FSSAI Registration & FSSAI License - Central and State | Documents requirements, Process, Fee

FSSAI Registration & FSSAI License - Central and State | Documents requirements, Process, Fee

FSSAI (Food License) Registration in India

Mandatory for business engaged in Food Activities
3 Type FSSAI Registration based on turnover limit - 1) FSSAI Basic registration, 2) FSSAI State license, and 3) FSSAI Central license

FSSAI stand for Food Safety and Standards Authority of India. FSSAI license is mandatory before starting any food business. All the manufacturers,Marketing Company or Seller Packaging Food Products, must obtain a 14-digit registration or a license number which must be printed on food packages. If the Turnover of Business is below Rs 12 Lakhs, FSSAI Basic registration is sufficient. FSSAI State license is required where annual turnover between Rs.12-20 crores. FSSAI Central license is applicable 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 or Operating in more than 2 states.
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Basic Documents requirements for FSSAI (Food License) Registration

Aadhar Card/ Voter ID / Passport / Driving License of Applicant
Photograph of Applicant
Business Address Proof - Water/Electricity/Telephone Bill or Rent agreement
List of Directors with full address and contact details ( For Company/LLP)
Certificate of Incorporation ( for Company/LLP) or Registration Certificate of business
IEC Code in case FSSAI license is to be applied for Export / Import
Detail about the business activity.

Documents requirement for FSSAI License ( State/central) - in addition to above documents

  • Blueprint/layout plan of the processing unit showing the dimensions in metres/square metres and operation-wise area allocation (mandatory for manufacturing and processing units only).
  • Name and List of Equipments and Machinery along with the number, installed capacity and horse power used (mandatory for manufacturing and processing units only).
  • List of food categories desired to be manufactured (In case of manufacturers).
  • Authority letter with name and address of responsible person nominated by the manufacturer along with alternative responsible person indicating the powers vested with them viz, assisting the officers in inspections, collection of samples, packing & dispatch.
  • Analysis report (Chemical & Bacteriological) of water to be used as ingredient in food from a recognised/ public health laboratory to confirm the portability (mandatory only for manufacturing and processing units only).
  • NOC from manufacturer (mandatory for Re-labellers and Re-packers).
  • Food Safety Management System plan or certificate (if any).
  • Source of milk or procurement plan for milk including location of milk collection centre‚Äôs etc. in case of Milk and Milk Products processing units.(wherever applicable).
  • Source of raw material for meat and meat processing plants. (wherever applicable).
  • Pesticide residues report of water in case of units manufacturing packaged drinking water, packaged Mineral water and/or carbonated water from a recognised/ public health.
  • IEC Code in case FSSAI license is to be applied for Export / Import
  • Audited balance sheet in case Food Manufacture is applying for a Central license.

Legal Requirements for FSSAI (Food License) Registration

Regulations Apply on Food Business
Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 ; Food Safety and Standards Rule, 2011; FSS (Licensing & Registration of Food Businesses) Regulations 2011

Registration/License is Mandatory
No person shall commence or carry on any food business except under a licence.

Return filing
Every licensee submit a Annual return (Form D-1) within 30 days from the end of the period for each class of products. Manufacturing of milk and/or milk products shall submit half yearly Return. A separate return shall be filed for every license issued. delay in filing return beyond 31st May of each year shall attract a penalty of Rs 100 per day

Food business operator has to comply the responsibilities as per the provisions of the Act ( Responsibility mentioned below)

Sanitary & Hygienic practices
The establishment in which food is being handled, processed, manufactured, packed, stored, and distributed by the food business operator and the persons handling them should conform to the sanitary and hygienic requirement, food safety measures and other standards as specified below. It shall also be deemed to be the responsibility of the food business operator to ensure adherence to necessary requirements. In addition to the specified requirements (case to case), the food business operator shall identify steps in the activities of food business, which are critical to ensure food safety, and ensure that safety procedures are identified, implemented, maintained and reviewed periodically.

License Validity & Renewal
Registration or license can be taken for 1 to 5 year at your choice. Govt. Fees applicable on yearly basis. Apply for Renewal within 30 days before expiry.

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Our Service Package Inclusion for FSSAI Registration

First take on call consultation on FSSAI registration/license process, Eligibility and Documents requirement.
Send all required documents on email as asked by our FSSAI consultant
Pay Professional Fee
Pay our Professional Fee online or other mode. Rest other expenses like - Govt Fee, testing and analysis fee, etc. payable lateron as per actual billing.
Application Filing
After preparation of all documents and details we file application. Here is it is State/Central license then next phase is product testing and analysis, Inspection (after filing of application).
Registration/License Grant
Basic Registration Certificate normally issued within 10-20 days and State/Central License takes approx 60 days.

Our Professional Fees & Expenses

FSSAI Registration
for Small or Pretty FBO and turnover upto Rs 12 Lakhs
5000 Buy
FSSAI License Professional Fee
State License
20000 Buy
FSSAI License Professional Fee
Central License
25000 Buy

Note : Govt. Fees, Product Testing and Analysis expenses Extra as per actual basis and not covered in above professional fee for State/Central License

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