FSSAI Registration | FSSAI Licence

Introduction to FSSAI (Food Safety and Standards Authority of India)

Under Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 establishes authority known as FSSAI (stands for Food Safety and Standard Authority of India); this act consolidates various acts & orders that have to handle food related issues in various Ministries and Departments.

The main motive of this act is to establish a single reference point for all matters relating to food safety and standards, after moving from multi-level, multi-departmental control to a single line of command. The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) and the State Food Safety Authorities shall enforce various provisions of the Act.

It is a regulatory authority offering all food business operators (FBOs) in India with a food licence. All the FBOs must follow all of FSSAI's food quality control rules and regulations.

An FBO requires an FSSAI License or Registration all depends on the parts such as production size, nature management of food business activities and annual turnover of business. The FBO will get 14 digit number in the FSSAI registration process that needs to be printed on food packages.

FSSAI Registration ensures food product security, and is essentially a food safety certificate distributed in India by the food authority. All manufacturers, traders, restaurants, grocery stores, importers, exporters, etc. are eligible to issue an FSSAI License. FSSAI Licensing ensures that products are subject to strict quality controls, thereby reducing cases of adulteration, substandard product.

Types of FSSAI Licence

➲ Basic registration

Basis registration is simple registration under the FSSAI department which shows that food products as per the parameter of the FSSAI act and the food business operator has registered his business under the regional FSSAI department. This registration is necessary for the newly started food business whose turnover is below 12 lakh.

➲ State License

This is a food license that is issued by the state authority of the food department to food business who’s annual turnover is exceeded 12 lakh but is below 20 crores. This license is valid for a maximum 5 years or a minimum 1 year. State authority issues this license after conducting the inspection of the food unit, if the unit fulfils all the led criteria of the act then the department issue the license in the name of the food unit.

➲ Central license

This is a license issued by the central department to the food establishments which runs there business and there annual turnover is 20 crore or more. Central department of FSSAI is located in five-zone, (northern zone-New Delhi, Eastern Zone-Kolkata, north Eastern –Guwahati, Western Zone-Mumbai, Southern Zone-Chennai & Kerela). 

There is some kind of business where the central license is compulsory;

a. When the food business is engaged in importing/exporting of food products

b. Food distributor located at premises of government

c. Retailer/wholesaler located at premises at a central government agency

d. Storage (warehouse) located at the central government agency

e. Food catering/canteen services in central government agencies having turnover above 12 lakh

f. Food distributor located at premises at airport/seaport

g. Retailer/wholesaler located at premises at airport/seaport

h. Storage(warehouse) located at premises at airport/seaport

i. Food catering services located at premises at airport/seaport

j. Mid-day meal canteen service having turnover more than 12 lakh

k. Mid-day meal caterer having turnover more than 12 lakh

l. Food business engaged in E-commerce

Basic registration

State License

Central License

When Business Turnover is up to INR 12 lakh

When Business turnover is between INR 12 Lakh to INR 20 Crore

When business turnover is more than INR 20 crore

Benefits of FSSAI

  • It is compulsory for every food business operator in India to get an FSSAI License/Registration.
  • It provides you with all the laws and department control via a single access point.
  • It will enhance your business goodwill as your business get licensed under FSSAI
  • To fulfil the compliance which must be complied as per the FSSAI Act
  • To avoid any penal provisions which will be levied on non-compliance.

Who needs FSSAI Licence

In general, all food operating businesses required to get certified under FSSAI. FSSAI has categorized all food units into various kinds of business as per which every food operator needs to get register itself. All the food business operators should apply for the license as per there turnover or as per there business activity.

Various kind of business as per the FSSAI:

Manufacturer

➲ Dairy Units including milk chilling units equipped to handle or process

➲ Vegetable oil processing units and units producing vegetable oil by the process of solvent extraction and refineries including oil expeller unit

➲ Slaughtering units

➲ Meat processing unit

➲ All food processing units including relabeller & repackers

➲ Food manufacturing units engaged in manufacturing of proprietary food

Other Business

➲ Storage(warehouse)

➲ Wholesaler

➲ Retailer

➲ Distributor

➲ Food Vending Agencies

➲ Supplier

➲ Caterer

➲ Dhaba, Boarding House having food service, Banquet halls with food service, home based canteen, dabba wallas, parmenet/temporary stall holder, food stalls/ Arrangements in religious gathering/fairs etc, fish /meat/poultry shop/seller or any other food vending establishment

➲ club/canteen

➲ Hotels

➲ Restaurant

➲ Transporter

➲ Marketer

➲Hawker (itinerant/mobile food vendor)

