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FSSAI Registration / Food Safety Registration

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  • Any FBO with an annual turnover of not more than Rs. 12 lakh.
  • 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.
  • Small-scale or cottage industries dealing in the food business and the following:milk and meat 500 LPD/2.5 MT and Turnover upto 12 lakhs/annum
  • Every food business operator involved in the manufacturing, processing, storage distribution and sale of food products must compulsorily obtain FSSAI Registration.
  • FSSAI Registration is different from the FSSAI License in the sense that depending on the size and nature of the business, FBO should obtain the necessary registration or license.
  • This registration procedure is aimed to create more accountability on the FBO to maintain the quality of the food products.
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Required to FSSAI Registration & License

A person,Company and Organasations who is carrying out a food business whether for profit or not, whether public or private, involved in the activities Stage of manufacturing, processing, storage distribution and sale of food products must compulsorily obtain FSSAI Registration or License.

  • FBOs can obtain FSSAI registration online by filling and submitting the FSSAI registration form, i.e. Form A (application for Registration) or Form B (application for State and Central License) on the FoSCoS portal. The FBOs can also register offline by submitting Form A or Form B to the Food and Safety Department.
  • The FSSAI registration form must be accompanied by the required documents. The documents must be uploaded online on the FoSCos portal at the time of filling the application
  • The FSSAI registration form can be accepted or it may be rejected by the Department within 7 days from the date of receipt of an application either physically or online through the FoSCoS portal. If the application is rejected it has to be intimated to the applicant in writing.
  • The Department will scrutinise the documents submitted.
  • The Department may conduct an inspection of the food premises, before granting the FSSAI registration certificate, if necessary.
  • If the Department is satisfied that the FBO meets all the required criteria, then it will grant an FSSAI registration certificate with the registration number and the photo of the applicant email ID. The applicant can also download the FSSAI registration certificate by logging into the FoSCoS portal.
  • FBO should prominently display the certificate of FSSAI registration at the place of business during business hours.

  • Photo identity proof of the food business operators.
  • Business constitution certificate, i.e. partnership deed, certificate of incorporation, shop and establishment licence or other business registration certificate.
  • Proof of possession of business premises, i.e. rental agreement, NOC from the owner of the rented premises, utility bills etc.
  • Supporting documents (if required) like NOC by Municipality or Panchayat, Health NOC, copy of License from the manufacturer, etc.


Frequently Asked Questions

  • Food Safety and Standard Authority of India. That is established under the Food and safety standards, 2006.

  • As per 'FSS (Licensing & Registration) Regulations, 2011, Licenses and Registrations are granted to FBOs in a 3 tier system 1. Registration,2. State license, and 3.Central License.

  • Furthermore, the FSSAI Basic Registration has to be obtained by small FBOs having a turnover up to Rs. 12 Lakhs. On the other hand, the FBOs having a turnover exceeding Rs. Twelve lakhs need to obtain FSSAI License.

  • Obtaining FSSAI registration or license in compliance with the rules and regulations of the Food Safety and Quality Act, 2006 is compulsory for the following entities: All Food Packaging unit All types of Food Manufacturers Food Storage unit Food Traders Wholesale food business operators Retail food business operators Online Food Business Operator(FBO) E-Commerce Food Business Operator(FBO) Caters/Hotel. Others food related business operator(FBO)

  • This Registration Certificate is embedded with a QR code and has the image of FBO with a 14-digit Registration number starting with 2 (2xxxxxxxxxxxxx).

  • No, there is no need to submit physical documents at Regional/ State offices for Central/ State license.

  • An applicant is informed by SMS/Email alert at many stages of application processing. Moreover, the applicant can obtain the status by using the facility of "Track Application Status" on FoSCoS.

  • A registration certificate has to be issued by the registration authority within 7 days of the date of making a complete application. In the case, the registration authority wants to inspect the premise of the applicant, the inspection must be conducted within 30 days of the date of application and registration to be issued, if premises are found in order as per Schedule 4 of FSS (Licensing and Registration of food businesses) Regulations, 2011.

  • FSSAI license can be applied for or renewed for 1 year up to maximum of 5 years at a time.

  • FSSAI is dispatching License and Registration to FBOs online with QR code. On scanning, QR code shows the details of FSSAI License or Registration as available in FSSAI database. This helps in identifying any fraudulent activity.

  • FSSAI License number is of 14 digits and starts with '1' while FSSAI Registration number is also of 14 digits and starts with '2'.

  • A license has to be issued by the Licensing Authority within 60 days of making a complete application by an applicant.

  • If there is any change that alters the information contained in the license certificate (Form C), Food Business Operator shall apply for modification of license with a fee of Rs. 1000 plus the differential fee, equal to the difference in annual license fee, in case of upgradation. No fee is required for modification of non-form C details such as Change in Form IX Nominee (person responsible for complying conditions of license) or any supporting documents.

  • Food Business Operator can renew the FSSAI License/Registration even after the expiry date with the following penalties: a. Three times the existing annual license/registration fee in the period – 1st day to 90th day from the original expiry date. b. Additional two times of the existing annual license/registration fee (i.e. total 5 times) in the period – 91st day to 180th day from the original expiry date. [Refer FSSAI Order number 15(31)2020/FoSCoS/RCD/FSSAIpt4 dated 29th October, 2021].

  • A License or registration renewal application can be made as early as 180 days in advance. Further, Food Business Operator can now renew the FSSAI License/Registration even after the expiry date upto 180 days after expiry.

  • As per regulations, a renewal has to be filed not later than 30 days prior to the expiry of License to avoid the late fee for renewal of the License. A late fee of Rs. 100 per day is calculated and added to the renewal fee of License. i.e. if you are applying for renewal on the last day of expiry, a late fee of Rs. 100 x 30 = Rs. 3000 will be added to the renewal fee of the License.

  • FSSAI Licensed FBOs involved in Manufacturing (including repacking and relabellers i.e. FBOs getting their food products manufactured by third-party manufacturers) and importing of food products need to submit Annual Returns in Form D1 by 31st May of every preceding financial year, only through Portal. *Manufacturers-Exporters are also required to file annual returns wef FY 2021-22 onwards.

  • Non-submission of annual return beyond 31st May of every year will attract a late fee of Rs. 100 per day till the date of submission of annual return. Annual Returns penalty shall be submitted online by the FBOs on the FoSCoS portal w.e.f. FY 2020-2021.

  • No. Petty Food Business Operators (FBOs) who are holding FSSAI Registration Certificate (2xxxxxxxxxxxxx) are not required to submit annual return. Only FSSAI Licensed FBOs involved in Manufacturing and Importing of Food Products are required to submit annual returns in Form D1. (Refer to Q47 also).

  • Yes, FBOs selling their products through their own e-Commerce platform are required to obtain FSSAI License under e-Commerce category also.

  • Yes, you are required to obtain FSSAI’s Central license on the address as mentioned in Import Export Code Certificate from DGFT to import food products for sale in India.

  • Yes, the FSSAI license is mandatory for both the export and import of food products. You will need to apply for FSSAI Central License for your export unit.

  • If a Food Business Operator (FBO) has his food business premises located in two or more States, he is required to obtain a Central License for his Registered Office or Head Office in addition to the license/registration for each unit/premise. A separate license or registration has to be obtained for each unit/premise depending upon that unit’s capacity or turnover, from the concerned Central or State licensing authorities.