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    Nutrition centres without food license; permissible or not?

    There are hundreds of Nutrition centres in Hyderabad. However they don't have any food license. When I asked this question to a centre owner, he has no answer and showed his products with FSSAI seal. It is very well known to everyone as FSSAI (Food Safety and Standards Authority of India) permits food products and the seal founds every eatable product. And hotels, fast food centres, juice and ice cream parlour and everywhere they kept a licence copy of their local municipality and certificate by medical officer; even though they sell branded items with FSSAI seal. Then why nutrition centres with lots of expenditure and putting costly eatable products & serving those directly to the customers don't have any food license at all. Is it permissible or govt. / department is completely unaware of this. Who is responsible if anything wrong happens after taking the nutrition products there?
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    The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has laid down eligibility criteria for obtaining a state food license or registration.
    In case of establishments like dhaba, boarding houses serving food, banquet halls with food catering arrangements, home based canteens, dabba wallahs, permanent/temporary stall holders, food stalls/arrangements at religious gatherings/fair and other food vendors etc., they are eligible for obtaining a state food licence only when their annual turn owner exceed Rs. 12 lakh.
    However the nutrition centers may not be coming under the purview of the rules and regulations applicable to food establishments, in case they are selling only packaged products manufactured by the licensed manufacturers.

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