What documentation are required for getting a food license?

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has been established under the Food Safety and Standards, 2006 which consolidates various acts & orders that have hitherto handled food related issues in the various Ministries and Departments. FSSAI has been created for laying down the science-based standards for the articles of food and in order to regulate their manufacture, storage, distribution, sale, and import in order to ensure the availability of safe and wholesome food for human consumption.

The Act also aims to establish a single reference point for all the matters relating to food safety and the standards, by moving from multi-level, multi-departmental control to a single line of command. To this effect, the Act also helps to establish an independent statutory Authority – the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India with its head office at Delhi. The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) and the State Food Safety Authorities are also required to enforce various provisions for the Act.

The license is mandatory in order to start any business in India and also to maintain the legality of your doings. Having an FSSAI license number is a matter of privilege which means that the food authority of India has granted making of certain products and thus, in turn, it gains the confidence of the customers. It is an identity card of your company/organization. FSSAI license is valid for a minimum period of one year and for a maximum of up to five years. Failing in order to obtain the license will bring legal consequences and it would further deter in the growth of the business.

The Documents Mandatory for Obtaining the Central License –

  1. Form B duly completed and signed
  2. Plan of the processing unit showing the dimensions and operation-wise area allocation
  3. List of Directors/ Partners/ Proprietor with address, contact details, and photo ID
  4. Name and list of equipment and machinery used with the number and installed capacity
  5. List of food category to be manufactured
  6. Authority letter from manufacturer nominated a responsible person name and address
  7. Analysis report of water to be used in the process to confirm the portability
  8. Source of raw material for milk, meat etc
  9. Recall plan wherever applicable
  10. Ministry of Commerce Certificate for 100% EOU
  11. NOC/PA document issued by FSSAI
  12. IE code document issued by DGFT
  13. Form IX
  14. Certificate from Ministry of Tourism
  15. Proof of possession of premises
  16. Partnership deed/ affidavit of proprietorship
  17. NOC and copy of License from the manufacturer
  18. Food safety management system plan or certificate
  19. NOC from the municipality or local body
  20. Supporting document for proof of turnover  and transportation
  21. Declaration form

The Documents Mandatory for Obtaining the State License –

  1. Form B duly completed and signed
  2. Plan of the processing unit showing the dimensions and operation-wise area allocation
  3. List of Directors/ Partners/ Proprietor with address, contact details, and photo ID
  4. Name and list of equipment and machinery used with the number and installed capacity
  5. List of food category to be manufactured
  6. Authority letter from manufacturer nominated a responsible person name and address
  7. Analysis report of water to be used in the process to confirm the portability
  8. Proof of possession of premises
  9. Partnership deed/ affidavit of proprietorship
  10. NOC and copy of License from the manufacturer
  11. Copy of certificate obtained under the Coop Act 1861/Multi state Coop Act 2002
  12. Food safety management system plan or certificate

There are different forms and documents which are required to be submitted conversion, renewal, and modification of license.

Common Documents required for obtaining FSSAI registration –

  1. Form B – completed and signed
  2. Photo Identity of FBO
  3. Proof of possession of premises (eg. Rental Agreement )
  4. Partnership Deed / Certificate of Incorporation / Articles of Association etc
  5. List of food products to be dealt with
  6. Food safety management system plan

So, these were the documents required for different FSSAI licenses.

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