FSSAI License Renewal Procedure


FSSAI License Renewal: Renew Food License Online

FSSAI License Renewal is the process of reneweing the validity of Food License

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FSSAI License Renewal

FSSAI License Renewal

If you are in the food business you must have heard the terms FSSAI license and FSSAI license renewal.FSSAI is an abbreviation used for Food Safety and Standards Authority of India. FSSAI license is mandatory before starting any food business. All the manufacturers, traders, restaurants who are involved in food business must obtain a 14-digit registration or a license number which must be printed on food packages with the FSSAI Logo.

Whenever you get the FSSAI certificate, it is issued with a validity of 1 year with the option of extending the validity of the license for up to 5 years. Once, the validity of the FSSAI license expires, it is of paramount importance that Food Business Operators go for a food license renewal in order to maintain a steady flow of operations.

FSSAI License Renewal Procedure

The process to renew FSSAI license is not difficult at all and can be done in either of two ways:

  • Online FSSAI Renewal
  • Offline FSSAI Renewal

Offline FSSAI renewal

The process to renew your food license can be done offline by the following steps:

  • FSSAI License can be renewed by filing up the FORM A or FORM B based on the eiligibility of the food business for a particular type of license
  • Attach a self-attested declaration required to comply with the regulations of the Foood Safety and Standrds Act
  • Authority recieves your application, reviews and examines it and in accordance with the same, arranges for an inspection the FBO’s operating premises.
  • Once, the inspection officer is satisfied with the compliance with the regulations of the FBO, they will pass the application and the report of the inspection
  • It will take approximately 60 days for the authorities to issue a renewal of the food license. If, in any case the FSSAI renewal is not issued within 60 days of submission of the application, the FBO can carry on their business operation without the renewal procedure.

Online FSSAI renewal

In order to do the FSSAI License Renewal online, a FBO has to perform the following steps

  • Visit the government portal of the Food Licensing authority
  • Login/Sign up for an account
  • Apply for Renewal by clicking relevant links
  • Upload required documents
  • Upon succcessful submission of the application, you will be given an application reference number in order to keep track of the status of the application for the renewal of food license.

Compliance Checking

When you apply to renew FSSAI license, FSSAI arranges for an inspection of your registered FBO’s premises to check for compliance with regulations.The regulations which have been laid out by FSSAI under the Food Safety and Standards Act are checked by a Food Safety Officer.The officer checks for compliance, quality of products facilities , working conditions, food handling techniques of the operators . In regards with the same, the Food Safety Officer assigns/ marks the FBO’s compliance levels as follows

  • Compliance(C)
  • Non-Compliance(NC)
  • Partial Compliance
  • Not Applicable/Not Observed (NA)

Documents for FSSAI License Renewal

There are a few documents that a FBO has to produce in orde to successfullty renew their food license. Here are the documents required with resepect to the various eligibility criteria of the FSSAI Certificate

Basic FSSAI License Renewal

  • Passport Size Photograph of Applicant

  • Identification Proof (voter ID or Aadhar Card )

  • PAN Card 

  • Address Proof – (Telephone  or Mobile Bill/ Electricity or Gas Bill )

  • Copy of Property Papers (If owned)

  • Copy of Rent Agreement and NOC of landlord (if rented property)

State FSSAI License Renewal

  • Complete address and contact details of the List of Proprietor / Partners / Directors/ Executive Members of Society

  • Latest Passport sized Photograph of the Applicant

  • Identification proof (Voter ID card or Aadhaar Card) 

  • PAN Card

  • Partnership Deed/ MOA /AOA of the firm or Copy of Certificate obtained under Co-Operative Act, 1861 in case of Co-Operatives

  • Copy of Rent Agreement and NOC of landlord (if rented property)

  • NOC from the manufacturer (in case of Distributor) / NOC from Municipality or local body

  • An E-Code document issued by DGFT (Directorate General of Foreign Trade)

  • Form IX Nomination of persons by a Company along with the Board Resolution

FSSAI License Renewal of Manufacturing and Processing Units

  • Blueprint plan / Layout plan of the processing unit showing the dimensions in meters/square meters and operation-wise area allocation.

  • Name and List of Equipment and Machinery along with their number, installed capacity and horsepower used.

  • List of food category desired to be manufactured.

  • Letter of Authority from responsible person nominated by the manufacturer with name and address, along with alternative responsible person indicating the powers vested with them via assisting the officers in inspections, a collection of samples, packing & dispatch.

  • Report on Analysis (Chemical & Bacteriological) of water to be used as an ingredient in food from a recognized/ public health laboratory.

Points to note about FSSAI License Renewal

Here are some important points to be noted for the FSSAI renewal procedure:

  • Non-Renewal of the FSSAI License could lead to a penalty .
  • The Food License currently issued to the FBO will be put in the Renewal Bin 60 days before the date of expiry. FBOs are advised to apply for renewal as soon as their license appears in the renewal bin
  • FBOs should apply for the food license renewal 30 days before the license expiry . In case of delays, a penalty of ₹ 100/day will be charged on the Food Operator.
  • In case of modifications to the renewal application, make sure to get in touch with designated officer who might provide you a tracking ID reciept number
  • You have to accept the warning message in order to continue with the FSSAI License renewal if you don’t the application will be considered as incomplete.

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