An FSSAI license is thus the single most important license which is necessary for food business operators in India. All the eligible food operators like manufacturers, transporters, distributors, retailers, etc are also required to have an FSSAI licensebefore the commencement of the business. But, it is not necessary only getting of an FSSAI license, in fact, it is equally important in order to renew your license from time to time. Food license renewal is very easy to obtain.

The validity of an FSSAI license extends from 1 to 5 years and it depends upon the number of years which is chosen by the food operator. The cost of the license thus increases with the number of years applied for. Thus as per the FSSAI guidelines, you would need to apply for the renewal of the license within 30 days of the expiration of the existing one.

If however the Food license renewal application is not filed within this time, then a penalty of Rs. 100 would be charged for each day of delay. Thus if the registration of theFood license renewal of a license has not been applied for within the specified time, then the license is thus considered as expired and it is thus the business operator who also has to if his business activity is at the premises. The business operator then has to apply for a new license if they wish to restart their business. Therefore, it is advisable in order to renew your FSSAI license on the time in order to avoid penalties.

Documents required for Basic FSSAI/Food License

  1. Latest Passport sized photograph of the applicant
  2. Identification proof (voter ID card or Aadhaar Card)
  3. PAN Card
  4. Address Proof- Telephone or Mobile Bill/ Electricity or Gas Bill)
  5. Copy of Property papers (if owned)
  6. Copy of Rent Agreement and NOC letter from the Landlord (if rented)

Documents required for State or Central Food/FSSAI License

  1. List of Proprietor / Partners / Directors/ Executive Members of Society with their complete address and contact details.
  2. Latest Passport sized Photograph of the Applicant
  3. Identification proof (Voter ID card or Aadhaar Card)
  4. PAN Card
  5. Address Proof- Telephone or Mobile Bill/ Electricity or Gas Bill)
  6. Copy of Property papers (if owned)
  7. Copy of Rent Agreement and NOC letter from the Landlord (if rented)
  8. Partnership Deed/ MOA/AOA of the firm or Copy of Certificate obtained under Co-Operative Act, 1861 in case of Co-Operatives
  9. NOC from the manufacturer (in case of Distributor) / NOC from Municipality or local body
  10. An E-Code document issued by DGFT (Directorate General of Foreign Trade)
  11. Form IX Nomination of persons by a Company along with the Board Resolution

Complete Guide for State FSSAI Food License

Documents Required for FSSAI Food license renewal of Manufacturing and Processing Units

  1. Blueprint plan / Layout plan of the processing unit showing the dimensions in meters/square meters and operation-wise area allocation.
  2. Name and List of Equipment and Machinery along with their number, installed capacity and horsepower used.
  3. List of food category desired to be manufactured.
  4. Letter of Authority from responsible person nominated by the manufacturer with name and address, along with alternative responsible person indicating the powers vested with them via assisting the officers in inspections, a collection of samples, packing & dispatch.
  5. Report on Analysis (Chemical & Bacteriological) of water to be used as an ingredient in food from a recognized/ public health laboratory.

The process of renewal of the FSSAI license is thus the same as the process of application of the FSSAI license.

Procedure for renewal of FSSAI license:

  1. Filling the Form A /Form B:  The Form A or Form B is thus required to be filled which is based on the eligibility of the Food Operator. These are the basic forms consisting of the business activities of the Food Operator which are required to be filled along with the self-attested declaration that you are required to comply with the guidelines of the Food Safety and Standard Act. A photo identity proof such as an Aadhar card, driving license, voter id card, passport etc is also required to be attached.
  2. Verification: On receiving your application, the authorities would then examine it and it could also arrange for an inspection at your business premises in order to make sure that you have disclosed all the information and it is submitted correctly.
  3. Completion: After successful inspection of your business proceedings, if they are satisfied, then they issue a license in your favor.
  4. Getting the License: The license should then take not more than  60 days to reach you. If more than 60 days have passed and if you have not received the license, then you can resume your business without waiting for any further notice. Food license renewal is very easy to obtain.