FSSAI Annual Return Filing for Food Manufacturing Unit

FSSAI Annual Return for your food manufacturing unit is a vital responsibility that should not be overlooked. In this comprehensive guide, we will delve into the significance of filing this return for the financial year 2022-23. We will explore the requirements, methods of filing, potential penalties for non-compliance, and the critical role it plays in the license renewal process.

Understanding the Filing Requirement

All licensed food manufacturers, including labelers and re-packers, as well as importers, are obligated to file the Annual Return. This ensures compliance with the regulatory guidelines and provides valuable insights into the operations of the food manufacturing industry.

Methods of Filing

  1. File the Annual Return online through the FaSCoS portal for a streamlined and efficient process.
  2. Remember to file a separate return for each manufacturing or import licensee to maintain accuracy and compliance.
  3. Emphasize the importance of digital filing as physical copies or emails are not accepted.

Penalties for Non-Compliance

  1. Failure to file the Annual Return by the specified deadline, 31st May 2023, can lead to penalties.
  2. Expect a daily penalty of Rs. 100 per day of delay until the return is filed.
  3. Starting from the financial year 2021-22, the maximum penalty for non-compliance is set at five times the annual license fees.
  4. Avoid these penalties as they can have a significant impact on the financial health of your business.

License Renewal and Annual Return

  1. Understand that the filing of the Annual Return is mandatory for license renewal.
  2. Non-compliance with this requirement can jeopardize the renewal process and even lead to the suspension or revocation of your license.
  3. By diligently filing the Annual Return, you ensure the uninterrupted operation of your food manufacturing unit and maintain a positive relationship with regulatory authorities.

Note: The Annual Return filing deadline is 31st May 2023.

As a responsible food manufacturer or importer, it is crucial to prioritize the filing of the Annual Return for the financial year 2022-23. By adhering to this requirement, you demonstrate compliance with regulatory guidelines, avoid penalties, and facilitate a smooth license renewal process. Stay proactive, leverage the FaSCoS portal for online filing, and fulfill your obligations to ensure the continued success of your food manufacturing unit.

Helpline-Call 1800112100
Email: helpdeskfoscos@fssaigov.in

Remember, the deadline for filing the Annual Return is 31st May 2023. Act now and secure the future of your business.

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