Selling home-made stuffs without license may land you in jail

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Published: October 30,2020 01:12 PM
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October 30, 2020: The State Food Safety Department has announced that the home chefs who have not registered and got a license might have to pay a fine of Rs. 5 lakh.

October 30, 2020: The State Food Safety Department has announced that the home chefs who have not registered and got a license might have to pay a fine of Rs. 5 lakh and face imprisonment for up to 6 months as per the directions of the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI).



A licence is mandatory for units with sales of over Rs 12 lakh and registration is mandatory for those with revenues below Rs 12 lakh per annum.



During the lockdown, many people started selling home-made food to make ends meet. Several people entered the food business offering homemade items like bakery products such as cakes and pastries, among others. However, many are not aware of the perils of failing to get registered first.



 To apply, it can register through the Akshaya Kendra on the FSSAI site and the procedure for the same is duly mentioned. For registration, need to upload a photo ID and photo.



The idea is to make manufacturers responsible for ensuring the quality of the water and materials used in making the food.