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FSSAI Registration

 

Obtaining a FSSAI Registration is mandatory for the petty food manufacturers. Further, FSSAI Registration is different from Food Safety License as it depends upon the business size and nature.

Package Inclusions-
  • 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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Overview on FSSAI

The FSSAI stands for Food Standards and Safety Authority of India, which is the supreme authority responsible for regulating and supervising food safety. It is necessary for all the Food Business Operators (FBOs) in order to obtain a Food Licenses or FSSAI License. Food safety license lays down science-based standards for the articles of food, and it also regulates their manufacture, storage, distribution, sale and the import in order to ensure safety.

In a video below, we have explained all types of FSSAI Registration (basic level , State level & Central level) in a layman term. A detailed step by step process for obtaining FSSAI Food License in India.



What is the FSSAI Registration?

According to Section 31(1) and 31 (2) of the FSS Act, 2006, every FBO (Food Business Operator) in the country is required to be licensed/registered under the Food Safety & Standards Authority of India.The authority is responsible for creating an information network across the country so that the public, consumers, etc. receive rapid, reliable and accurate information about the food safety and also hygiene and the other related issues of concern.

FSSAI Registration is required for the petty food manufacturers such as an itinerant vendor, petty retailer, temporary stallholder or small or cottage scale industry. FSSAI registration is mandatory when an annual turnover less than and up to 12 lacs. All food businesses having income more than 12 lacs are required to take a license. Every food business operator involved in the storage distribution processing, manufacturing and sale of food products must compulsorily obtain FSSAI Registration or License.

FSSAI Registration is different from FSSAI License as it depends upon the size and nature of the business, FBO has to obtain the necessary registration or license. There is 14-digit numeric registration or a license number which is printed on all the food packages. This registration procedure gives authenticity for the quality of the food products, and FBO has to maintain it.

Who must obtain FSSAI Food Registration?

All food businesses having income less than 12 lacs are required to take an FSSAI registration. Some are as below:

  • FBO, who has a business as a retailer, supplier, distributor, wholesaler, and, food vending establishments. And also a business of canteen, club, Dhaba, restaurants, and hotels with an annual turnover of less than Rs. 12 lakh.
  • Petty food manufactures
  • Small stalls selling food items.
  • Businesses involved in selling food for religious and social gathering
  • Cottage industries that are selling food items
  • Production or processing units of vegetable oil and refineries include oil expeller system. The capacity has to be less than 100 kg/litre a day (except meat or milk).
  • Dairy units, involved in /collection/ procurement / chilling/handling of milk, having a capacity has to be less than 500 litres a day or up to 2.5 Metric Ton of milk solids.
  • Slaughter shops having not more than 2 large animals or 50 poultry birds or 10 small animals in a day.

Process for Obtaining FSSAI Registration

Process for Obtaining FSSAI Registration
  • STEP 1- Small scale business operator submits an application form in Form A along with the fees of Rs 100
  • STEP 2- Then the operator receives a Unique Application Reference Number
  • STEP 3- Thereafter, RA (Registering Authority) may grant or reject the registration within 7 days of receipt of the application, after recording the reasons thereof.
  • STEP 4- Before granting the registration, a Registering Authority (RA) may also order an inspection of the application form within 7 days of receipt of application. Such inspection has to be completed within 30days.
  • STEP 5- Finally, when the Registration is granted, then FBO can start the business.

Types of FSSAI Registration and FSSAI License in India

  • 1. Basic FSSAI Registration

    This is a basic type of registration which is required for the small business persons includes petty food manufacturers, retailers, suppliers and distributors. This registration is mandatory for the business which has the turnover less than or up to Rs. 12 lac per annum.

  • 2. State FSSAI License

    This is a type of license which is required for the food business which has an annual turnover between Rs. 12 Lacs to Rs. 20 Crore per annum. The turnover limit is the same for the FSSAI State trading license or FSSAI State Manufacturing license.

  • 3. Central FSSAI license

    This is a type of license which is required for the food business which has an annual turnover above Rs. 20 Crore in case of trading or storage or manufacturing beyond certain limited as specified by the laws.

Who must obtain FSSAI Food and Safety License

State Food License

  • FBO, who has a business as a retailer, supplier, distributor, wholesaler, and, food vending establishments with an annual turnover between Rs. 12 lakh to Rs. 20 Crores
  • Production or processing units of vegetable oil and refineries include oil expeller system with turnover within Rs. 12 Lacs to Rs. 20 Crores
  • 4-star rating Hotels
  • Dairy units, involved in /collection/ procurement / chilling/handling of milk, having a capacity between 500 litres to 50,000 litres or up to 50,000 metric tonnes yearly
  • Slaughter shops having more than 2 large animals to 50 large animals. And has the capacity of 50 to 1000 poultry birds or 10 to 150 small animals in a day.
  • Food processing units, including the daily capacity of more than 100 kg/litre to up to 2 metric tonnes.

Central Food License

  • FBO, who has a business as a retailer, supplier, distributor, wholesaler, and, food vending establishments with an annual turnover above Rs. 20 Crores
  • Production, manufacturing or processing units of vegetable oil and refineries include oil expeller system with a capacity of over 2 metric tonnes per day.
  • Wholesalers who have an annual turnover of more than Rs. 30 crores.
  • 5-star hotels
  • Caterers who are working under Central Government for Railways, Airport, Seaport, Defence etc
  • Dairy units, involved in /collection/ procurement / chilling/handling of milk, having a capacity over 50,000 litres a day or more than 50,000 metric tonnes yearly
  • Slaughter shops having more than 50 large animals. And has the capacity of more than1000 poultry birds or more than 150 small animals in a day.
  • Food processing units, including the daily capacity of more than 2 metric tonnes excluding the grains, pulses & cereals milling units

Procedure for obtaining FSSAI License

FSSAI License Obtaining process
  • STEP 1

    Food business operator submits an application form to the Licensing Authority via the FSSAI online registration process in Form B along with the fees

  • STEP 2

    Then the operator receives a Unique Application Reference Number

  • STEP 3

    The application must consist of Affidavit, Annexure and additional information as applicable.

