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FSSAI Registration

FSSAI Registration Online – Documents checklist and Benefits

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  • Eligibility Consultation
  • Application Drafting
  • Product Category Consulting
  • Online Application Submission
  • Follow-up With FSSAI Department
  • 14 Digit FSSAI License No.
  • FSSAI Renewal Reminder


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What is an FSSAI Registration?

FSSAI stands for the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India.It is the apex body for the FSSAI Registration and Licensing of food business operators (FBO) in India.

The FSSAI is an autonomous organization constituted under the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India.It was established under the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006.

FSSAI Registration is mandatory compliance for all types of food business operators in India. It is compulsory to obtain an FSSAI registration before commencing any food business operation in the country.

The FSSAI provides a 14 digit registration or license number to the food operators to create an accountability for quality standards of food products. The registration compliance is divided into basic FSSAI registration and FSSAI license category.

The basic Registration category differs from a License category in terms of size and nature of business operations. The parties should obtain the applicable compliance before commencing the business operations.

Who Should Obtain FSSAI Registration?

The following individuals or entities are eligible for an FSSAI Registration or License

  • All types of Food Manufacturer
  • Food Packaging unit or Storage unit
  • Wholesale or Trading or Online Food Business Operator
  • Caters, Hotel or Raw material supplier
  • Exporter and Importer of food products
  • Transporter and Distributors
  • Retailers of Food Product

FSSAI Registration/ License Types

The food business operators will be provided a 14 digit number by FSSAI after successful completion of the registration process.The FSSAI Registration has been divided into 3 categories based on criteria of business turnover.

There is an another criteria for obtaining registration or license.This criteria is based upon the production capacity of the food business unit irrespective of the turnover of the business.

Food Processing Units,Slaughtering Units,Meat processing Units are alotted their registration or license based on the latter criteria.

  • Basic FSSAI Registration- Basic FSSAI Registration is required for petty food business operators. It is also known as the Basic FSSAI License. The turnover of such business should not exceed the limit of Rs. 12 lac per annum.

    A petty retailer, hawker, itinerant vendor or temporary stall holder are examples of this category.
  • FSSAI State License - For the food license, Business with turnover between Rs. 12 Lac to Rs. 20 Cr. annually or/additionally. The turnover limit is the same for an FSSAI State trading license or an FSSAI State Manufacturing license.
  • FSSAI Central License - For Turnover above Rs. 20 Cr in Case of Manufacturing or Trading or Storage beyond certain limited as specified by the law.

Documents required for FSSAI Registration

For Obtaining an FSSAI Basic Registration

  • Photo Identity of FBO
  • Pan card of FBO
  • Supporting Documents (if any):- NOC by Municipality/Panchayat, Health NOC
  • Declaration about the Business details in Form A
  • Proof of possession of business premises
  • Certificate of Incorporation /Partnership deed / Articles of Association etc

For Obtaining An FSSAI State & Central License

  • Form-B Duly completed and signed
  • Blueprint/layout plan of the processing unit (Manufacturing and processing unit only)
  • List of Directors / Partners / Proprietor / Executive Members with contact details and photo ID (Companies only)
  • Details of the machinery to use for operations (Manufacturing and processing unit only)
  • List of Food categories to be manufactured (Manufacturing unit only)
  • Authority letter from the manufacturer in favor of the nominated person with authority
  • Analysis report of water to be used in the manufacturing of food items (For Manufacturing and processing units)
  • Proof of possession of premises
  • Partnership Deed/Affidavit of Proprietorship/MOA /Incorporation
  • Copy of certificate obtained under the Coop Act (Co-operatives only)
  • NOC & Copy of License from the manufacturer (For relabelers and repackers only)
  • Food Safety Management System plan and Recall Plan (If applicable)
  • Source of milk and meat (If applicable)
  • NOCs from Municipality or local body
  • Certificate provided by the Ministry of Tourism (HRACC). (Mandatory for Hotel Only)
  • Form IX
  • Additional Document for Central License

  • Declaration Form
  • Ministry of Commerce Certificate for 100% EOU
  • Supporting documentary proof for Turnover
  • NOC/PA document issued by FSSAI
  • IE CODE document issued by DGFT (For exporters and importers)

Procedure for FSSAI Registration

For Basic Registration from FSSAI

  • This registration can be obtained by applying to the food and Safety Department.
  • The application shall be submitted in Form A.
  • If the application is accepted or rejected it shall be intimated by the Department within seven days from the date of submission of the application and should be intimated in writing.
  • The registration certificate granted by the Department after accepting the application shall contain the registration number and the photo of the applicant.
  • At the time of carrying on the food business, the Food Business Operator should prominently display the certificate of registration at the place of business.

For an FSSAI License

  • To obtain an FSSAI License, the Food Business Operator shall make an application to the Licensing Authority via the FSSAI online registration process.
  • This application is made in food license application Form B.
  • The application should be annexed with self-declaration, affidavit, and Annexure as applicable.
  • This license is granted for a period of 1 to 5 years as the time limit requested by the food business operator.
  • Higher the period for which license is obtained the higher would be the application fees.
  • The license can be renewed by making an application.

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Statutory Fees

  • Fees for FSSAI Basic Registration -Rs. 100 p.a.
  • Fees for FSSAI state license- 2000 to 5000 P.A (State-wise variation exists. For actual fees, you can make inquiry from FSSAI License consultant)
  • The Fees for FSSAI Central License is Rs. 7500/- p.a.

Penalty for Non-Compliance

The food business operators are compelled to follow the standards prescribed by FSSAI about the operations of food businesses. Any failure to following the guidelines established by FSSSAI can attract FBO to be liable for a penalty.



Penalty for sub-standard food.

Up to 5 lakh INR

Penalty for misbranded food

Up to 3 lakh INR

Penalty for misleading advertisement

10 lakh

Penalty for Food containing extraneous matter

1 lakh

Food quality not in compliance with act

2 Lakh

Petty manufacturer – 25,000

Penalty for failure to comply with the directions of Food Safety Officer

2 lakh INR

Penalty for unhygienic or unsanitary processing or manufacturing of food

1 lakh INR

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 number on product you sell or distribute or store.

FBO is required to submit yearly return to FSSAI Department by 31st May of following financial Year. The return requires filling the details in form D-1 about the business activities such as manufactured quantity or Export or Import Value

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