FSSAI included "Radiation Processing of Food" as new Kind of Businesses in FoSCoS portal for Licensing of Food Businesses

Sep 13, 2021 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team

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Commercial Compliance

The Food Safety and Standard of Authority of India (FSSAI) on September 9, 2021 has issued Inclusion of "Radiation Processing of Food" as new Kind of Businesses in FoSCoS portal for Licensing of Food Businesses. 

Therefore, to facilitate the licensing of the FBOs involved in radiation processing of foods, the "Radiation Processing of Food” as new Kind of Business in FoSCoS portal has been inserted with following criteria: 

• KoB Name: Radiation Processing of Food

• KoB Definition -"Radiation processing of food or food irradiation is a physical process in which food commodities, bulk or pre-packaged are exposed to controlled doses of energy of ionizing radiation such as gamma rays or X-rays to achieve different technological objectives".

• Eligibility - only Central License 

• Fee - Rs. 7500 [as per Annexure 3 of FSS (Licensing and Registration of Food Businesses) Regulations, 2011] 

• Documentation Required for License (Attached in Annexure)

• Annual Return - As per existing regulations for Manufacturers/Processors.

[Order No – 15(31)/2020/FoSCos/RCD/FSSAI]

 


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