What are the common grounds on which FSSAI Application get rejected?
Incomplete or Inaccurate Information
Non-Compliance with Food Safety Standards
Lack of Adequate Infrastructure
Failure to Comply with Licensing Regulations
Non-Payment of Adequate Fees
What to do if your FSSAI Application get rejected?
Revival of rejected application for Basic and State FSSAI License:
- Applicants must file a reactivation request with the State Food Safety Commissioner within three months of rejection.
- After filing the reactivation request, a designated officer will review the case for merit.
- Within 30 days of receiving a request from a food operator, an email should be sent to the RC Division outlining the applicant’s findings.
- The Designated Officers indicated the proposal will need to be forwarded to the IT division for the application reactivation process.
- The IT division will evaluate the application that appears to be relevant and then reactivate it. They will also contact the DO/CFS under RCD’s supervision and share information about the reactivation.
Revival of rejected application for Central License:
- Applicants must apply to their FSSAI Regional Office within 6 months of the date of rejection.
- Considering the request, the director of the RO will examine the case for the verification process.
- After examining the request within 30 days, the regional office’s director will forward the recommendation to the RCD (Regional Compliance Division) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The RCD will then investigate the case based on the RO’s recommendation.
- Based on the recommendation, the role of the Executive Director of the RCD would be to act as the final arbiter in such circumstances.
- After the case has been approved by RCD, it will be referred to the IT Division.
- In extreme instances, an FBO might go to the FSSAI headquarters and be evaluated by the CEO.
SOPs to Revive When FSSAI Application Get Rejected
- FBO inadvertently rejected the application during processing.
- If the cause of rejection is due to a technical error while being processed by a DO or FBO.
- Due to a lack of information or papers, the system automatically rejected the application.
How Setindiabiz can help?
Q1: Why does my FSSAI application get rejected?
FSSAI application get rejected due to various reasons, including incomplete or inaccurate information, non-compliance with food safety standards, lack of proper infrastructure, failure to adhere to licensing regulations, and non-payment of fees.
Q2: What should I do if my FSSAI application get rejected?
If your FSSAI application get rejected, you can follow specific procedures for revival of the application, depending on whether you applied for a Basic/State or Central FSSAI license.
Yes, you can rectify your FSSAI application rejected by the authorities. By understanding the common grounds for rejection and following the reactivation procedures provided by FSSAI, you can address the reasons for rejection and work towards obtaining your FSSAI license.
Q4: What is the role of FosCos in reviving rejected FSSAI applications?
FosCos, or the “Food Safety Compliance System,” is not directly involved in addressing rejected FSSAI applications. It is an innovative system designed to streamline the compliance process but is not directly related to reactivating rejected applications. However, it can assist in ensuring compliance with food safety regulations.
Q5: Is there a time limit for reviving a rejected FSSAI application?
Yes, there is a time limit for reviving a rejected FSSAI application. The specific timeframes may vary, but typically, for Basic/State FSSAI licenses, you must file a reactivation request within three months of rejection. For Central licenses, you should apply within six months of rejection to initiate the reactivation process.