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FSSAI FOOD LICENSE

Online application process. Just fill our FSSAI form.

Categories of FSSAI license:

Basic Registration: For Sales up to 12 lakh/year

State Registration: For Sales of 12 lakh – 2 Crore/year

Central Registration: For Sales > 2 Crore/year

FSSAI application code in 7 days & license in 60 days

FSSAI FOOD LICENSE- Get your food license easily

FSSAI stands for Food Safety and Standards Authority of India which is an independent organisation set up by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India.

It was formed under the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 with sole aim to promote food hygiene and safety in India.

When is FSSAI registration required?

Any entrepreneur who wants to start a business in the food sector, be it food processing or food manufacturing, packaging or distributing, has to register for Food Safety and Standard Authority of India (FSSAI).

FSSAI monitors these businesses under the guidelines and regulations listed in FSSAI Act 2006.

With expert assistance from LegalSahayata, get an FSSAI license in the quickest possible way in only 4 simple steps –

  • Guidance on selecting the food license types
  • Verification of your FSSAI registration documents
  • Filing your online FSSAI application

Procurement of FSSAI food licence

Benefits of FSSAI Registration

FSSAI has been authorised with the support of the food safety and standards act which is an integrating enactment linked to food security and regulation in India.

FSSAI License types in India

FSSAI Registration

Registration is meant for petty food manufacturers that includes petty retailer, hawker, itinerant vendor or a temporary stall holder or small or cottage scale industry having annual turnover up to 12 lacs. All food businesses having income more than this limit are required to take a license.

Licensing

Eligibility criteria

  1. State License-
  • Food Businesses with Annual Turnover between 12 lakh and 20 crore.
  • All grain, cereal and pulses milling units irrespective of turnover.
  1. Central License- 
  • Food Businesses with Annual Turnover more than 20 crores.
  • Operating business in two or more States.
  • Companies that supply food to government offices and departments.
  • Import/ Export of food products
  • E commerce business like Swiggy, Zomato etc

How to apply FSSAI registration Online?

You can easily obtain FSSAI registration certificate with the assistance of our experienced professionals. Just provide document over the email or whatsapp and relax. Rest our team will take care. We will file application on your behalf and handover you the FSSAI certificate to kickstart your food business.

Location Based

FSSAI Registration or Food License is location based. It requires to obtain multiple FSSAI licenses if food business operates from multiple locations.

Validity & Renewal

FSSAI License is valid for a limited period generally 1 to 5 years. The person requires to apply for FSSAI Renewal before the expiry of the term

Non-compliance with FSSAI regulations

Non-compliance with the FSSAI regulations can prove to be costly. Production and distribution of food products without the FSSAI registration or license will incur a severe penalty and may cause risk to your brand reputation.

Food inspections will be conducted by Food Safety Officers and compliance levels will be granted for every food business. Compliance will be graded as below –

  • Compliance(C)
  • Non-compliance(NC)
  • Partial Compliance
  • Not Applicable/ Not Observed (NA)

In accordance with the above markings, the Food Safety Officer might issue an improvement notice. The officer might also cancel the license if the standards are not maintained even after warnings.

DOCUMENT REQUIRED FOR FSSAI REGISTRATION AND LICENSE

FSSAI registration required documents.

1) Photo of Food Business Operator

2) Document for Identity Proof like Ration Card, Voter ID Card, PAN Card, Driving License, Passport, Aadhar Card, Senior Citizen Card, Department Issued ID

3) Supporting Documents (if any):- NOC by Municipality/Panchayat, Health NOC

4) Declaration (we will provide the format)

Document Check List for State and Central License

  1. Copy of PAN and Aadhaar Card/ Voter identity card of Proprietor/ Partners/ Director.
  2. Copy of PAN Card of the company
  3. A Copy of Property paper or Rent agreement. Or, a copy of Electricity/ Water bill or any utility bills.
  4. Partnership Deed/Affidavit of Proprietorship/MOA/AOA towards the constitution of the firm.
  5. Certificate of Incorporation.
  6. A copy of GST Registration certificate or a copy of service tax registration certificate.
  7. IEC (if applicable)
  8. One Photo of Director.
  9. Copy of signatures/seal.
  10. Declaration Form
  11. List of food products
  12. Photo of FBO
  13. NOC & Copy of License from manufacturer (mandatory for re-labelers and re-packers only)

Additional documents For Manufacturer: –

  1. Manufacturing Layout plan with list of Machines
  2. List of food categories to be manufactured
  3. Analysis report (Chemical & Bacteriological) of water to be used as ingredient in food from a recognized/ public health laboratory
  4. BU permission,
  5. stability certificate of structural engineer
  6. Impact fee receipt if any

FSSAI License Renewal

The food license allotted has a validity of one year and can be increased to a maximum of 5 years by the food regulatory body. The moment license validity gets expired the food business operator becomes liable for a FSSAI license renewal. The FSSAI renewal system is manageable and should be taken into the account as soon as possible to avoid penalties. FSSAI has allotted the guideline that in 30 days and before the expiry of the licence the food safety registration has to get renewed.

