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What is FSSAI Registration (Food License)

Overview

FSSAI is a Food authority to provide every food business in India with the required food license. FSSAI regulates, tracks, and checks for safe food manufacturing, food processing, distribution, storage, and handling practices of Food Business Operators. The food businesses are required to comply with the FSSAI rules and guidelines under the FSSAI Act 2006. FSSAI is entirely responsible for setting guidelines and regulations for the welfare of food businesses in India.

FSSAI full form stands for Food Safety and Standards Authority of India is an autonomous body established under the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India.

FSSAI License or FSSAI Registration is mandatory compliance that ensures the security of food products supplied or manufactured by various establishments like manufacturers, grocery stores, restaurants, small eateries, importers, exporters, dealers, home based food businesses, retailers, e-tailers, dairy farms, processors

Food Business Operators must obtain a 14-digit registration number or a Food license number, which must be reflected on every food packages or Displayed in Premises.

This 14 digit FSSAI registration number gives data about the Permit Number of the maker year & State code where the food business is operational.


Procedure For FSSAI Registration ?

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Note : In case of FSSAI State and Central License, the approval and delivery time is 45-50 days.


How To Apply For FSSAI Registration ?

You can fill in the online application for FSSAI Registration with the help of Our Food Licence consultation team. Following are quick and easy procedure for FSSAI Application.

  • FSSAI registration procedure is started by applying Form A application to the food and safety department.
  • This FSSAI REGISTRATION FORM can be recognized, or it may be rejected by the Department within 7 days from the application date, and the truth must be hinted to the candidate recorded as a printed copy.
  • In case the application is accepted, at that point, the department will permit a registration authentication with the registration number and the photo of the applicant.

Apply to FSSAI Registration and get a hassle-free and quick doorstep service according to your requirement. MeraLegal is India’s best FSSAI license consultant for FSSAI/ Food License related inquiries


What is FSSAI License Fees or COST in India?

As per the rule of Food Safety and Standards (Licensing & Registration of Food Businesses) Regulations, 2011, the rules were laid down regarding the fee structure for the Food Business Operators.

The food business in India is required to complete FSSAI registration or food licensing; in case any of the food business operators fail to do so, they need to take care of punishment or penalty for the same.

FSSAI Registration Fee is divided into government expense and our expert expense. The govt formally charges government costs for the application handling charge, and a specialist cost is charged by our Professional to set up your application.

FSSAI registration is isolated into three various types, for example, Basic registration, State registration and Central registration, the FSSAI fees for these registrations are stated below:

  • Basic FSSAI License - Fees

    Annual revenue below 12 lakhs - 100/- per year

  • State FSSAI License - Fees

    Annual turnover falling between 12 lakhs and below 20 crores - 2000/- or 5000/- per year

  • Central FSSAI License - Fees

    Annual turnover greater than 20 crores - 7500/- per year

FSSAI Basic Registration is the first and foremost thing, under which 80-85% of businesses in India come.When someone is setting out a business and uncertain of expected turnover, basic food safety registration is done, which can be moved up to FSSAI State Licence if the turnover crosses Rs. 12 Lakh.

Presently the business which does not fall under the above two types of FSSAI registration, they need to go for central licence, the importers and exporters compulsorily requires FSSAI Central Licence.


Who Needs FSSAI License?

According to the Food Safety Standard Act, any food business operator who is doing business requires an FSSAIlicense and must comply with food safety and regulation in India

  • Slaughtering units
  • Meat processing unit
  • Dairy units
  • Storage ( Controlled & cold)
  • Vegetable oil processing unit
  • Every food processing unit including relabellers and repackers
  • Wholesaler
  • Storage (Cold/ Refrigerated)
  • Retailer
  • Storage (Except controlled atmosphere)
  • Distributor
  • Restaurant
  • Club/ Canteen
  • Dhaba, Food catering
  • Hotel
  • Marketer
  • Supplier
  • Transporter

What Are The Advantages Of Obtaining FSSAI Food License?

  • The food business will benefit from many legal benefits.
  • It gets numerous consumer awareness.
  • Using the FSSAI logo gives more faith to customers about food quality.
  • To promote the quality and safety of food.

    • Business expansion has high chances.
    • The responsibility of research and development is to ensure safety.
    • New guidelines are implemented which are reliable with the international organization.
    • Set down science-based concepts.
    • Regulate production, storage, distribution, selling, and import of food.
    • Establish evidence-based studies for building policies.

Documents Required For FSSAI Registration

For Basic FSSAI Registration
  • Photo Id Proof
  • Passport Photo
For FSSAI State and Central license
  • Address Proof
  • Photo Id Proof
  • Passport Photo
  • Blue Print/ layout Plan
  • List Of Food Category
  • Import Export Code
  • MOA And AOA
  • Water Test Report
  • NOC From Municipality
  • List of equipments
  • Incorporation Certificate
  • List Of Directors /Partners

WHY TO REGISTER FOR FSSAI LICENSE?

For all the business operators in India to conduct their business, the FSSAI department has made it mandatory to obtain the FSSAI license number. All food business operators must obtain a 14-digit FSSAI license number and must be printed on the food packages.

FSSAI randomly checks the food license of food business operators and takes strict steps against those businesses whose licenses have expired or that do not have an FSSAI license.

There is a high degree of consumer trust regarding food quality and safety. It leads to promoting creativity in food products. This assists in eliminating several regulations. It supports trade without affecting the safety of consumers and greater share.


Frequently Asked Questions ?

Food Safety and Standard Authority of India (FSSAI) is an authority body granting food license to food businesses in India. The FSSAI License registration procedure is as given below:

  • Visit MeraLegal.com
  • Complete the mentioned draft with relevant details.
  • Submit your documents online to us.
  • The documents will be reviewed, and queries will be handled within two working days.
  • The applicant will get the certificate within 7 working days. State license and Central license will be delivered in 30 days.

The types of FSSAI Food licenses are:

  • Basic FSSAI Registration- Annual turnover of less than Rs. 12 Lakhs
  • State FSSAI Licence- Annual turnover between Rs.12 Lakhs- Rs. 20 crores
  • Central FSSAI Licence- Annual turnover more than Rs.20 crores
  • Authorization to an individual to collect tax on behalf of the Government.

FSSAI license validity ranges from 1 to 5 years, and it depends on the number of years the food administrator chooses.

Food business operators operating in more than two States must obtain a Central License for their registered office/head office and a separate license/registration for each unit depending on the capacity/sales from the State / Central Licensing Authority concerned.

All FBOs like medical stores must obtain license / registration from FSSAI.

No NOC to be taken from India's Food Safety and Standards Authority for exporting food products from India is required

FSSAI license is an Organization-based license. Multiple sorts of activities conducted at the same premise can be authorized in the single FSSAI license.

Yes, it is compulsory to display the FSSAI logo and licence number on the label of the food package. This is a mandatory requirement under the guidelines issued by the FSSAI. For imported food products, the importer shall display the name and address on a label to be appended to the product before customs clearance apart from the FSSAI logo and license numbers.

Yes, you only need to obtain an FSSAI registration if your business is on a small scale, and turnover is around 0-12 lakh

MeraLegal will help you to get a new license as well as license renewal. You need to submit an FSSAI Renewal Application again. You need to provide your old license to us. It can be done before 30 days of expiring of the current license.