FSSAI (Food License) Online Registration

Obtain FSSAI (Food License) in India to legally operate food-related businesses, ensuring compliance with food safety regulations and building trust with consumers.

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Four Steps to Get Your FSSAI Registration

Fill the Form

Provide business details

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Pay the required fee online

Submit Documents

Upload required papers

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Overview of FSSAI

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) license is a mandatory certification for all food-related businesses in India, ensuring the safety and quality of food products. This license, governed by the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006, is required for manufacturers, traders, restaurants, grocery stores, importers, exporters, and other entities involved in the food supply chain. It aims to standardize food safety regulations and protect consumer health by implementing stringent guidelines on food handling, storage, and distribution.

Obtaining an FSSAI license involves a thorough application process, including documentation of business details, food products, and safety measures. There are three types of licenses: Basic, State, and Central, depending on the scale and turnover of the business. The Basic license is for small-scale operations, the State license for medium-sized businesses, and the Central license for large enterprises and those engaged in import/export activities. An FSSAI license enhances a business’s credibility, ensuring compliance with national food safety standards and boosting consumer confidence.

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The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) license is a mandatory certification for all food-related businesses in India, ensuring the safety and quality of food products. This license, governed by the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006, is required for manufacturers, traders, restaurants, grocery stores, importers, exporters, and other entities involved in the food supply chain. It aims to standardize food safety regulations and protect consumer health by implementing stringent guidelines on food handling, storage, and distribution.

Obtaining an FSSAI license involves a thorough application process, including documentation of business details, food products, and safety measures. There are three types of licenses: Basic, State, and Central, depending on the scale and turnover of the business. The Basic license is for small-scale operations, the State license for medium-sized businesses, and the Central license for large enterprises and those engaged in import/export activities. An FSSAI license enhances a business’s credibility, ensuring compliance with national food safety standards and boosting consumer confidence.

Types of FSSAI License in India

Food Safety and Security Association of India, FSSAI issues there different types of food licenses in India

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License TypeBasic FSSAIState FSSAICentral FSSAI
RequirementPetty and small-sized FBOs like manufacturers, transporters, etc.Small to medium-sized manufacturers, transporters, etc.Large manufacturers, 100% export units, importers, central gov. agents, etc.
Annual TurnoverLess than 12 lakhsMore than 12 lakhsGreater than 20 crores
Validity1 year to 5 years1 year to 5 years1 year to 5 years

Note: The detailed eligibility criteria for each kind of business and type of license/registration can be downloaded from the provided PDF.     

Why You Should Get FSSAI Registration?

Here are some key reasons why you should consider getting an FSSAI registration

Legal Compliance
Market Trust
Safety Standards
Financial Support
Business Expansion
Consumer Confidence

Note: Only seafood products and those involving fishermen and farmers are outside the scope of FSSAI regulations.

Legal Compliance

FSSAI registration is essential to meet food safety regulations, preventing legal issues and fines.

Market Trust

Gaining FSSAI certification enhances your reputation, making your brand more trusted in the marketplace.

Safety Standards

Registering with FSSAI ensures your adherence to stringent health and safety standards, safeguarding consumer health.

Financial Support

FSSAI approval increases your eligibility for financial assistance from banks and investors, crucial for growth.

Business Expansion

Possessing an FSSAI license allows for easier expansion across markets, essential for scaling operations.

Consumer Confidence

Consumers are more likely to choose products that are certified by FSSAI, boosting sales and loyalty.

Documents for FSSAI Licence

The following documents need to be scanned and attached for Satisfaction of Charge

The following documents are required to obtain FSSAI basic registration:
  • Photo Identity Proof: Photo identity proof of the food business operators.
  • Business Constitution Certificate: Partnership deed, certificate of incorporation, shop and establishment license, or other business registrations.
  • Proof of Possession of Business Premises: Rental agreement, NOC from the owner of the rented premises, utility bills, etc.
  • Food Safety Management System Plan: A plan detailing the food safety management system.
  • List of Food Products: List of food products manufactured or processed.
  • Bank Account Information: Relevant bank account details.
  • Supporting Documents: If required, such as NOC by Municipality or Panchayat, Health NOC, copy of the license from the manufacturer, etc.
In addition to the general documents, the following specific documents are required to obtain the FSSAI state license:
  • Form B: Duly completed and signed.
  • Processing Unit Plan: Plan of the processing unit showing the dimensions and operation-wise area allocation.
  • List of Directors/Partners/Proprietor: Address, contact details, and photo ID.
  • Equipment and Machinery List: Name and list of equipment and machinery used with the number and installed capacity.
  • Authority Letter: From the manufacturer nominating a responsible person, including their name and address.
  • Water Analysis Report: Analysis report of water to be used in the process to confirm potability.
  • Cooperative Act Certificate: Copy of the certificate obtained under the Coop Act 1861/Multi-State Coop Act 2002.
In addition to the general documents listed above, the following specific documents are required to obtain an FSSAI central license:
  • Form B: Duly completed and signed.
  • Processing Unit Plan: Plan of the processing unit showing the dimensions and operation-wise area allocation.
  • List of Directors/Partners/Proprietor: Address, contact details, and photo ID.
  • Equipment and Machinery List: Name and list of equipment and machinery used with the number and installed capacity.
  • Authority Letter: From the manufacturer nominating a responsible person, including their name and address.
  • Water Analysis Report: Analysis report of water to be used in the process to confirm potability.
  • Source of Raw Materials: Information on the source of raw material for milk, meat, etc.
  • Recall Plan: Wherever applicable.
  • Ministry of Commerce Certificate: For 100% Export Oriented Units (EOU).
  • NOC/PA Document: Issued by FSSAI.
  • IE Code Document: Issued by DGFT.
  • Form IX: As required.
  • Ministry of Tourism Certificate: If applicable.
  • Proof of Turnover and Transportation: Supporting documents.
  • Declaration Form: Required for operational transparency.

