Eat Healthy Stay Healthy! But how do you what’s healthy and what’s unhealthy for you.  In today’s era, even the healthy items like pulses, vegetables, fruits, milk and milk products are adulterated and ingredients used in their processing is unsafe and cheap. It is important for us to ensure that the food we eat is chemically verified and is safe to consume. A country with unhealthy population can never truly grow.

In order to ensure that all the food items making business entities comply with certain standards, the FSSAI(Food Safety and Standard Act 2006) registration was introduced. Now every food article manufacturer, seller, packer, retailer, wholesaler etc is required to obtain the FSSAI license in India. Just obtaining the FSSAI number is not enough rather the person is required to print the number on  his products. The provisions of FSSAI Registration are made to ensure the food produced has undergone quality checks and upgrade responsibility among sustenance producers.

One important thing to be noted here is that a food company whose annual turnover is below 12 lakhs rupees requires only the FSSAI registration.  On the contrary, the companies who have the annual turnover of more than 12 lakhs rupees require an FSSAI food license.  Here we will be discussing the multiple aspects of FSSAI license number-

What is FSSAI license number?

The 16 digit number that is recorded by the FSSAI authorities and allotted to the applicant for the FSSAI registration is known as the FSSAI license number. This number is divided into 5 sections reflecting the basic data of the producer. The first digit of the number reflects whether the producer is enrolled with FASSAI or not, the following two digits are for state code, the next two digits tell the year in which the producer was enlisted. Further, the number of enlisting specialist is reflected by following three digits and remaining are the maker’s permit/enrollment number.

The rules regarding FASSAI number

The FASSAI number obtained by the producer and its logo must be placed on the label of the food package in a manner that it prominently visible.  Further, the color of the logo and number displayed shall be in contrast with the background in case of multiple units.

The license number should be placed on the addresses of the multiple units on the label of the product. Moreover, the number of the producing company must also be displayed along with the lot number.

When the goods are imported the importer is required to display the logo and License number of FASSAI along with the name and address of importer on a sticker to be affixed before getting customs clearance.

The size of the letters and the numerals of the license number should be as prescribed in Food Safety and Standard (Packaging and Labelling) Regulation, 2011.

Displaying the FASSAI logo and number on the product reflects that the food business operator possesses a valid license under the FASSAI Act, 2006.

A food business operator is empowered to put this logo and number only till the validity of the license obtained according to the Food Safety and Standards (Business and registration on food business) Regulations, 2011.

How can I check my FASSAI license number?

Finally, we will tell you the procedure of checking the FASSAI license number. Checking the FASSAI license number means that you want to check whether it is correct or not. The step to check the FASSAI number is as follows-

Go to the official website of FASSAI by clicking onhttps://foodlicensing.fssai.gov.in/cmsweb/TrackFBO.aspx.

When the link is opened you will see the page asking for your license or registration number.  You are required to enter your FSSAI License number that will be given on the Label of the Food product.

As soon as you enter your number you will be taken to the next screen. On the next screen your license number, the name of the manufacturer, the status of the license, kind of business, products list and premise address of the manufacturer of the Food product will be displayed.

Finally, you can check the details of your FASSAI number.