FSSAI extends the timeline for submission of annual and half yearly returns till July 31, 2020

Apr 13, 2020 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team


Commercial Compliance

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), on April 11, 2020, has decided to extend the timeline for submission of annual and half yearly returns due to the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic and considering the current lockdown for the situation. All the licensed Food Business Operators (FBOs) involved in relabellers, repackers and importers are required to submit annual return of their food businesses in Form D-1 by May 31, 2020 and the FBOs involved in manufacturing and processing of milk and milk products are required to submit half-yearly return in the Form D2 within one month of the end of the preceding half-year.

Considering the lockdown due to COVID-19 pandemic, the timeline for submission of annual return for the Financial year 2019-2020 and half-yearly returns for October, 2019 to March, 2020 has been extended till July 31, 2020. The FBOs shall send their returns through email or physical copies to concerned licensing authorities.

[FSSAI Letter No. 15(6)2020/FLRS/RCD/FSSAI]


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