FSSAI Registration Number on Invoices Mandatory from 1st January,2022

FSSAI number on invoices
| Updated on: October 1, 2021

The Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 mandates every food business operator to obtain an FSSAI license or registration before commencing any food business. The Act also mandates FSSAI number to be displayed on packaged food labels. In the case of establishments such as restaurants, sweet shops, canteens, retail stores, etc., the regulations, mandates the display of 'Food Safety Display Boards' at prominent places at all times.

The order dated 8th June,2021, mandates printing of FSSAI number on invoices and related documents.  This was originally planned from 1st October,2021, but considering the representation from various industries association & stakeholders, it has been decided that the new mandate will come into effect from 1st January, 2022.

It is important to note that businesses in this ecosystem should compulsorily print the FASSI registration number on invoices, receipts, cash memos, bills, etc. It's a new requirement alongside adhering to the current need of printing/displaying the number on products/premises.

The new mandates cover all the documents issued by the food operating businesses except the e-way bill and any such documents generated by government systems.

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The new change aims at solving various obstacles faced by different consumers in locating and tracking the FSSAI number. It is also believed that it will help regulators to trace the origin of the complaint and attend to it promptly.

How to mention the FSSAI number on invoices using TallyPrime?

If you are into the food operating business and using TallyPrime, you can simply follow the below steps to configure and print the FSSAI number on the invoices.

  • Press' Alt +K' for 'Company' from Gateway of Tally
  • Select 'Alter'
  • Just below your company address, add 'FSSAI Number: XXXXXXXXXXXXXX
  • Enter the 14-digit FSSAI number

FSSAI registration number in tallyprime

  • Enter and accept the screen

Now, on all documents such as invoices, receipts, etc., the 14-digit number will print. A sample invoice with FSSAI number generated in TallyPrime is shown below:

FSSAI number in TallyPrime

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