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FSSAI Return Registration

Food is the basic requirement for every person as it gives energy and nutrients which facilitate healthy development ultimately they stay active, to work, move, think and learn. However, it would be good if one ensures first before consuming food, is it acceptable for human consumption or not? The term food safety ensures lest the food cause various diseases like food poisoning, stomach aches etc. There is no need to enact these standards and rules to confirm the safety. The Food Safety and standards act, 2006 was established to regulate the food industry and for framing the laws relating to food and their manufacturing, sale, storage, distribution, and import.

Every Licensed FBO who has an annual turnover of Rs.12 lakh and above is directed to file an annual return which may cause many problems for the licensee’s as small eateries, restaurants, food distributors and grocery shops. But Legal Raasta can make your journey of filing FSSAI returns as easy as eating pie in a hassle-free manner. So, hurry up and apply today.

Following are the things that the Food authority shall confirm for every Food Article:

  • All Food addictive or processing aid should be in accordance with the Act and regulations.
  • Any toxic substances, contaminant or any impurities that may cause harm to human health is present in the food product.
  • There should not be any insecticides or pesticides in an article.
  • As per the FSSAI Guidelines, the food item should be marked and labeled properly.

The state food authorities and the food authority need to monitor the system control. The Commissioner appointed by a state government is responsible for effective implementation of food safety and standards.

Information required to file Annual FSSAI Return

All food manufacturers, labelers, re-labelers, importers, packers, and re-packers are required to file FSSAI return either electronically or in Physical forms may be prescribed by the concerned Food safety Commissioner, in Form D-1, on or before 31st May of each year to the Licensing Authority with respect to the category of food products manufactured or sold by him during the previous financial year.

Following are the information that must be required to file an annual return:

  • Name of the food product manufactured/imported/ exported/handled.
  • Size of bottle/can/any other package (like PP) or bulk package.
  • Quantity in Metric Ton.
  • The selling price of per Kg or per unit of packing
  • Value
  • Exported or imported quantity in Kg
  • The list of details of countries or port where they are exported
  • Rate per unit or per Kg of packing C.I.F. / F.O.B.

All those FBO licenses who are engaged in the process of manufacturing of milk and/or milk products are required to file returns on half yearly basis for the period 1st April to 30th September and 1st October to 31st March of every financial year in Form D-2, within 1 month from the end of the period. More details would be found in Form D-1.
It is to be noted for all FBO’s that separate return is required to be filed for every license issued under the regulations, irrespective of whether the same Food Business Operator holds more than one license.

Who are exempted from filing FSSAI Return?

Following are the exempted entities form filing Annual return:

  • Fast food joints
  • Restaurants
  • Grocery stores
  • Canteens

What will be the penalty for a delay in filing FSSAI Return?

In case of any delay in filing return beyond 31st May, then a penalty of Rs. 100 shall be imposed for every day for the time for which the delay continues.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How to file Annual Return?
  1. Online system for Quarterly annual report is only for the Merchant.
  2. Any Food business operation manufacturing milk or milk products shall file half yearly return in the Form D-2. Afterward, shall submit it manually to the concerned Central or State Licensing Authority for the period starts from 1st April to 30th September and 1st October to 31st March of every financial in a month from the end of the period.
  3. Importers and the Manufacturers have to file an annual return (Form D-1). Afterward, shall submit it manually to the concerned Central or state licensing Authority on or before the beginning of 31st May of every year for every food class handled by him during the previous financial year.
2. Who has to file FSSAI Return?

All Food business operations except milk and milk products have to file FSSAI Return.

3.What is the periodicity of FSSAI Return filing?

The Period for filing annual returns is 1st April to 31st March.

4. What if I fail to file a return on time?

In such a case, there will be a penalty of Rs. 100 which will be imposed for every day for the time for which the delay continues.

5. Who are exempted from filing return?
  • Fast food joints
  • Restaurants
  • Grocery stores
  • Canteens

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