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FSSAI Compliance Services

Food license

Before you launch any food business in India, it is necessary to obtain the FSSAI registration. FSSAI stands for Food Safety and Standards Authority of India. Individuals running any kind of food business, including traders, manufacturers, grocery shops, small eateries, food businesses based in homes, exporters and importers need an FSSAI registration. It is also mandatory for dairy firms, e-tailers, retailers, food processors, re-labelers, re-packers, restaurants, caterers, food transporters, storage units, wholesalers, hoteliers and so on. Evidently, every individual involved in the food business in some way or the other has to obtain a registration number, consisting of 14 digits. This food license number has to be displayed on their business premises, or printed on food packages.

The FSSAI license number, consisting of 14 digits, provides information about the enrolment subtle elements or permit of the producer, along with the assembling state. It might be challenging for businesses to understand the regulations for registration and licensing from FSSAI. Evidently, FBOs reach out to the regulatory consultant to simplify the process.

We provide a comprehensive guidance to our clients, collaborating with them through the process of registration and licensing. You may need a professional assistance while filing Form B, the application for your license online. Besides, we offer assistance offline as well. Over the years, we have established a professional liaison with the authorities. Thanks to our network, we can help our clients obtain the authentication in quick time in India.

Different types of registration based on company turnover

Have a look at different types of registrations that you can opt for.

FSSAI Basic registration
Startups and small businesses, with an annual turnover under INR 12 lakhs should go for this basic registration. You can upgrade it to state license later, when you have significant sales.

FSSAI State license
Mid-sized companies should opt for the FSSAI state license. In these companies, the annual turnover can be anything between INR 12 crore to INR 20 crore.

FSSAI Central license
Large business houses, where the annual turnover is more than INR 20 crores would need the central license from FSSAI. Besides, you would need this license if you have to supply at the offices of the government. Besides, businesses which export or import food products, or run in more than two states would need an FSSAI central license.
Frequently Asked Questions
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Ans: FSSAI license is based on premise. All kinds of food business activities which are being conducted at the same premise can be applied for in a single FSSAI license.
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Ans: Petty Food Business Operators (FBO) who himself manufactures or sells any article of food or a petty retailer, hawker, itinerant vendor or a temporary stall holder or small scale or cottage such other industries relating to food business or tiny food business operator having annual turnover up to Rs. 12 Lacs and/or whose

i. production capacity of food products does not exceed 100 kg or litres per day, or

ii. ii. procurement or handling and collection of milk is up to 500 litres of milk per day, or

iii. iii. slaughtering capacity is 2 large animals or 10 small animals or 50 poultry birds per day or less These FBOs are required to obtain FSSAI Registration Certificate by applying on Food Licensing and Registration System
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Ans: On the suspension or cancellation of his/her License or registration, a food business operator needs to stop food business activities immediately. Carrying out any food business activity on suspended or cancelled License/Registration is an unlawful activity and shall attract penal actions under FSS Act, 2006.
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Ans: FSSAI license/Registration for food premises under Railways are issued by the Indian Railways Designated Officers/Registering Authorities as notified by Food Authority from time to time.
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Ans: FSSAI license for food premises at Airport/Seaport are issued by Airport Health Officers (APHOs) or Port Health Officers (PHOs) who are notified as Designated Officers (DOs) by Food Authority. Airports/Seaports where APHOs/PHOs are not notified as DOs, Central Licensing Authority (CLA) of respective area would issue license.
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a. Basis Registration

