FSSAI issues Order to provide grace period for application of renewal of license or registration during lockdown

Apr 14, 2020 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team


Commercial Compliance

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) on April 13, 2020, has decided to provide a grace period for application of renewal of license and registration expired or expiring during the period from March 22, 2020 to May 31, 2020 during lockdown period due to COVID-19 pandemic. The Food Business Operators (FBOs) were finding difficulty while filing the applications for renewal of licences or registrations, where were usually filed with the help of State helpdesks, authorities or consultants.

Thus, the followings have been decided by FSSAI:-

 A grace period for renewal of license or registration expiring in between March 22, 2020 and May 31, 2020 has been given till June 30, 2020 without any late fee.

 For the Union territories of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh, the FBOs are given a grace period for renewal of license or registration expiring during the period of August 01, 2019 to May 31, 2020 till June 30, 2020 without late fee.

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


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