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FOOD LICENSE (FSSAI)

Starting @ Rs 1499 Onwards

FSSAI REGISTRATION OR LICENSE IS ALSO KNOWN AS FOOD LICENSE WHICH IS MANDATORY FOR ALL FOOD SECTORS WHETHER A PETTY HAWKER, STALLHOLDER, RESTAURANT, 5 STAR HOTEL ETC.

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    FSSAI REGISTRATION

    Rs 1499
    • INCLUDES PROFESSIONAL FEES ONLY
    • 1 - 5 YEARS VALIDITY
    • GOVT. FEES EXTRA ON ACTUALS

    FSSAI CENTRAL LICENSE

    Rs 5999
    • INCLUDES PROFESSIONAL FEES ONLY
    • 1 - 5 YEARS VALIDITY
    • GOVT. FEES ON ACTUALS

    FSSAI STATE LICENSE

    Rs 2999
    • INCLUDES PROFESSIONAL FEES ONLY
    • 1 - 5 YEARS VALIDITY
    • GOVT. FEES EXTRA ON ACTUALS

    WHAT IS FSSAI ?

    FOOD SAFETY AND STANDARD AUTHORITY OF INDIA (FSSAI) is an autonomous body established under the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, The Government of India. This authority regulates the quality of food and supervises the standard of food provided in the market. This authority provides food license to the organization dealing with the business of food and its supply in India. The authority registered under Food Safety and Standard Act, 2006 to consolidate the regulations related to the food safety across India. Any person can apply for the food license; the person can be an individual natural person, or private limited company, limited liability partnership, firm, an association of person, other body corporate. It is also known as food license, FSSAI license, food registration. The authority takes care of the public health by framing regulation for the food and its item and by supervision of food safety so that the public get a good quality of food supply. The main responsibility of the authority is to check the quality of the food and grant license if the organization pass the quality check. FSSAI sets the rules and regulations for the organizations dealing in the food sector. Every organization dealing in food business necessary to take food registration or license irrespective of turnover of the business, it is mandatory to apply for the license for every food sector business. If any organization is dealing in Import or Export business for food products then they should apply for the Import Export Code (IEC) along with FSSAI License. If any organization took GST Registration for its business of food including café, dhaba, hawkers, etc. as a proprietorship even then the FSSAI is mandatory. FSSAI License or food license is a certificate provided by the authority that the organization ensure the quality check of food quality and they maintained the quality of food.

    TYPES OF FSSAI

    FSSAI Registration Certificate

    There are a few category of FBOs who require only Food Registration. No license is required to run their business and these are:

    • Manufacturer or seller of food items like; hawker, temporary stallholder, distributor of food except for caterer.
    • FBO of food manufacturing, processing including re-labellers & repackers, storage,  wholesaler, retailer, distributor, supplier, caterer, restaurant, marketer whose turnover is less than 12 lakh per annum
    • Production capacity of food is not more than 100 kg/ltr per day except milk and milk product and meat and meat products
    • Procurement or handling and collection of milk is up to 500 ltr per day
    • Slaughtering capacity is 2 large animal or 10 small animal or 50 poultry birds per day or less.
    • Vegetable oil processing including extraction, refineries and oil expeller unit having installed capacity of up to 12 lakh per annum
    • Other FBOs like Dhaba, club, canteen, permanent or temporary stallholder, food stall or arrangement in a religious gathering, or any other food vending establishment having turnover up to 12 lakh per annum

    FSSAI Central License

    The following FBOs are mandatorily required FSSAI Central License:

