FSSAI LICENSE AND REGISTRATION

FSSAI License and Registration

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FSSAI License or FSSAI Registration in India is mandatory for starting a food or related business. The FSSAI License is issued by the Food Safety and Standards Authority Act,2006. The Food Safety and Standard Authority of India and the State Food Authorities are jointly responsible for implementing the FSAI rules. The FSSAI is responsible for registering and licensing the Food business operators and also lays the rules and regulation for running any food or related business in India

The FSSAI acts to secure the law for food and relevant business by establishing standards for food to control the manufacturing of food.


What is FSSAI?

FSSAI - Food Safety and Standard Authority of India is an autonomous body that is established under the Ministry of Health and Welfare, Government of India. FSSAI License is responsible for protecting and promoting public health through the regulation.

Who needs the FSSAI License/ Registration in India?

FSSAI License/ Registration in India is mandatory for all food and food-related businesses, this 14 digit License number gives us information about the permit of the producer.

The following businesses mandatory need to obtain the FSSAI Registration or License.

• Petty retailers, retail shops, snacks shops, confectionery or the Bakery Shop, etc.

• Temporary stalls, or food premises that are involved in the preparation, distribution, storage, and sale of food products.

• Hawkers who sell packed or freshly prepared food.

• Dairy units like milk chilling units, petty milkman, and the milk vendors.

• Vegetable oil processing units.

• Slaughterhouse like meat shop, mutton shop, chicken shop, lamb meat shop.

• Meat and Fish processing units.

• All food manufacturing and processing units include the repacking of food.

• Proprietary and novel food.

• Cold store facility.

• Transporter of food products that have several specialized vehicles like the insulated refrigerated van/wagon, milk tanker, food wagon, food trucks.

• Any wholesaler, supplier, distributor, and marketer of food products.

• Hotels, Restaurants, and Bars.

• Dhaba, Banquet halls with food catering, home-based food services and

• Food stalls in fairs or other religious places.

• Importers and the Exporters of Food.

• And cloud kitchens.

The type of FSSAI License/Registration is required by each of the kinds of the above-mentioned business depends on the eligibility criteria.

Advantages of Obtaining FSSAI License

Single-point Access

By obtaining FSSAI License, you will get single point access to all laws and departmental controls.

High Consumer Confidence

Having a proper food license in the back, you can easily take your customers into confidence. It paves the way for high degree of consumer confidence in quality & safety of food

Unified License

A single license is sufficient to control one or more articles of food and for different establishments or premises in the same local area.

Types of FSSAI License

• FSSAI Basic License

• FSSAI State License

• FSSAI Central License

Basic License: Basic License is necessary if the annual turnover is less than Rs.12 lakh.

State License: State License should be obtained when the annual turnover is between 12-20 crores. In case of repacking, relabelling business irrespective of the turnover the business should obtain a State license.

Central License: If the annual turnover is above 20 crores then the food business must apply for a Central license. Based on the annual turnover a food business operator has to get the FSSAI License. Hence, one should obtain FSSAI License before commencing with the business as there are certain penalties and legal charges as the FSSAI rules have become stringent.

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Who can obtain FSSAI Registration?

FSSAI Registration is necessary for all small-scale food businesses. FSSAI registration in India is required for the following businesses:
• Any Food Business Operator who does not have an annual turnover of less than Rs.20 lakh.
• A petty retailer who deals with food products.
• Any person who is manufacturing or selling any food article by himself
• Food sale on temporary stalls
• Any individual who is distributing food at a religious or social gathering ( excluding caterer)
• Small scale cottage industry in the food business with the following capacity.

Applying for Registration – Basic FSSAI Registration

Declaration Form
• Authority Letter
• 3 Passport Size Photographs - (Proprietor/ Partner/ Director)
• Photo Identity of FBO.
• Proof of possession of Place of Business such as Rent Agreement, NOC etc.
• Electricity Bill or Water Bill of the business premises
• Property Tax Bill
• Product List to be dealt with.
• Plan stating Food Safety Management System.
• Form-A Completed and Signed
• Constitution of Business such as Incorporation Certificate, Partnership Deed etc.

For FSSAI Registration:

Day 1 - 2

1. Data Review
2. Seeking Data from applicant and reviewing it
3. Resolving Queries related to documents

Day 3 – 4

1. Filling up Form and Client confirmation
2. Filling the form for registration
3. Gather the necessary documents
4. Seeking confirmation from applicant for business codes and categories.

Day 4 - 5

1. Final Application filing
2. Making applications for registration under FSSAI

Day 6

1. Onwards Notification from Government Awaited
2. Government processing time

For FSSAI License (State and Central):

Day 1 - 4

1. Data Review
2. Seeking Data from applicant and reviewing it
3. Resolving Queries related to documents

Day 5 – 9

1. Filling Form and Client confirmation
2. Filling the form for registration
3. Gather the necessary documents
4. Seeking confirmation from applicant for business codes and categories

Day 10 - 11

1. Final Application filing
2. Making applications for License under FSSAI

Day 12

1. Onwards Notification from Government Awaited
2. Government processing time