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How to renew FSSAI food license?

As the FSSAI license is one of the most significant license which is indispensable for food business operator (FBOs) in India. It involves manufacturers, transporters, distributors, retailers etc. who are eligible as per requirement of FSSA Act, 2006 are required to have Food license by Food Safety and Standards Authority of India before the commencement of the food business. Only getting the license is not enough infect it is correspondingly important FSSAI license Renewal from time to time.

The validity of the food license which is chosen by food business operators (FBOs) which is extends from 1 to 5 years. And the cost of the license consequently increases as per number of years applied for by the food business operators. As per FSSAI guidelines every food business operator has to apply for renewal of the license within 30 days of the expiration of the current food license.

It is very important to know about all the legal formalities and compliances that comes with the food business so that you don’t face trouble in future. Every FBOs will required to have food licensesto ensure that consumers can purchase products without any fear and consume safely as per standards of FSSA Act.

If within giventime applicant does not apply for renewal of food license, then what provisions are to be applied?

If renewal application is not filed within stipulated time, then penal provision shall apply i.e.Rs. 100 would be charged for per day of delay. Therefore,if the application of renewal of license has not been applied within given time then it considered as expired and activity of the business premises get stop. If food business operators (FBOs) want to start again its business then, has to apply for new license and have to pay fees to get new license. Hence to avoid penalty, it is advisableto renew your food license time to time.

What is the Procedure for Renewal of FSSAI License?
  • Plan your business.
  • identify your food business annual turnover
  • Understand the type of license required for your business
  • Complete the required documentation
  • Pay the Challan
  • Submit all the documents to the designated office
  • Go through the Inspection process
  • Follow up and License Completion.
FSSAI License Renewal Flow chart - Work flow of FSSAI Dept.
What Documents are Required for Food License?
For Basic Registration
  • Form A as prescribed by FSSAI Authority required to be submit and signed by FBO’s along-with supporting documents;
  • 2 Passport size photographs of FBO’s;
  • Identity proof like Pan card, Driving license, Voter id card, Passport, Aadhaar card, senior citizen card;
  • NOC’s by Municipality/ Panchayat, health Department etc. if any;
  • Rent Agreement if any.
For State/ Central License
  • Form B duly completed and signed.
  • Photo and address proof of Proprietor/Partner/Director(s)/Authorized Signatory.
  • Layout plan of the food processing unit;
  • List of Directors with full address and contact details.
  • ID proof and address proof for the above persons;
  • List of food category (for manufacturers);
  • Authority letter nominated by manufacturer to act on behalf of him;
  • NOC from municipality or local body if any;
  • For manufacturing and processing unit name and number of equipment’s as per installed capacity and horse power;
  • Partnership deed/ or affidavit of proprietorship in case of company a copy of MOA and AOA as well.
  • Source of raw material of meat and meat processing unit and source of milk and milk related products and milk collection center where it is applicable;
  • For hotel industry certificate provided by Ministry of Tourism;
  • For pesticide residue report of water for packaging of water like Mineral, carbonated etc.
  • Ministry of commerce certificate for 100 % EOU; (in case of central license)
  • IEC documents issued by DGFT; (in case of central license)
  • Supporting documentary for proof of turnover; (in case of central license)
  • Analysis report of water to be used in the food. (in case of central license)
  • Possession proof is important (Electricity bill, sale deed etc.) (in case of central license)
  • A canceled cheque.
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