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Why is FSSAI Registration Required?

FSSAI Registration or License is required for all type of food business operator in India. If you are starting a food business or existing food business operator, FSSAI registration or FSSAI License is compulsory required FSSAI License Certificate can be obtained by filing an online Application with FSSAI's website. FSSAI License is required for all type of food businesses like Manufacturing, Processing, Catering, Hotel, Transporter, Packaging, Storage, Distribution, Export/Import and retail sale of food products in India or outside India. FSSAI Registration or license is mandatorily required to be obtained before starting a food business.

What is FSSAI Department?

Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) is the regulator for all type of food business in India. FSSAI Department is responsible to ensure that all food-related laws & Regulation are being followed by a food business operator. FSSAI is an autonomous body reports to the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India.

What is FSSAI License No?

FSSAI License Number is a 14 Digit unique Number is issued by the FSSAI Department after examination of documents submitted online by the Applicant and further submission of documents may be required to the D.O. Further FSSAI officer Will conduct Physical inspection to the premises of food business operator. FSSAI Officer can also raise requirement for product test report in case food product is in sensitive category. FSSAI Inspector has right to sample of food product any time in order to ensure that food safety rules have been followed. In case Sample failed the require standard, the FSSAI License issued may be cancelled and penalty can be levied in the due course.

The food business operator has to keep in mind the that necessary food and Safety compliance checklist are in place, the necessary food safety guidelines has been laydown by the FSSAI Act 2006 and further notification / Advisory issued from time to time. FSSAI Department's Officers usually conducts surprise visits at the premises of food business operator where food products ae manufactured or stored or sold or available for sale (Offline or Online ). The Motive of FSSAI Department isto ensure that Food Safety standard has been followed by the FBI or Not.

The FBO has to maintain the high-quality Manufacturing process, adherence to Packaging guidelines, Storage guidelines applicable on the respective food products. The security and safety of the end consumer must be at top priority. FSSAI basic license and FSSAI State License is issued by the State government officer. FSSAI Central License is issued by the FSSAI regional office Located in Delhi, Chandigarh, Mumbai, Lucknow, Guwahati, Kolkata & Chennai.

What are benefits of obtaining FSSAI License?

FSSAI license or FSSAI Registration number must be printed on every food products available for sale or free distribution. If you timely obtain Food License Number, you save your business from Non-Compliance legal action by the FSSAI Department. If you mentioned FSSAI license Number on a product, it builds customer faith and confidence on a food product or a brand.

Following are the benefits of FSSAI Registration or FSSAI License

  • Customer Awareness – Customer prefers to purchase a food product on which FSSAI Number has been found at backside of the label.
  • Legal Advantages – FBO can save from heavy penalty by FSSAI Department. As Food Business Operator, you should promptly apply for Food license before starting a food business.
  • Use of FSSAI Logo – You can print FSSAI Logo on the label of your food product
  • Business expansion – Easily you can expand your business without any hassle.

What is FSSAI License or FSSAI Registration Procedure?

FSSAI Department works very actively these days, currently 40% to 50% of FSSAI registration process is online, however still you may need to hire a FSSAI License Consultant. Further government has been building an online interface for e-submission of documents by the food business operator to the FSSAI Department. While selecting FSSAI License Consultant, please check whether the consultant has Prior domain experience in FSSAI Consultancy or not.

What are the Types of FSSAI License?

The Selection of FSSAI License types depends on the business volume or turnover or Installed capacity or Location where you operate food business. Depending upon the turnover or capacity an FBO, You Can Apply for FSSAI Basic registration, FSSAI State license or FSSAI Central license. FSSAI License is online process, however You may need to visit FSSAI Department for answering the questions/ Clarification asked by the FSSAI inspector.

  • FSSAI Registration online (For Turnover below Rs. 12 Lac in a Year)
  • DO will verify the E-KYC of FBO and if everything is as per law, the application will be approved in 2-3 Working days.

  • FSSAI State License? (For Turnover above Rs. 12 Lac and less than Rs. 20 Cr in a Year)
  • For the food, Business with turnover between Rs. 12 Lac to Rs. 20 Cr. annually or/additionally. Turnover limit is same for FSSAI State trading license or FSSAI State Manufacturing license.

  • FSSAI Central License (Manufacturing)
  • For Turnover Above Rs. 20 Cr in Case of Manufacturing or Trading or Storage beyond certain limited as specified by the law.

  • FSSAI License for Importer / Exporter
  • Every food business operator is planning to export or import food product from/to India. Mandatorily, he/ She has to apply for FSSAI Central license before Export or Import will take place in India. For FSSAI Central license, IEC (Export Import code is mandatory )

Documents Required for FSSAI Registration

For Online FSSAI Registration.
  • Aadhaar card of the Business owner.
  • Scan Copy of Pan
  • Scan copy of the signature.
  • Scan of Photographs.
  • Detail about the business activity.
  • Declaration about the Business place in Form A

Documents Required for FSSAI License – State level

Documents List
  • Same as FSSAI Registration ( As Above )
  • Business registration certificate – COI/GST/Partnership Deed
  • List of Plant and Machinery
  • Photographs of Machinery
  • ID Proof of person responsible for FSSAI Compliance

FSSAI License – Central (Manufacturing)

For FSSAI Central License
  • Same documents as in case of FSSAI State License
  • Audited balance sheet in case Food Manufacture is applying for a Central license.

