All food firms must include their Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) license number on all invoices.

The June announcement will take effect on October 1 and will apply to all cash receipts, purchase invoices, bills, and other documents issued by all businesses. It will not apply to e-way bills or electronic permits required for the transportation of goods within and across states, which are generated by the system.

While the 14-digit FSSAI license number is required on packaged food labels, adherence is a problem in restaurants, sweet shops, caterers, and retail outlets, according to the FSSAI.

"There is no further transaction paperwork that must be issued." The policy attempts to take advantage of current commercial transaction practices as well as tax-law regulatory obligations. As a result, according to an FSSAI regulation issued on June 8th, "FSSAI tries to keep compliance costs low while boosting data distribution and disclosure." The goal is to make food safety standards more effective.

Because customers' problems are still unanswered due to a lack of particular information, this phase will assist them in:

  • File an online complaint against a specific food business using the FSSAI number.
  • Consumers can use FSSAI portals to find specific food businesses that are publicly available.
  • By entering the 14-digit FSSAI License or Registration No. into the "" or the "Food Safety Connect" app, the client can obtain information on the FSSAI license or registration.

The FSSAI number should be mentioned to help raise overall awareness.

Food firms must include the 14-digit FSSAI License or Registration No. on cash receipts, purchase invoices, cash memos, bills, and other documents as described above.

Licensing and registration authorities have been instructed to publicize the policy and ensure that it is followed commencing October 2, 2021.