The FSSAI Department make sure that all food-related laws are being followed by food business operators (FBO). FSSAI Registration or FSSAI License is required irrespective of turnover of the FBO. FSSAI Department reports to Ministry of Health & Family welfare.
Food License is mandatory for Starting a food business in India. Registration with FSSAI department is mandatory irrespective of the sales turnover of food products. Whether you are a manufacturer or trader or wholesaler or retailer or exporter or importer of food products or supplying raw materials to manufacturer then mandatorily you need to obtain 14 digit FSSAI License or FSSAI Registration Number. As per the Food packaging guidelines, FSSAI Registration Number must be printed on every food packages & License should be displayed on the premises of FBO.
FSSAI has defined a common procedure for all food operators to apply for applicable Food License.
FSSAI Food License has three categories. An FBO can identify the required FSSAI License type basis on its business category & turnover.
FSSAI registration online can be done through Mahtta & Co.
FSAAI Basic License
For a food Business with turnover below Rs. 12 Lac annually.
FSSAI State License
a. For the food Business with turnover between Rs. 12 Lac to Rs. 20 Cr annually. or/additionally,
b. For Manufacturer:
c. Other Business (other than manufacturing
Note- Respective Designated Officer of the FSSAI Department will conduct physical verification of Factory / Warehouse before issuing the State license.
FSSAI Central License
a. For Business with turnover more than Rs. 20 Cr annually. Or/additionally,
b. For Manufacturer:
c. Other Business (other than manufacturing)
d. FSSAI License for Importer / Exporter Every food business operator intent to export or import food product from/to India, the mandatorily he has to apply for FSSAI Central license before Export or Import will take place in India. FSSAI Central license with help of Enterslice can be obtained within 20 to 30 working days.
For Online FSSAI Registration.
For FSSAI Central License
For a Manufacturing Unit, Following Additional Documents are Required