With increasing food safety clampdowns, revisit these FSSAI rules and regulations to ensure your restaurant’s compliance.
How to ensure that your restaurant follows FSSAI rules and regulations?
Here’s what your restaurant needs to follow to comply with the FSSAI rules and regulations.
- Food safety at the kitchen
The most important area of your restaurant is the kitchen. Make sure it’s hygienic, uses closed containers, and has a proper garbage disposal.
- Staff attire and hygiene
Your employee hygiene is of utmost importance. Make sure they are healthy and wear recommended attire.
- Food safety at the inventory
Ensure that items stored in the inventory are at the right temperature. Do regular stock checks and discard expired items.
- Transportation vehicle guidelines
If you transport food from kitchen to outlet, make sure safe food handling practices are followed in the delivery vehicle.
- Customer service area
The customer service area should be neat and clean. FSSAI recommends you display food safety display boards and hygiene ratings at your outlet.
- General food safety measures
Make sure you employ a certified food safety officer. FSSAI regularly conducts these courses to ensure food safety at restaurants.
This article is an attempt to summarize the important FSSAI rules you should adhere to. We recommend you visit the FSSAI website to stay up-to-date on all rules.
More about FSSAI license
Below are some frequently asked questions about the FSSAI license.
FSSAI stands for Food Safety and Standards Authority of India. FSSAI license is an Act to consolidate the laws relating to food manufacture, storage, distribution, sale, and import, to ensure the availability of safe and wholesome food for human consumption.
If your annual revenue < ₹12 lakhs and meeting conditions, FSSAI registration will cost ₹100/yr. If your annual revenue > ₹12 lakhs, a State license will cost ₹2000/yr, or a Central license (if operating in 2+ states) will cost ₹7500/yr.
FSSAI license can be applied online from this portal. The inspection will be done within 7 to 30 days of applying.
To obtain an FSSAI license, you need 1) Commercial license, 2) Layout plan of premises, 3) Photo ID of proprietors, 4) Authority letter, 5) Proof of possession of premises, 6) Food safety management plan, 7) NOC from the municipality, and 8) Form IX – nomination of persons.
Yes, FSSAI is mandatory for restaurants and food outlets. You need to obtain an FSSAI license for every premise/location you operate.
Any business involved in the manufacture, storage, distribution, sale, and import, of food for human consumption will require an FSSAI license. If you are starting a restaurant, then you need to have an FSSAI license.
Once you obtain the FSSAI license, you can download a high-quality, vector image of the FSSAI logo here.
FSSAI license needs to be renewed every year. For renewal visit the FSSAI portal.