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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

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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.

Business Capacity
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

Particulars Fine
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

What is FSSAI?
Food Safety Standards and Authority of India is a regulatory authority. It was established under the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006. FSSAI’s main function is to lay down scientific standards for articles of food and to regulate their manufacturing, storing, distributing, sale and import.
What is FSSAI registration?
FSSAI registration is used to granting permission to any Food Business Operator (FBO) wishing to start a food business in India.
What are the main functions of FSSAI?
• Lay down science-based standards for articles of food
• Regulate manufacture, storage, distribution, sale and import of food products
• Facilitate food safety.
How many types of FSSAI registration are there?
There are 3 types of FSSAI registration, namely:
• Central License (Large food business)
• State License (Medium food business)
• Basic registration (petty food business)
What are the requirements of each registration type?
• Central License: The turnover of this business type should be more than Rs.20 crore/annum
• 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
For what type of activities do I need FSSAI License?
Your business could be involved in any of the following activities, or a combination thereof:
• Manufacturing
• Trading
• Distribution
• Transportation
Do I need the FSSAI license if my business is involved in export/import?
Yes, you require FSSAI Central License if you wish to export/import food products.
What is the validity of the FSSAI registration certificate?
The validity of the registration depends upon your application for the same. You could apply for it for a period of 1-5 years. According to the duration, the charges will apply.
When should I get my FSSAI registration renewed?
Any FBO can renew the registration 30 days before the expiry of the current registration certificate. Typically it takes 30-40 days to renew the certificate. But you could avail of the certificate within 10 days, by using our services*.
What do I need to do to either apply for FSSAI registration or renew it?
You just needs to fill up our simple form on fssaifoodlicense.org. Then, choose the number of years for which you require a registration certificate and pay the fee. Finally, you’re required to upload the required documents.
How can I renew my FSSAI registration?
fssaifoodlicense.com will help you renew your registration certificate. Our experts will get the process done within 10 days*.
Which regulatory authorities are responsible for the implementation of the Food Act in India?
Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) and State Food Authorities are responsible for the regulation and implementation of the Food Act in India.
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