FoodSafetyHelpline Replied to the following top queries:
Question: I am planning to manufacture desserts and frozen desserts which will contain alcohol. Alcohol will not be in a liquid form in the final product. Can you please guide me on the food license requirement?
Answer: You have to see if your food article is being covered under the definition of Proprietary Food. FSSAI has recently clarified about the proprietary food products. You can further check for all the ingredients & additives which are permitted to be allowed and are covered under the definition of Proprietary food.
Question: I wish to start (market & distribute) my own brand of ready-to-eat food items. But I will outsource the manufacturing to a reputed manufacturer. In this case, do I need to add both my FSSAI and the manufacturer’s FSSAI license on the pack? Also, is it mandatory to add the manufacturer’s (the outsourced unit) name and address on the pack?
Answer: The FSSAI Logo and FSSAI License no. of the brand owner need to be mentioned on the label. Since you are the brand owner so FSSAI logo & License number of your company will be displayed. The name, address & FSSAI License number of the third party manufacturer need to be mentioned on the label.
Question: Sir, I’m planning to start mobile food vending business and planning to give evening snacks and tea, It’s a roadside shop so what are all the License needed?
Answer: You need to register your business under Food Safety & Standards Act, 2006. If your expected annual turnover is up to Rs. 12 lacs then you have to apply for Registration Certificate and if in case you are expecting your annual turnover to be more than Rs. 12 lacs then you have to obtain a license.
Question: Sir, we are planning to start a business of selling the packed Cashew, Amla product, and mango pulp. My turnover is only under Rs. 12 lacs per year, so which type of process required for this…?
Answer: You have to apply for the registration certificate as your annual turnover falls below Rs. 12 lacs. You can contact the food safety officer in your area concerned.
Question: I am going to start a Banana Wafers delivery business. The product is made at small scale and they don’t have huge production, I am going to take wafers from them and will further sell in the market. The manufacturer does not have a license from FSSAI. What would you suggest?
Answer: Legally, no one can do a food business without a valid license & registration. Food regulations do not allow the food business activity between the unlicensed food vendors. So, you have to make sure that both you and the manufacturer should have a valid license/registration. To check the eligibility you can further read here…
Question: Is edible Gelatin crystal powder belongs to veg or non-veg. Because I buy this product online. I found green dark circle between green square on the package. I heard this product made from animals fat. am confused about veg or non-veg. Plz, clarify the issue.
Answer: If green mark appears on the label then it means that the capsules are made of vegetarian sources like cellulose based. You can further go for testing your product if in case you have any doubts.