FSSAI Registration Online Made Simple & Easy

FSSAI Registration/ License is necessary for all food business. FSSAI Registration is easy and an online process. We will extend our support in documentation preparation, filing and subsequent follow-up with FSSAI for the issue of the FSSAI Registration Certificate.

Apply for FSSAI Registration @ Rs 1999/- Only


Professional Fee for FSSAI Registration

FSSAI Registration

1999 + Govt Fee
  • Required if the turnover is less than 12 lac in a Financial Year and the business is within the state

FSSAI State License

4399 + Govt Fee
  • When turnover is more than 12 Lac & upto 20 Crores for retailer/ 30 Crores for wholesalers

FSSAI Central License

10,999 + Govt Fee
  • For all cases where turnover exceeds limits prescribed for state License or involved in export.

FSSAI Registration/ License

FSSAI registration is mandatory for anyone involved in the food business. Be it food processing, food manufacturing, packaging, or distributing, you need to get an FSSAI registration to run your business. Food License is a permission granted by the FSSAI to carry on the food business. This food License is location specific and is also term bound. It carries a 14-digit registration number. Licensing/ Registration of food business is mandatory in India. The provision for this has been made in Food Safety and Standards Act,2006, which extends to the whole of India. It is an Act to consolidate the laws relating to food ,which establishes the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India for laying down science based standards for articles of food and to regulate their manufacture, storage, distribution, sale and import, to ensure availability of safe and wholesome food for human consumption and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

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Difference Between FSSAI License and FSSAI Registration

FSSAI Registration

FSSAI License

It is required by petty food manufacturers or the FBO having a turnover of less than Rs 12 Lakhs unless the FBO is covered under mandatory licensing.

It is typically required for the businesses having a turnover of more than 12 lacs or by the FBO engaged in food processing and manufacturing.

The government fee for registration is Rs 100 for each financial year.

The government fee for a food licence ranges from Rs 2000 to 5000 Per Annum for a State licence and Rs 7,500/-Per Annum for the Central Licence.

FSSAI registration number also carries 14 digits in it, but the first digits starts with 2.

FSSAI licence carries 14 digits in it wherein the first digit starts with 1.

Food Registration It is always granted by the State Licencing Authority

It is granted by state Licencing Authorities in the case of State licence and central Licencing Authority in case of Central Licence.

Every Food Business Operator needs to seek either registration or licence from the food department. The applicant’s eligibility for food registration and the licence is determined based on turnover, production capacity, nature of business and area of operation cumulatively. Even if an FBO falls in the category of registration as per turnover, its nature makes him eligible for licences. The FBO has to apply for a licence (State/Central Licence)Learn More about which Licence is applicable for you. 

Documents Required for FSSAI Registration

FSSAI registration is mostly applicable for petty food retailers, and the procedure for obtaining FSSAi registration is very simple. The documents required for FSSAI registration are:

  1. Company Documents- Pan card / Certificate of Incorporation/MOA/LLP Agreement, Partnership Deed etc
  2. Photo of Food Business Operator.
  3. Document for Identity Proof like Ration Card, Voter ID Card, PAN Card, Driving License, Passport, Aadhar Card, Senior Citizen Card, Department Issued ID.
  4. Proof of Address of Food Business – Rent Agreement/ Electricity bill/ Property Tax Receipt
  5. List of directors, partners, executive members of society or trust with full address and contact details (mandatory for companies only)
  6. FSSAI Self-declaration for proprietorships
  7. Supporting Documents (if any):- NOC by Municipality or Panchayat, Health NOC.

Documents Required for FSSAI State & Central License

Documents Required for FSSAI State and central licence depend on nature of business and legal entity of business. Please discuss with our team regarding documentation.

