There are few simple steps for getting FSSAI Registration:
FSSAI License is mandatory before commencing any food business. FSSAI License is required for all food related businesses such as manufacturers, traders, restaurants, small eateries, grocery shop, importers, exporters, home based food businesses, dairy farms, processors, retailers, e-retailers. It is a 14-digit registration Number which must be printed on food packages.
Food license is mandatory for everyone who sells product online or offline. Your all supplier will require obtaining the FSSAI registration or food license prior to start a business.
License is mandatory for who handles or operates the food between farm to plate needs to obtain food license i.e. manufacturing, packaging, sale, importing, exporting and storage of the food.
List of food Business operator under Central License:
If the annual turnover of the food business is more than Rs. 20 Cr. then central License is required. FSSAI Central license is issued by the Central Government. In case you are in a business having multiple outlets in multiple cities then you need to go for central food license for your Head office address and also need to get basic, state or central food license for each outlet depending upon turnover. The tenure of license is minimum 1 year and maximum 5 years.
Food business operators like small to medium-sized manufacturers, storage units, transporters, retailers, marketers, distributors etc. are however required to obtain the State License. It is thus mostly for the units having an annual turnover of more than 12 lakh. The tenure of license is minimum 1 year and maximum 5 years. Manufacturing units having capacity up to 2 MT per day, Dairy units handling business up to 50000 litters per day, 3 star hotels and above, re-packers and relabeling units, clubs canteens, all the catering business irrespective of their turnover needs to apply for State food license.
The Food business operators like petty food manufacturers storage units, transporters, retailers, marketers, distributors and also the small-sized manufacturers, are thus required to obtain the Registration. If the annual turnover of a food business is below Rs. 12 lakh then basic registration is enough for your business. Generally, when someone is starting up a business and unsure of expected turnover, basic food safety registration is done which can be upgraded to state license if the turnover exceeds Rs. 12 Lakh. The maximum tenure of this food license is 5 years and the minimum is 1 year.
Fssai Registration is categorized in there levels i.e. Basic fssai Registration, State fssai Registration and Central fssai Registration.
No, Fssai license is based on premises. If your are running food business activities at the same premises, you can apply for single fssai license.
On Suspension or cancellation of food license or fssai registration, a food business operator needs to stop all activities related to food business immediately. Carrying out food activity without any food license is attract penal provisions.
No, Fssai registration is a fully online process. As all forms are filed electronically. You would need to send us scanned copies of all the required documents. You can apply for fssai registration or food license from your home.
All food business operators including medical stores and pharmacies selling health supplements need to apply for license.
If you are running food business in two or more than two states, you are required to obtain central fssai license for your registered office in addition to separate fssai license for each unit.
Yes, you are required Central license on the address as mentioned in Import Export Code Certificate to import food items for sale in India.
License can be applied or renewed for minimum 1 year and maximum for 5 years at a time.