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Fssai License

FSSAI License is required for all type of food business operator in India.

There are few simple steps for getting FSSAI Registration:

  • eZeefiling will gather information from you.
  • eZeefiling will verify the documents for food license.
  • As per your turnover we will file the application for fssai license
  • You will receive regular updates until fssai registration.

Normally fssai license shall be issued by the Concerned authority with in period of 60 days.


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.

Advantages of Fssai License:

Fssai license offers various benefits which are as follows:

  • Consumer Awareness
  • Using the FSSAI Logo
  • The license will help you to establish your brand image
  • High degree of consumer confidence in quality and safety of food.
  • Trust on your brand
  • To facilitate food safety

Who needs central Fssai License:

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:

  • 100% export oriented units.
  • All Importers importing food items including food ingredients and additives for commercial use.
  • Dairy units including milk chilling units equipped to handle or process more than 50,000 liters or liquid milk/day or 2500 MT of milk solid per annum.
  • Registered office/ Head Office of food business operator operating in two or more states.
  • Food catering services in establishments and units under Central government agencies like, railway, airport, defence, seaport etc.
  • Hotels with 5 star and above accreditation.
  • All E-commerce food businesses.

Different types of Fssai License:

FSSAI 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.

FSSAI State License:

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.

Basic FSSAI Registration:

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.

Documents required for Fssai License:


Registration Documents for food license:

  • Certificate of Incorporation/ Partnership Deed/ MOA & AOA
  • List of food products manufactured or processed or stored
  • Food safety management system plan if any
  • Trade License if available
  • List of Food Category
  • List of equipments
  • Declaration

Identity Proof of Proprietor/ Directors:

  • Copy of PAN of the proprietor /Directors/ Company
  • Passport size picture of proprietor /Directors

Address Proof of Proprietor/ Directors:

  • Address proof of proprietor /Directors (Aadhar, Passport, Voter Card, DL etc)

Proof of Premises:

  • Proof of possession of premises (Rental Agreement / Utility Bill)
  • NOC from Landlord

Time frame:

  • 30 to 50 working days


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.

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