FSSAI (Food Safety and Standards Authority of India) has further revised the Standard Operating Procedures for mandatory modification of old licences granted from FLRS portal.

The food authority FSSAI has issued an order in this regard saying that food businesses who have already applied for modification of licence before expiry date can now file renewal of their licence simultaneously without waiting for the approval of modification application by the authority.

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“In case, an FBO has filed the application for modification of licence and subsequently, licence has expired, the FBO can file the renewal of its licence even after the expiry date as per the terms and conditions laid down in the order dated 29th October 2021,” read the order.

According to the said October’ 2021 order, the modification post expiry date can be done with payment of penalties including three times of the existing annual licence until 90 days from the date of expiry of licence.

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And, additional two times of the existing annual licence fee (a total of 5 times)  if renewal is filed between 91 and 180th day from the date of expiry of licence while no renewal will be allowed post 180 days.

Earlier, FSSAI had also issued a public notice to ask food business operators to get their licenses modified before March 31. The notice stated 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.

Food Safety and Standards Authority of India is a statutory body established under the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India. The FSSAI has been established under the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006, which is a consolidating statute related to food safety and regulation in India.


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