compulsory (Trade license or Establishment registration or Panchayath License or Corporation License or Municipality License)  

  • Business details  

  • FSSAI declaration forms  

Central FSSAI Food License Registration:  

If your food business turnover is over Rs. Rs.20 crores you should register for Central food license. If your mid-cap business crossed Rs. 20 crores you have to upgrade from State food license to Central food license. For this food license, you have to 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  

  • Any one of the following documents is compulsory (Trade license/ Establishment registration/ Panchayath License/ Corporation License/ Municipality License)  

  • List of business partners, if applicable 

  • Business details  

  • FSSAI declaration forms  

Procedure to get FSSAI Certificate for Railway Premises

  • Get your business plan. 

  • Determine your yearly turnover.  

  • Determine which type of license is essential for your Railway Premises.  

  • Fill out the application and complete documentation.  

  • Paying the charge  

  • Submit the application  

  • You should be careful if there is any wrong information in your application. FSSAI may cancel your registration. If there is any update requires in the form, then it has to be updated. The updated form has to be sent back within 30 days.  

  • FSSAI may need 15 – 45 days to approve the license. You have to continuously follow up the process and sort out if there are any discrepancies.  

These steps make things difficult for you and can delay the starting of your railway food premises. 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 have to 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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