Is  Food License Necessary for Opening a Momo Shop in Siliguri?

Among the street foods of India momos are very famous nowadays. They are also called Dim Sum which are dumplings made from flour with stuffing whether it is of seafood, vegetables, chicken, paneer, mutton, pork, etc. The dish momo is originated from East Asia and South Asia and created by the Tibetan people or Himalayan Newer merchants. Momo is the traditional delicacy of Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan, Northeast India, Ladakh, as well as in the regions of Darjeeling.

Momos are basically of two types one is Steamed Momo and the other one is Fried Momo. Momo is normally served with tomato Sause and soup. Siliguri is famous for its momos and there are many shops in Siliguri that sell tasty momos. The best Momo’s Shops in Siliguri are given below:

  1. Hongkong Momos located in City Centre, Siliguri.
  2. Momo Hut is also located in City Centre, Siliguri.
  3. Momo Junction located in Sevoke Road, Siliguri.
  4. Steamy Moktu located in City Centre, Siliguri, and many more.

FSSAI (Food Safety and Standard Authority of India) is an independent organization formed under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the Indian Government. The head office of the FSSAI is located in New Delhi and they have their smaller regional offices which are located in Kolkata, Delhi, Mumbai, Guwahati, Cochin, and Chennai.

It is mandatory to have a food license done for opening a Momo shop in Siliguri as it is related to the food business. Every food business which is related to do something with food falls within the FSSAI License or Registration. The FSSAI is a 14-digit number. The Food License is mandatory for every food business operator whether it is small or large so that it can create consciousness about food and its safety.

However, there are three types of FSSAI License present and they are:

  1. Basic FSSAI License- If the annual income of the business is less than 12 lakhs.
  2. State FSSAI License- If the annual income of the business is between 12-20 crores.
  3. Central FSSAI License- If the annual income of the business is more than 20 crores.

Based on the above-mentioned income a food business operator must apply for a FSSAI License.

Being any kind of food business operator, one should have a food license done whether a state or central level license to run their business smoothly maintaining all the guidelines given by the FSSAI.

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