FSSAI issues License and Registration in case of unattended applications

May 27, 2019 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team


The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) on May 24, 2019, has decided to issue License or Registration in case of unattended applications.

FSSAI has received representations from Food Business Operators (FBO) regarding non-issuance or non-processing of their License or registration applications within the stipulated time frame as per Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 and Rules and Regulations made thereunder. This causes undue inconvenience and delays in commencing Food Businesses by FBOs.

Therefore, FSSAI has decided to issue License or Registration in case of unattended applications beyond the prescribed timeframe as under:

a)      Issue of Registration on the 8th day of filing of application, if no action has been taken by Registering Authority in 7days from the date of submission of application for registration.

b)      Issue of License on the 61st day of filing of completed application, if no action has been taken by Licensing Authority on application for license after issuance of Application ID for 60 days. Also, if any application for license remains unaddressed in DO’s bin for more than 75 days, License will be issued on the 76th day of filing of initial application.

c)       Rejection of FBOs’ application on the 31st day from the day application is sent back to FBO for replying to the queries asked by Licensing Authority and the FBOs fail to reply within 30 days.

This has come into force on April 30, 2019 and necessary provision in this regard has been made in the online Food Licensing and Registration System (FLRS).


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