    • All E-commerce food business
    • 5 star and above accreditation hotels
    • 100% export oriented units
    • All importers who are importing food products including ingredients and additives even for commercial use
    • The registered office of FBOs operating in two states or more
    • All FBO of manufacturing/processing/importing any proprietory food for which NOC has been given by FSSAI
    • Catering services in Central Government Agencies like Railway, Air and Airport, Seaport, Defence etc
    • Meat Processing unit equipped to handle or process more than 500 kg per day or 150 MT per annum.
    • Slaughter more than 50 large animals, or 150 or more small animals (includes sheep & goats), or 1000 or more poultry birds
    • Vegetable oil processing including extraction, refineries and oil expeller unit having installed capacity of more than 2 MT per day
    • The dairy unit including milk chilling unit equipped to handle or process more than 50000 ltr of milk liquid per day of 2500 MT milk solid per annum.
    • All food processing units other than in point 8 to 11 including repacker and re-labeller having installed capacity of more than 2 MT/day except grains, cereals and pulses milling.
    • Transporter having more than 100 vehicles/wagons or turnover more than 30 crores
    • Other FBOs like a retailer, distributor, supplier, caterer, restaurant, marketer having turnover more than 20 crores and in case of wholesaler turnover more than 30 crores.
    • In case of storage (except controlled atmosphere and cold) capacity more than 50000 MT, storage (cold or refrigerated) capacity more than 10000 MT and storage (controlled atmosphere and cold) capacity more than 1000 MT

    FSSAI STATE LICENSE

    All the FBOs who are not falling in the above two categories has to file the FSSAI license with the State Authority :

    • 3 star and above but below 5 stars and up to 3 star whose turnover is more than 12 lakh
    • Catering services in Central Government Agencies like Railway, Air and Airport, Seaport, Defence etc (few areas are excluded)
    • Meat Processing unit equipped to handle or process up to 500 kg per day or 150 MT per annum.
    • Slaughter more than 2 and up to 50 large animals, or small animals more than 10 and up to 150  (includes sheep & goats), or poultry birds more than 50 and up to 1000/day
    • Vegetable oil processing including extraction, refineries and oil expeller unit having installed capacity of up to 2 MT per day and turnover more than 12 lakh
    • The dairy unit including milk chilling unit equipped to handle or process 501 to 50000 ltr of milk liquid per day or 2.5 MT to 2500 MT milk solid per annum.
    • All food processing units other than in point 8 to 11 including repacker and re-labeller having installed capacity of more than 100 kg/ltr to 2 MT/day except grains, cereals and pulses milling.
    • Transporter having up to 100 vehicles/wagons or turnover up to 30 crores
    • Other FBOs like a retailer, distributor, supplier, caterer, restaurant, marketer having turnover up to 20 crores and in case of wholesaler turnover up to 30 crores.
    • Other FBOs like Dhaba, club, canteen, permanent or temporary stallholder, food stall or arrangement in a religious gathering, or any other food vending establishment having turnover more than 12 lakh per annum
    • In case of storage (except controlled atmosphere and cold) capacity up to 50000 MT, storage (cold or refrigerated) capacity up to 10000 MT and storage (controlled atmosphere and cold) capacity up to 1000 MT

    FSSAI LICENSE RENEWAL

    FSSAI License is valid for minimum 1 year and maximum 5 years and after that, the FBO can renew its license because if FBO fails to renew its license then it will be deemed that the FBO has surrendered its license and after that it will be no longer valid. A renewal application must be filed within 120 days before the expiry of the license but if no renewal application is submitted then the FBO can get the extension 30 after the expiry of license so that a renewal application can be filed. If FBO is filing renewal application after the expiry of license then there is a fine of Rs. 100/- per day as a late fee. To avoid this penalty it is better to file the renewal application within the specified time.

