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Food Licence Rules

FOOD AND LICENCING GUIDE


The Prevention of Food Adulteration Act (37 of 1954), which came into effect from 1st of June 1955. This Act cancelled all Food Laws existing in all States, Union Territory’s.  This Act, which is being operated by the Directorate General of Health Services is a very comprehensive legislation designed to formulate and monitor standards of quality and purity with emphasis on prevention of Food Adulteration of Foods. The Act lays down General Principles of food control specifications of foods, which can be modified as per the technological advancement. The Act was amended thrice first in 1964, secondly in 1976 and latterly in 1986, for plugging the loopholes and for making the punishment more stringent. By 1986, amendments, the voluntary organizations have been empowered to draw samples and launch prosecution in case the samples are failed.

FOOD WING.-
The main function of this wing is to ensure quality food to the consumers according to standards fixed under Prevention of Food Adulteration Act. 1954 and Rules 1955 and to ensure hygienic standards for manufacturing and selling of any food article.

FOOD:
Means any article, used as food or drink for human consumption; any article, which ordinarily used in the preparation of human food, (e.g. any flavoring matter or condiments, (Except drugs and tap water). No person shall manufacture, sell, stock, distribute or sale any food article without a license, issued by the Licensing authority.

FOOD LICENCE:
It is compulsory under Section 24 and Rule 50 of PFA Act. 1954; Rules 1955.
Food license means the official permit for manufacture, sell, and stock, distribute or exhibit for sale any food item.

PROCEDURE FOR GRANT OF LICENCE
Prior to the issuance of a license for manufacture, sell, stock, distribute any food article or any food additive used in manufacture of food, the registration  of premises of any commercial unit proposed to be utilized as manufacturing unit, store, shop etc.  is obligatory. After its registration a form “Form ‘A’ under rule 5” is to be filled by the applicant (who should be adult) in a prescribed format available for the purpose of issuance of fresh license. It is compulsory that the applicant should mention the trade for which he intending to seek the license. Any objectionable, ambiguous or misleading trade name shall not be approved by the licensing authority. Subsequent to this a Food Inspector shall inspect the premises and satisfy itself that the conditions of license are fulfilled.

CLASSIFICATION OF TRADES

A.  Eating Establishments
  • Hotel
  • Restaurant
  • Banquet Hall
  • Dhaba
  • Eating House
  • Coffee House
  • Canteen and Refreshment Room
  • Fruit Juice, cold drink, aerated water, soft drink, non-alcoholic drink
  • Catering
  • Fast Food.
  • Bar- Be Que
B. Boarding/Lodging establishments
  • Hotels
  • Guest House
  • Lodging Boarding House
  • Dharamshala / Sarai
C. Manufacturing Units
  • Ice
  • Ice Cream
  • Aerated water, bottled water, soft drink, non-alcoholic drink
  • Sweets
  • Namkeen
  • Bakery and confectionery
  • Vegetable oil products
  • Canned food, mutton ,jams ,pickles
  • Flour mill/Atta Chakki/Dal/Spices
D. Storage and Sale
  • Kiryana goods and dry fruits
  • Bakery and confectionary products
  • Aerated water, bottled water, soft drink, non-alcoholic drink
  • Namkeen
  • Milk and milk products
  • Ice depots
  • Ice cream parlor
  • Ghee, edible oils including edible vegetable oils (whole sale and retail) and edible fats including margarine
  • Atta, Dal, Spices Sweet ,Meat and meat products
  • Pulses, gram, nuts, starches, sago, suji, flours such as maida, besan and articles made out of flour including bakery products (cooked)
  • Flavoring agents, artificial sweeteners, anti-oxidants, emulsifying and stabilizing agents and preservatives permitted for use in food, food containers and wrappers
  • Any other articles of food and drinks not classified
E. Hawking articles through
  • Water trolley
  • Ice cream trolley
  • Catering Van
  • Any vehicle selling eatables

For Issue of new Licenses

1.  Licenses issue validity period= 1 year
2.  License fee calculation (for trades established or to be established) = as per schedule

For Renewal of License

1.Licenses renewed are valid up to 31st march
2.License fee calculation (for trades established or to be established)
3.Late fees for non- renewal of license.

  • If renewed between 1st March and 30th Aprilno late fee
  • If renewed after 30th April – late fee charges @ 50% of the license fee
  • If renewed after 1 year – late fee charges of actual license fee for each year or part thereof.
For Amendment of License

1. All type of amendment applications are processed similar to issue of new licenses except issue of duplicate licenses
2. Change in Constitution: Full fee (similar to new license except processing charges) is collected
3. Issue of Duplicate License:
  • Rs 100/- will be collected towards processing charges
  • A fresh license with a new license number will be issued (old license will be cancelled)
  • For all duplicate licenses, the word ‘DUPLICATE’ will be written on top of the license.

