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Why is the FSSAI registration needed  to install a food vending machine?

FSSAI registration for food vending machines

As we know, in the food business, manufacturing, supplies, storage and processing, it is compulsory to have fssai registration. Without having the fssai registration, it is not possible to run the business.

In this blog, we will discuss what is fssai registration ? 

Why is it necessary to have this ?

What is a food vending machine ?

Why the food vending machine needed fssai registration.

Fssai registration : FSSAI is an independent body and an executive body , comes under the ministry of health affairs, GOI. And has been established under fssai act 2006. Its headquarters are in  New delhi, six other regional offices in delhi, mumbai, chennai, cochin, guwahati and kolkata.

FSSAI is responsible for registration and licensing to the food business operators. It lays down the rules and frameworks for the food business operators to run this business.

FSSAI ensures the food quality,  public health and safety. It helps to refrain from malpractices in food items and helps to maintain public health and food security.

Food vending machine : When we talk about the food vending machine registration, we should know all about this machine, in short it is an automated machine (which is preprogrammed)  which provides the users or we can say the consumers, all  kinds of products, ex: snacks ,cupcakes, food items, all types of beverages  etc.

It is available all the time, say 24*7. This machine dispenses the products to the users by accepting the required amount of money, it accepts cash,coins, debit or credit card. It runs on electricity, no man is required to run or to operate this. Food vendor machine can minimize the owner’s expenditure on having extra staff. It can be installed in even a small place. Generally it is installed in the busiest place.

To run this machine owners are required to register it to FSSAI food registration.

Without the FSSAI registration, the owner can not use  it in public places. The owner who runs this food vending machine in a public place without the FSSAI registration, it is illegal and they can be sued.

Now the question arises that this food vending machine needs Food Safety and Standards Authority of India  registration to run in the market. So the answer  is yes, as we discussed earlier, this is required to have Food Safety and Standards Authority of India registration to operate this in the business domain. 

Because, Any food business operators who want to  run a food vending machine business, it is mandatory to follow the rules and norms prescribed by Food Safety and Standards Authority of India. As they have to maintain the public health and safety by  regulating  the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India norms. Regardless of the type of food vending machine you own, you need the FSSAI food license through completing the fssai registration process.Food Safety and Standards Authority of IndiaBecause, Any food business operators who want to  run a food vending machine business, it is mandatory to follow the rules and norms prescribed by fssai. As they have to maintain the public health and safety by  regulating  the fssai norms. Regardless of the type of food vending machine you own, you need the FSSAI food license through completing the fssai registration process.

For the food vending machine operators,  they have  to be sure about the best and the standard quality of food items so that to retain the level of quality maintained by fssai.

Main purpose to follow these norms by the food vending machine operators to ensure the public health and safety. 

Now, to get registration from fssai, here there are three types of registration, one is basic registration, we discuss the basic FSSAI food registration,  the small business whose turnover is below 12 L  can go through the  basic FSSAI food safety registration.

If the turnover crosses the 12 L bar then they need to upgrade the basic FSSAI food registration to state license. So these are the criterias for the different types of FSSAI registration.

Now , how to apply for the registration,

So the people and consumers using the food items from  the food vending machine registered under fssai act, 2006 can consume it safely. And on the packet of these items, a 14 digits fssai license number is printed which tells the quality of food maintained by the fssai norms.

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