FSSAI (Food Safety License) Registration Online

Food Safety License is a mandatory registration process for every eligible Food Business Units (FBU) to apply before they start their commercial activities. Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), an apex body acting under Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India grants this License to accept the food standard and infrastructure quality as valid for conducting business. Do not remain in stress in this matter and let us do this job. We’ve our Food Safety License Registration Package for you to provide quick and genuine Food Safety License. Go through its details and know how it works THE BEST.

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Food Safety License Registration in India – An Overview

Food Safety License (FSSAI License) is a compulsory document that every Food Business Unit (FBU) should have to obtain the legal permit of working under the regulations of Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), an apex body working under Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India. Norms, as prescribed under the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 (FSS Act), are applicable with this License should be strictly followed by the Food Businesses of the form Food Manufacturing, Distributing or Packaging.

It is useful for these trades to know the salient features related to FSSAI License:

FSSAI License is compulsory for those Food Business Operators that are operating in Manufacturing, Procurement, Processing, Storage, Packaging, Distribution and Sales of Food Products. There are different types of FSSAI License available for these businesses based on their size and nature of business:

Basic Registration:

  • Single-State Petty Food Businesses with an annual turnover of under INR 12 lakh.
    Note: FSSAI Registration/License is not mandatory for Petty manufacturers who prepare food items for selling purpose in home, Petty Retailer, Hawker, Itinerant Vendor, Temporary Stall Owners, Small Scale Cottage FBO/Tiny FBO.
  • State License: Single-State Hotels, Restaurants and Medium-Sized Food Manufacturers with annual turnover of above INR 12 lakh and below INR 20 crore
  • Central License: Enterprises with annual turnover of above INR 20 crore

Given below are the businesses that should be registered with FSSAI License before starting any kind of commercial activities:

  • Food Chains
  • Hotels
  • Wholesalers
  • Food sellers and Re-Sellers
  • Dairy and its Processing
  • Food Importers and Food Exporters
  • Processors, like dry fruit, pickle makers, dairy, etc.
  • Suppliers of Raw Materials to Food Businesses
  • Retailers & Establishments who have a Retail Outlet
  • Transporters – Who transfer items from one chosen location to other
  • Canteens in corporations, colleges, schools, government institutions, hospitals, etc.
  • Packaged Food Manufacturers who manufacture/produce items, such as, biscuits, ready to eat products, etc.
  • Food Safety and Standard Authority of India issues a 14-Digit Unique License Number to every eligible Food Business Operators that they should compulsorily display clearly along with FSSAI logo on their Brand Label, Packages, etc. and in the Business location. This License Number stands as the identity of the Food Business Operator.
  • FSSAI License is a regulation of Government of India for the eligible Food Business Operators to strictly maintain the standard, quality and hygiene norms as prescribed by FSSAI.
  • FSSAI License is valid for 1 year/5 years and should be renewed (Application Form C) within 30 days before its expiry date otherwise, the business will not be considered illegal.

It is a legal offense for any Food Business Operator eligible to have a FSSAI License to run its activities without this document and if found can be penalised with fine up to INR 5 lakh/jail term up to 6 months. There are various other penalties applicable on the Food Business Operator (FBO) for not maintaining the quality, standard and hygiene norms as specified by FSSAI:

  • Quality of food: INR 2 lakh for State/Central License holders, INR 25,000 for petty manufacturers
  • Misbranding: INR 5 lakh
  • Substandard Food Products: INR 3 lakh
  • Misleading Ads/Wrong Food Description: INR 1 lakh

Benefits of Food License Registration

  • Regulates the Standard and Safety Norms and builds customers’ trust for the FBU
    Note: It is a mandatory rule for every eligible FBU to display FSSAI logo and issued License Number over their business location, brand label and packages
  • Helps in authentic business operations for Food Manufacturing/Processing/Transporting, etc.
  • Encourages the adoption of Updated and Accepted Scientific methods of Food Manufacturing/Processing done by the Licensed FBO
  • Helps keep optimality and uniform standard from manufacturing to distributing and selling of food products
  • Keeps the FBUs under strict regulations of Hygiene and Cleanliness of FSSAI, Government of India
  • Opens better scope of growth to the prospering FBOs
  • Provides sufficient scope to gain competitive advantage from other businesses of same type with application of updated Food Quality and Standard as per FSSAI norms
  • Keeps strict regulations on Quality Assurance under FSSAI norms as per ISO 17025.
  • Ensures the latest Standard of Global Food Quality Norms

Documentation for Food License Registration

Registration of FBUs need different documents to submit with specific application depending on their size and invested business capital as given by the Food Safety Department of India (Central/State).

