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Apply FSSAI Food License Online

Apply FSSAI Food License Online

Apply FSSAI Food License Online


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FSSAI launched Food Safety Compliance System (FoSCoS) wef 1st June 2020 replacing existing Food Licensing and Registration System.Food License Registration certificate is required to run a food product business. You have to register under Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) to manufacture, distribute and transport food products. FSSAI is established under the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India. The FSSAI has been established under the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006. FSSAI Certificate and FSSAI License are same which ensures the quality, purity and other important factors the customers can rely upon.

The Food Safety and Standard Authority of India (FSSAI) takes the matters related to the production and processing of food seriously. There is Section 50 to Section 65 that deals with the offenses under the FSSAI 2006. It keeps track of all the necessary requirements that one needs to abide by and follow the compliance policy to avoid being punished. The basic offence is the sale of food without the FSSAI licence for which one can be punished with imprisonment and a penalty of about 5 lakhs. 

1. Passport-size photo
2. Certificate of the business constitution, such as a partnership deed, certificate of incorporation, shop and establishment licence, or other business registration certificate.
3. Plan for a food safety management system
4. Address proof of business premises (rental agreement, a letter of authorisation from the owner of the rented premises, utility bills, and so on)
5. List of food products manufactured or processed 
6. Any Identity Proof documents like Aadhaar Card, Ration Card, Voter ID Card, PAN Card, or Driving License.

Recognition of Government

  1. Basic FSSAI Registration (for small businesses):

    • Annual turnover of up to Rs. 12 lakhs.
    • Minimal documentation.
    • Suitable for small-scale food businesses, such as small eateries, street food vendors, and home-based food businesses.
  2. State FSSAI License (for medium-sized businesses):

    • Annual turnover between Rs. 12 lakhs and Rs. 20 crores.
    • More documentation compared to basic registration.
    • Applicable to medium-sized manufacturers, traders, restaurants, etc.
  3. Central FSSAI License (for large businesses):

    • Annual turnover exceeding Rs. 20 crores.
    • More stringent documentation requirements.
    • Required for large manufacturers, importers, 100% export-oriented units, etc.

FSSAI licenses are generally valid for 1 to 5 years, depending on the option chosen during registration.


No, it’s illegal to operate a food business without a valid FSSAI license. Non-compliance can lead to penalties, closure of the business, and legal actions.


No, FSSAI registration is specific to the person or entity that applied for it. It is non-transferable.


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FSSAI Registration – An Overview

Apply FSSAI Food License Online

FSSAI registration is one of the most important registration that is required to be obtained by every person who wishes to open a restaurant, bakery, hotel, or food stall in India. The persons involved in the food business, such as manufacturing, transportation, distribution, and storage of food articles/products are also mandatorily required to have an FSSAI registration to carry on their food business.

FSSAI stands for Food Safety and Standards Authority of India. It is an organization that monitors and governs the entire food business in India. It is an autonomous body that is established under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India.

The FSSAI has been established under the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 (FSS Act) which is a consolidating statute related to food safety and regulation in India. It ensures the food products undergo quality checks thereby curtailing food adulteration and sale of sub-standard products. It is responsible for the registering and licensing of the Food Business

Benefits of FSSAI License Registration

Apart from the fact that FoSCoS FSSAI registration is mandatory for your food business, getting it also comes with some benefits:

  • It creates trust and credibility among your customers
  • The FSSAI logo is widely recognized and hence it can ensure goodwill among consumers
  • Hygiene and cleanliness are regulated and followed when FSSAI registration is involved
  • You can create better work policies or improve them through studies that you get access to
  • New knowledge about the industry is shared with you which will help you to improve your safety standards and aid you in reaching the standards of international organizations
  • An FSSAI license is important for importing and exporting food products
  • FSSAI is mandatory when you sell food products online
  • FSSAI is also responsible for setting guidelines and procedures for quality assurance of the accredited labs as per ISO17025.

Obtaining a license can provide the food business with legal benefits, build goodwill, ensure food safety, create consumer awareness, and assist in business expansion. Also, it helps regulate, manufacture, store, distribution, and sale of imported food. It is easy to obtain funds from investors when an FBO has FSSAI registration.

The FSSAI logo on the food products ensures the quality of food to the customers. The FSSAI registration number displayed on the food premises indicates that the premises comply with hygiene and quality standards.

