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Overview

Every FBO (Food Business Operator) in India is mandatorily required to apply for FSSAI Registration License. FSSAI Registration acts as a Food License for businesses dealing with food items or services. Thus, as per the FSSAI rules and regulations every food business in India must first get the FSSAI Registration License before launching their food business. FSSAI sets various protocols and procedures that food businesses must follow to obtain FSSAI Registration. There are various other compliances too that you need to follow in order to keep your FSSAI Registration Certificate remains valid all the time. One such compliance is FSSAI Annual Return.

What is FSSAI Registration / License?

In India, the regulation of the food industry is done through the Food Safety and Standards (FSS) Act, 2006. The FSSAI (Food Safety and Standardization Authority of India) is in charge of implementing the FSS Act through various procedures. One such procedure is FSSAI Registration/License.

Every food business operator or business related to food needs to register with FSSAI and provide all the important details of the food business to the FSSAI through an application procedure. This process is known as FSSAI Registration Process.

After completing the FSSAI Registration process, FSSAI provides a FSSAI Registration Certificate or FSSAI License Certificate. It ensures that the food provided is suitable for human consumption, hygienic and safe.

The FSSAI Registration/License also imposes that the FBO is adhering to all the standards and regulations set by the FSSAI.

What is FSSAI Annual Return?

#1. FSSAI Annual Return or FSSAI Returns is the major compliance that FBOs need to do after getting FSSAI Registration/License every year.

#2. Filing FSSAI Annual Return is mandatory for FBOs or they will have to pay a strict penalty.

#3. In some cases, if FSSAI Returns are not filed or the FBO fails to comply with FSSAI’s compliances, the FSSAI Registration Certificate can be declared as invalid and cannot apply for renewal without payment of late fees.

#4. FSSAI Annual Return is an online and offline form that FBOs need to submit within the scheduled period.

What is the due date for filing FSSAI Annual Return?

Every FBO having a FSSAI Registration or License and an annual turnover exceeding Rs. 12 lakhs must file the FSSAI form D1 ( FSSAI Annual Return) on or before 31 May of every financial year.

Types of FSSAI Returns

There are three types of FSSAI Returns:

#1. FSSAI Annual Return - Form D1
FSSAI Annual return must be filed by every FBO having FSSAI License and annual turnover of more than Rs. 12 Lakhs. It is also mandatory to file FSSAI Annual Return or FSSAI Form D1 for every FBO involved in manufacture, processing, relabelling, repacking, importing etc business activities. The due date to file FSSAI Annual Return is 31st May of each year.

#2. Milk & Milk Products FSSAI Half-Yearly Return - Form D2
Every Food Business Operator involved in manufacturing or processing of milk or milk products business needs to file FSSAI Half-Yearly Return. The two periods for FSSAI Half-yearly return are:

Period Due Date
1st April to 30th September Within 31 October
1st October to 31st March Within 30 April

It is mandatory to file FSSAI Half-yearly Returns at most one month before the last month of the period.

#3. Exporter FSSAI Return
As the name suggests, FSSAI Quarterly Return must be filed quarterly of the Financial Year. Thus, The exporters of food or FBOs dealing in exporting foods must file this FSSAI Quarterly Return.

Important Note: The FSSAI Returns must be filed individually for each FSSAI Registration/License.

FBO Exempt from FSSAI Annual Return filing

#1. Fast-food joints.

#2. Restaurants

#3. Grocery stores

#4. Canteens

Important Note:These organizations are exempt from Return Filing of FSSAI Annual Return. However, these entities mandatorily need to apply for FSSAI Registration.

Information required to file FSSAI Annual Returns

Information required to file FORM D1 (FSSAI Annual Return)

#1. Name and location of FBO.

#2. FSSAI registration or license number.

#3. Details of quantities of food products handled, manufactured, exported and imported.

#4. Name of the food product manufactured, handled, exported or imported.

#5. Size of can, bottle, bulk package or any other package.

#6. Quantity in metric tonnes.

#7. Value.

In case of Import/Export, the FBOs also need to submit:

#1. Name of the exporting nation or port.

#2. The weight in kg of the imports or exports.