➲ petty retailer of snacks/ tea shops

Premises at central government agencies

➲ Food catering/canteen services in central government agencies

➲ storage house

➲ Wholesaler

➲ Retailer

➲ Distributor

Premises at airport/seaport

➲ Food catering services

➲ Storage

➲ Wholesaler

➲ Retailer

➲ Distributor

Mid-day Meal

➲ caterer

➲ canteen

Export

➲ 100% Export oriented units

➲ Exporter

Railways

➲ Caterer

➲ Restaurant

➲ Club/ canteen

➲ Dhaba, Boarding House having food service, Banquet halls with food service, home based canteen, dabba wallas, parmenet/temporary stall holder, food stalls/ Arrangements in religious gathering/fairs etc, fish /meat/poultry shop/seller or any other food vending establishment

➲ Hawker

➲ petty retailer

➲ Storage

E-commerce

➲ E-commerce covered under the central license system

Process of Obtaining FSSAI license

STEP 1: Choose the type of required license

Firstly step is to choose the type of license or registration is required as per your business. If your food business is newly established then it will require FSSAI registration, but if your food business is old then the license will be required depending on your business turnover.

STEP 2: Choose your Kind of Business

The next step is to decide the kind of business for which you will apply for registration/license. FSSAI has fixed various kind of business for food business will apply for license or registration

STEP 3: Create a login on FSSAI site

Next after making the decision on the kind of business and type of license applicant need to create a user id on the FSSAI site and generate the user id and password.

STEP 4: Fill the form

Next after creating a login, you required to fill the form (Form-A for registration & Form-B for license), fill all required fields, and choose the food code for which you are applying. FSSAI has categorized the food and has specified Food code for various food products.

STEP 5: Attach the required attachment

After filing up the form applicant needs to attach the required documents like applicant I’d and address proof, business address proof, FSMS declaration, Simple declaration, and many others as per the type of license.

STEP 6: Make payment for license or registration

After filling up the form and attaching the applicant of the documents will move on the payment page where he has to make the payment for application which will be as per the fees per year.

                Government fees

➲ For BASIC REGISTRATION – 100 per year

➲ For State license-

Manufacturer/Miler

Fees/year

Production is above 1MT per day day

Milk production 10,001 to 50,000 LPD or 501 to 2500 MT of milk solids per annum

5000

Production below 1MT

Milk production 501 to 10000LPD or 2.5 to 500 MT milk solid per annum

3000

Hotels up to 4 star

5000

Other food services having turnover more than 12 lakh but less than 20 crore

2000

➲ For CENTRAL LICENCE - 7500 per year

Documents required for FSSAI Basic Registration

FSSAI Basic Registration requires minimalist documentation mentioned below:

  • Photograph of Proprietor/ Partner/Director
  • ID proof Of Proprietor/ Partner/Director (PAN/Aadhar)
  • Address proof of business address (Electricity bill/ rent agreement etc)​

Documents required for FSSAI State Licence

Documents required in case of a manufacturing business;

  • ID & Address proof of Directors/Partners/Proprietor (Aadhar card/PAN card/ Passport)
  • Blueprint of manufacturing unit
  • Address proof of the business/manufacturing unit (Electricity bill/ Rent agreement etc)
  • List of machinery along with no of capacity installed with horse consumption
  • Photograph of machinery installed, business unit (from inside and outside)
  • Water analysis report (if manufacturing involve water use)
  • Partnership deed/Self-declaration for Proprietorship/ MOA, AOA & COI of company
  • Turnover proof (Balance sheet) (if business crosses the prescribed turnover limit)

Additional documents which MAY be required for other kinds of business:

  • NOC & copy of license from the manufacturer (in case of re-labeller and repacker)
  • Source of raw material for meat and meat processing plant (whenever applicable)
  • Certificate provided by the Ministry of Tourism (HRACC) (Mandatory for Hotels only)
  • For  transporters-supporting documentary proof for turnover or self-declaration of the number of vehicles  (mandatory for transporter)

Documents required for FSSAI Central Licence

Documents required for Central License in case of manufacturing or other kinds of business:

  • ID & Address proof of Directors/Partners/Proprietor (Aadhar card/PAN card/ Passport)
  • Address proof of the business/manufacturing unit (Electricity bill/ Rent agreement etc)
  • Partnership deed/Self-declaration for Proprietorship/ MOA, AOA & COI of company
  • IEC (in case business is willing to do trading of import or export )
  • Turnover proof (Balance sheet) (if business crosses the prescribed turnover limit)
  • Blueprint of manufacturing unit
  • Address proof of the business/manufacturing unit (Electricity bill/ Rent agreement etc)
  • List of machinery along with no of capacity installed with horse consumption
  • Photograph of machinery installed, business unit (from inside and outside)
  • Water analysis report (if manufacturing involve water use)
  • Partnership deed/Self-declaration for Proprietorship/ MOA, AOA & COI of company

