FSSAI Registration

Get your food business legally complied. Any food business house operating needs to apply for a food license which is a commonly known FSSAI license in India.

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Food Licence Registration


FSSAI represents the "Food Safety and Standards Authority of India" which is an autonomous body under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare,Government of India. Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 was introduced with the sole objective to promote food hygiene and safety in India.

Those individuals who need to begin a business in the food sector, be it food manufacturing or food processing, storing or packaging or distributing centers, must register for Food Safety and Standard Authority of India. Therefore, any organized manufacturers, traders, restaurants or those businesses involved in the food business it is mandatory for all.

Any food business house operating needs to apply for a food license which is a commonly known FSSAI license in India, after FSSAI registration the Food business is given a 14 digit license number that is given to all business houses related to food irrespective of their turnover or size of business. This 14 digit license must be exhibited on the premise of the business house.

FSSAI Online registration has become surprisingly important for businesses. Even online food delivery applications like Zomato, Swiggy, and Ubereats allow the restaurants to register with them only in case of them having an FSSAI License to make sure the hygiene of the restaurants.

Taxxinn gives FSSAI licenses online registration all over India. We can assist you with getting an FSSAI License according to the size and nature of the business.

Advantages of having Food Licence

Credibility

Consumers want themself to be more aware of hygiene and the quality of the food they consume. FSSAI license helps the business house to represent them with quality food.

FSSAI logo

FSSAI logo is recognized widely which gives goodwill and assurance to the consumers that the product purchased has high standards.

Business Expansion

FSSAI license to a larger extent, influences the constancy and production of the business, along these lines giving it a tremendous opportunity to extend and develop.

Streamline

FSSAI license helps the business house in streamlining the process from manufacturing to sales of the food product.

International Food Standards

FSSAI license provides a platform to the business house to manufacture their products matching to the quality International food standards

Exporting

FSSAI license is necessary for all those business houses that want to export their food products.

Legal Advantage

FSSAI license provides a legal advantage for all the businesses involved in food products.

Types of FSSAI license

According to the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 every business related to food business has to acquire an FSSAI license. The license is classified into 3 types.

FSSAI Basic Registration

Basic FSSAI registration is required for micro and petty food business houses. If the food business house matches the below criteria he can opt for basic registration.

  • A small business house with less than 12 Lakh turnover
  • A producer or seller of any food product by himself or small retailer, hawker, tea stall, juice stall, vendors or a sweets stall.
  • A person selling packaged or providing freshly prepared food by moveable cart or from one location to another.

Small food business houses are required to get an FSSAI basic registration by presenting an application "Form A". Once the FSSAI registration application is submitted, the authority will check the application and approve or reject within 7 working days.

State FSSAI License

State FSSAI license is required for medium food business houses. If the food business house matches the below criteria he can opt for State FSSAI license.

  • A supplier whose turnover is more than Rs.12 lakhs per year and up to 20 crores per year.
  • A distributor whose turnover is more than Rs.12 lakhs per year and up to 20 crores per year.
  • A wholesaler whose turnover is more than Rs.12 lakhs per year and up to 20 crores per year
  • A food product transporter whose turnover is up to 20 crores per year and up to 100 vehicles
  • A diary processing unit with a processing capacity of 500 liters of milk per day.
  • An oil processing unit whose turnover is more than Rs.12 lakhs per year and up to 20 crores per year
  • A slaughterhouse processing more than 11 small animals or 3 larger animals or 50 poultry birds.
  • A meat processing unit with a processing capacity of 500kg of meat per day.
  • A Food producer or manufacturer or processing unit whose turnover is more than Rs.12 lakhs per year and up to 20 crores per year.
  • A Cold storage unit whose turnover is more than Rs.12 lakhs per year and up to 20 crores per year.
  • A Storage or packaging unit whose turnover is more than Rs.12 lakhs per year and up to 20 crores per year.
  • A hotel providing services like lodging, food and other guest services
  • Restaurants and bars whose turnover is more than Rs.12 lakhs per year and up to 20 crores per year
  • A Club/Canteen whose turnover is more than Rs.12 lakhs per year and up to 20 crores per year.
  • Caterers whose turnover is more than Rs.12 lakhs per year and up to 20 crores per year.
  • Food product marketers whose turnover is more than Rs.12 lakhs per year and up to 20 crores per year
  • Food retailers whose turnover is more than Rs.12 lakhs per year and up to 20 crores per year.

Central FSSAI license

A Central FSSAI license is required for large or huge food business houses. If the food business house matches the below criteria he can opt for a Central FSSAI license.

