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Food License

Food Standard and Safety Authority of India (FSSAI)

Every type of Business who deals in food product requires FSSAI Registration or License as per the requirement  such as Dhaba, Restaurants, canteen, club, wholesaler, retailer, distributor, supplier, Storage,  transporter, hawker, marketer, food processor etc.

Therefore, any food manufacturing or processing or distributing or packaging entity is now required to obtain a FSSAI License or Registration.

Food License or FSSAI was Introduced to achieve three objectives:

  1. Framing an integrated Food Law
  2. Give Importance to Consumer Safety
  3. Harmonizing food standards with international regulations

Registration or License is Based on Turnover

  1. Below 12 Lakhs
  2. 12 – 20 Lakhs
  3. Above 20 Lakhs
  4. Registration FORM A
  5. State License FORM B
  6. Central License FORM B

Frequently Ask Questions on FSSAI:

Who required FSSAI?

Food licensce registration is required by manufacture, distributor, importor and exportor of food products etc.

How do I renew my FSSAI registration?

FSSAI license can be renewed 30 days before the expiry of original license. You need to provide your current license number to our team. We will 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.

I have manufacturing units in multiple states. Will I be required to get a common license for the company or an individual license for each unit?

You will need a Central License for the registered office of your company and individual state licenses for each manufacturing unit in particular states.

I import food items for sale in India. Do I need a license from FSSAI?

Yes, you will be required to obtain a central license from the address contained in Import Export Code. For import export FSSAI central license is mandatory.

Is it mandatory for 100% export units to get FSSAI License?

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.

We manufacture only food additives. Do I need a license from FSSAI too?

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

Will license be required for a catering establishment that comes under the Central Government?

Yes, all catering establishments, even those under central Government such as Railways, Airport, Seaport, and Defense etc. will have to get a license from FSSAI. In most cases, such establishments need to get FSSAI central license

What will be the license formality if warehouses are in more than one place but within the same locality (same municipality and same city)?

Even if the warehouses are located in the same city but different location then a separate license for each location is required. However, if multiple warehouses are on the same campus, a single license is applicable with campus address.