Consequences of Non-Compliance

Any registered or licensed person under the FSSAI has to adhere to the rules and regulations under the FSS Act, 2006. The food safety officer generally conducts the inspection of the food business operator’s facility and identifies the level of compliance with the regulation using a checklist. Based on the compliance level, the food safety officer marks it as:

  • Compliance (C)
  • Non-compliance (NC)
  • Partial compliance (PC)
  • Not applicable/Not observed (NA)

Based on the above, the food safety officer might issue an improvement notice where ever required per Section 32 of the FSS Act, 2006. If the business operator fails to comply with the improvement notice, the officer after giving the licensee an opportunity to show cause may cancel his license. Any food business operator aggrieved by an improvement notice can appeal to the State Commissioner of Food Safety. The decision thereon can be challenged by appealing to the Food Safety Appellate Tribunal/High Court.

Benefits of FSSAI Food License
FSSAI Registration Eligibility

FSSAI Registration is a basic license and it is required for all the FBOs involved in the small-scale food business. This category covers the following businesses:

  • Any FBO with an annual turnover of not more than Rs. 12 lacks.
  • Petty retailer dealing in food products.
  • Any person who manufactures or sells any food article by himself.
  • Food sale is done by the temporary stall holder.
  • Any individual who distributes food in any religious or social gathering except a caterer.
FSSAI License Eligibility

For all other FBOs apart from small-scale businesses, the FSSAI license has to be obtained. FSSAI License can be classified into two categories i.e. State FSSAI License and Central FSSAI License based on the size of the business whether it is a medium scale or large scale business.

Generally, FBOs who are large manufacturers, importers, and exporters dealing in large-scale food businesses need to obtain FSSAI registration from the central government, and FBOs with small to medium-sized manufacturing units, transporters, marketers, traders, etc., need to take FSSAI registration from the state government. To apply for State License, the FBO must have a turnover between Rs 12 lakh to Rs 20 crore.

Other conditions include manufacturing units having a capacity of 2MT per day, and dairy units handling business up to 5000 liters per day. 3-star hotels and above, repackers, relabelling units, clubs, canteens all catering businesses irrespective of their turnover need to apply for the license. The tenure of the license issued is a maximum of 5 years and a minimum of 1 year.

To apply for a Central License, the FBO must have a turnover exceeding Rs. 20 crores and needs to have operations in two or more states. All importers and exporters need to apply for this license. The maximum tenure is 5 years and the minimum is 1 year.

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Who Require FSSAI Registration

The FBOs carrying on the following kinds of business are mandatorily required to obtain an FSSAI Registration/License:

  1. Petty retailers and retail shops such as Retail shops, Snacks shops, Confectionery or Bakery shops, etc.
  2. Temporary stalls or fixed stalls or food premises involved in the preparation, distribution, storage, and sale of food products such as Gol Gappa stalls, chat stalls, fruits/vegetable vendors, Tea Stall, snacks stalls, Bread pakoda stalls, Samosa stalls, Chinese food stall, South Indian food stall, sweet stall, juice shops, etc.
  3. Hawkers sell packaged or freshly prepared food by traveling (usually on foot or movable carts) from one location to another.
  4. Dairy Units including Milk Chilling Units, Petty Milkmen, and Milk Vendors.
  5. Vegetable Oil Processing Units.
  6. Slaughtering houses such as meat shops, mutton shops, chicken shops, lamb meat, etc.
  7. Meat Processing and Fish Processing units.
  8. All Food Manufacturing/ Processing units that include Repacking of food.
  9. Proprietary food and Novel food.
  10. Cold/refrigerated storage facility.
  11. Transporter of food products has a number of specialized vehicles like insulated refrigerated vans/wagons, milk tankers, food wagons, food trucks, etc.
  12. Wholesaler, supplier, distributor, and marketer of food products.
  13. Hotels, Restaurants, and Bars.
  14. Canteens and Cafeteria including mid-day meal canteens.
  15. Food Vending Agencies and Caterers.
  16. Dhaba, PG provides food, Banquet halls with food catering arrangements, Home Based Canteens, and Food stalls in fairs or religious institutions.
  17. Importers and Exporters of food items including food ingredients.
  18. E-Commerce food suppliers including cloud kitchens.

Types of FSSAI Food License

According to the FSSAI Act, 2006 all food businesses are required to be registered/licensed under the following 3 categories:

Food License Registration Online – Basic

It is the primary kind of registration issued for businesses that are small in turnover – up to? 12 lakhs approximately per annum. Catering businesses irrespective of their turnover have to apply for a state license and not a basic FSSAI registration.

Fssai State License

Companies that have a profit greater than? 12 lakhs require an FSSAI state license.

Fssai Central License

The central registration is for bigger businesses that have a turnover of over. 20 crores per annum. Companies that supply food to government offices/departments and businesses involved in food import/export, an online platform, operating franchises, or chains of hotels/restaurants have to get a Central FSSAI license as well.