Documents Required for FSSAI Central License (Exporter and Importer)

Documents are Required
  • KYC of Directors / Partners Owners
  • Business Registration certificate – COI, AOA, MOA / Partnership Deed
  • List of food Products intent to import or Export
  • GST Registration Certificate
  • IEC Code in case FSSAI license is to be applied for Export / Import.

What is FSSAI License Fee?

In Practice, we see two types of FSSAI fees, which you may need pay for getting the FSSAI License. One is government fees and Another is Professional fees to CA/ Lawyer. Though FSSAI registration or License is online Process but still without proper knowledge of FSSAI Act, it is difficult to complete the food licensing process.

FSSAI License Fee or FSSAI Registration Fee (Only Government)

  • FSSAI Registration Rs. 100 P.A
  • FSSAI State License Rs. 2000 to 5000 P.A (Actual fees you can enquiry from FSSAI License consultant)
  • FSSAI Central License – 7500 P.A

Usually if you hire a CA or Lawyer you may need to pay professional fees in range of Rs. 4500 to Rs. 10,000.

How to Apply for FSSAI Registration?

If you are a food business operator and Willing to apply for FSSAI Registration or License, the FSSAI regulator has defined the simple process which you need to follow. You can take support of a FSSAI License consultant,so that easily you can secure a Food License within 3 to 15 working days.

What is FSSAI Online Registration Process Without Visit to Government office.

  • Click on Get Started Button on FSSAI Checkout
  • Enter your Name, Phone No and Email id
  • Select your Registration / License / Type / Year
  • Make Payments via Debit Credit card
  • Email us documents via at
  • Get FSSAI Registration in 3 days and FSSAI License in 15 to 30 days

Steps for FSSAI Registration online explained at below

  • Step 1
  • Place order on and we will send form A, Attached KYC of owners, select an appropriate business activity.

  • Step 2
  • Submit declaration & select Food items.

  • Step 3
  • We will Deposit Challan either online or via bank counter deposit and Submit online / Offline documents to

  • Step 6
  • Food Inspector will visit to see your business / Manufacturing process

  • Step 5
  • FSSAI License Consultant does regular Visit / Follow-ups with FSSAI Dept. & Clarify their objections / Questions.

  • Step 4
  • We will response to re-submission from FSSAI department

  • Step 7
  • FSSAI Department will issue FSSAI License after investigation / Examination of documents and business case submitted to the department.

What is FSSAI Annual Return?

After obtaining Food License, you need to take care of FSSAI Annual Compliance specified by the FSSAI Act. As Food business operator, you have to submit an Annual return to FSSAI Department by 31st May of following financial Year, the return can be filled in form D-1. In the Form D-1, you need to declare complete details about the business activity like manufactured quantity or Export or Import Value and Gross. FSSAI Return is applicable irrespective of turnover in a Financial year or business activity.

Penalty for Non-Registration With FSSAI

As A Food Business operator, it is mandatory to apply for FSSAI registration or Food License depending on business nature. in case you failed to obtain the FSSAI License, you shall be liable for a punishment of Rs. 5 Lac with imprisonment for a term 6 Months. Read more about the FSSAI Non-Compliance Penalty It is advisable to obtain FSSAI Registration before you start a business.

FAQs on FSSAI Registration or FSSAI License

If you are importing food products in India,you need to apply for IEC (Import export code) and thereafter, Apply for FSSAI Central license online before the start of import. You can ask our team to apply for Export and Import license, we will get it done in 3 to 7 days.

Food License is mandatory for all Food Business Operators including all manufacturer, Re-Packer, trader, retailer, wholesaler, supplier, Transporters, importer & exporter etc.

For Export of food products outside India, you need FSSAI Central license. FSSAI Central license can be obtained within 10-20 working days.

Yes, it is legally mandatory for all food business start-up to get FSSAI registration to commence their business.

Type of License depends on the nature of the business and its annual turnover/production. An FBO can refer to our above license categorization to identify the correct License.

The registration certificate is not being valid for Caterers. They at least required having FSSAI State License irrespective of its turnover.

The separate FSSAI license or FSSAI Registration is required to be obtainedfor each location basis on their annual turnover & Business activity.

if you are looking for FSSAI License or registration for nutraceuticals then need to take comply with the section 22 of the FSSAI Act. 2006.

All type of sale of sealed water comes under FSSAI act. Even if you are selling or packaging the water bottled, You need to apply for FSSAI License or FSSAI Registration depending on the turnover and other factor.

The consumer should file complain to the Food Safety Commissioner of the State. You can reach respective FSSAI office and contact details can be obtained from FSSAI Website.

As per FSSAI Act, a penalty up to Rs. 5 lac may be levied.

You can apply for fresh FSSAI License by via online portal of FSSAI Department and FSSAI License renewal can also be done online by submitting form C. Except in Delhi and few other states after filing of the online application, you have to submit a physical copy of application duly signed with an original copy of fees paid to the FSSAI Department.

Under FSSAI Act, the compliance for each product has been dined separately keeping in mind of the safety of the community. You would be requiring a separate Food license for each product category you manufacture or distribute or sell.

Yes. In case you supplying or selling food product at central government offices like Army canteen, Airport, Railway etc. then you need to apply for Central FSSAI license irrespective of the turnover of the business.

FSSAI License or FSSAI Registration Is valid from one year to 5 years.

Yes. You need to print FSSAI License no on product you sell or distribute or store.

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