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What is FSSAI License?

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has been constituted by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare with a stringent visualisation to implement FSS act on food business activities. FSSAI was formed to keep a single point of contact for all the food operators. The role & responsibility of FSSAI is to make sure that all food related laws are being followed by food business operators.

FSSAI has defined a common procedure for all food operators to apply for applicable food License. FSSAI license/registration has three categories. An FBO can identify the required license type basis on its business category & turnover.

FSSAI License/Registration Categorisation

1. Registration

For Business with turnover below Rs. 12 Lac Annually.

2. State License

For Business with turnover between Rs. 12 Lac to Rs. 20 Cr annually. Or/additionally
For Manufacturer

Dairy Units: Production of 501 LPD to 50,000 LPD of milk or 2.5 to 2500 metric tonnes of milk solids per annum.
Vegetable Oil Processing Units: Production up to 2 metric tonnes per day.
All other food Processing Units: All Cereals, grains & pulses milling unit with production between 100 kg/lt to 2 Metric tonnes per day.

Other Business (other than manufacturing)

Normal Storage: Capacity up to 50,000 metric tonnes.
Cold Storage: Capacity up to 10,000 metric tonnes.
Atmosphere Controlled Storage: Capacity up to 1,000 metric tonnes.
For Wholesaler : turnover up to 30 crores/annum
Food Vending Agency: vending machines between 12 to 100 in one States.
Transporter: up to 100 vehicles/turnover up to 30 crores.
Hotel : up to 4 Star hotels

3. Who all are required Central License?

For Business with turnover more than Rs. 20 Cr annually. Or/additionally, For Manufacturer

Dairy Units: Production of more than 50,000 LPD of milk or more than 2500 metric tonnes of milk solids per annum.

Vegetable Oil Processing Units: Production more than 2 metric tonnes per day.

All other food Processing Units: All Cereals, grains & pulses milling unit with production more than 2 Metric tonnes per day.

Other Business (other than manufacturing)

Normal Storage: Capacity more than 50,000 metric tonnes.
Cold Storage: Capacity more than 10,000 metric tonnes.
Atmosphere Controlled Storage: Capacity more than 1,000 metric tonnes.
For Wholesaler : turnover more than 30 crores/annum
Food Vending Agency: more than 100 vending machines in one or more States.
Transporter: more than 100 vehicles/turnover more than 30 crores.
Hotel : up to 4 Star hotels

FSSAI License Procedures

Plan your business.
identify your food business annual turnover
Understand the type of license required for your business
Complete the required documentation
Pay the Challan
Submit all the documents in the dFSSAI gnated office
Go through the Inspection process
Follow up and License Completion.

Frequently asked Questions

What is Food License?

Food License is a government certificate issued by FSSAI department to commence & carry on any food related business.

Who all requires Food License?

FSSAI License is mandatory for all Food Business Operators including all manufacturer, Re-Packer, trader, retailer, wholesaler, supplier, Transporters, importer & exporter etc.

Which type of FSSAI License do I require?

License/Registration type depends on the annual turnover of the food business. Please refer to the above explained License category for more clarification.

Does Start-up also require FSSAI registration/License?

Yes, it is legally mandatory for all food business start-up to get FSSAI license/registration to commence their business.

What is the difference between State & Central License?

Type of License depends on the nature of business and its annual turnover/production. A FBo can refer to our above license categorization to identify the correct License.

Can a caterer start its business with basic registration certificate?

Registration certificate are not valid for Caterers. They at least required to have State License irrespective of its turnover. Can I operate on multiple stores with one License?

Separate license needs to be issued on each location basis on their annual turnover.

What are functional foods product, nutraceuticals, & who is the regulatory authority in India?

The functional food and nutraceuticals product are explained in the section 22 of the Act.

Does packaged & bottled water come under FSSA, 2006?

All type of sale of sealed water comes under FSSAI act.

where can I file complain about food bought from a shop or restaurant?

The consumer should file complaint to the Food Safety Commissioner of the State. You can reach respective FSSAI office and contact details can be obtained from http://www.fssai.gov.in/home/contact-us.html

What is the maximum penalty for breach of regulations related to the labeling of food items?

As per FSSAI Act a penalty up to Rs. 10 lac may be levied

Can I apply for a new license or renew a license online from FSSAI Website?

You can apply for fresh application by via online portal of FSSAI and renewal can also be done online. Except in Delhi after filing of online application, you have to submit a copy of application duly signed with original copy of fees paid to the Department.

Whether there will be a single or different license for the same premises having more than one product line like milk, dairy and meat products?

Under FSSAI Act, the compliance for each product has been dined separately keeping in mind of the safety of the community. You would be requiring separate license for each product category.

How to check status of application for FSSAI License?

Go on website https://foodlicensing.fssai.gov.in/index.aspx and check it by filling application reference no.

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