FSSAI Food License

FSSAI – Food Safety and Standards Authority of India is an autonomous body established under the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India. The FSSAI has been established under the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 which is a consolidating statute related to food safety and regulation in India. FSSAI License is responsible for protecting and promoting public health through the regulation and supervision of food safety.

FSSAI License or FSSAI Registration is mandatory before starting any food business. FSSAI Registration is required for all food related businesses such as manufacturers, traders, restaurants, small eateries, grocery shop, importers, exporters, home based food businesses, dairy farms, processors, retailers, e-tailers . who are involved in food business must obtain a 14-digit registration Number or a Food license number which must be printed on food packages or Displayed in Premises.

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FSSAI Registration and License Types

FSSAI Basic Registration

If the annual turnover of a food business is below Rs. 12 lakh then basic registration of food licensing is required. Generally, when someone is starting up a business and unsure of expected turnover, basic food safety registration is done which can be upgraded to state license if the turnover exceeds Rs. 12 Lakh.

Dairy having a capacity less than 500 litres per day or daily manufacturing capacity less than 100kg per day needs to get basic FSSAI registration which includes a wide range of businesses starting from small pan shops, tea stalls, home-based food operators, small warehouses, canteen ’s, mid-day meal services and food processors.

FSSAI State License

If the annual turnover of the food business is more than Rs. 12 lakhs and less than Rs. 20 crores then one has to get state FSSAI License.

Manufacturing units having capacity up to 2 MT per day, Dairy units handling business up to 50000 litres per day, 3-star hotels and above, repackers and relabelling units, clubs canteens, all the catering business irrespective of their turnover needs to apply for the State licence.

FSSAI Central License

If the annual turnover of the food business is more than Rs. 20 Crores then central FSSAI License is required.

Now the businesses which do not fall under the above two categories, they need to go for central licence, the importer and exporters mandatorily needs central licence, in case you are in a business having multiple outlets across the country then you need to go for central licence for your registered address and also need to get basic state or central licences depending on the turnover of each outlet.

Information Guide

    • Eligibility Consultation
    • Filing of Application (State Registration) with Authority
    • Track status of the application while processing
    • Receipt of Application Code
    • Business hours -CA support

    Supporting documents (if any)
    Photo Identity proof of promoters
    Business Constitution certificate
    Proof of possession of business premises
    List of food products manufactured or processed
    Bank account information

    • Individual manufacturing or trading in food products
    • All entities manufacturing or trading in food products
    • Online sellers of food products

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