    What Do You Get In FSSAI

    Documents Required For FSSAI

    • FSSAI Registration
    • FSSAI State License
    • Fssai central license
    • Complete and Signed Form B
    • Photo of the owner of FBO establishment
    • Identity proof of the owner of FBO like PAN Card, Ration card, Aadhar Card, Driving License, Passport, Voter Id Card, Senior Citizen Card, Department issued Id
    • Supporting documents like NOC by Municipality/Panchayat, Health NOC, if any.
    • Form B duly completed and signed by the proprietor/owner/authorized signatory
    • Blueprint of the processing unit showing dimensions in meters or square (for manufacturing and processing unit only)
    • List of director/partner/proprietor/member of society/trust with full address and contact details
    • Name and list of equipment, machinery along with installed capacity and horsepower used (mandatory for manufacturing and processing unit)
    • Photo I.D. and address proof of proprietor/partner/owner/authorized signatory
    • List of food categories desired to be manufactured. ( for manufacturing unit)
    • Authorization letter from the manufacturer for a responsible person who will assist the officer in inspection, collection of sample, packing & dispatch.
    • The analysis report of water, if it is used as ingredients from recognized/ public health laboratory.
    • Proof of possession of premises. (sale deed/rent agreement/ electricity bill)
    • Partnership deed/ affidavit of proprietorship*
    • Constitution or bye-laws of the firm like MOA of company or agreement
    • NOC & copy of the license from the manufacturer (mandatory only for relabellers or repacker)*
    • Food safety management system plan or certificate (if any)*
    • Source of milk or milk procurement plan for milk including the location of milk collection centres etc. [for milk and milk processing unit] (wherever applicable)
    • Source of raw material for meat and meat processing plants. (wherever applicable)
    • Pesticide residue report of water in case FBO is manufacturing packaged drinking water, packaged mineral water and/or carbonated water from recognized/public health laboratory
    • Recall plan wherever applicable, with details on whom the product is distributed
    • NOC from the municipality or local body
    • FORM IX Nomination of a person by a company along with board resolution.*
    • Certificate provided by the Ministry of Tourism. (mandatory for hotels)
    • For transporters-supporting documentary proof for turnover or self-declaration of number of vehicles (mandatory for transporters)
    • Declaration form *

    *we will provide the draft of these documents.

    • Form B duly completed and signed by the proprietor/owner/authorized signatory
    • Blueprint of the processing unit showing dimensions in meters or square (for manufacturing and processing unit only)
    • List of director/partner/proprietor/member of society/trust with full address and contact details
    • Name and list of equipment, machinery along with installed capacity and horsepower used (mandatory for manufacturing and processing unit)
    • Photo I.D. and address proof of proprietor/partner/owner/authorized signatory
    • List of food categories desired to be manufactured. ( for manufacturing unit)
    • Authorization letter from the manufacturer for a responsible person who will assist the officer in inspection, collection of sample, packing & dispatch.
    • The analysis report of water, if it is used as ingredients from recognized/ public health laboratory.
    • Proof of possession of premises. (sale deed/rent agreement/ electricity bill)
    • Partnership deed/ affidavit of proprietorship*
    • Constitution or bye-laws of the firm like MOA of company or agreement
    • NOC & copy of the license from the manufacturer (mandatory only for relabellers or repacker)*
    • Food safety management system plan or certificate (if any)*
    • Source of milk or milk procurement plan for milk including the location of milk collection centres etc. [for milk and milk processing unit] (wherever applicable)
    • Source of raw material for meat and meat processing plants. (wherever applicable)
    • Pesticide residue report of water in case FBO is manufacturing packaged drinking water, packaged mineral water and/or carbonated water from recognized/public health laboratory
    • Recall plan wherever applicable, with details on whom the product is distributed
    • NOC from the municipality or local body
    • FORM IX Nomination of a person by a company along with board resolution.*
    • Certificate provided by the Ministry of Tourism. (mandatory for hotels)
    • For transporters-supporting documentary proof for turnover or self-declaration of number of vehicles (mandatory for transporters)
    • Declaration form *
    • Ministry of commerce certificate for 100% EOU
    • Supporting document for proof of turnover
    • NOC/PA document issued by FSSAI (when multiple documents merged into one document and then uploaded)
    • IE Code issue by DGFT

    *we will provide the draft of these documents.