  • STEP4

    Thereafter, the person will receive the Unique Application ID

  • STEP 5

    The authority does an inspection after the receipt of an application, if considered necessary and issues an inspection report.

  • STEP 6

    Finally, the grant of license within 60 days after completing all the formalities.

Documents for FSSAI registration

Basic FSSAI Registration

  • Declaration form
  • Authority letter
  • Copy of the property paper (if owned)
  • Copy of Rent Agreement (If rented property)
  • Electricity bill or water bill of business place
  • Identification proof of proprietor or partners or directors like Aadhar Card, or Voter ID card
  • Form X for the designation of persons by a company with the board resolution.

Central and State FSSAI Licence

  • Declaration Form
  • List of Partners, Owners, and Executive Members of Society with full address Latest
  • Identification proof such as Aadhaar Card or Voter ID card
  • PAN Card
  • Address Proof such as Telephone, Mobile Bill, Electricity or Gas Bill
  • A Copy of Property papers (if owned)
  • A Copy of Rent Agreement and Landlord’s NOC (if rented)
  • Partnership Deed/ MOA/AOA of the firm
  • NOC from the manufacturer (in case of Distributor)
  • NOCs from Municipality or local body
  • E-Code document issued by DGFT
  • Form IX Nomination of persons by a company

How Enterslice will help you in FSSAI Registration

  • Enterslice helps in providing various services regarding the FSSAI registration process.
  • While helping in FSSAI registration, we fill the form on behalf of our client and help in submitting the documents.
  • We keep track of the whole process and continue to guide for helping our clients.
  • We maintain high touch communication with our clients and promptly reply to them.
  • We at Enterslice also help our clients after post incorporation compliance services.

Statutory Fees

  • FSSAI Basic Registration fees Rs. 100
  • FSSAI state license fees Rs 2000 to 5000 which varies from state to state

    For actual fees, you can make an inquiry from FSSAI License consultant

  • FSSAI Central License fees Rs. 7500

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 in following the guidelines established by FSSAI can attract FBO to be liable for a penalty.

Particulars

Penalty

Penalty for sub-standard food.

Up to 5 Lacs

Penalty for misbranded food

Up to 3 Lacs

Penalty for misleading advertisement

10 Lacs

Penalty for Food containing extraneous matter

1 Lac

Food quality not in compliance with the Act

2 Lacs

Petty manufacturer – Rs 25,000

The penalty in case failure to comply with the directions of Food Safety Officer

2 Lac

The penalty for unhygienic or unsanitary processing or manufacturing of food

1 Lac

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Frequently Asked Questions

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.

FSSAI registration is for petty food manufacturers like petty retailer, hawker, a temporary stallholder or small or cottage scale industry holding annual turnover up to 12 lacs.

A system is launched by FSSAI to facilitate FBO in India to apply for License/ Registration certificate online. They can track their applications and download their registration certificates by giving reference to their application/License/Registration no. on https://foodlicensing.fssai.gov.in/index.aspx.

Sign up on Food licensing & Registration system at https://foodlicensing.fssai.gov.in, provide applicant and company details, and apply online for License/Registration.

In case of a central license, one has to pay fees online via your debit card, credit card & net banking. For state License/Registration, mode of online and offline payments varies from state to state and is accepted through challan or DD.

According to Government regulations, packaging businesses should also have a valid FSSAI License Number. Sign up on Food licensing & Registration system (https://foodlicensing.fssai.gov.in) and apply online for license/Registration. Choose the kind of business for which license is to be applied. If you are manufacturer, re-packer & re-labeller, then select from these kinds of businesses according to your products:

Dairy Unit including milk-chilling units

A vegetable oil processing unit

Slaughtering Unit

Meat processing Unit

All food processing unit including re-packer & re-labeller (for all food processing unit other than mention above). For other business, select your appropriate business.

To make payment for State License/Registration through treasury challan, you need to procure the treasury challan from the office that is duly countersigned by the designated officer of your respective District office.

After filling up the details in the challan, the payment must be made in the designated bank of the State. Select the option “Pay via Treasury Challan” on signing up to https://foodlicensing.fssai.gov.in. Thereafter, you have to check challan details, fill the amount, issue date, Bank Branch Code, etc., which are auto-filled. After verifying the details, kindly submit to complete the payment process.

It is an FSSAI logo printed along with the License Number on the food products sold by food business operations who have obtained License/Registration. It serves as a symbol of validity and assurance that the food is secure for the consumers. The mark signifies that the FBOs have followed the food standards and regulations, as mentioned under the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006.

As per the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006, Food Business Operators (FBO) are those undertakings, whether private or public, for-profit or not, carrying out any of the activities related to manufacture, processing, packaging, storage, transportation, distribution of food, imports and including food services, sale of food, or food ingredients. They are responsible for ensuring that the requirements of food law as laid down by FSSAI are complied with within the food business under their control.

FSSAI is an autonomous corporate body established under the norms of the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006; and is regulated by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare in India.

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