As per the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) provisions, an importer or manufacturer who wishes to initiate food business on any premises is required to take FSSAI license. The importer or manufacturer needs to obtain a Form C to carry out any food-related business. The process for obtaining FSSAI permission is as follows:
General information (Details of Company, Authorised Person, FSSAI license, Kind of business, etc.)
Product related information (Product details, formulation details, Functional use Intended use, Manufacturing process)
Safety Information and combinatorial effects (may include but not limited to Toxicological studies, Allergenicity, Pre-clinical and Clinical trials)
Regulatory status of product in other countries
History of consumption of food in the last 30 years
Lab test reports from ILAC/NABL accredited labs
Any other additional details or documents which are specific to the product/ ingredient
Novel food or novel food ingredients.
New additives or new processing aids (including enzymes).
Articles/papers of food products or ingredients that contain or are isolated from microorganisms, bacteria, yeast, fungi, or algae.
Other non-specified food.
Naturally occurring toxicants
Validated test method
Other tests method
References, wherever applicable.