Additional documents which may be required as per kind of business:

  • NOC & copy of the license from the manufacturer (in case of re-labeller and repacker)
  • Source of raw material for meat and meat processing plant (whenever applicable)
  • Certificate provided by the Ministry of Tourism (HRACC) (Mandatory for Hotels only)
  • For  transporters-supporting documentary proof for turnover or self-declaration of number of vehicles  (mandatory for transporter)

Difference Between Various form Of FSSAI license

Particular

Basic

State

Central

Turnover

Below 12 Lakhs

More than 12 lakh but less than 20 crore

More than 20 crore

On the basis of kind of business

For milk chilling house equipped to handle or process

FOB capacity of Up to 500 liters per day or up- to 2.5 MT per annum

 

For Slaughtering house

-Large animals up-to 2 numbers

  • -Small animals up-to 10 numbers
  • -Poultry birds up-to 50 numbers per day

 

For Processing Unit

More than 100kg/day to 2 MT/days

 

For Wholeseller

Turnover upto maximum 30 crore

 

For milk chilling house equipped to handle or process

501 liters per day to 50,000 liters per day milk or more than 2.5 MT of milk solids per annum

 

For Slaughtering house

-Large animals more than 2 and upto 50 max

  • -Small animals more than 10 and up to 50 max  numbers
  • -Poultry birds moret than 50 and up to 1000 per day

 

For Processing unit

Production more than 2MT/day

 

For milk chilling house equipped to handle or process

More than 50,000 Ltr/day or more than 2500 MT of milk solids per day

 

For Slaughtering house

-Large animals more than 50/day

-small animals more than 150/day

- Poultry bird more than 1000/day

 

For Wholeseailing

Turnover more than 30 Crore

 

For Importing/Exporting Unit

 

For E-commerce

 

 

Issuing Authority

FSSAI department

FSSAI State department

FSSAI Central Department

Audit/ inspection

NO Audit

Mandatorily

Mandatorily

Annual Return

NO returns need to be filed

Yes Annual return need to be filed through form D1 and through D2 for half yearly return for manufacturer of milk and milk product

Yes Annual return need to be filed through form D1 through D2 for half yearly return for manufacturer of milk and milk product

Government fees

INR 100/ year

INR 2000/ Year*

INR 7500/ Year

Form Type

Form-A is filed for Registration

Form-B filed for license

Form-B filed for license

FAQs

Q. What is FSSAI?

A. Under Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 establishes authority known as FSSAI (stands for Food Safety and Standard Authority of India); this act consolidates various acts & orders that have to handle food related issues in various Ministries and Departments. FSSAI Registration ensures food product security, and is essentially a food safety certificate distributed in India by the food authority. All manufacturers, traders, restaurants, grocery stores, importers, exporters, etc. are eligible to issue an FSSAI License. FSSAI Licensing ensures that products are subject to strict quality controls, thereby reducing cases of adulteration, substandard product.

 

Q. Different types of FSSAI license?

A. ➲ Basic registration

Basis registration is simple registration under the FSSAI department which shows that food products as per the parameter of the FSSAI act and the food business operator has registered his business under the regional FSSAI department. This registration is necessary for the newly started food business whose turnover is below 12 lakh.

➲ State License

This is a food license that is issued by the state authority of the food department to food business who’s annual turnover is exceeded 12 lakh but is below 20 crores. This license is valid for a maximum 5 years or a minimum 1 year. State authority issues this license after conducting the inspection of the food unit, if the unit fulfils all the led criteria of the act then the department issue the license in the name of the food unit.

➲ Central license

This is a license issued by the central department to the food establishments which runs there business and there annual turnover is 20 crore or more. Central department of FSSAI is located in five-zone, (northern zone-New Delhi, Eastern Zone-Kolkata, north Eastern –Guwahati, Western Zone-Mumbai, Southern Zone-Chennai & Kerela). 

 

Q. Threshold for various types of License/Registration?

Basic registration

State License

Central License

  • When Business Turnover is up to INR 12 lakh
  • When Business turnover is between INR 12 Lakh to INR 20 Crore
  • When business turnover is more than INR 20 crore

A. 

 

 

 

Q. Government Fees for various category of License?

A. Basic Registration- INR 100/year

     State License- 2000/year (for Milk producer and 4 star hotels fee varies)

     Central License- INR 7500/year

 

Q. Validity of License?

A. Validity can be of maximum 5 year, if renewal is required license holder needs to renew 30 days before the expiry of license.

 

 

Q. Penalty for non complaining the act?

A. If an operator of a food company conducts a food establishment without obtaining an FSSAI license, the act is punishable by law. The food business operator may face imprisonment and the penalty for FSSAI licenses up to 5 lakhs rupees.

 

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