  1. Company Documents- Pan card / Certificate of Incorporation/MOA/LLP Agreement, Partnership Deed etc
    Photo of Food Business Operator.
  2. Document for Identity Proof like Ration Card, Voter ID Card, PAN Card, Driving License, Passport, Aadhar Card, Senior Citizen Card, Department Issued ID.
  3. Proof of Address of Food Business – Rent Agreement/ Electricity bill/ Property Tax Receipt
  4. List of directors, partners, executive members of society or trust with full address and contact details (mandatory for companies only)
  5. FSSAI Self-declaration for proprietorships
  6. Form-B duly completed and signed (in duplicate) by the proprietor, partner or the authorised signatory.
  7. Blueprint or layout plan of the processing unit showing the dimensions in metres or square metres and operation-wise area allocation (mandatory for manufacturing and processing units only).
  8. Name and list of equipment and machinery along with the number, installed capacity and horsepower used (mandatory for manufacturing and processing units only)
  9. List of food category desired to be manufactured with name of ingredient (In case of manufacturers)
  10. Authority letter with name and address, the responsible person, nominated by the manufacturer along with alternative responsible person indicating the powers vested with them viz assisting the officers in inspections, collection of samples, packing & dispatch (for manufacturers or processors)
  11. Analysis report (Chemical & Bacteriological) of water to be used as an ingredient in food from a recognized or public health laboratory to confirm the portability (mandatory only for manufacturing and processing units)
  12. Analysis report (Chemical & Bacteriological) of water to be used as an ingredient in food from a recognized or public health laboratory to confirm the portability (mandatory only for manufacturing and processing units)
  13. Supporting Documents (if any):- NOC by Municipality or Panchayat, Health NOC.
  14. Documents required for licence and registration depend on nature of food business. For detail analysis. Chat with our Team.

How much time does it take to get Food License in India?

Timeline for grant of Registration Certificate after making an application with the registration authority will depend on whether the registration authority wants to inspect the applicant’s premise. The timelines are as under:

  • The registration authority issues a registration certificate within seven days of making an application if it does not want to inspect the premises.
  • Suppose the registration authority intends to inspect the applicant’s premise. In that case, the inspection must be conducted within 30 days of the date of application and registration to be issued if premises are found in order.
  • A petty Food manufacturer may start its business without a registration certificate if registration is not granted or denied or the inspection not ordered within seven days, or no decision is communicated within 30 days of the date of applying.
  • It is to be noted that the grant of registration will be subject to the satisfaction of the FSSAI authority responsible for food registration. The mere filing does not mean the food registration will be granted.

Validity of FSSAI Registration / Licence

A Food Registration, once granted, shall be valid for a period of 1 to 5 years as chosen by the Food Business Operator unless suspended or cancelled by the Licencing Authority. The period of validity is counted from the date of issue of the food registration certificate. It can be renewed for a further period, a maximum of five years, at one time not later than 30 days before the expiry of the validity of the registration certificate.

Penalty under FSSAI License

All the FBO, irrespective of their scale of operation, kind of food business including home-based kitchens manufacturing food and bakery products whose annual turnover is less than 12 lacs is required to take food registration before the commencement of food business. If the FBO is not registered, a fine up to Rs 5 lacs and imprisonment of 6 months could be imposed depending upon the offences committed by it. The punishment or penalty will vary depending upon the scale of operation and the nature of offences. The offences and the fine prescribed is as under:

Offence

Penalty

For Non Registration

5 Lacs & Imprisonment of 6 Months may be imposed

Sub standard food

Rs 5Lakh

Misbranded food

Rs 3 Lakh

Unsafe food which does not result in injury

Imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months combined with fine which may be upto Rs 1lac.

Frequently asked Questions (FAQ)

FSSAI licenses issued to food businesses are valid for a period of 1 to 5 years.

It is mandatory to apply for licence renewal 30 days before the expiry of the existing licence. Non-renewal of licences can fetch a fine of ₹100 per day until the renewal is done.

The registered office of your company will need a central licence. Your manufacturing units will also need individual state licences for each state they’re in.
 

Yes, you do. You need a central licence registered from the address in the import export code.

Yes, whether you manufacture, distribute, transport or trade food additives, you will need an FSSAI licence to do it.

It is mandatory for all catering establishments, even the railways, defence and airport to get an FSSAI licence.

Perhaps you have a few separate warehouses within one city, then you will need a separate licence for each. If all your warehouses are confined to one campus, however, you can apply for a single licence citing the campus’s address.

Yes, the process is 100% online. We will provide you with a dashboard in which you can comfortably do everything.

For a basic FSSAI registration, it takes 7-10 days from the day the application is filed. For state and central licence, it may take up to 30 days to get your licence.

The registration authority may reject the registration application where the reply to the clarification is not filed within 30 days of raising such clarification.

Suppose a Petty food manufacturer fails to obtain a registration. In that case, a fine not exceeding Rs 5 lakh and imprisonment for up to 6 months may be imposed, depending on the nature of the offence. The sale of food products without a quality tag will lead to a penalty of Rs 5 lacs, whereas a fine of Rs 3 lakh is levied for sale without a label. Thus, homemade food suppliers, dabbawala, home baker, etc., should register themselves to avoid hefty fines and imprisonment. Kindly contact team setindiabiz to get your food business registration.