What license is necessary for the sale of packaged milk?

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If you wish to start any food business including packaged milk business, you will need to get a mandatory license or registration in India. The license or registration is none other than FSSAI Registration. Dairy product makers must have the FSSAI-Food safety license or Registration in order to comply with the law. The size and scope of a dairy production enterprise will determine the specific FSSAI license or FSSAI Registration that is required. Know all about it through this article.

Know about Basic FSSAI Registration

As the highest regulatory and supervisory body in the country, the Food Standards and Safety Authority of India (FSSAI) is in charge of ensuring that food in India meets all necessary standards and is safe for consumption. Therefore, complying with the legislation necessitates obtaining FSSAI Basic Registration. For basic FSSAI Food safety registration, a company has to have an annual sales of less than Rs.12 lakhs. As activities expand and revenue surpasses Rs. 12 lakh, the basic registration must be upgraded to a state license. Thus, if you are selling packaged milk, and your annual turnover is less than rs. 12 lakhs, you will need to get Basic FSSAI Registration.

Importance of FSSAI Registration/License for sale of Packaged Milk

All businesses dealing with food are required to register with the appropriate authorities as food has a direct impact on the health of everyone. Everyone involved in the supply chain from raw materials to finished product, including the cooks, manufacturers, processors, warehouse workers, servers, and managers of dining halls and cafeterias, and the distributors and retailers authorized to sell the products need to have the FSSAI Registration or License as per the government laws.

Know about the three different types of FSSAI Licensing for Milk Business

FSSAI Basic Registration for Milk Business

You need to apply for basic fssai registration, where procurement, handling and collection of milk is up to 500 liters per day or up to 2.5 metric tons of milk solids per annum. You can know more about the basic FSSAI Registration through Fssai Registration For Petty Food Business in India.

FSSAI State License for Milk Business

Dairy farms and facilities, including milk chilling facilities, that can store, transport, and process milk from 501 liters per day to 50,000 liters per day or  2.5 million tons to 2,500 million tons of milk solids per annum need to apply for FSSAI State License.

FSSAI Central License for Milk Business

Dairy units include milk chilling machines that are designed to handle or process more than 50,000 liters of liquid milk per day or 2500 million tons of solid milk per annum need to apply for FSSAI Central License.

The information on each type of FSSAI Registration or License is available at: Know all about FSSAI Registration category

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Do Producers of Milk and Milk Products Need to File an FSSAI Returns?

FBOs involved in the production of Milk/Milk Products are exempt from filing Form D2 half-yearly returns.

However, such FBOs must file their Annual Returns using Form D1 on the FoSCoS website. You can learn about it at: FSSAI Annual Return or contact our business advisors at:  8881-069-069.

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Moreover, if you require any kind of guidance related to the FSSAI Registration, please feel free to contact our business advisors at 8881-069-069.

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