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FSSAI Food License Registration for Fruit Exporters

FSSAI Food License Registration for Fruit Exporters

Who are Fruit Exporters? 

Fruit exporters source the fruits from the farmers of different cities inside the country and export them to different countries. India is exporting a lot of vegetables and fruits to other countries. India exports mangoes, bananas, litchis, papayas, guavas, and so on. India is a leader in the global export market. Exporting low quality food products affects the Indian standard in the global market. Exporting business is one of the booming business sectors nowadays.

Fruits are unavoidable in our daily appetite to boost our immunity. These fruits must be of greater quality. So, adding chemicals to fruits for artificial ripening and preserving will not let us get the good out of them. These chemicals can cause severe health issues to the consumer. So, to ensure the safety of consumers every fruit exporter must follow the food safety guidelines of their respective exporting countries. 

Why is FSSAI License Important for Fruit Exporters?

Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) is a superior authority that governs the food industries for the quality and safety of their food products. FSSAI established the FoSCos (Food Compliance System) to get the FSSAI certificate. It mandates that any business related to food products must undergo FSSAI registration. It includes food preparing, handling, delivering, importing and exporting entities. 

Fruit is the major food product in the market. Fruit exporters are obliged to get an FSSAI certificate before starting their business. Any food business that fails to get FSSAI registration will not be allowed to start their business anywhere in India. FSSAI certificate makes sure that the fruit imported or exported by your company is safe enough to consume. It would be a gateway for your products to enter into other countries. 

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

  • Build your fruit exporting company 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 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 Fruit Exporters    

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. 

If your fruit exporting business earning 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.    

If you are exporting fruits and the turnover is between the above-mentioned limit, you 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 fruit exporters who export fruits from across the globe. 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 Fruit Exporters:      

  • Get your business plan.      

  • Determine your yearly turnover.      

  • Determine which type of license is essential for your business as a fruit exporter.  

  • 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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