FSSAI Registration


Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) is an autonomous body established under the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India . FSSAI is responsible for protecting and promoting public health through the regulation and supervision of food safety .

FSSAI Registration is mandatory  before starting any food business .

FSSAI issues three types of license based on nature of food business and turnover :

  1. Registration: For Turnover less than ₹12 Lakh
  2. State License: For Turnover between ₹12 Lakh to ₹20 Crore
  3. Central License: For Turnover above ₹20 Crore

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Document Required for FSSAI Registration

  • Declaration form
  • Authority Letter
  • Rent Agreement ( In Case of Rented Property)
  • Food Safety System Management Plan or Certificate
  • Electricity / Water Bill
  • Aadhaar Card / Voter ID of Proprietor / Partner / Director
  • Form IX : Nomination of Person by a Company along with the Board Resolution

FSSAI has 3 categories based on Annual turnover:

  • FSSAI Registration – turnover below 12 lakhs annually
  • FSSAI State License – turnover between 12 lakhs to 20 crores annually
  • FSSAI Central License – turnover above 20 crores

 It may require 30- 60 days from the date of making an application with FSSAI to obtain a food license.

The License is valid for the period it is issued unless it is canceled by the FSSAI. An application for renewal must be made before the expiry of the License. It can be renewed for a maximum period of five years.

FSSAI license can be renewed 30 days before the expiry of original license. We have to re-file the Form A and form B for renewal of the application / license. It typically takes 30-40 for renewal of the license. The government fee is same for renewal as for new license issue.

Yes , FSSAI license is required for any type of food activities including manufacturing ,trading , distribution and transportation . Therefore you shall need a license for FSSAI too .