Every food business operator is required to obtain an FSSAI license or registration prior to commencing any food business
The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has issued an order stating that every food business operator is required to obtain an FSSAI license or registration prior to commencing any food business.
FSSAI has made it mandatory for the businesses in the country to write the FSSAI license or registration number on every bill from October 1, 2021.
With the approval of the food authority, it has been decided to mandate the declaration of a 14-digit FSSAI license or registration number on cash receipts/invoices/bills, etc. The only exemption will be the GST e-way bill and other government documents which are system generated.
The order was issued to empower the consumers to complain about a particular food item through this number. The business involved in food items will be able to check their FSSAI license/registration number on the official website.
As per the order, the FSSAI number will improve the overall awareness, and not mentioning will indicate non-compliance or non-registration/licensing by the food business.