FSSAI Registrations

FSSAI license or Food License or Food registration connotes to the same thing. If you are willing to act as a food business operator you must be aware of FSSAI registration. NO? FSSAI is an abbreviation of Food safety and regulations. Any person who is engaged in the food business in whatsoever formats such as manufacturers, producer, importer, exporter, procurement, storage, distribution, and sale is mandatorily required to get FSSAI license . You must obtain the FSSAI License before you start operating their Food business.

Procedure for FSSAI Registration in India

The Act is a single capsule consisting of all applicable Acts and Orders pertaining to Food-related matters. All Food business operators are regulated by the FSSAI act 2006 and are mandated to adhere to the rules and regulations pursuant to the FSSAI Act 2006.

A Food License is a 14 digit number and shall be displayed on the food product. The Ministry of Health and family welfare regulates FSSAI registration. It is responsible to execute the rules pertaining to the standard of food quality.

FSSAI License granting for food business

The FSSAI License is granted after a complete inspection, quality checks, of the food. During the checks the prescribed procedure. Such checks avoid any instances of adulteration, substandard products and also improve accountability of manufacturers.

Under the FSSAI License granting procedure, the Standards and guidelines for food, the procedure for the accreditation of certification bodies engaged in food regulation also forms an important part. Proper training is also provided. Food undergoes checks under the various laboratories.

FSSAI Authority also supports scientific, technical assistance and advertisement to the government while framing the policies. FSSAI authorities fetch the important relevant data and concerns from a different department. Accordingly, changes are made in Food related laws too.

What are the services Swarit advisors offers for FSSAI registration

Our services

Our comprehensive range of end-to-end solutions includes following:

  • End to end services for FSSAI registration includes application drafting and filing along with following up with the department.
  • FSSAI compliance yearly subscription.
  • Updates on developments on changes pursuant to the FSSAI Registration.
  • Free consultation on the FSSAI registration.

With Swarit advisors, you can obtain the FSSAI Registration in the most Hassel free manner.

Necessary documents for FSSAI License

FSSAI License ensures that only edible good food reaches the customer, well to get the license to accumulate the following documents beforehand.

To obtain BASIC Registration -within 2-3 working days

  • Photographs of Applicant
  • Business owner’s Aadhaar card.
  • Signature of the applicant (Scan)
  • Business activity details.
  • Declaration regarding the Business place.

To obtain the STATE License- Within 21 days

  • GST Number of the company
  • Business activity detail
  • Food products list.
  • Authorization letter in the favor of the consultant.
  • Declaration Form.
  • Aadhaar card of the Business owner.
  • Signature of the business owner (Scan copy)
  • Applicant’s Photograph (scan).
  • MOA/AOA / Partnership deed (as applicable ).
  • RC of vehicles along with a declaration in the Transporter case.
  • Electricity bills of business / Factory / Warehouse
  • NOC from Brand owner (For re-packaging business).
  • Rent agreement
  • NOC from the Property owner (if rented place).

Documents required for Manufacturers: Within 15 days

Apart from the above-stated documents the manufacturer engaged in food manufacturing are required to provide the following additional document:

  • List of Food products proposed to be manufactured.
  • Water Ground report
  • Product Testing report s
  • Factory blueprint.
  • List of Machine along with photographs
  • The audited balance sheet is also required-(For state and central  license)
  • IEC Code in case FSSAI license is for Export / Import-(For state and central  license)

What is the Procedure to apply for the Food License?

The procedure for food license is quite simple and easy. Let us understand this step by step:

Step One: You must first generate a unique user Id and password for login purpose.

Step two: After login, click on apply for Food license.

Step three: A form will appear and shall ask for the requisite documents, fill it and attach the documents.

Step Four: Submit it. Do not forget to take print of filled application form. Send the print of them to the Regional Authority/State Authority. Note that the form shall be sent within 15 days from the application the date of online.

Step Five: In case any query is raised, do reply it within the 15 days of the receipt.

Step Six: FSSAI registration shall reach to you via mail and one physical copy at the address provided you.

However, it is mandatory to display the FSSAI logo and license number along with the name and address of the importer on the food product. In addition to that one is also required to get is affixed before customs clearance.