    FSSAI Process

    • Submit Documents
    • Create Login Id
    • Draft Application
    • Submit Application
    • Application Approved

    Submit all the documents and provide all the information in the info form.

    We will create your login id and password by using your email id and phone number.

    We will then draft your application and will send you for the signature. You have to send us back the soft copy of the form so that we can submit it to the authority.

    We will submit the application and will make the payment and will send you the receipt of the payment.

    Once the application is approved will send you the FSSAI Certificate / License.

    FSSAI Non-Compliance

    The following are the non-compliance of FSS Act, 2006:

    • Fails to comply with the provision of this act, and rules and regulations made thereunder.
    • Providing or selling any unhygienic food or food products
    • Doing any misleading advertisement or branding of any food products
    • Food and food products contain any extraneous material
    • The processing or manufacturing of food is in an unhygienic and unsanitary way.
    • The FBO is selling the food which is not as per demand/quality/quantity/nature or substance or the food or any product is sub-standard

    FSSAI Penalties

    The penalties under FSS act are:

    • Non-compliance of this act or the food demanded by the purchaser has bad or unhygienic quality: There is a fine of Rs. 2 lakh on seller Rs. 25000 on petty manufacturer
    • Sub-standard food: Fine of Rs. 5 lakh on manufacture, seller, storage, distributor, importer
    • Misbranded food: Fine of Rs. 3 lakh on manufacture, seller, storage, distributor, importer
    • Misleading advertisement or labelling, or false description: Fine of Rs. 10 lakh on publisher or any person involved in publishing
    • Extraneous matters in food: Fine of Rs. 1 lakh on manufacture, seller, storage, distributor, importer
    • Fail to comply with FSO direction: Fine of Rs. 2 lakh on FBO or importer
    • Unhygienic, unsanitary processing or manufacturing of food: Fine of Rs. 1 lakh on manufacture or processor.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    The full form of FSSAI is Food Safety and Standards Authority of India

    Every person whose business activity is related to food and food items is required to take fssai registration. FSSAI registration is mandatory to take before starting the food business in India by every enterprise.

    Generally, FSSAI license is based upon the turnover of the enterprises, it means which type of FSSAI license you required is dependent upon your business turnover. If the turnover of enterprises is less than 12 lakh then that enterprises required only FSSAI registration but if its turnover is more than 12 lakh but less than 20 crores then it required to register itself under FSSAI State License and under this, its area of operation is limited to a particular one state in which it is registered. FSSAI State License is provided by the state government. And if the enterprises are having their business in more than one state and its turnover is less than 20 crore then it required FSSAI State License in different states along with FSSAI Central License for the registered office.

    Every enterprise whose business is related to the food is mandatorily required the FSSAI license because the priority of the authority is to ensure that the food consumed by the public is good for their health. That is why it is important to take the FSSAI License even the enterprise is importing or exporting the food items because at the end of the day it will be consumed by the public.

    The FSSAI License is valid for minimum 1 year and maximum 5 years and it depends upon the applicant that for how many years he wants to apply for the license. The cost of the FSSAI is depended upon the number of years applied by the applicant. After the expiry of the validity of the license, it can be renewed for again 1 year to 5 years.

    The benefits of FSSAI registration are:

    • It gives confidence to the consumers of the market about the products of the FBO
    • It enhances the market value to the FBO because under FSS Act the main objective of the FBO should be to ensure the health of the public and because of this the value of the FBO is always increased
    • The FBO can use the logo of FSSAI on its product without any legal restriction
    • It avoids the penalties which can be imposed for not registering under FSS Act
    • The public get good quality and hygienic food and food products because the food license is provided only to that FBOs whose product pass with the quality check and whose food quality is good

    FSSAI REGISTRATION: It will take around 8 days to get the FSSAI Registration certificate if no query is raised by the authority within 7 days from the date of filing the application.

    FSSAI LICENSE: It will take more than 60 days to get the FSSAI License, if there is no query is raised by the authority within 60 days from the submission of the application then the FBO will get the certificate after the expiry of 60 days but if any query is raised between these 60 days then the time will be extended.

