FSSAI extends grace period for FBOs to apply for renewal of license/registration without late fee till 31st December, 2020

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (“FSSAI”) has, in an Order dated 31st July, 2020, extended the grace period for Food Business Operators (“FBOs”), whose license/registration has expired/is expiring between 22nd March, 2020 to 31st July, 2020, to apply for renewal of  FBO licence/registration without any late fee from 31st July, 2020 till 31st December, 2020.

FSSAI has also informed that such relaxation will also be applicable to FBOs, whose license/registration has expired/is expiring between 1st August, 2020 till 31st December, 2020.

FSSAI has clarified that this Order will be effective prospectively; and no claim for refund of late fee paid for already applied renewal applications will admissible. All such FSSAI license/registrations will be deemed to be valid in the interim period.

 

Source: Food Safety and Standards Authority of India

 

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