FSSAI(Food Safety and Standards Authority of India) is a government body. It works across the pan of India to ensure food safety and regulation. The FSSAI Registration or Licensing is the basic mechanism through which FSSAI ensures food safety and regulation. In accordance with Sections, 31(1) and 31(2) of the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India Act, 2006, every food business operator in India must have FSSAI Registration or License. Food Safety & Standards (Licensing and Registration of Food Businesses) Regulations, 2011 govern the licensing and registration process. However, FBOs might also need Form E in order to operate their business along with FSSAI Registration. In this article, you will understand all about Form E Food Quality Warranty – FSSAI Certificate.
What is FSSAI?
Since 2006, the Food Safety and Standards Act of India (FSSAI) has been in place, which consolidates the several statutes and regulations that have previously dealt with food-related concerns in various Ministries and Departments.
The FSSAI was established to handle scientifically based standards for food items and to control their production, storage, transit, sale, and import in order to ensure that food for human consumption is safe and healthy.
What is FSSAI Registration?
Starting a food-related company in India necessitates obtaining an FSSAI License or Registering with the FSSAI. There is a shared responsibility between the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India and the State Food Authorities to execute the FSAI regulations.
Consequently, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) is responsible for registering and licensing Food business operators and establishing the rules and regulations for operating any food or related business in India.
What is Form E Food Quality Warranty?
It is mandatory for every food business operator to provide a guarantee under the terms of the FSSAI license and Registration (ACT) (2.1). A guarantee in Form E must be provided by any producer, distributor, or dealer supplying goods to a retailer. This warranty can be provided independently or as part of a bill, cash memo, or label.
Importance of Form E Food Quality Warranty
In accordance with the FSSAI Act, 2006 and the FSSAI Rules, the company must have a food safety strategy to guarantee that food item are kept or processed in a sanitary and safe way.
That’s why most companies get Form E Food Quality Warranty signed by other producers, wholesalers, raw material manufacturers, etc. to provide safe and hygienic food products as per the standards set by FSSAI.
Let us understand this by an example. Suppose you go to McDonald’s and you order a meal. Now, McDonald’s is having FSSAI Registration. However, the packaging material isn’t FSSAI Certified.
As a result, McDonald’s get Form E Food Quality Warranty signed from the manufacturer of packaging material to ensure it’s safe and quality material to pack the food.
Important Contents of Form E Food Quality
- Invoice No.
- Signature of Manufacturer/Distributor/Dealer
- Name and Address of Manufacturer/Packer
- License No. (Wherever Applicable)
- Nature and Quality of Article
- Batch No
- Price etc.
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