deAsra services for starting & setting up Food Businesses:
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Stories of deAsra Entrepreneurs
My meeting with the deAsra team turned out to be very fruitful. From preparing a robust project report to submitting the correct loan documents, they made my loan proposal process easy. The team’s comprehensive advice on how to manage my food business was extremely helpful.
Bhojan Bhavan ( Mess )
Entrepreneurship was a very challenging concept for me. Thanks to deAsra, the dream of running my very own food product business took a lift off. Preparation of Business plan, getting shop act registration, food licence was all simplified by deAsra. Much appreciated!
Mrs. Vandana Divekar
Home made food products
My friend insisted that I approach deAsra when I was facing a financial tangle in my food business. deAsra experts analysed & gave me an action plan. They even supported me with the loan application process. Thank you team deAsra, my business has now turned a new leaf and growing.
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Shop Act registration, if business is located in municipal area or NOC from Grampanchayat in case business premises are located outside municipal areas.
FSSAI license or registration is specific to food sector.
FSSAI is an abbreviation used for Food Safety and Standards Authority of India. All the manufacturers, traders, restaurants must obtain a registration or a license number which must be printed on food packages. FSSAI license is mandatory for starting any food business.
Registration: Applicable when annual turnover is upto Rs. 12 Lakhs.
State License: Applicable in following cases:
1.Annual turnover exceeds Rs. 12 Lakhs but is upto Rs. 20 Crores (Upto Rs. 30 Crores for Transporters), Or
2.If the production capacity exceeds the prescribed limit for each type of business
Central License: Applicable in following cases:
1.If the business is operated from more than 1 state, then the Head office will require Central License, Or
2.If Annual turnover exceeds Rs. 20 Crores (More than Rs. 30 Crores for Transporters)
3.If the production capacity exceeds the prescribed limit for each type of business
Following are the most popular food sector small businesses: Mess, Canteen Service, Juice Centre, Flour Mill, Milk Product Processing, Packaged Vegetables, Baking & Confectionary, Spice Making, Dairy etc.
It is advisable to select a busy location which might have school, college, offices or a few residential complexes in its vicinity to set up food business.
To set up food business you should have knowledge, information, basic skills, training or practice in the selected line and should set Standard Operating Processes (SOPs) of your food business.
Generally, to set up a small sized food business an investment of around 2 to 3 lakh Rupees is required. But the investment mainly depends upon the type of business, the locality, the target customers and the size of business.
One must take care of the following in food business:
- Cleanliness and hygiene of the employees and of the premises.
- Proper storage facilities and layout of the premises.
- Products should be packaged and labelled as per the set norms.
- Regularly check the expiry dates of the products and discard the expired products.
- Appropriate measures for waste disposal.
- Training the employees regularly.
Ensure that following points must be observed while running any food business:
a. Cleanliness and hygiene of the employees and of the premises.
b. Proper storage facilities and layout of the premises.
c. Products should be packaged and labelled as per the set norms.
d. Regularly check the expiry dates of the products and discard the products in case they are expired.
e. Appropriate measures for waste disposal.
f. Train the employees regularly.