FSSAI Registration or Food License is required for all entities
involved in the production, distribution and transportation of food products.

 
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FSSAI Registration

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI)has been established under the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 which consolidates various acts & orders that have hitherto handled food related issues in various Ministries and Departments. As per the Act, no person shall commence or carry on any food business except under a license with the exception of petty retailer, hawker, itinerant vendor or a temporary stallholder or small scale or cottage or such other industries relating to food business or tiny food business operator. Therefore, any organized food manufacturing or processing or packaging or distributing entity is now required to obtain a FSSAI License Registration prior to commencing business.

The FSSAI License Registration under theFood Safety and Standards Authority of India lays down the eligibility criteria for food business operators in different kind of businesses. FSSAI License is issued by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), Ministry of Family Health & Welfare, Government of India. Application to commence a food business must be made to the FSSAI in the prescribed format. Based on the application and supporting documents, FSSAI will accord approval.

Greenleaf can help your business to obtain FSSAI License registration in 10 to 15 days, subject to government processing time.

Need for Food License / FSSAI Registration

FSSAI Registration
FSSAI Registration issued by FSSAI is required for carrying on activities related to any stage of manufacturing, processing, packaging, storage, transportation, distribution of food.
License Categories
FSSAI License can be divided into two categories State level License and Central License. Hotel, Restaurant and medium size food manufacturers are covered under State license. Large size food manufacturers come under Central Licensing.
Location Specific
A separate FSSAI Registration or License required and issued for each location where food is handled. Therefore, an entity may have to obtain multiple FSSAI licenses if it operates multiple locations.
Hawkers and Cottage Industries
Petty retailer, hawker, itinerant vendor or a temporary stallholder or small scale or cottage or such other industries relating to food business or tiny food business operator are exempt from obtaining FSSAI Registration or License.
Validity
Once a FSSAI License is issued, it is valid for one or two years. Before end of its validity, the license can be renewed for a further term based on the requirements of the business.

Types of FSSAI License

Businesses engaged in food activities are required to apply for different type of food license based on turnover, scale of business and the type of activity. Such businesses must apply for either of the licenses (central or state) or simple registration. The criteria specified in rules are as follows:

FSSAI Basic Registration


This is required for small business or startups which have annual turnover below Rs.12 lakhs. Basic registration can be upgraded to state license as your sales graph increases.

FSSAI State License


This license is applicable to mid-sized companies which have annual turnover between Rs.12-20 crores.

FSSAI Central License


This license is applicable typically on large business with annual turnover above Rs.20 crores. It is also required in cases where you need to supply at the government offices or import / export food products.

Guidelines on FSSAI License Number

⚫   The 14-digit number provides information about the manufacturer's license or registration details and the manufacturing state.

⚫   The Brand owner shall display the FSSAI logo and his license number on the label of food package.

⚫   In case of imported food products, the importer shall display FSSAI logo and license number along with the name and address of importer on a sticker to be affixed before customs clearance.

FSSAI Licensing Flowchart

FSSAI Registration

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FAQ's

Food License is a government certificate issued by FSSAI department to commence & carry on any food related business.
FSSAI License is mandatory for all Food Business Operators including all manufacturer, Re-Packer, trader, retailer, wholesaler, supplier, Transporters, importer & exporter etc.
License/Registration type depends on the annual turnover of the food business. Please refer to the above explained License category for more clarification.
Type of License depends on the nature of business and its annual turnover/production. A FBO can refer to our above license categorization to identify the correct License.
Registration certificate are not valid for Caterers. They at least required to have State License irrespective of its turnover.
Separate license needs to be issued on each location based on their annual turnover.
As per FSSAI Act a penalty up to Rs. 10 lac may be levied
You can apply for fresh application by via online portal of FSSAI and renewal can also be done online. Except in Delhi after filing of online application, you have to submit a copy of application duly signed with original copy of fees paid to the Department.
Under FSSAI Act, the compliance for each product has been dined separately keeping in mind of the safety of the community. You would be requiring separate license for each product category.
Go on website https://foodlicensing.fssai.gov.in/index.aspx and check it by filling application reference number.
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