FSSAI Licensing: Get Started Now

FSSAI Licensing or registration is necessary irrespective of the annual turnover of the FBO. This department has direct reporting to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. FSSAI is a govt. of India authority which ensures that the food business operators are following the food-related laws.

Food Licensing is the most important thing before starting up a food business in India. Whatever be your business, may it be trading, wholesale, retail, raw materials export-import, raw material supply, etc. You need to get a 14 Digit FSSAI registration or license number. According to the FSSAI packaging guidelines, every business needs to print that number on the packaging of the product.

FSSAI has pre-define the procedure to apply for food license for all the FBOs. There are many benefits of FSSAI License. The FSSAI license is divided into three categories. The operator can decide the type of license they want according to the need and type of the business.

Types of FSSAI Licensing

FSSAI Basic License

A food business with an annual turnover of 12 lacks or more needs to get a food license. The department will then verify the KYC of the FBO, and if everything is good, you will get the license. The basic license is obtained in 3-4 working days.

FSSAI State License

  • an  FBO with the annual turnover between 12 lacks and 20 crores
  • manufacturers
  1. Dairy Units: Producing 501 LPD to 50,000 LPD of milk or 2.5 to 2500 metric tonnes of milk solids per annum.
  2. Vegetable Oil Processing Units: Producing 2 metric tonnes per day.
  3. All other food Processing Units: All Cereals, grains & pulses with production between 100 kg/lt to 2 Metric tonnes per day.
  • other business
  1. Normal Storage: having Capacity of 50,000 metric tonnes or greater.
  2. Cold Storage: having Capacity of 10,000 metric tonnes or greater.
  3. Atmosphere Controlled Storage: having Capacity or 1,000 metric tonnes or greater.
  4. For Wholesaler: turnover up to 30 crores/annum.
  5. Food Vending Agency: vending machines between 12 to 100 in one States.
  6. Transporter: up to 100 vehicles/turnover up to 30 crores.
  7. Hotel: up to 4 Star hotels.

The State License is obtained in 30-60 days.

FSSAI Central License

  • an  FBO with the annual turnover between 12 lacks and 20 crores
  • manufacturers
  1. Dairy Units: Producing 501 LPD to 50,000 LPD of milk or 2.5 to 2500 metric tonnes of milk solids per annum.
  2. Vegetable Oil Processing Units: Producing 2 metric tonnes per day.
  3. All other food Processing Units: All Cereals, grains & pulses with production between 100 kg/lt to 2 Metric tonnes per day.
  • other business
  1. Normal Storage: having Capacity of 50,000 metric tonnes or greater.
  2. Cold Storage: having Capacity of 10,000 metric tonnes or greater.
  3. Atmosphere Controlled Storage: having Capacity or 1,000 metric tonnes or greater.
  4. For Wholesaler: turnover up to 30 crores/annum.
  5. Food Vending Agency: vending machines between 12 to 100 in one States.
  6. Transporter: up to 100 vehicles/turnover up to 30 crores.
  7. Hotel: up to 4 Star hotels.
  • FSSAI Licensing for Importers- Every FBO practices to import or export product or raw material from or to India. So he has to have a Central License. We at fssaifoodlicense provide central license within 20-30 days. One has to fill FSSAI form B for the central license.

Documents Required

For FSSAI Registration

  • Owner’s AADHAR Card
  • Scanned Signature
  • photograph
  • Business  activity details
  • location of the business.

For State License

  • Declaration Form
  • Aadhaar card
  • Scan copy of the signature
  • Scan copy of Photographs
  • MOA/AOA / Partnership deed
  • Company GSTN
  • business plan & details of food products
  • Authority letter in the favor of the consultant
  • NOC from Property owner along with rental agreementFSSAI Licensing
  • Electricity bills of business / Factory / Warehouse
  • In case of Transporter applying for FSSAI license need to provide RC of vehicles along with a declaration
  • NOC from Brand owner in case you are doing re-packaging business

Some additional  documents for the Manufacturers

  • Factory blueprint
  • List of Machine with photographs
  • List of Food items
  • Water Ground report (on demand)
  • Product Testing report (on demand)

FSSAI Central License

  • All documents same as that of state license.
  • Audited balance sheet in case Food Manufacturer
  • IEC Code in case FSSAI license is to be applied for international trade

The procedure of FSSAI Licensing in India

  • Do planning your business.
  • estimate your annual turnover
  • identify the type of license you need
  • Complete the documentation
  • Pay the Challan
  • Submit all the documents to the DO
  • Face the Inspection process
  • Follow up and License Completion