As the date to modify licenses under the new provisions of FoSCoS is approaching, the FSSAI has issued a public notice to ask food business operators to get their licenses modified before March 31.
The notice states that with effect from April 1, 2022, the food business operators including repackers and relabellers, will not be allowed to file renewal applications of their existing licenses and file application for modification of license through FoSCoS (Food Safety Compliance System) portal.
Manufacturers including repackers and relabellers, having licenses issued through old methodology (granted from FLRS-Food Licensing and Registration System) have to shift to product selection methodology under FoSCoS.
Also, manufacturers holding state license for products under nutraceuticals, health supplements, special dietary and medical use food, functional food and novel food regulation, have to shift to Central license, the notice added.
In December last year, the food authority issued an order asking the FBOs to comply with its order dated June 16, 2021, regarding mandatory modification of license by existing FSSAI licensed manufacturers as per new methodology for standardised product selection in FoSCoS by March 31, 2022.
“Beyond which FBOs who do not get their license modified/migrated, shall not be able to apply for renewal of license,” read the December notice.