  • A food business that operates in two or more states.
  • A business deals with food product import.
  • A business deals with food product export.
  • A food business which is carried out in Airport or Seaport
  • A food business, which is carried out in Railway Stations.
  • A business house which is selling their food products through e-commerce.
  • A five-star hotel.
  • A food business which is carried out within the premises belonging to Central Government Agencies
  • A supplier whose turnover is more than 20 crores per year.
  • A distributor whose turnover is more than 20 crores per year
  • A wholesaler whose turnover is more than 20 crores per year
  • A food product transporter whose turnover is up to 200 crores per year and has more than 100 vehicles
  • A diary processing unit with a processing capacity of 50,000 liters of milk per day
  • An oil processing unit whose turnover is more than 20 crores per year.
  • A Food producer or manufacturer or processing unit whose turnover is more than 20 crores per year.
  • A Cold storage unit whose turnover is more than 20 crores per year
  • A Storage or packaging unit whose turnover is more than 20 crores per year.
  • Restaurants and bars whose turnover is more than 20 crores per year.
  • A Club/Canteen whose turnover is more than up to 20 crores per year.
  • Caterers whose turnover is more than 20 crores per year.
  • Food product marketers whose turnover is more than 20 crores per year.
  • Food retailers whose turnover is more than 20 crores per year.

Documents Required for the FSSAI

The documents required for procuring FSSAI license depends on the type of FSSAI license and type of business entity. Below are the documents required depending upon the type of license:

FSSAI Basic Registration

Identity Proof

A copy of PAN is mandatory as identity proof

Address Proof of Business

A address proof can be an Aadhaar Card/ Driving License/ Passport/ Voter identity card

Passport size Photograph

Photo of the person on whose name the registration is done.

State & Central FSSAI License.

The above documents remain the same for this, apart from that the below are the documents.

  • A list of directors or partners of the business house.
  • Import/export code.
  • Certificate of incorporation
  • MoA and AoA of the business entity.
  • No Objection Certificate from the local municipality
  • Blueprint of plant, warehouse, etc.
  • List of all food categories.
  • List of all machinery.

Small food business houses are required to get an FSSAI basic registration by presenting an application "Form A". Once the FSSAI registration application is submitted, the authority will check the application and approve or reject within 7 working days.

Note : In case of FSSAI State and Central License the processing time would be 45-50 days.

FSSAI Registration Process

FSSAI registration procedure is easy but a professional would be needed to complete the same. TaxxInn is experienced in FSSAI registration with an experience of registering more than 5000 registration throughout India.

FSSAI LICENSE VALIDITY


The validity for the FSSAI license is from 1 to 5 years, It depends upon the individual choice. As the year of the validity increases the Govt fee increases simultaneously. According to the FSSAI rules, any business house needs to apply for renewal of the license before 30day's of the expiry date. If the application is submitted after the expiry date there will be a fine 100Rs per day from the expiry date.

FSSAI Renewal


In India, Those individuals who need to begin a business in the food sector, be it food manufacturing or food processing, storing or packaging or distributing centers, must register for Food Safety and Standard Authority of India. Therefore, any organized manufacturers, traders, restaurants or those businesses involved in the food business it is mandatory for all.

FSSAI License has to be renewed before the expiry of the time period. A food license issued to the food business houses can have a validity of 1 year or up to 5 years. FSSAI license fees vary depending upon the validity of the license. According to the FSSAI rules, every food business administrator needs to apply for FSSAI renewal 30 days before the expiry of the food license.

Fine on FSSAI Licence Renewal:

If the application for FSSAI License (state and Central) renewal isn't reported in the stipulated time, at that point Rs. 100 every day would be fined for FSSAI Licenses.

Fine on FSSAI Registration Renewal:

If Food Registration Renewal isn't done within the time period then it will be considered as a gap and another new license would be applied by the food business administrator to proceed with the business further

HIGHLIGHTS

Limited Liability

When Required?

FSSAI registration or food license required if you are into the business of food industry whether manufacturing or processing or packaging or distributing or storage.

Separation of Mangement & Shareholders

Who issues food license?

FSSAI License is issued by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), Ministry of Family Health & Welfare, Government of India.

Separate Legal Entity

Turnover Based

Food Business with turnover up to ?12 Lacs shall get Basic FSSAI registration. State license is needed if turnover between ?12 Lacs and ?2 Crores. Scroll down to know more.

Perpetual Succession

Location Based

FSSAI Registration or Food License is location based. It requires to obtain multiple FSSAI licenses if food business operates from multiple locations.

Easy Equity Funding

State & Central Level Category

FSSAI License categorized into State Level License and Central Food License. Small & Medium Size FBO requires State License and Large Size FBO requires Central License.

Taxation

Validity & Renewal

FSSAI License is valid for a limited period generally 1 to 5 years. The person requires to apply for FSSAI Renewal before the expiry of the term.

FAQs on Food license

Any food business house operating needs to apply for a food license which is a commonly known FSSAI license in India.
FSSAI represents the “Food Safety and Standards Authority of India” which is an autonomous body under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India.
Those individuals who need to begin a business in the food sector, be it food manufacturing or food processing, storing or packaging or distributing centers need to get FSSAI as mandatory.
The government provides a validity from 1 to 5 years. It's an individual choice to choose between this depending upon his requirement.
No, you won't receive a hard copy from the department. They will be sharing a soft copy.
Yes, the FSSAI number can be mentioned in the packets of the product.
It will take around 5 to 7 working days for approval
It will take around 30 to 35 working days for approval.
If the application for FSSAI License (state and Central) renewal isn't reported in the stipulated time, at that point Rs. 100 every day would be fined for FSSAI Licenses.
  • Basic FSSAI registration.
  • State FSSAI license.
  • Central FSSAI license.

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