FSSAI Food License

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Basic Registration : For Sales <12 lakh/year

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FSSAI Registration ( FSSAI Licence)

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) is a legal authority that offers a food license to all food business operators (FBO) in India. All the FBOs must follow all the rules and regulations of FSSAI for food quality control.
An FBO requires a FSSAI License or Registration and it all depends upon certain factors like the size of production, managing nature of food business activities, and range of operations. In the FSSAI Registration process, the FBO will get a 14 digit number that needs to be printed on food packages.
FSSAI Registration ensures the security of food products and it is essentially a food safety certificate circulated by the food authority in India. All the manufacturers, traders, restaurants, grocery shops, importers and exporters, etc. are eligible for issuing a FSSAI Licence. FSSAI Licensing assures that food products undergo specific quality checks, thereby decreasing the cases of adulteration, substandard products.
LegalRaasta provides FSSAI online registration and licenses all over India. We can help you to get a FSSAI License which can enhance the quality of your food if you are interested in the food business in Delhi.

  • Expert Advice and FSSAI eligibility consultation.
  • Application Drafting for FSSAI Registration.
  • 14-Digital FSSAI License number.
  • Product Category clarification.
  • Timely Follow- up With FSSAI Department.
  • FSSAI Renewal before the expiry.
  • Legal documentation on a need basis.
  • Open to offer Basic Registration, State Registration, and Central Registration.

Who needs FSSAI Registration?

  • FBOs like wholesalers, distributors, suppliers, retailers, food vending establishments, hawkers, clubs, canteens, Dhabas, hotels, restaurants, and storage facilities with an annual turnover of less than Rs.12 lakh, between Rs.12 Lakh- Rs.20 crores or more than Rs.20 crores.
  • Petty producers manufacturing by itself
  • A makeshift stall selling food products.
  • Businesses involved in selling food at a social or a religious gathering, other than a caterer.
  • Cottage industries associated with food products
  • Production or processing units of vegetable oil by the process of solvent extraction and refineries including oil expeller system. With a capacity to provide not more than 100 kg/liter per day (except milk or meat).
  • Dairy units, involved in procurement/collection/handling/chilling of milk, having a capacity of not more than 500 liters per day, or up to 2.5 Metric Ton of milk solids annually.
  • A slaughtering capacity of not more than 2 large animals or 10 small animals or 50 poultry birds per day.
  • Proprietary Foods
  • Production and processing units of vegetable oil by the process of solvent extraction and refineries including oil expeller unit. With a turnover within Rs. 12 lacs to Rs. 20 crores annually.
  • Hotels of 4-star ratings or less or that have been rated 5-star or more.
  • Storages having a capacity of less than 50,000 metric tonnes yearly or with a capacity of more than 50,000 metric tonnes.
  • All food processing units including re-packers, with a daily capacity of not less than 100 kg/liter to up to 2 metric tonnes.
  • 100 % export oriented units involved in food production or processing.
  • Every Importer including the import of food ingredients or additives.
  • Caterers working under Central Government or related agencies such as Railways, Airlines and airport, Seaport, Defence, etc.
  • All food processing units including re-packers and excluding the grains, pulses & cereals milling units with a capacity of over 2 metric tonnes per day.
  • All FBOs involved in producing an item of food, additive or it’s ingredient, using some new process or technology, and/or a combination thereof, whose safety has not been established yet by the FSSAI. Or they may not have a history of safe usage. It covers the food articles being introduced in the country, for the first time.

Types of FSSAI Licence

Businesses engaged in food activities are required to apply for a food license which can be of different types based on turnover, the scale of business, and the type of activity. The Types of FSSAI Food licenses are as follows:

FSSAI Basic Registration
The FSSAI registration is for food business operators (FBOs) who have small-sized businesses or start-ups. They have an annual turnover of less than Rs.12 lakh. Basic registration can be upgraded depends on your business sales graph productivity.

FSSAI State license
The State FSSAI License is for the FBOs which have medium-size business. They have an annual turnover of more than Rs.12 Lakhs or up to Rs.20 crores. The state license can be further upgraded to a central license, all depends on your business sale graph productivity.

FSSAI Central license
The Central FSSAI License is applicable for FBOs which have a large business annual turnover i.e. above Rs.20 crores. It is also required in cases where you need to supply at the government offices or import/export food products.

Basic FSSAI Registration State FSSAI Licence Central FSSAI Licence
The basic registration is for the FBOs which have their turnover up to Rs.12 lakh The state license is for those FBOs which have their turnover up to Rs 12 lakh to Rs.20 crore The central license is for those FBOs which have their turnover more than Rs.20 crore.
The basic registration is for the petty food business The state license is for the medium-sized food business. The central license is for the large food business.
In this registration, the document required Form A to be filled. In this registration, the document required Form B to be filled. In this registration, the document required Form B to be filled.

Benefits of applying for FSSAI Registration

Procedure For Online FSSAI Registration

4 Steps to Register FSSAI

Additional Read : Get Food License In India

Steps for getting the Food license

One can file the FSSAI application directly with the government. The process is long and requires 60 days to get completed:

Step 1 :

Fill the FSSAI licensing registration form A on FSSAI website and make the payment for FSSAI application at the FBO which is nearby your locality.

Step 2 :

Once the payment confirmation is reflected in your FSSAI account, you need to file Form B with the government. There are multiple declarations and resolutions that need to be filed with your application. E.g., board resolution, owner self-declaration. These declarations should ideally be prepared by a company secretary.

Step 3 :

You will then need to follow-up with the government department for an update on your application. The government may send back your application for edits – if you fail to respond with 15 days of the application, then your application will be rejected.

