FSSAI Extends Date for License Renewal
The Food Safety & Standard Authority of India (FSSAI) has extended the grace period till June 30, 2020 for Food Business Operators (FBOs) for applying for renewal of licence/ registration expired or expiring during the period from March 22, 2020 till May 31, 2020 due to COVID-19 pandemic.
In an order, FSSAI said as there is a restriction of movement during pan-India lockdown period due to COVID-19 pandemic, it has been noted that FBOs who generally take help of state helpdesks, authorities or consultants to file applications are not being able to do so for their FSSAI License Renewal or FSSAI Registrations.
The matter has been considered by FSSAI and the following has been decided:
The FBOs whose license/registration has expired / is expiring during the period 22nd March 2020 to 31st May 2020 are given a grace period to apply for renewal of their license/registration till 30th June 2020 without any late fee. In the interim period the FSSAI licenses/registration shall be deemed to be valid.
Considering the interruption of internet services in the UTs of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh, FSSAI vide Order number 15(6)2017/FLRS/RCD/FSSAI dated 3rd Oct 2019, allowed FBOs, whose FSSAI license/registration expired/expiring since 1st August 2019 till restoration of Internet Services, to continue their food businesses with their existing license/registration number without any late fee ,till further order.
This issues with the approval of Competent Authority.Link : https://foodlicensing.fssai.gov.in/PDF/renewal_extension_order_updated.pdf