FSSAI (Food License) Registration in India

Madatory for business engaged in Food Activities

  • 3 Type FSSAI Registration based on turnover limit
  • Time taken, Registration in 7 days and License in 60 days.
  • Our Professional fees starts @ Rs 5900/-

FSSAI Registration at a glance

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.

This step is taken by government to ensure that food products undergo certain quality checks, thereby reducing the instances of adulteration, substandard products and improve accountability of manufacturers.

3 Types of FSSAI registration - based on Turnover

FSSAI Basic registration

- For small business or startups which have annual turnover below Rs.12 lakhs. Basic registration can be upgraded to state license with increase of sales.

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 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.

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.

Documents Requirement for

Our Service Coverage

After Company incorporation, you will receive below documents 

  • Company Certificate of Incorporation
  • Memorandum of Association & Article of Association (MOA & AOA)
  • PAN Card and TAN Allotment
  • EPF & ESI Registration
  • Digital Signatures (Class 2)
  • Directors Identification Number (DIN)
  • Assist in Bank A/c Opening
  • Professional Tax Registration (if required)
  • GST Registration (Optional)

Documents requirements for FSSAI (Food License) Registration

  1. 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).
  2. Name and List of Equipments and Machinery along with the number, installed capacity and horse power used (mandatory for manufacturing and processing units only).
  3. List of food categories desired to be manufactured (In case of manufacturers).
  4. 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 & dispat
  5. 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).
  6. NOC from manufacturer (mandatory for Re-labellers and Re-packers).
  7. Food Safety Management System plan or certificate (if any).
  8. Source of milk or procurement plan for milk including location of milk collection centre’s etc. in case of Milk and Milk Products processing units.(wherever applicable).
  9. Source of raw material for meat and meat processing plants. (wherever applicable).
  10. 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.
  11. IEC Code in case FSSAI license is to be applied for Export / Import
  12. Audited balance sheet in case Food Manufacture is applying for a Central license.

Our Services Charges

FSSAI Registration

For Small or pretty FBOs. Business upto Turnover Rs 12 Lakhs.

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FSSAI State License

Hotels and all Other food Business ( Turnover Rs 12-20 Cr.)

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FSSAI State License

Manufacturer/Miller ( Turnover Rs 12-20 crores).

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FSSAI Central License

All Food Business turnover above Rs 20 crores OR Operating in more than 2 states OR Importer.

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Our Service Package Inclusion for FSSAI Registration


Our Expert give on call consultation to client first to make him clear about the process of registration with FSSAI,, Eligibility and Documents requirement.

Application Preparation

Our Expert prepare your application and co-ordinate with you for all the relevant data, Business Details and documents requirement.

Application Filing

As soon as your documents, relevant data and Business Details reach to us and your application is Completed in all respect, we start processing your Registration/License and submit to the concerned FSSAI Licensing Office and help in providing any additional documents and query on demand of the Authority.

Update Status

We intimate you updated status regularly.

Registration Certificate

Basic Registration Certificate normally issued within 7 days and State/Central License takes approx 60 days. Certificate send at your Email ID.

Helps in Departmental Inspection

We guide you how to deal with Food Inspector in the cases where Inspection is required by the Authority.

FSSAI (Food License) Registration Process

  • Check Eligibility Food Business Operator can check their Eligibility (whether they are eligible for Central License OR State License OR Registration Certificate as per Capacity/Turnover of their business) by clicking on the link “Check your eligibility” on FSSAI Website. IF you are Operating from multiple premises/unit, add each premises/ unit address details separately and check the eligibility individually.
  • Choose Registration Type & Signup Choose Registration Type 1) Basic Registration, 2) State License or 3) Central License. SIGNUP at FLRS ( Food License Registration System) to create User ID and Password. SMS and E-mail will be forwarded confirming the successful sign-up.
  • Login to Prepare Application

    Login with User ID and Password and select 'Apply for License/Registration'. Fillup the form A/B carefully by choosing your state, Kind of Business, location of Premises, and Other Particulars. Click on Proceed.

    Each location will be issued separate license (except transporter where one license will be issued for all vehicle of a single transporter/ business). In case FBO is operating in more than two states, FBO has to obtain one additional Central License for Head office/ registered office and separate license for each location as per Capacity/Turnover (State/ Central License).

  • Apply After Assessment all the Kind of businesses will be grouped under the respective ‘License Category’. Apply for each license category individually by clicking on the link ‘Click to apply’ link against each License Category OR apply for a single highest license evaluated as per the eligibility criteria of all the business by clicking on link above CANCEL button. Once clicked on “Click to Apply” you would be redirected to a page where a Declaration/Undertaking is to be accepted by you and once accepted then you would be able to proceed for Next Step. UPLOAD required Documents one by one.
  • Pay Fee Once clicked on Save & Next it would redirect to the payment page. Fees payment mode options are is: Online, Demand Draft, Cash, Treasury Challan (TC). IF Fee Paid by Denand Draft/Cash/TC, Provide receipts no. and Deposit date and upload the copy of Receipts/Challan.
  • Submit On success payment of fees Submit the application. Acknowledgement Copy generates bearing Application Reference No.