Procedure for FSSAI Registration

Set the foundation for your food business’s success

Identify whether you need a basic registration for small businesses, a state license for medium-sized enterprises, or a central license for large operations or those involved in import/export.

Complete Form A for basic registration or Form B for state/central licenses. This can be done online via the FoSCoS portal where you can upload all required documents, or offline by submitting the forms and documents physically to the Food and Safety Department.

The Food Safety Department reviews the application within 7 days of submission and conducts an inspection of the premises if necessary to ensure compliance with food safety standards.

If the application meets all criteria, an FSSAI registration certificate will be issued. This certificate will include the registration number and the applicant’s photo and can be downloaded from the FoSCoS portal.

Display the FSSAI registration certificate prominently at your place of business. Ensure ongoing compliance with FSSAI regulations to maintain the certificate validity, which may range from 1 to 5 years depending on your application.

Note: Obtaining an FSSAI license usually takes about two months, while product approval for market launch can take approximately six months.

FSSAI License Fees, Validity, and Renewal Process

what you need to know about FSSAI license fees, validity, and renewal procedures.

License Fee Variability

Fees for obtaining an FSSAI license differ based on whether it’s a central or state license. This fee structure also varies for new licenses, renewals, and modifications.

License Validity Period

An FSSAI license is valid for a term ranging from 1 to 5 years, depending on the type of license applied for.

Renewal Process and Penalties

Renewal of the food license should be initiated using either Form A or Form B, submitted at least 30 days prior to the expiration of the current license.

Note: If a renewal application is submitted after the license has expired, a late fee of INR 100 per day is imposed. Furthermore, if the license expires and is not renewed, food business operations must immediately cease all activities at the premises.

Check Your FSSAI Registration Status Online

Easily track the progress of your FSSAI registration with these simple steps.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are different Licenses required to conduct different kinds of food business activities at the same premise?

FSSAI license is based on the premise. All food business activities conducted at the same premise can be applied for in a single FSSAI license

How to convert manually issued licenses/ registration to online during the renewal of a license?

⦁ FBO can approach the Designated Officer [Licensing Authority] or Registering Authority of that area.

⦁ Designated Officer/ Registering Authority will enter the details of the offline issued license/registration in the FoSCoS portal. After that, the license/registration can be renewed online whenever required.

Who are petty food business operators? What is the eligibility for the FSSAI registration certificate?

Petty Food Business Operators (FBO) manufacture or sell any article of Food or a petty retailer, hawker, itinerant vendor or a temporary stall holder or small scale or cottage or such other industries relating to food business or tiny food business operator having annual turnover up to Rs. 12 Lacs and/or whose

    ⦁ production capacity of food products does not exceed 100 kg or liters per day, or
    ⦁ procurement or handling and collection of milk is up to 500 liters of milk per day, or
    ⦁ slaughtering capacity is 2 large animals or 10 small animals, or 50 poultry birds per day or less

These FBOs are required to obtain FSSAI Registration Certificate by applying on Food Safety Compliance System or Food Safety Connect app. This Registration Certificate is embedded with a QR code. It has the image of FBO with a 14-digit Registration number starting with 2.

My License/Registration is suspended or canceled. Do I need to stop food business activities?

⦁ On suspending or canceling their License or Registration, a food business operator needs to stop food business activities immediately.

⦁ Carrying out any food business activity on suspended or canceled License/Registration is unlawful. It shall attract penal actions under FSS Act, 2006.

My License was canceled. Can I apply for a new License?

After 3 months from the date of cancellation, the Food Business Operator may make a new application for Registration or License to the concerned Authority if all observations made in the improvement notice have been complied with.

What are the different categories of licenses?

As per ‘FSS (Licensing & Registration) Regulations, 2011, Licenses and Registrations are granted to FBOs in a 3-tier system i.e.

    ⦁ Registration,
    ⦁ State license, and
    ⦁ Central License.

What is the fee for modification of the License?

⦁ Suppose any change alters the information contained in the license certificate (Form C). In that case, Food Business Operator shall apply for modification of the License with a fee of Rs.1000 plus a differential fee equal to the difference in the annual license fee in case of up-gradation.

⦁ No fee is required for modification of non-form C details such as Change in Form IX Nominee (person responsible for complying conditions of License) or any supporting documents.