FSSAI issues direction regarding non-requirement of FSSAI registration of last mile delivery persons, direct selling agents, individual food units or entity owned by single or main entity

Jul 11, 2019 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) on July 08, 2019, have issued direction relating to FSSAI Registration to last mile delivery persons and Direct Selling Agents (DSA). These FBOs generally work under single main entity to ensure last mile delivery of the food products and are not directly involved in manufacturing, sale and supply of food articles on their own or under their brand name. 

FSSAI has decided that the following entities will not be required to take FSSAI registration:

i. Last mile delivery persons.

ii. Direct Selling Agents (DSA)

iii. Food Vending Machines, Water vending Machines, Food ATMS (owned by a single entity)

iv. Branded Food carts (owned by a single entity)

The entities are not required to take FSSAI registration subject to following conditions to it:

• The annual turnover of the individual entity or unit does not exceed Rs. 12 lakhs.

• The main entity shall obtain FSSAI license based on their eligibility.

• The main entity shall be responsible for Regulatory compliance by these individual entities or units.

• The main entity shall maintain database or record of all such individual entities or units.

• The main entity shall issue Photo ID cards, bearing unique identity number and main entity or unit FSSAI license number.

• The individual FBO entity shall display the name and license number of main entity

• The main entity shall ensure that the individual unit is conversant with basic sanitary and hygienic conditions to be followed and facilitate their training under Food Safety Training and Certification (FoSTaC).

• The main entity shall also maintain records of annual medical check-up of personnel working for such entities to ensure that no person is suffering from any contagious disease.

• The main entity shall communicate in writing to such entities, its decision to undertake responsibility for such compliance.


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