Responsibilities of the Food business operator ( under FSSAI)

Section 26 of Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006, laid down the responsibilities of Food Business Operator,

(1) Every food business operator shall ensure that the articles of food satisfy the requirements of this Act and the rules and regulations made thereunder at all stages of production, processing, import, distribution and sale within the businesses under his control.

(2) No food business operator shall himself or by any person on his behalf manufacture, store, sell or distribute any article of food –

(3) No food business operator shall employ any person who is suffering from infectious, contagious or loathsome disease.

(4) No food business operator shall sell or offer for sale any article of food to any vendor unless he also gives a guarantee in writing in the form specified by regulations about the nature and quality of such article to the vendor: Provided that a bill, cash memo, or invoice in respect of the sale of any article of food given by a food business operator to the vendor shall be deemed to be a guarantee under this section, even if a guarantee in the specified form is not included in the bill, cash memo or invoice.

(5) Where any food which is unsafe is part of a batch, lot or consignment of food of the same class or description, it shall be presumed that all the food in that batch, lot or consignment is also unsafe, unless following a detailed assessment within a specified time, it is found that there is no evidence that the rest of the batch, lot or consignment is unsafe: Provided that any conformity of a food with specific provisions applicable to that food shall be without prejudice to the competent authorities taking appropriate measures to impose restrictions on that food being placed on the market or to require its withdrawal from the market for the reasons to be recorded in writing where such authorities suspect that, despite the conformity, the food is unsafe.

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  • Either pay Online OR Through NEFT/RTGS/Cheque
  • EMI facility available on online payment above Rs. 5000/-
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It is important your Application is filed correctly and properly as per legal requirement. Our Experts are well experienced in this line to get your work done smoothly.

Yes. We do serve our clients PAN India from our Branch Offices and Associate Partners in Major Cities.

Normally within 7 days, subject to below provisions, The Registering Authority shall consider the application and may either grant registration or reject it with reasons to be recorded in writing or issue notice for inspection, within 7 days of receipt of an application for registration. In the event of an inspection being ordered, the registration shall be granted by the Registering Authority after being satisfied with the safety, hygiene and sanitary conditions of the premises within a period of 30 days.

Normally within 60 days, subject to below provisions, (1) A license shall, subject to the provisions of these Regulations, be issued by the concerned Licensing Authority within a period of 60 days from the date of issue of an application ID number as provided in point (3) below. (2) If, upon scrutiny of the application within 15 days from the date of receipt of the application, the concerned Licensing Authority requires any additional information with respect to an application or if the application is incomplete, the Licensing Authority shall inform the applicant in writing, to furnish such additional information or complete the application, as the case may be, within 30 days from such notice. In case the applicant fails to furnish the required information within the stipulated time of 30 days, the application for license shall stand rejected. (3) On the receipt of a complete application including the additional information if asked for, the Licensing Authority shall issue an Application ID number to each applicant that will be referred to in all future correspondence between the Licensing Authority and the applicant. (4) After the issue of Application ID number the Licensing Authority may direct the Food Safety Officer or any other person or agency specially designated for such functions to inspect the premises in the manner prescribed by the Food Safety and Standard Authority of India in accordance with these Regulations. Such Inspecting Officer or person may issue a notice to the applicant, if it deems fit, guiding food business operator on necessary steps to be taken or changes or alteration to be made in the premises in order to ensure general sanitary and hygienic conditions as specified in Schedule 4. The applicant shall carry out the required steps, changes or alterations and intimate the Licensing Authority within 30 days or such period as may be allowed by the Licensing Authority. (5) Within a period of 30 days from receipt of an inspection report excluding the time taken by the applicant in complying with the advice, if any, given in the inspection report and verification thereof, the concerned Licensing Authority shall consider the application and may either grant license or reject the application. Provided that before refusing license an applicant shall be given an opportunity of being heard and the reasons for refusal shall be recorded in writing. (6) The Licensing Authority shall issue a License in Format C under Schedule 2 of these Regulations, a true copy of which shall be displayed at a prominent place at all times within the premises where the Food Business Operator carries on the food business.

(A) manufactures or sells any article of food himself or a petty retailer, hawker, itinerant vendor or temporary stall holder; or distributes foods including in any religious or social gathering except a caterer; or (B) such other food businesses including small scale or cottage or such other industries relating to food business or tiny food businesses with an annual turnover not exceeding Rs 12 lakhs and/or whose # production capacity of food (other than milk and milk products and meat and meat products) does not exceed 100 kg/ltr per day or # procurement or handling and collection of milk is up to 500 litres of milk per day or # slaughtering capacity is 2 large animals or 10 small animals or 50 poultry birds per day or less

Registration or license can be taken for 1 to 5 year at your choice

Govt. Fees applicable on yearly basis. Example, if Govt fee is Rs 7500 yearly and you applied for 5 years validity, your total Govt fee would be Rs 37,500/- and payable at the time of application submission.

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