Kodagu or Coorg, is located in the southwest India, in the state of Karnataka. Kodagu or Coorg is well known for its beautiful hill station, coffee plantations, steep hills, numerous streams, plentiful flora & fauna, and lush forests. Some of the famous dishes of Kodagu are Kadambattu, Bamboo Shoot Curry, Panda Curry, Akki Roti, Koli Curry or Chicken Curry etc.
FSSAI Registration is used for Food safety and grant permission to any individual to carry on food business in any parts of India including in Kodagu. To start any food business, one should register in FSSAI Portal and get the FSSAI license. The food license is specific to a particular location and also term bound.
The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), established in 2006, handles all the food related issues in various Ministries and Departments. FSSAI License is mandatory for all the Food Business Operators. Though headquarters at New Delhi, FSSAI authority has six regional offices in India. The following structures are incorporated under the act:
- Food Manufactures
- Online food sellers
- Hotel caterers
- Food packaging and cold storage units
- Wholesale food sellers.
The FSSAI License number is a 14-digit number. Business fails to print license number on packages needs to bear heavy penalties. To apply for FSSAI license in Kodagu, one should follow the rules made by state licensing authority. Then it shall be accompanied by a self-attested declaration. After that there will be through inspection and later license shall be issued after two months. Now, if any operator is applying for the renewal of the license, have to apply prior to 30days of the expiry date of the license. Besides, one can apply food license registration online by visiting the website foodlicenseportal.org.
The FSSAI act helps all the consumers, local authorities, small businesses to get all the reliable information about food safety across the country. They are providing three types of licenses based on the business turnover:
- Central FSSAI License for business turnover more than 20 crores- Form B.
- State FSSAI License for business turnover between 12 lakhs to 20 crores-Form b.
- FSSAI registration for business turnover up to 12 lakhs- Form A basic license.
In a recent change, FSSAI Included all the e-commerce food and grocery services includes Zomato, Swiggy , Big Basket, Grofers etc. Because of the widespread popularity all this service needs to be checked and hence included under FSSAI act.
It comes to notice that lots of state across India are not following the basic norms of the act and do not have proper lab facilities to test the qualities of the food that they serve or produce. The acts need to be put strictly to give assurance of the consumers health.