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Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) is an autonomous body established under the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India. It has been established under the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 which is a consolidating statute related to food safety and regulation in India. FSSAI is responsible for protecting and promoting public health through the regulation and supervision of food safety. The license issued by the authority is mandatory before venturing into any food business. All the eligible food business operators as mentioned by FSSAI like manufacturers, traders, restaurants who are involved in food business must obtain a 14-digit registration or a license number which must be printed on food packages. This step is taken by government so as to ensure that food products undergo certain quality checks, thereby reducing the instances of adulteration, substandard products and improve accountability of manufacturers.

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Includes/exclude

in service

  • Filling Application for Fssai
  • Preparation & Submission of Documents
  • Consultation on inspection of FBO
  • Any other registration services like GST registration, Prop./partnership firm registration, company/LLP registration, PAN card application is not included in this.

Whom

it’s beneficial

  • 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.
  • Importer of Food Products

Process

  • Purchase Plan
  • Provide information, details and documents
  • Let us prepare application and necessary documentation as needed with application
  • Get application reference number will be used to deal with FSSAI
  • Let us Follow up for your food licence
  • Get licence to start your business

Information/Documents

needed

  • Declaration form
  • Authority letter
  • Copy of Property paper (If owned property)
  • Copy of Rent agreement (If rented property)
  • Food Safety Management System plan or certificate
  • Electricity/ Water bill (Business Place)
  • Copy of Aadhaar Card/ Voter identity card of Proprietor/ Partners/ Director
  • Form IX: Nomination of Persons by a Company along with the Board Resolution
  • Additional document for Manufacturer
  • Blueprint/layout plan of the processing unit
  • List of Equipment and Machinery
  • List of food category desired to be manufactured
  • Pesticide residues report of water
  • Upload Production unit photograph
  • The other documents needed shall depend on the service at a particular point of time. The same shall be communicated to you by our experts based on your requirements.

Other Information

To receive a Food Business Operator license an application has to be duly filed with mandatory documents and registration fee. The eligible business operators like manufacturers, transporters, storage, marketers, distributors and retailers need to take a license issued by the State authority. The authority issues a Certificate for a year and the food business operators are required to renew it each year. The application for registration for the generation of food license can be made online, as well as the documents to be attached and adequate payment of fees. The ‘Form A’ is the registration Form that is to be filled with accurate details of the applicant issued by the state authorities. If an applicant wishes to obtain a Central License, he/she is required to check eligibility and if eligible, Form B can be duly filed with requisite submission of documents and payment of fees. The time taken by the department to scrutinize the application after it’s correct submission with necessary documents is 15 days.

The food Business operators who wish to obtain State License check eligibility, fees and form can check the link below.

Eligibility to obtain State license : [source]

Fee Structure :[source]

Form A :[source]

Documents Required :[source]

Food Business Operators wishing to obtain a Central License can follow the links below.

Eligibility to obtain Central license : [source]

Fee Structure :[source]

Form B :[source]

Documents Required :[source]

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