FSSAI Registration

What defines FSSAI?

FSSAI Stands for Food Safety and Standards Authority of India. FSSAI is a National Body which controls and governs all the business which is dealing into foods whether manufacturing, selling or serving of food. FSSAI Registration is location based registration, for all Food Business Operator are required to obtain FSSAI License for each of their business unit.

FSSAI provides guidelines and procedures to obtain registration from FSSAI. Every business man who are running food related business whether its restaurant, packing or repacking of food product, storage of food and related product is compulsorily required to obtain food licence or FSSAI Registration. There are various types of food license or FSSAI registrations are prescribed for different class of business. FSSAI License/registrations are categorized into Basic Registration, State Level License and Central Food License. Small & Medium Size Food Business Operator requires State Level License and Large Size Food Business Operator requires Central Level License. Here is the list of various type of Food Registration/FSSAI license which can be obtain by any business man who are dealing in food or related products:

FSSAI Basic Registration

This is Basic FSSAI registration which is applicable for small business whose turnover does not exceeds from INR 12 lakh in a year.

State FSSAI License:

This type of FSSAI license is applicable for business whose turnover exceeds from 12 Lakh but does not exceed 20 Crore in year.

FSSAI Central License:

For every person who is engage in Import and export business and/or whose turnover exceed from 12 Lakh but doesnot exceed 20 Crore in year.

What is the validity of FSSAI License:

The validity of FSSAI license depends upon the person who is applying for FSSAI license. A person can apply for FSSAI license from 1 to 5 year’s validity.  Fee for such licence will depend upon validity of license.

Procedure for Basic FSSAI Registration:

Application for FSSAI basis registration can be filed online. Form A is required to submit with food licensing department of government. While filing application following details are to be provided:

  • Name of Business/ Trade name
  • Nature/Kind of Business (there are various category from which applicant is required to select one or multiple category like factory, Restaurant, Stall, Outdoor catering etc)
  • Complete address of Office and/or Manufacturing Premises
  • Mob No and Email ID of applicant
  • Photo of applicant
  • Identity Proof
  • Description of food items in which applicant is dealing (Meat, Beverage, Confectionary, Sweets ) 

After successfully submission of Draft application, applicant is required to take print out of draft application and need to attach signed copy of said application. A Declaration is also required to be attached.  Once documents are uploaded, payment of requisite fee is required to made.

Time duration to obtain FSSAI Registration:

Generally it takes 3 to 7 days to get the approval for FSSAI Registration. If FSSAI departments find any discrepancy is submitted application then they can raise query and applicant is required to provide or clarify to the queries raised by department.  If FSSAI department is not satisfied with the response of applicant then such application can be rejected by department.

Fee for FSSAI Basis Registration:

The government has prescribed fee of INR 100 for one year’s validity of FSSAI Registration. If FSSAI Registration is applied for multiple years then fee will be charge accordingly.


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FSSAI Licence-State Level

As elaborated above this kind of license is for Small and Medium Enterprises having turnover between INR 12 Lakh to 20 Crore. However under this license, documentation process is quite lengthy and physical verification/inspection is essential by FSSAI department officials.

  1. Procedure for Basic FSSAI Registration:

Application for FSSAI basis registration can be filed online. Form A is required to submit with food licensing department of government. While filing application following details are to be provided:

  • Name of Business/ Trade name
  • Nature/Kind of Business (there are various category from which applicant is required to select one or multiple category like factory, Restaurant, Stall, Outdoor catering etc)
  • Complete address of Office and/or Manufacturing Premises
  • Mob No and Email ID of applicant
  • Photo of applicant
  • Identity Proof
  • Description of food items in which applicant is dealing (Meat, Beverage, Confectionary, Sweets )

After successfully submission of Draft application, applicant is required to take print out of draft application and need to attach signed copy of said application. A Declaration is also required to be attached.  Once documents are uploaded, payment of requisite fee is required to made.

  • Time duration to obtain FSSAI Registration:

Generally it takes 3 to 7 days to get the approval for FSSAI Registration. If FSSAI departments find any discrepancy is submitted application then they can raise query and applicant is required to provide or clarify to the queries raised by department.  If FSSAI department is not satisfied with the response of applicant then such application can be rejected by department.

  • Fee for FSSAI Basis Registration:

The government has prescribed fee of INR 100 for one year’s validity of FSSAI Registration. If FSSAI Registration is applied for multiple years then fee will be charge accordingly.

 

FSSAI Licence-State Level

As elaborated above this kind of license is for Small and Medium Enterprises having turnover between INR 12 Lakh to 20 Crore. However under this license, documentation process is quite lengthy and physical verification/inspection is essential by FSSAI department officials.

  • Procedure for FSSAI State License:

Application for FSSAI basis registration can be filed online. Form B is required to submit with food licensing department of government. While filing application following details are to be provided:

For Traders:

  • Name of Business/ Trade name
  • Nature/Kind of Business (there are various category from which applicant is required to select one or multiple category like factory, Restaurant, Stall, Outdoor catering etc)
  • Complete address of Office and/or Manufacturing Premises
  • Mob No and Email ID of applicant
  • Photo of applicant
  • Identity Proof
  • Description of food items in which applicant is dealing (Meat, Beverage, Confectionary, Sweets )

For Manufacturer some additional information will be required as below:

  • Manufacturing Layout plan with a list of Machines
  • List of food categories to be manufactured
  • Analysis  report  of food from a recognized/ public health laboratory
  • Photographs of Machine

After successfully submission of Draft application, applicant is required to take print out of draft application and need to attach signed copy of said application. A Declaration is also required to be attached.  Once documents are uploaded, payment of requisite fee is required to made.

  • Time duration to obtain FSSAI State License:

Generally it takes 15 to 30 days to get the approval for FSSAI State License. A physical inspection is being carried by designated officer of FSSAI department. If such officer finds any discrepancy in submitted application and did not satisfied with his inspection then they can raise query and applicant is required to provide or clarify to the queries raised by department. If FSSAI department is not satisfied with the response of applicant then such application can be rejected by department.

  • Fee for FSSAI State License (Per Year):
  • A fee of INR 5,000 for productions that exceed 1MT and for milk units ranging between 10,001 to 50,000 LPD or 501 to 2500 MT per annum.
  • A fee of INR 3,000 i for productions that are below 1MT and for milk units ranging between 501 to 10,000 LPD or 2.5 MT to 500MT per annum.
  • A fee of INR 5,000 for hotels ranging up to 4 Star
  • A fee of Rs. 2,000 for All Food Service providers (restaurants, clubs, canteens, etc.) and other Food Business Operators

FSSAI Licence-Central Level

As elaborated above this kind of license is for Large Enterprises having turnover exceeding INR 12  20 Crore or 5 Start Hotel or Importer or Exporter. Under this license, documentation process is almost similar to FSSAI State License.

  • Procedure for FSSAI Central License:

Application for FSSAI basis registration can be filed online. Form B is required to submit with food licensing department of government. Document and registration process is almost similar to FSSAI State License.

  • Time duration to obtain FSSAI Central License:

Generally it takes 15 to 45 days to get the approval for FSSAI Central License. A physical inspection is being carried by designated officer of FSSAI department. If such officer finds any discrepancy in submitted application and did not satisfied with his inspection then they can raise query and applicant is required to provide or clarify to the queries raised by department. If FSSAI department is not satisfied with the response of applicant then such application can be rejected by department.

  • Fee for FSSAI State License:

A Fee of INR 7500/- is applicable for each year.

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