Documentation Required

  • Form A or B, as required
  • Declaration by the Proprietor or Director, that they will comply with the updated Rules and Regulations under FSSAI
  • Photo ID proof of the Proprietor or Director

Confirmation

FSSAI officials will check the details given in the application form. They might even visit and conduct an inquiry of the premises and examine the machinery & equipment. They will monitor the performance and validity of the Food Safety Management System, whether it has not become out-of-date. They will investigate that the documents and details given in the form are official or not.

Renewal of your Food License

If the FSSAI officials are satisfied with their inquiries and see that the guidelines of the FSSAI are being adopted thoroughly. Your FSSAI License will get renewed. Again, the maximum period it would be valid for is 5 years.

Frequently Asked Question

The requirement of FSSAI Registration or license depends upon turnover and type of food business activity. Generally, Basic FSSAI Registration will fulfil your requirement if your turnover is below ₹12 lakh, else you need State or Central FSSAI license. 

Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) is an autonomous body established under the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India with the vision of maintaining food hygiene standards. 

Every business that enters into the food industry, directly or indirectly, requires FSSAI registration or license to start a business under food industry.

Obtaining FSSAI license is obligatory for all food business operators whose Annual turnover exceeds ₹12 lakh and Production capacity is more than 100kg per day. Based on the type of profession, businesses are required to issue FSSAI license from Union or State Government. 

The validity of FSSAI Registration/License is varied from 1-5 years. Accordingly, the person needs to apply for FSSAI Renewal.

There is different threshold limit for the different kind of food processing units. 

There is different threshold limit for the different kind of food processing units. 

All the traders and Importer who are operating from 100% Export oriented unit (EOUs) require a Central FSSAI license.

All the Food Caterers operating from the government establishments such as railway stations & airports require FSSAI Central license.

On the basis of the type of activity, FSSAI registration is compulsory for-

A vendor who prepares or sells any of the food articles as a petty retailer, hawker, peddler, small vendor or a road stall holder

Distributor of foods related to religious, seasonal or social gathering occasions (excluding caterers)

Food manufacturer or processor except for dairy & poultry supplier, whose production capacity is less than 100 l or kg per day

Dealers of Diary products, whose extraction, storage or collection capacity is up to 500 litres every day 

Poultry suppliers whose slaughtering capacity is equal to 2 big animals and 10 small animals or 50 poultry birds (e.g. chicken, turkey etc.) per day.

All other petty food businesses such as restaurants, dhabas, canteens/mess, transporters etc. whose turnover is up to ₹12 lakh.

Those having turnover < ₹30 Crore and owning up to 100 wagons require FSSAI State license. Those with turnover > ₹30 Crore and owning more than 100 wagons require FSSAI Central license.

Those processing between 500 l to 50,000 l/day milk require FSSAI State license. Those processing above 50,000 l or 2500 MT/day milk requires a Central FSSAI license.

Those processing between 500 l to 50,000 l/day milk require FSSAI State license. Those processing above 50,000 l or 2500 MT/day milk requires Central FSSAI license.

Those processing up to 500 kg or 150 MT meats every day require FSSAI State license, while those processing more than that require Central FSSAI license.

Yes, you can mention FSSAI registration number on food the product packets after registration.

Those having Turnover up to ₹20 Crores require FSSAI State license, while those with Turnover above ₹20 Crores require Central license.

You require only a State FSSAI license in case you are running a Dhaba, mess or a Canteen and you have a turnover above 12 lakhs.

FSSAI Registration is required when your annual turnover does not exceed INR 12 Lacs otherwise FSSAI License is required. Both FSSAI registration and FSSAI license can be updated through application for FSSAI Renewal. 

On successful registration under FSSAI, you will receive a digital copy of certificate which is equivalent to the hard copy. Thus, you do not require a separate hard copy of FSSAI certificate. This digital copy will be updated as and when you apply for FSSAI Renewal.

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