FSSAI Central License

Starting a food business is a very good idea if you’re passionate about food. For setting up a food business you require a food license.

  • 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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About this Plan

Food items can affect the health of the consumer; therefore, FSSAI (Food Safety and Standards Authority of India) has framed guidelines which must be adhered by food business operator in order to maintain safety & quality of food. If the turnover or expected turnover of a food business operator is more than Rs. 20 Crore then it is mandatory for food business operator to acquire FSSAI central license. Enterslice can help you in obtaining FSSAI Central License.

Services Covered

  • Professional Consultation
  • Documentation
  • Food License Application
  • End to End Coordination with the FSSAI Department
  • FSSAI License
  • FSSAI License Renewal Consultation

Who should go for it?

FSSAI license is required to be obtained from FSSAI (Food Safety and Standards Authority of India) by every food business operator involved in the manufacturing, storage, distribution, transportation or retailing of food products. One has to apply for FSSAI central license in case of the following:

  • Turnover is more than Rs. 20 Crore
  • Turnover of the wholesaler is more than Rs. 30 Crore
  • Transporters where more than 100 vehicles are involved
  • 5 Star & 7 Star Hotels
  • Importers & Exporters
  • GST Registration
  • End to End coordination with the department

Steps Covered

  • Consultation & Documentation
  • Filing of application with the department for FSSAI Central License
  • Follow Up with the FSSAI Department
  • Resubmission of Documents (if required)
  • Delivery of FSSAI Central License

Documents Required

  • Passport Size photographs of food business owner
  • Identity Proof of food business owner
  • Address proof
  • NOC from Municipality
  • Incorporation Documents such as COI, MOA & AOA (In case of a company)
  • Details of directors/ partners
  • Layout Plan
  • Detail of Food Category
  • Water Test Report
  • List of Equipment
  • Import Export Code
Frequently asked Questions

Q1. Who has to apply for FSSAI Central license?

It is mandatory for every food business operator whose turnover is more than Rs. 20 Crore Rs. and importers & exporters to apply for FSSAI central license. If you are carrying food business in multiple states across the country then you need to apply for FSSAI central license.


Q2. What is the maximum time limit of obtaining FSSAI central license?

Once we receive all the documents from your end, the application shall be filed for FSSAI central license within 2 working days. After verification, the authority will issue a license. The maximum time limit of obtaining FSSAI central license is 20 to 25 working days.


Q3. Is it required to be renewed?

Yes, once the FSSAI central license will get expired, application for renewal is required to be filed along with the necessary documents otherwise food business operator will bear the penalty of Rs. 100 per day of delay.


Q4. Is FSSAI central license required for catering business which comes under Central Government?

Yes, FSSAI central license is required in most of the cases of catering business comes under the central government such as railways, airport, seaport, defense etc.


Q5. Does food license is also required in case of manufacturing of food addictives?

Yes, FSSAI license is required to be obtained in case of any activity related to food such as manufacturing, trading, distribution and transportation.


Q6. Is it mandatory for 100% export units?

In case of export & import of food products, FSSAI central license is mandatory. :


Q7. What is FSSAI License?

FSSAI license is a 14 digit license number which must be displayed on food item. Custom will clear the product if there is no license number on product.

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