FSSR Compliance


Food Safety and Standards Rules & Regulations (FSSA 2006 & FSSR 2011) are mandatory and must be complied with to achieve ultimate objective of national food safety.

Food Safety and Standards Act:

1. Food Safety and Standard Act, 2006 is extended to whole India and it consolidates various laws governing food sector.

2. The Act reinforced the laws relating to Food and established the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India for laying down science based standard for the food articles and regulate their manufacture, storage, distribution, sales, and import, to availability of safe and wholesome food for human consumption.


Food Safety and Standards Regulation:

All the food business operators have to comply with these requirements and will be registered or licensed in accordance with the procedures.

These regulation are as follows:

Significance of Labelling:

Labelling is an important process in the food processing chain and should not be overlooked. The label is the first point of contact between a consumer and the producer. It is used to identify one product from another and also to make a decision over which product to purchase.

There are certain legal requirements for the labelling. Labelling aspects need to be verified carefully to prevent legal violation. Most of the cases we found comes under this category. Few of the important requirements are as under:

  1. Product name

  2. Manufacturers name and address

  3. Date of manufacture and best before date (sell by date)

  4. Ingredients list (in descending order of weight)

  5. Net weight of product

  6. Veg / Non Veg logo


Penalties for violation of licensing requirements:

Any Food Business Operator that fails to comply with the conditions will have their license suspended or cancelled without a refund of fee

The maximum punishment for violating the regulations is a fine of Rs.10 lakhs & 3 years imprisonment.