FoodSafetyHelpline experts replied to the recent queries:
Q. Sir/Madam, please tell me something about FROM B online process?
A. Form B is used while applying for the license/renewal of the license under the Food Safety & Standards Act, 2006. The licensing procedure is now online and you can apply through the procedure.
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Q. I am B.Sc. chemistry and M.Sc. in food technology from a Allahabad University. Am I eligible for the Post of a Food Safety Officer?
A. Yes, you are meeting the qualifying criteria for the post of a food safety officer, just verify that the institution from where you have completed your course is a recognized one.
Q. Canteen in any factory for providing meals, snacks, tea etc to the employees and visitors need to obtain license or registration under this act? What are the conditions for the same? Is there any conditions on minimum quantity and working hours of canteen? If so, what is the procedure for obtaining license/registration?
A. Yes, for running a canteen, you need to obtain a license/registration under the Food Safety & Standards Act, 2006. As per the criteria defined by The Food Safety & Standards Authority of India, for Canteens, if the annual turnover does not exceed Rs. 12 lacs then you need to go for the registration of your food business. However, if the annual turnover is more than Rs. 12 lacs then you have to obtain a license. Now, there is an online procedure to obtain a license, please follow the below link:
For registration, you can contact the local food safety officer of your area concerned.
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Q. Can we use artificial colour in Pan Masala?
A. No, they are not allowed to be used. Only permitted natural colors can be used in Pan Masala.
Q. What is the online procedure for food and drugs renewal online process? Kindly assist with the same.
A. We believe your query is regarding the renewal of license. For the renewal of the license under the Food Safety & Standards Act, there is an online procedure and one can follow the below link:
For Drugs, you can raise your questions at: [email protected]
Q. Is BSc with subject Chemistry and Industrial Microbiology graduates are eligible for the post Food Safety Officer?
A. As per the given criteria for the qualification of a food safety officer, you are not meeting the requirements.