Type of FSSAI License

Documents Required

Based on the different types of registration and the food business that you are running, you have to submit different documents required for FSSAI Registration.

FSSAI Registration
  • Authorized person’s passport-sizes photograph [self-attested]
  • Authorized person’s Aadhar card front and back [self-attested]
  • Address proof of the business premises [rental agreement/previous month’s electricity bill/NOC from landlord]
  • Declaration signed by the authorized person.
Fssai State & Central License
  • Passport-sized photograph of the directors/partners/proprietor
  • Identity proof of directors/partners/proprietor [Aadhar and Pan card ]
  • Address proof of the business premises [rental agreement/previous month’s electricity bill/NOC from landlord]
  • Photograph of the premises [8-9 photos]
  • Blueprint of the premises
  • List of food products on the company letterhead [with seal and signature]
  • List of machines (if any) on the company’s letterhead [with seal and signature].
Food Manufacturing Units

Including the documents required for FoSCoS FSSAI Registration, manufacturing units have to submit the following documents as well:

  • The blueprint of the warehouse, plant, etc.
  • A list of all machinery
  • Report of a water test
  • List of all food categories

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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

Food Safety Compliance System (FoSCoS) is built using latest technology with a vision to have modern one stop pan-India IT platform for food safety regulatory needs, its launched by FSSAI. FoSCoS shall also be integrated with other platforms of Government of India such as GST, PAN, MCA etc. further ease out the processes for businesses and also ensure a 360 degree profiling of businesses.

The FSSAI Registration is the legal process for all Food Business Operators (FBOs) in India to apply for getting the certificate that the available sold food is safe for human consumption. Register Now!

TBased on the annual turnover of the food business, the types of FoSCos Food licenses are:

  • Basic FSSAI Registration – Annual turnover of less than Rs. 12 Lakhs
  • State FSSAI License – Annual turnover between Rs. 12 Lakhs – Rs. 20 Crores
  • Central FSSAI License – Annual turnover more than Rs. 20 Crores

Any Govt. Identity like Aadhaar Card, Ration Card, Voter ID Card, PAN Card, Driving License.

The FSSAI FoSCos License is valid for the period from 1 to 5 years. Hereafter, the particular FBO needs to apply for FSSAI License renewal.

FSSAI has introduced an online application that is named as ‘Food Licensing and Registration System’ or FLRS. It verifies the eligibility of food-related businesses based on their business premises and the kind of procedure recognized with the business person. FLRS is introduced for the food business entities to apply online for the FSSAI license.

Currently, The FLRS is used by 5 Regional Offices of FSSAI that are in New Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Chennai, and Kerala.

FSSAI license renewal can be done for 1-5 years and it is necessary for every food business in India. You can contact our Food Licensing experts on 08069029400 and get to know your FSSAI license renewal status by them.

Yes, you have to take a Central FSSAI license for the main branch or head office and the State FSSAI licenses for any specific state. To assure a stable food business operation across the various states of the country.

Yes, you will be needed to get a Central License for the specific address that is notified in the Import Export Code (IEC). For any import-export related business operation, FSSAI Central License is necessary.

In case of the death of the FSSAI License holder, the FSSAI License can be shifted to the legal representative or any family member of the dead holder. The legal representative or the family member needs to apply to the concerned Authority to shift the license in his/her name.

Yes. You require having an FSSAI registration to sale homemade stuff on an online platform particularly if your business is on a small scale, and the annual turnover is among 0-12 Lakhs. 

In case of forgetting to make a renewal of a food license, you have to pay a penalty of Rs. 100 per day within the specified validity time. Following that, your existing food license can be cancelled and need to apply for a fresh license.

Yes. But you must obtain your Import Export Code (IEC) first. Subsequently, apply for the FSSAI Central License before starting the business operations.


In case you want to edit/modify/update the information contained in the existing FSSAI Certificate, you will need to apply for a modification with a fee equivalent to a license fee for one-year. To get free legal guidance on the related matters, connect with an FSSAI expert panel.

It is mandatory for all catering establishments in India. Even the Indian Railways, Defense units, and Airports require this license as well.


FSSAI Basic License

  • For 1 Year Validity
  • Turnover less than 12 Lacs
  • Including Govt Fees

FSSAI StateLicense

  • Valid for 1 to 5 Years
  • Turnover 12 Lacs to 20 Cr.
  • Excluding Govt Fees

FSSAI Central License

  • Valid for 1 to 5 Years
  • Turnover more than 20 Cr.
  • Excluding Govt Fees
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