Step 4 :

The government department will take 45-60 working days to completely review your application and approve the same. Else, you can hire LegalRaasta for getting the FSSAI license for you. We get license issued in 98% of our cases and save our customers from all the government hassles. In certain situations, customer might need to visit the Food department or pay additional fees to the inspector

Documents required to obtain FSSAI Food License

Validity Time of FSSAI Licence

FSSAI license validity stretches out from 1 to 5 years. According to the FSSAI rules, the food business operator is required to appeal for the renewal of the license in 30 days and it should be made before it’s expiry. Any FSSAI renewal application filed exceeding the expiry date is required to pay a late fee of Rs.100 per day for each day of delay. So, it’s essential for all food business operators to track and assure that their FSSAI license is valid at every time.

What Is Included In Our Package?

FSSAI Licence Number

The FSSAI logo and FSSAI license number are always mentioned on the label of the food package in inverse color to the background. In the case of various units, the manufacturer or packer, the FSSAI logo and license number of the brand owner must be mentioned on the label of the food package. The addresses of the various units on the label must carry the FSSAI license number.

In the case of imported food products, the importer must show the FSSAI logo and FSSAI license number with the name and address of the importer. These may both be pre-printed on the label or attached by a sticker before customs clearance. The height of letters and numeral of license number shall be as directed in 2.3.3 of Food Safety and Standards i.e. Packaging and Labelling Regulation, 2011.

Regulation 2.6.1 of Food Safety and Standards is relevant to the present FSSAI License number and logo. The image of the FSSAI logo on the label of the food product is not a mark of certification but it implies that the FBO includes a valid license under the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006.

FSSAI License Renewal

The food license allotted has a validity of one year and can be increased to a maximum of 5 years by the food regulatory body. The moment license validity gets expired and the food business operator becomes liable for a FSSAI license renewal. The FSSAI renewal system is manageable and should be taken into the account as soon as possible to avoid penalties. FSSAI has released guidelines which states that in 30 days and before the expiry of the license, the food safety registration has to get renewed.

Documentation Required-

  • Form A or B, as required
  • Declaration by the Proprietor or Director, that they will comply with the updated Rules and Regulations under FSSAI
  • Photo ID proof of the Proprietor or Director

FSSAI officials will check the details given in the application form. They might even visit and conduct an inquiry of the premises and examine the machinery & equipment. They will monitor the performance and validity of the Food Safety Management System, whether it has not become out-of-date. They will investigate that the documents and details given in the form are official or not.

If the FSSAI officials are satisfied with their inquiries. And see that the guidelines of the FSSAI are being adopted thoroughly. Your FSSAI License will get renewed. Again, the maximum period it would be valid for is 5 years.


All Food Business Operators (FBOs) have to comply with the rules and regulations under the FSSAI. FSSAI holds a random investigation of the product. A Food Safety Official has the authority from FSSAI to inspect the working conditions along with the food handling techniques of the operators, associates, and staff.

Thereafter, they determine a level, based upon how compliant the food business is, with the regulations set by the Food Authority, using a checklist. Based on the checklist, the Official registers a level for the FBO as:

  • Compliance (C),
  • Partial compliance (PC),
  • Non-compliance (NC), or
  • Not applicable/Not observed (NA).

Additionally, the Food Official might issue an Improvement Notice, describing the areas or levels that need improvements. If the FBO fails to change these, within a specified time, a Show Cause Notice is sent.

This Show Cause Notice states a date of hearing by which this FBO has to prove, backed with documentary evidence describing why it could not undertake the amendments or alterations. If the proofs are denied, or the FBO fails to reply to the Improvement Notice, within the specified time, it’s FSSAI number will get cancelled.

In case the aggrieved FBO feels that the improvement notice is biased, it has the choice to file an Appeal with the State Commissioner for Food Safety. The decision by the State Commissioner can be challenged by appealing to the Food Safety Appellate Tribunal or the high court.

 Penalty of Non-Compliance

Below is a list of FSSAI penalties for an FBO found which is found to be non-compliant to the provisions:

  • If the food business is running without taking an FSSAI certificate, the act is punishable under law. The FBO may face imprisonment and a fine of up to Rs.5 lakh for this.
  • If the FBO is selling the sub-standard quality of food items, it may be charged for an amount up to Rs.5 lakhs. In such a case, the person selling the sub-standard items, either himself or by a person working on his behalf, will be held responsible.
  • The business selling misbranded goods, either himself or by a person working on his behalf, can be penalized up to Rs.3 lakh.
  • All the FBOs included in sales, packers, storage, distributions, or importing of Food Items comprising superfluous or extraneous matter, a penalty may get levied of Rs.1 lakh.

The penalty specified in the above points may vary, according to the conditions. In extreme cases, where death occurs due to consumption of the particular food item, the fine may extend to Rs.5 lakh along with imprisonment, depending upon the harm caused.

How can LegalRaasta assist you in FSSAI Food License?

LegalRaasta gives an end-to-end service for food licensing and FSSAI registration. Our commitment to every FBOs is:

  • FSSAI Registration at the shortest time frame
  • General advice with FSSAI online application filling
  • Guidance on choosing the right food license type
  • Hand-holding by the complete registration process
  • The solution to all your questions and concerns of FSSAI registration

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Updates as on February 13, 2021

  1. February 09, 2021, With the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) setting January 1, 2022 as the deadline for limiting trans-fat levels in food products and edible oils and fats to 2 per cent, India will join a club of about 40 countries globally that are formulating policies for elimination of trans-fats from their food supply chains.
  2. February 08, 2021, The Food Safety and Standards Authority (FSSAI) on Monday said that from March 1, imported consignments of some of the major food crops will need to be accompanied with the “non-GM cum GM free certificate”.
  3. January 22, 2021 , FSSAI advised people who handle live poultry to use masks, PPE and gloves to avoid direct contact with raw meat