Documents required with Form A
Basic Registration is required for small FBO having an annual turnover of less than 12 Lakhs
Registration starts at just Rs.4,499 only
Takes 7-10 days
Get Food License
Form-A license is needed if
The turnover of Food Business Operators is less than Rs.12 lakhs per annum.
Any petty retailer dealing in food products
The food sale is done by the temporary stallholder
Any person involved in selling and manufacturing any food articles by himself
An individual is responsible for distributing food in any religious or social gathering except for a caterer.
|The capacity of food production (other than meat and milk)||Up to 100 kilograms/liters per day|
|Collection, procurement, and Handling of milk||Up to 500 liters per day|
|Slaughtering capacity||2 large animals or 10 small animals or 50 poultry birds/ day|
Process of Form-A registration
Food License Registration Validity
Before starting a food business, every FBO is required to ascertain the FSSAI registration/Food License. The validity of the registration ranges from 1 to 5 years and it relies on the number of years picked by the nourishment administrator of FSSAI. The number of years applied by the FBO will determine the charges of the registration.
Food License Registration Renewal
The registration is to be renewed by the FBO within the stipulated time for the smooth functioning of the business. According to the rules laid by FSSAI, every business is to renew this registration 30 days before the expiry of the current certificate/license. If the application for renewal of registration is not sent, then it would be considered as a gap and a new application of registration should be made by the FBO.
Penalty for Non-compliance
|Food quality not in compliance||Petty manufacturer: Rs.25,000|
|Sub-standard food||Rs.5 lakhs|
|Misbranded food||Rs.3 lakhs|
|Misleading advertisement||Rs.10 lakhs|
|Extraneous matter in food||Rs.1 lakh|
|Failure to comply with Food safety officer direction||Rs.2 lakhs|
|Unhygienic processing or manufacture||Rs.1 lakh|
Advantages of Food License
The Food Business Operator (FBO) can use the FSSAI logo, which in turn will bring credibility in the stakeholders
It facilitates food safety and security
Rules and regulations are laid down for the manufacturing, storage, distribution, sale, and import of food
The FBO has the opportunity to expand the business in the future.
FSSAI has released new guidelines that are compatible with the international organization.
The registration would create customer awareness about the quality of the food products
FSSAI has set some science-based principles
Frequently Asked Questions
• Regulate manufacture, storage, distribution, sale and import of food products
• Facilitate food safety.
• Central License (Large food business)
• State License (Medium food business)
• Basic registration (petty food business)
• State License: The turnover of this business type should be more than Rs.12 lakhs but less than Rs.20 crore/annum
• Basic registration: The turnover of this business type should be less than Rs.12 lakh/annum