For Central License

  • Form B fully filled and properly signed
  • Design Plan of processing Unit specifying dimensions and operation-wise area allocation
  • List of Directors/Partners/Proprietor and their address, contact details and Photo ID
  • Name and list of equipment and machinery used with the number and installed capacity
  • List of Food Category for manufacturing
  • Authority letter from manufacturer nominating a responsible person's name and address
  • Water Quality Report for Food Processing as per FSSAI Standard
  • Source of raw material for milk, meat, etc.
  • Ministry of Commerce Certificate for 100% EOU
  • NOC/PA document issued by FSSAI
  • IE code document issued by DGFT
  • Form IX
  • Certificate from Ministry of Tourism
  • Proof of possession of premises
  • Partnership deed/Affidavit of proprietorship
  • NOC and copy of License from the manufacturer
  • Food safety Management System Plan or Certificate
  • NOC from the Municipality or Local Body
  • Proof of turnover and transportation
  • Declaration Form for FSSAI License

For State License

  • Form B fully filled and properly signed
  • Design Plan of processing Unit specifying dimensions and operation-wise area allocation
  • List of Directors/Partners/Proprietor with address, contact details, and Photo ID
  • Name and list of equipment and machinery used specifying the number and installed capacity
  • List of food category to be manufactured
  • Authority letter from Manufacturer nominating a responsible person's name and address
  • Water Quality Report for Food Processing as per FSSAI Standard
  • Proof of possession of premises
  • Partnership deed/Affidavit of proprietorship
  • NOC and copy of License from the manufacturer
  • Copy of certificate obtained under Coop Act 1861/Multi State Coop Act 2002
  • Food Safety Management System Plan or Certificate

Our Package is offering You:

  • Consultation
  • Verification and Arrangement of Documents
  • Application Drafting
  • Registration Fees
  • License Procurement and Delivery
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Procedure to Register for A Food License

Procedure to Register for A Food License

STEP–1) Guidance and Information Collection for FSSAI License
We’ll be reviewing your requirements and eligibility for FSSAI License from the documents/information you submit to us. Note that, license period, desired fees, business details, etc. are the primary data that you’ve to provide us. We’ll interact with you and guide you to avail the BEST and HASSLE-FREE procedure of FSSAI License. Once, you’re satisfied and we’ve all the required data available to prepare your Application, we’ll start with Application Drafting.

STEP–2) FSSAI Application Drafting
Based on your Food Business type, size and funds, we’ll be choosing the correct application as:

  • Form A, Basic Registration Application
  • Form B, State and Central Level Application

and update you. We’ll be completing the application and attach with the required documents. We’ll ensure its correctness and for that, we’ll be interacting with you during this process, wherever required and finalize it only getting approval from your side.

STEP–3) Application Submission and Status Update
Your application will be submitted to the Food Safety and Security Office (State/Central) attached with necessary documents and Registration Fees, where the application will be checked in initial stage to ensure its validity and once done, you’ll get their response of acceptance/refusal within 15 days. They may ask for additional information/documents (if needed) and based on your response and validity, you’ll be accepted/refused for Physical Inspection.

STEP–4) Physical Inspection
Once your application is submitted to the concerned Office of Food Safety and Security Standard, they will be issuing Application ID for you and send to you. Afterwards, Physical Inspection will be done to assess your business location and processes. You should keep your business location and processes as per the permitted Standard of FSSAI to avoid scope of any objection/rejection from the FSSAI Inspection Department.

STEP–5) License Procurement and Delivery
After the successful completion of Physical Inspection, your License will be issued within about 30 days, otherwise it may be disapproved if the Physical Inspection Report is NOT satisfactory. We’ll be delivering you the same, once it is collected from the Department of Food and Safety Standard.

STEP–5) CONGRATULATIONS!!
Now, you’ve the legal permit to work under the provisions of FSSAI License.

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