    Yes, the FSSAI license is required for the selling of homemade products whether online or offline. But if such business is a small scale business and the turnover is less than 12 lakh then only FSSAI registration is sufficient there is no need to take FSSAI Central/State License.

    If the business of FBO has business related with the food and food products in more than one state then the FBO has to apply for the FSSAI Central License for its head/registered office and separate FSSAI State License or FSSAI Registration for other units depend upon their capacity and turnover.

    The renewal should be done on time but if the applicant won’t apply for the renewal of Food license within a given time period then it will be considered as expired. The applicant has to file renewal application within 120 days before the expiry of the license but if he fails to do so then the government has provided 30 days extension after the expiry of license for renewal of the license but if the applicant is filing renewal application after the expiry of license then the applicant has to pay Rs. 100/- per day as a late fee. To avoid this penalty it is better to file the renewal application within the specified time.

    Yes, but only in case of death of the owner of the certificate holder. It will be transferred to his legal heirs or legal representatives, but first, they have to apply for such transfer to the authority with the support of all the pieces of evidence and documents but the approval of such transfer totally depends upon the authority.

    All type of complaint related to the food can be addressed and these can be like:

    • Unhygienic food and its packaging
    • Food adulteration
    • Food poisoning
    • Bad quality of food products
    • Misleading advertisement of food products
    • Misleading packaging and labelling
    • Unauthorized use of ingredient of food
    • Quantity related issues can also be addressed
    • Counterfeit items
    • Violation or non-compliance of regulations of FSS Act, 2006, etc
    • A merchant exporter can file its Quarterly annual report through an online system
    • FBO of manufacturing milk and milk products shall have to file its half-yearly return in FORM D-2. The FBO needs to submit this form manually to the concerned central/state authority. The FBO has to file this return within a month from the end of the period and the first half-yearly period will be from 1st April to 30th September and 2nd half-yearly period will be from 1st October to 31st
    • Manufacturer and Importers have to file an annual return in the form D-1 and this form will be submitted manually to the concerned Central/ State Authority. The form has to file on or before 31st May of each year for each class of the food.

    Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) is a plan under which total supply chain of food is covered, it covers b from logistic to the manufacturing, packaging, transportation and the end-use by the consumer. This plan is practice for the production of hygienic food and FBO should adopt this practice to ensure food safety.

    It is used by the Food Business Operator who is dealing food supply chain from logistic, storage, processing, sanitation, maintenance, packaging to the end-use by the consumer. The FBO used this plan for the practice of hygienic food supply among the consumers. By this plan, the FBO get to know which is the weakest point of production so that they can take some preventive measures to avoid unhygienic process between the food supply chain.

    Food license or FSSAI license is the key ingredient to start a restaurant business without this no one can start his restaurant as it is mandatory to take at the very first step. This is the main license required by the restaurant and that is why it is also known as a restaurant license.

    Food recall means it is an action under which any food product is removed from the market at any stage of the food chain even if it is under possessed. This action takes place when any food product may pose a threat to the general public health or it may violate any regulation of the Act because nothing is more important than the health of the public.

    It is a notice issued by the designated officer when Food Business Operator (FBO) fails to comply with the regulation mentioned under section 32 of FSS Act, 2006.

    Food Safety and Standard Authority of India has the power to regulate the FSS Act in India and to ensure the health of the public and also has the power to check and examine the quality of food in the market of India. This authority controls all the provision and regulation related to the food in the Indian market.

    The Food Saftey Officer has the power to inspect as per the checklist of inspection framed by the Licencing Authority/Designated officer. The authority has to ensure for periodical food safety audit and inspection of the licensed FBOs through the food safety officer.

    If any person violates the rules related to the misleading labelling or advertisement then the person who is involved in it including publisher will be penalized with the fine of maximum 10 lakh rupees.