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FSSAI: The FSSAI has been established under the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006. FSSAI Certificate and FSSAI License both ensures the quality, purity and credibility of different things as below
FSSAI has been created to regulate food product’s manufacture, storage, distribution, sale and import to ensure availability of safe and wholesome food for human consumption.
To run a food product business, you have to register under Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), for carrying out the manufacturing, transporting and distributing of food or food products.
You can register through https://foscos.fssai.gov.in/
Eligibility criteria of FSSAI is in the above link.
FSSAI has been mandated by the FSS Act, 2006 for performing the following functions:
Framing of Regulations to lay down the Standards and guidelines in relation to articles of food and specifying appropriate system of enforcing various standards thus notified.
Laying down mechanisms and guidelines for accreditation of certification bodies engaged in certification of food safety management system for food businesses.
Laying down procedure and guidelines for accreditation of laboratories and notification of the accredited laboratories.
To provide scientific advice and technical support to Central Government and State Governments in the matters of framing the policy and rules in areas which have a direct or indirect bearing of food safety and nutrition.
Collect and collate data regarding food consumption, incidence and prevalence of biological risk, contaminants in food, residues of various, contaminants in foods products, identification of emerging risks and introduction of rapid alert system.
Creating an information network across the country so that the public, consumers, Panchayats etc receive rapid, reliable and objective information about food safety and issues of concern.
Provide training programmes for persons who are involved or intend to get involved in food businesses.
Contribute to the development of international technical standards for food, sanitary and phyto-sanitary standards.
Promote general awareness about food safety and food standards.
NB: INFORMATION CREDIT: GOVERNMENT SITE (www.fssai.gov.in)
GUMASTA: In the State of Maharashtra, if you engage or involve in any kind of business, Gumasta license is necessary. It is basically a registration required for doing any kind of business. Gumasta license is governed by the Municipal Corporation of Mumbai under the Maharashtra Shops and Establishment Act.
Gumasta license is recognised by Government as well as Banks. To carry out business operations, be it single handedly or joint, or multiple bodies, this license is mandatory.
GST registration is not possible until you have a Gumasta license under the Maharashtra Shops and Establishment Act. For loan process and other bank transactions, Current Account opening is mandated.
ADVANTAGES OF GUMASTA LICENSE
For availing all the benefits and tax subsidies from Maharashtra State Government, Gumasta license is needed.
It is a valid proof of document which gives you the permission to carry any kind of business operations in legal capacity.
When you are into transaction process, a current account is required in Bank. This account can be opened if you have a valid Gumasta license.