The following queries were answered by FoodSafetyHelpline.com
Question: Is there any clarification on skimmed milk powder treated as proprietary food as per FSSAI?
Answer: it is a Standardized food and not a proprietary food. You can further read on Proprietary food: FSSAI Clarifies on Proprietary Food
Question: How to check whether FSSAI Lic. No. printed on any product is valid or not ?
Answer: You can write to the concerned licensing authority.
Question: We are applying for post-harvest process of fruits. Our location is in Wadki, Pune. Do we need to submit documents to FSSAI office?
Answer: Food Licensing/Registration is now easy. You can apply online: fssai.gov.in
Question: I intend to open a fast food outlet in a food court. Can you pls. help me with the licenses required?
Answer: You need to register your business under FSSAI regulations. Now, there is an online procedure for license/registration and you can apply yourself. The following link would help for online registration: https://foodlicensing.fssai.gov.in/index.aspx
Question: I want to start my own business of dairy product like milk packaging in 500 ml and 1000 ml. Is it required to get FSSAI License?
Answer: Yes, you will require a license/registration in compliance to Food Safety & Standards Act, 2006.
Question: What does “Blue” dot mark (on food products) stand for?
Answer: As per Food Safety & Standards (Packaging & Labelling) Regulations, 2011; Green & Brown symbols need to be printed on the labels of Veg & Non-Veg Food articles respectively. The blue symbol has not been discussed and it does not hold any relevance to the labels of the food products.
Question: I want to start a spice business manufacturing, packing and distribution in a single state Delhi in small scale annual turnover will be less than 12 lacs. Kindly share the procedure.
Answer: You can apply online at: Online Licensing & Registration
Question: I want to enter to India market with dietary supplements. What I must do to register this product?
Answer: FSSAI is working on the regulations for food products like Nutraceuticals, Health Supplements, and Dietary Supplements etc. You have to wait for the further announcements from the food authority in this regard.
Question: I intend to start manufacturing the user customized meal replacement shakes having different nutritional content for each customer though the ingredients will be same but the percentage composition might differ from customer to customer. In such a scenario it is not practically possible to have the customized food tested for each customer. I have a standard composition tested. What is the best way in such a scenario?
Answer: You need to ensure that only standardized ingredients including additives should be used. Also, ensure that those ingredients should be permitted to be used in the said food product. You are also responsible that all ingredients & the final product should be tested on chemical and biological parameters from a NABL Accredited/FSSAI notified laboratory to ensure that they are free from contamination & adulteration.