b. FSSAI State Registration

c. FSSAI Central Registration
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Ans: Pulses/Grains etc. milling unit comes under Manufacturing Kind of Business
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Ans: Yes. FSSAI Central License is required from Food Safety and Standards Authority of India for exporting food products from India.
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Ans: Licensing Officer can reject the application in the case when the required information is not provided within the stipulated time of 30 days or is convinced that the applied application is not tenable and cannot be granted. Before refusing license an applicant shall be given an opportunity of being heard and reasons for refusal shall be recorded in writing
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Ans: All Food business operators including pharmacies or medical stores selling Health supplements or Nutraceutical products need to apply for the FSSAI license or registration
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Ans: If a Food Business Operator (FBO) has his food business premises located in two or more than two States, he is required to obtain a Central License for his Registered Office or Head Office in addition to license/registration for each unit/premise. Separate license or registration to be obtained for each unit/premise depending upon that unit‟s capacity or turnover, from the concerned Central or State licensing authorities. Further, if there is any food business activity conducted on Registered Office/Head Office premise, the same shall also be incorporated in Head Office License.
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Ans: Yes, FSSAI license is required for any type of food activities including manufacturing, trading, distribution and transportation. Therefore, you need license from FSSAI.
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Ans: Yes, FSSAI license is mandatory for both export and import of food products. You will need to apply for FSSAI Central License for your export unit.
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Ans: FSSAI license can be applied or renewed for 1 year up to maximum 5 years at a time.
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Ans: Food Business Operators (FBOs) shall only manufacture/process food products after getting them endorse on FSSAI License. It is clarified that FBOs manufacturing products without getting them endorse on their License will be treated as 'Conducting Business without License' and shall be prosecuted under relevant section of FSS Act, 2006 .
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Ans: FSSAI License number is of 14 digits and starts with '1' while FSSAI Registration number is also of 14 digits and starts with '2'.
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Ans: FSSAI Licensed FBOs involved in Manufacturing (including repacking and manufacturing of food products by third party manufacturers) and importing of food products need to submit Annual Returns in Form D1 by 31st May of every preceding financial year.
Manufacturers of Milk and Milk products need to submit Half-yearly returns in form D2 within one month of completion of previous half-year.
Merchant Exporter can file Quarterly annual report through online system
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Ans: Non-submission of annual return beyond 31st May of every year will attract a late fee of Rs. 100 per day till the date of submission of annual return.
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Ans: Yes. FSSAI Central License is required from Food Safety and Standards Authority of India for exporting food products from India.
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AAns: There are certain Conditions of License as defined in Annexure 3 of Schedule 2 of Food Safety and Standards (Licensing and Registration of Food Businesses) Regulations, 2011 which are to be complied with at all times by every FSSAI Licensed food business operator. FSSAI Licenses (with embedded QR Code) are being dispatched to Food Business Operators with Conditions of License annexed to it. Conditions of License are also available on the homepage of Food Licensing and Registration System.
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Ans: Food business operators manufacturing fortified foods (Wheat, Rice, Milk, Oil and Salt) are required to get these endorse on their FSSAI License by enclosing lab test reports of the products.
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Ans: Even, if an FBO has the valid FSSAI License, he needs to endorse fortified food in his/her FSSAI License. Only after approval of endorsement of fortified foods in FSSAI License, the FBO can use +F logo on endorsed products.
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Ans: Even, if an FBO has the valid FSSAI License, he needs to endorse organic food in his/her FSSAI License by enclosing the certification of the products obtained from NPOP/PGS-India. Only after approval of endorsement of organic foods in FSSAI License, the FBO can use Jaivik Bharat (Organic India) logo on endorsed product labels.
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Ans: Chemists Shops, Retailers or any other retailing units are required to obtain FSSAI License, if they are involved in selling of food products through their outlets.
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Ans: The requirement of any other permission to conduct a food business in an area is determined by District/Local Administration. There is no prerequisite condition for obtaining permissions to apply for FSSAI License/Registration. However, an FBO shall ensure that all the permissions have been taken as prescribed by District/Local Administration prior commencing food business activities.
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Ans: FSSAI License is purely premised based. No FBO is allowed to possess more than one license for single premise.
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Ans: The parent entity owning the Water/Food ATMs, Vending Machines shall obtain FSSAI License and declare all the locations where these machines or vending units are placed.
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Ans: Yes. Temples shall obtain FSSAI License or Registration as per the eligibility criteria.
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Ans: Yes. Cloud Kitchens shall obtain FSSAI License or Registration as per the eligibility criteria.
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FBOs providing e-Commerce/online platform for transaction or sale or activity as defined under section 3(n) of FSS Act, 2006 are required to obtain FSSAI License under e- Commerce category. Such License shall be applied on Head Office/Registered Office address.
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Ans: A platform that only lists FBOs but does not engage in any activity mentioned under Section 3(n) of FSS Act, 2006 are not required to obtain FSSAI license. However they must list only those FBOs who possess valid FSSAI License or Registration.
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Ans: Yes, FBOs selling their products through their own e-Commerce platform are required to obtain FSSAI License under e-Commerce category also.
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Ans: No, Direct Sellers are not exempted from obtaining FSSAI License or Registration.
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Ans: Repacking means packing of food products into different sizes with labelling after doing minimal processing as required like sorting, grading, sieving etc. from wholesale packages. The food product is not manipulated & the composition or formulation is not affected or changed. A repacker is a deemed manufacturer and shall follow all provisions of FSS (Licensing and Registration of Food Businesses) Regulations, 2011 meant for a manufacturer.
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Ans: Relabellers are deemed manufacturers and shall ensure all Schedule 4 conditions laid down for manufacturers. A Relabeller does not manufacture product by own instead do agreement/contract with third party manufacturers for product manufacturing.
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Ans: Yes, all Importers need to obtain FSSAI Central License under Importer Category. They can only import such food products whose standards have been laid down by FSSAI. For the products whose standards are not specified by FSSAI, they first need to obtain product approval from Standards Division, FSSAI.
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FBOs need to obtain FSSAI‟s Central License under Importer category for importing food products in India. If you already have a FSSAI‟s State License, you are required to obtain a FSSAI Central License for Importer Category and those categories (Kind of Businesses) which are already endorsed on your existing State License. Further, you are also required to surrender your existing State License as no Food Business Operator is allowed to possess two FSSAI Licenses for same premise.
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