SOME IMPORTANT INFORMATION                                

New License

  • For getting a new Health Trade License from Municipal Corporation do the following;
  • Submit an application form prescribed for the purpose against a form fee of Rs.  20/-. You can also download a form available on our web site and use it for this purpose.
  • The registration receipt to be attached with application form and submit the same before the Local (Health) Authority / Health Officer, SMC
  • The Local (Health) Authority / Health Officer will endorse the same to the concerned Food Inspector, in whose jurisdiction the unit is falling for reporting , whether the same is fit for granting the license or not.
  • Subsequent to this a Food Inspector will visit your site for inspection. Once the inspection and approval is complete you will receive an E-mail or letter notifying you about the same.
  • You should now approach the office of the Health Officer again.
  • You have to deposit the license fee in the Municipal Chest against a proper receipt.
  • Health Trade license signed by the Local (Health) Authority / Health Officer, who is the Licensing Authority for Municipal Limits, will be issued to you.

Table of License fees for manufacture and sale of Food

Name of trade

Form Fee
(Amount in Rs.)

License Fee
(Amount in Rs.)

Total
(Amount in Rs.)

a)  Aerated water shops

20.00

100.00

120.00

b). Factories

20.00

1000.00

1,020.00

a). Ice, Ice-candies, Ice-cream.

20.00

100.00

120.00

b). Articles of food prepared by using refrigeration

20.00

500.00

520.00

a).  biscuits, bread and other Bakery Products Nanwallas

20.00

100.00

120.00

b). Mechanized Bakeries

20.00

1500.00

1520.00

a). Confectionary

20.00

100.00

120.00

b). Mechanized Confectionary

20.00

1500.00

1520.00

Sweet Meats / Sweets.

20.00

200.00

220.00

Molasses, Jaggery, Sugar using electric power without power

20.00

200.00

220.00

a). Grinding Chillies, Spices, Cereals, condiments including any other article of food by suing electric mills

20.00

1000.00

1020.00

b).  By Chakies

20.00

200.00

220.00

Edible oil Mills,
a).  Electric

20.00

1000.00

1020.00

b). Kholu

20.00

100.00

120.00

Flour Mills.
a). Electric

20.00

3000.00

3020.00

b). Chakies / Gharata

20.00

100.00

120.00

Rice Mills

20.00

1000.00

1020.00

Dairy products namely milk or skimmed mil or separata milk or toned milk or re-constituted milk

20.00

200.00

220.00

Food manufactured and sold in
a). Hotel-cum-restaurant having more than 20 employees

20.00

3000.00

3020.00

b). Hotel-cum-restaurant having more than 10 employees but not exceeding 20 employees

20.00

2000.00

2020.00

c). Hotel-cum-restaurant having more than 5 employees but not exceeding 10 employees

20.00

1000.00

1020.00

d). Restaurant having less than 5 employees.

20.00

700.00

720.00

Any other articles of food not mentioned above.

20.00

500.00

520.00

Wholesale dealers with annual turn over less than Rs. 10.00 lacs

20.00

250.00

270.00

Wholesale dealers with annual turn over more than Rs. 10.00 lacs and less than Rs. 5.00 lacs

20.00

400.00

420.00

Wholesale dealers with annual turn over or more than Rs. 15.00 lacs

20.00

500.00

520.00

Retail dealers with annual turn over up to Rs. 1.00 lac

20.00

100.00

120.00

Retail dealers with annual turn over more than Rs. 1.00 lac and less than Rs. 5.00 lacs.

20.00

200.00

220.00

Retail dealers with annual turn over of more than Rs. 5.00 lacs

 

500.00

520.00

Hawkers / itinerant vendors

20.00

100.00

120.00

Temporary Food stalls at fairs / festivals lasting less than thirty days.

20.00

100.00

120.00

Old License renewal

For getting your old Health Trade License renewed you will have to do the following

1. Approach the office of the Local (Health) Authority with the following supporting documents

  • Copy Original License
  • License fee receipt

If found you will have to pay a license renewal fee and processing fees. Note, if your License falls in the approved category a G8 receipt shall be given to you and your license renewed, however if your license is in the pending category you will be issued the G8 but license will be renewed after inspection of your site by the inspector and his corresponding approval. Hence in the pending license case you will have to visit the CSB again on getting the intimation of approval from the inspector, pay the processing fees and get your license renewed.

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