Dairy Plants

What is the FSSAI registration process? How is it done for the milk chilling units?

Are you planning to start your dairy plant? You might have got the estimation of the Milking machine price. On an average, it can begin from Rs 20,000.

But, have you got your FSSAI registration done? If not, then read this blog in detail and understand why it is important to start your milk plant.

What is FSSAI?

FSSAI stands for (Food Safety and Standard Authority of India). It is the autonomous body that does the necessary task under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. Under this registration, the aim is to protect and promote the health of the general public by including the necessary regulations and making sure the food is safe for final consumption.

What is FSSAI registration or license?

FSSAI registration is a 14-digit number for registration or to get the food licenses which are required to get printed on the necessary food packages. Through this 14 digit number, it allows getting information about the producer permit pr elements of the enrollment subtly along with the assembling state.

How FSSAI registration is done for the dairy unit & milk chilling units?

When we hear about the term dairy processing it means handling, processing, packing, manufacturing, storing, distributing, and milk transportation along with other milk products.

  • Under the FSSAI act (2006), without this license, no business can deal with milk and milk products.

  • The registration makes sure that the food quality is best, wholesome, and it is safe. The milk you will provide in your dairy plant will be as per the safety standards.

Every business owner dealing with a dairy business along with a milk chilling unit needs to have this license or registration. So, every business needs to make sure they get the registration, necessary dairy equipment, and accordingly set up the dairy plant to get the success.

What is the process to get the licenses for the FSSAI dairy unit?

  • The food business with a turnover of more than 12 lakhs needs to have this license.

Medium Food Business

State License

Large Food Business

Central License

  • Requirement of state license is needed when you are handling 500 to 50,000 liters of milk in one day.

  • Requirement of the central license is needed when you are handling 50,000 liters in one day.

What type of license is required?

Well! This depends on the business type you are operating. In case, your business is established just now only then do you need the FSSAI registration. In case, the business is old then you need to choose accordingly.

How much time does it take to get the FSSAI registration?

  • To get the basic FSSAI registration it will take around 7 to 10 days.

  • Be it state and central license then it will take around 30 days.

How long is the FSSAI registration valid for?

FSSAI license validity is for around 5 to 10 years. If you already have one then make sure to get renewed 30 days before the expiry date. In case of non-renewal, you need to pay a fine of Rs 100. Not getting done on time will lead to non-deactivation and you need to apply for it again.

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