Occupations/ Places which require FSSAI License

  • Food shop,
  • Food stall,
  • Hotels,
  • Restaurant,
  • Airline meal catering services
  • Food canteens or
  • Any such place where the article of the food is sold, manufactured, stored for sale in India.
  • Any such person dealing with food. Either Manufacturer, processor, Food packer, Food storer, Food transporter, Food distributor, food importer etc.

What are the forms and registration fees for different FSSAI license?

On the basis of the turnover of Food Business Operators (FBO), there are 3 types of licenses. For each type of license different forms are filled as discussed below:

Sr. No.Turnover (Per annum)Type of FSSAI LicenseFormRegistration Fees
1.Upto 12 lakhBasic registrationARs. 100
2.12 lakh but upto 20 croresState licenseB Rs 2000 to 5000
3.More than 20 croresCentral licenseBRs. 7500

What is the Validity and Renewal period of FSSAI License?

The FSSAI License can be applied for the period you wish to obtain. However maximum it can be applied for a period of 5 years.

Basis the FSSAI license validity, the application for renewal of a license shall be made not later than 30 days prior to the expiry date.

What is the mode of payment of FSSAI License Registration?

At the time of submission of FSSAI registration application, the certain fee is required to be paid. The payment is made by demand draft or online mode of payment.

NEW UPDATE- E-Commerce Food Operators FSSAI Registration-2017

With effect from the February 2017, FSSAI has mandated FSSAI license from Central licensing authority for the E-commerce food operators. The FSSAI operators are required to enter into the agreement with the sellers/ manufacturers/ restaurants with whom operating. Such E-commerce food operators are required to comply with the rules and regulations of the FSSAI Act.

Food Industry Market in India

The food sector constitutes 32% of India’s Food Market. A tremendous jump has been followed in economic growth due to the food industry. Above all the government has also stretched its hands in support. The government through foreign collaborations, industrial license, joint ventures and with the introduction of 100% exports oriented units etc to ease the Food industry workflow.  


India has a considerable huge market for processed food. It produces the largest amount of milk, rice, groundnuts, mangoes, Brinjal. Apart from this fruit, vegetables, spices; meat and poultry; milk and milk products, alcoholic beverages, fisheries, plantation, etc. The Department of Commerce’s foreign trade performance analysis says the good increase in India’s export of fresh processed food product of processed food products government granted incentives on the installation of plant and machinery for food processing which has encouraged the processing of fruits, vegetables, and juices.

Well, looking deep into this government has removed the GST rate of 18% on air freight of fresh vegetables has also been removed recently

Above all, the food items exported from the country need to be registered and licensed under the FSSAI and health ministry in order to gain the trust and confidence of consumers and ensuring the product quality and standards.

What is the procedure for food license for export?

If you are somebody who wants to export his food product, you need to take two licenses. One you have to get FSSAI Registration and obtain IEC Registration. FSSAI registration procedure is already explained above. For IEC registration following subjects:

Step 1: Firstly incorporate your Company.

Step 2: Apply for IE Code at under DGFT and central Licensing Authority for Export license.

Step 3: Obtain the NOC (No – Objection Certificate) for the food quality & adherence to the compliances issued by the FSSAI Authority regarding food safety.

Step 4: Obtain necessary permissions pertaining to the food item from FSSAI to export it.

FSSAI Number -14 Digit Labeling

Now that you have FSSAI’s License, LABELLING it on Food item is a must. Let us understand what all things are to be labeled:

The intent behind the imposing labeling requirements of food products exported outside India is the dissemination of information. Apart from it to increase food acceptance in the foreign market.

Information to mentioned on the food products

  • Food Name
  • Ingredients of such food
  • Information about the Nutritional
  • Declaration of food additives
  • Declaration of  vegetarian or non-vegetarian
  • Packer or manufacturer’s complete  name and address
  • The Net quantity
  • Lot No. /Code No. /Batch No (Tractability details )
  • Manufacturing or packing date
  • Country of origin (Imported food)
  • Best Before and Use by Date details
  • Instructions to use the food product

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