#3. Rate per kilogramme or per packaging unit CIF/FOB.

#4. Value.

Information required to file Form D2 (FSSAI Half-Yearly Return)

#1. Name and location of FBO.

#2. FSSAI License or registration number.

#3. The kind of milk, total quality MT, total fat MT, total SNF content MT, price in rupees per kilogramme of milk, fate, and SNF and all such procurement details.

#4. Details about the purchase of milk products, including the brand name, the place of purchase, the total amount, the average fat and SNF percentage, the amount consumed, and the closing balance.

#5. Details of reconstitution.

#6. Information on milk production, sales, and stock levels.

#7. Details about the transformation of milk into milk products which are outsourced to other dairies.

#8. Marketing information for milk.

#9. Details about the quantities of milk products that were produced, exported, and sold during the period of Filing the return

Information required to file FSSAI Quarterly Return For Exporters

#1. Name and Address of the FSSAI License.

#2. Address of the Authorized premises for manufacturer/exporter of food items.

#3. FSSAI License or Registration Details.

#4. Food Product Category.

#5. Name of Food Product manufactured or procured.

#6. Opening balance in MT.

#7. Quantity Exported/Manufactured/Procured in MT.

#8. Export Value in INR.

#9. Export Country.

#9. No. and Date of Bill in Landing.

#9. Closing Balance in MT.

Document Requirement to file FSSAI Annual Return

The document requirement to file FSSAI Annual Return may vary as per the return and the business. However, the basic requirement to file FSSAI Annual Return is:

#1. Name of the Food product which is being manufactured, exported, imported, or procured.

#2. FSSAI License Details.

#3. Quantity in the metric ton.

#4. Value of Food product.

#5. Quantity in Kg which is being exported or imported.

#6. Selling price per unit of packaging or per kg.

#7. Name of the countries where food products are exported.

#8. Rate per unit or kg of packaging CIF/FOB/

#9. Previously Filed FSSAI Annual Returns.

Document Requirement to file FSSAI Annual Return

Stepwise Procedure to File FSSAI Annual Return through E-StartupIndia

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    Step 1

    Consult our experts for document preparation and submission.

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    Make Online Payment and our experts will file your FSSAI Returns.

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    You will get the confirmation on your EMail after the successful verification of returns from the government authorities.

Penalty for not Filing FSSAI Returns

In accordance with the regulations, FBOs that fail to submit their FSSAI returns within the deadline would be subject to a daily penalty or fine of Rs. 100 per day till the date of filing fssai return.

How E-StartupIndia can assist you in FSSAI Annual Return Filing?

Every restaurant, grocery store, food distributor, and cafe etc. is required to file an FSSAI annual return, which is a time-consuming and difficult process. Therefore, it’s advisable to take guidance and assistance from an expert.

We have a top-notch professional team providing a hassle-free and error-free Online FSSAI Annual Return Filing Service in India. Our experts have completed thousands of FSSAI Registrations and FSSAI Compliances and are up to date with FSSAI's new registration procedures every day since 2014. So, we render you the best FSSAI Annual Return or FSSAI Return Filing services.

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frequently asked questions

According to the Food Safety Act of 2006, a food business operator (FBO) is any business, whether private or public, for profit or not, that engages in any activities related to any stage of food production, processing, packaging, storage, transportation, distribution, imports, and includes food services, food sales, or the sale of food ingredients.

 

Yes, FSSAI Annual Return Filing is mandatory for FSSAI License holders. Otherwise, the penalty is imposed on a per day basis. 

 

Petty Food Business owners or FBOs having an annual turnover less than Rs. 12 lakhs need not mandatorily file FSSAI Annual Return. However, FSSAI Registration is mandatory for these businesses. 

 

You will need to file FSSAI Annual Return individually for each fssai registration or FSSAI License number. Each return should be filed from scratch as per the FSSAI License Location. 

 

Yes, exporters also need to file FSSAI Annual Return. Additionally, exporters also need to file FSSAI Quarterly Return. 

 

Yes, you can file FSSAI Return Online. You only need to have an internet connection and a mobile device or a desktop to get your FSSAI Return Filed through us. 

 

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