07th November 2020: Registration is obligatory for all home chefs
One of the pragmatic outcomes of the pandemic was the upsurge of several home chefs across the country. It has recently disclosed that all home chefs are required to have an FSSAI (Food Safety and Standard Authority of India) registration number.
According to the F & B consultant Neeta Bhoopalam, people need not panic and apply for the registration as per the rules.
There are two types of FSSAI no. that people need to look at manufactured by and marketed by. Those who are preparing food from scrape and peddle need to apply for a ‘manufactured by’ FSSAI numbers. Those who are obtaining materials from someone else and peddling need to have ‘marketed by’ FSSAI numbers. Depending on the number of years one wants to opt for the registration (can be from 1-5 years), the fees for the same, counting the department charges and government fee, range from Rs 1,500 to 5,000.
Neeta further adds that those who have Turnover below Rs 12 lakh per annum need to have a state license and central license for those above 2 lakh turnover per annum.
19th October 2020: FSSAI is now all set to extend FoSCoS to the entire country with effect from 1st November 2020.
It is an online FLRS (Food Licensing and Registration System) since 2011 and is the licensing ecosystem’s soul. While over 40 lakh licenses/ registrants are actively transacting, 70 lakh licenses/registration have been issued to date and operational in all states.
A cloud-based, upgraded new food safety compliance FSSAI has launched an online platform called FoSCoS (URL-https://foodlicensing.fssai.gov.in), which will replace the existing FLRS (URL-https://foodlicensing.fssai.gov.in).
FoSCoS is externalized to bestow one point stop for all espousal of a food business operator (FBO) with the department for any regulatory compliance transaction.