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The certification and licensing of the food industry in India are governed by the Food Safety and Standards (Licensing and Registration of Food businesses) Regulation, 2011. As per the law, all food business managers in India must have an FSSAI registration or license if they are involved in the storage, transportation, manufacturing or distribution of food products. Based on the extent and quality of the business, FSSAI registration or FSSAI license may be required. GST Suvidha Centers provides An Easy, Secure and Quick Delivery Process. Consult Expert FSSAI Agent now.

Why is FSSAI Registration Required?

Every food company operator included in the generation, processing, storehouse distribution and sale of food products must imperatively obtain FSSAI Certification or License. FSSAI Registration is different from FSSAI License in the feeling that depending on the scope and nature of the business, FBO should receive the necessary registration or license.

It is a 14-digit registration or a license number that is printed on all the food packages. This registration method is intended to create more responsibility for the FBO to maintain the quality of the food products.

FSSAI License Eligibility

Many times as a Food Business Owner it is difficult to determine what license to go for State or Central. Here, we list down the eligibility criteria so you can look up your type of business and swiftly proceed to acquire your food license.

Basic FSSAI Registration

Basic FSSAI registration is applicable for all food businesses and related activities like storage, sales, distribution, repacking and labeling for which the annual turnover does not cross Rs. 12 lakh or for food businesses that have a maximum turn over of Rs. 12 lakh Annually.

State FSSAI License Eligibility

The following FBOs can apply for a state FSSAI license

  • Restaurants and Hotels

  • Meat processing Units and Slaughtering Units

  • Proprietary Foods

  • Food Processing Units inclusive of corresponding retailers and repackers

  • Vegetable Oil Processing Units as well as Production Units

  • Dairy Units inclusive of Milk Chilling units

  • Central FSSAI License Eligibility

    The following Food Business Owners have been deemed eligible to obtain the FSSAI central license by the regulatory authority

    5 Star Hotels and above

    All Food Businesses inclusive of retailers, distributors, suppliers, and caterers mentioned for state license could apply for a central license if their operations are at a larger scale. (~20 crores or more)

    Restaurants/ Food processing and handling chains with multiple branches across various states have to obtain the Central FSSAI license for the main branch/head office

    100 % export-oriented food processing/production units

    Food processing units, re-labelers, and repackers who are processing more than 2 Metric Tonnes per day excluding grains, cereals, and pulse milling units

    Refrigerated storages holding a capacity of 10,000 Metric Tonnes or more

    Wholesalers with their annual turnovers amounting to Rs. 30 Crores or more

    Food Catering services located at airports as well as seaports

    Based on Annual Turnover has to either apply for simple FSSAI Online Registration in FORM A with FSSAI or apply for Licensing in FORM B.

    Documents for FSSAI License

    Essentially the FSSAI Registration/ License requires a few documents to verify the ownership as well as the validity of the food business operators(FBOs). For registering an FBO, FSSAI requires Personal Details of the Applicant as well as details of the Food Business.

    The personal details of the applicant required are as follows:

  • PAN Card

  • Copy of Aadhar Card / Voter Identity Card/ Driving License /Passport [Any 1]

  • Passport Size Photo

  • Documents for the Registered office/Premises

  • Latest Utilities Bill (Electricity/ Water/ Gas Connection Bill)

  • Copy of Rent Agreement (if Rented Property)

  • Copy of Properties Papers (If premises are self-owned)

  • Property can be residential/commercial

  • Documents for FSSAI Basic Registration [Also required for State And Central]

  • Duly-Filled Form A signed by all directors/partners/proprietor/ Executive member of the society [Form B for State and Central License]

  • Food Safety Management System (FSMS) declaration on the letterhead of the company

  • Proof of Income determining the Annual Turnover of the Food Business Operator (FBO)

  • The nomination of the person appointed by the firm/company in Form IX

  • Self Declaration by Director

  • Affidavit on Non-Judicial Stamp Paper

  • Additional Documents for State License
  • Blueprint or layout of the proposed location
  • A detailed list of Equipment and Machinery installed or to be installed at the location
  • NOC and copy of the license from manufacturers
  • Authority letter with particulars about the name and address of the person responsible.

  • Documents for Central License
  • Water Report Analysis from a well-established and/or a government health laboratory

  • Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) issued IEC (Import Export Code)

  • Pesticide Residue Report of the water for units involved in the manufacturing of mineral or carbonated water

  • Designated milk provider/ Source of Milk

  • Proof of Annual turnover, if required

  • Meat provider/ Meat processing units

  • Certificates alotted by the Ministry of Tourism, if applicable

  • Vehicles turnover proof, if applicable

  • Memorandum of Association (MOA) and Articles of Association

Required Documents

  • AADHAR card
  • PAN Card
  • Canceled checque/Bank Statement / front page of Pass Book(With IFCE Cord)
  • 1 Photo
  • Principal place of Business /Rental agreement or electricity bill/ Municipal Khata copy/ property Tax receipt
  • Our Price

    Service Price GST Total
    FSSAI Licence (Traders For5 Years) Excluding Govt Fees5500.00990.006490.00
    FSSAI Registration/ Ammendment (Excluding Govt. Fees)2550.00459.003009.00

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