How to get a Maharashtra Prevention of Food Adulteration (MPFA) License?

The Health Department is an administrative department of MCGM that issues MPFA (Maharashtra Prevention of Food Adulteration) license in consultation with and advice from other technical advisory departments like, Health, Engineering, etc. In view of this it is necessary for Establishments to obtain necessary licenses from the Heath department before starting manufacturing, storage or trade of any commodity / activity.

The application must be received from the establishment three months prior to starting the activity. Commodities / activities including eating house, restaurants, manufacturing drugs, medical shops, condiments, aerated water, ice factories, etc. fall under this license category.

Who issues a MPFA (Maharashtra Prevention of Food Adulteration) License?

  • The Medical Health Officer (Health Department) of the concerned Ward issues a MPFA (Maharashtra Prevention of Food Adulteration) License

How to Apply for a MPFA (Maharashtra Prevention of Food Adulteration) License?

  • Visit the Citizen Facilitation Center (CFC) of the Ward nearest to your establishment
  • Fill and submit a Health License Form-C, completed and signed along with required documents and fees at the CFC.

 What happens at the CFC?

  • The application is assigned to and processed by Department Head (MoH) of Health Department at the concerned Ward.
  • After site inspection and approval of the application, the scheduled fees are collected and the license is issued to the applicant.

 

The following are the different documents required to obtain a MPFA (Maharashtra Prevention of Food Adulteration) License:

Application for MPFA License:

Serial No.  Attested true copies of following Documents have to be submitted

 1

Proof of possession: (Any One)Rent receipt / Society maintenance receipt / Registered purchase agreement / Leave license agreement / Indemnity bond on Rs. 500/- stamp paper from the applicant with some other proof such as electricity bill etc. to establish his continuous occupation of the premises.

 2

Proof of authenticity of Premises: (Any One from A, B & C)A. Premises in declared slum on state Government / MHADA / MCGM / Private Land Prior to 01-01-1995:
a) Photo-pass for commercial user (License will be granted maximum up to 500 Sq. ft. )OR

b) Proof of existence for commercial user (Any One)
- Electricity Bill
- Shop & Establishment Registration Certificate
- Holders of any License
- Any Tax Receipt

B. Premises in non declared slum on state Government / MHADA / MCGM Prior to 01-01-1995:
a) Photo-pass for commercial user (License will be granted maximum up to 500 Sq. ft. )

OR

b) Proof of existence for commercial user (Any One)
- Electricity Bill
- Shop & Establishment Registration Certificate
- Holders of any License
- Any Tax Receipt

C. Premises in Non-Slum Area: (Any One)
a) Proof of existence prior to 01.04.1962
- Assessment Extract
- CTS Plan and PR card

OR

b) Occupation Certificate / Building Completion Certificate / Approved Change of User

 3

License, if anya) License u/s 394 of the Mumbai Municipal Corporation Act 1888, if any

 

Renewal of License:

Serial No.  Document

 1.

 Original License

 2.

 Proof of Identity (Voter’s id card, Driving License, Railway pass)

 3.

 Application

 

Change / Transfer in Constitution of License:

Serial No.

Documents to be checked

Sold out Premises

Death of Proprietor

Change of Partnership

1 Shop & Establishment certificate duly transferred

Mandatory

Mandatory

Mandatory

2  Dissolution / Retirement / New Partnership deed

Mandatory

3 Death Certificate

Mandatory

Mandatory

4 NOC from other legal heirs

Mandatory

Mandatory

5 Memorandum of Article

Mandatory

6 Rent Receipt

Mandatory

Mandatory

Mandatory

7 Sale deed Registered

Mandatory

Mandatory

Mandatory

 

Cancellation/Forfeit of License:

Serial No.  Document
 Cancellation of Trade / MOH / MPFA License

 1.

 Valid Original License.

 2.

 Proof of identity: Voters card OR Driving License OR Railway Pass.

 

Duplicate License:

Serial No.  Document

 1

 Reason for new issuance of license, if license is torn : The torn license

 2

 In case if the License is lost : FIR / N.C.

 3

 Proof of Identity.
a) Railway pass.
b) Driving License.
c) Voters Identity card.

 

Supplementary /Ancillary Licenses:

Serial No.  Document

 1

Proof of possession: (Any One)Rent receipt / Society maintenance receipt / Registered purchase agreement / Leave license agreement / Indemnity bond on Rs. 500/- stamp paper from the applicant with some other proof such as electricity bill etc. to establish his continuous occupation of the premises.

 2

Proof of authenticity of Premises: (Any One from A, B & C)A. Premises in declared slum on state Government / MHADA / MCGM / Private Land Prior to 01-01-1995:
a) Photo-pass for commercial user (License will be granted maximum up to 500 Sq. ft. )OR

b) Proof of existence for commercial user (Any One)
- Electricity Bill
- Shop & Establishment Registration Certificate
- Holders of any License
- Any Tax Receipt

B. Premises in non declared slum on state Government / MHADA / MCGM / Private Land Prior to 01-01-1995:
a) Photo-pass for commercial user (License will be granted maximum up to 500 Sq. ft. )

OR

b) Proof of existence for commercial user (Any One)
- Electricity Bill
- Shop & Establishment Registration Certificate
- Holders of any License
- Any Tax Receipt

C. Premises in Non-Slum Area: (Any One)
a) Proof of existence prior to 01.04.1962
- Assessment Extract
- CTS Plan and PR card

OR

b) Occupation Certificate / Building Completion Certificate / Approved Change of User

 3

Proof of Fire Safety measures:a) NOC from CFO other than Codified Requirement.

OR

b) Fire (Codified) requirements as per Appendix A and Appendix B.

AND

c) Undertaking from the party for compliance of requirements stated above.

 4

License, if anya) Bombay Shops & establishment
b) License u/s 394 of the Mumbai Municipal Corporation Act 1888, if any
c) Permit u/s 390 of the Mumbai Municipal Corporation Act 1888

 5

NOC from Commissioner of Police

 6

List of Ancillary commodities

 

Approving Authority Medical Health Officer (Health Department)
Processing Duration Nil for Renewal and Duplicate certificate application as the certificate will be delivered at the time of submission of valid application along with applicable fees.
Seven days (per scrutiny level) for all other applications from the date of submission of valid application along with required documents.
Application Scrutiny Levels Single level for Renewal and Duplicate certificate application
Two levels scrutiny for all other applications

Fees Applicable:

Schedule fees payable after approval of application by the competent authority for all applications.

 

Source: This information was obtained from the MCGM