Additional time for renewal of Food licenses (FSSAI) and return filling due to COVID19

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has given additional time to food business operators (FBOs) for renewal of licenses and registrations till June 30, due to restriction of movements during the lockdown.

➤Here is the extract of the order:
The FBOs whose license/registration has expired or is expiring during the period March 22, 2020 to May 31, 2020 are given a grace period to apply for renewal of license/registration till June 30, 2020 without any late fee. In the interim period their licenses/registrations will be deemed valid.
➤Due date for filling Annual & Half yearly return:

As per the FSS (Licensing and Registration of Food Businesses) Regulations 2011, all licensed food business operators involved in manufacturing and processing including re-labellers, re-packers and importers are required to submit annual returns (Form D-1)  of their food businesses for every preceding year by May 31. In addition, businesses involved in manufacturing and processing of milk and milk products are required to submit half-yearly returns ((Form D-2) (within one month of the end of the preceding half-year) to the licensing authorities. 
Considering the difficulties being faced by FBOs in submission of half yearly and annual returns returns during the lockdown, in the country due to the Covid-19 pandemic, it has been decided to extend the timeline for submission of annual returns for FY2019-20 and half-yearly return for October 2019-March 2020, till July 31, 2020
📌#You can access the orders here:
Return Filling:

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