What is the FSSAI? License Registration and Its Procedures

What is the FSSAI full form?

Food Safety and Standard Authority of India – [FSSAI]

 FSSAI  Meaning?

If you are planning to start a new food business then you have to know about the FSSAI Registration or Food License. From 2006 all the food-related acts come under the FSSAI. It’s responsible for setting the standard and rules & regulations & directly report to health & family welfare, the government of India.

What is Fssai registration?

FSSAI Identification is basically a 14 digit registration number used by the food business and displayed on food products with a license number.FSSAI Registration is required for each type of business whether it is a trader or producer or importing export or dairy farms etc. If you are involved in food processing or food manufacturing or packaging or delivery, the FSSAI Registration or Food License must be issued.

Who is an Eligible FSSAI License?

a) Increase your customer confidence in terms of safety
b) ​Helps in the removal of multiple legal regulations.
c) Helps in promote innovative products.

 FSSAI Registration Types

There are mainly 3 types of the Food License

  1. Basic Registration – It required by the small business which has a turnover of less than 12 lakh rupees in a year. Turnover is calculated on a yearly basis.
  2. State License Registration – If you have already the FSSAI Basic Registration and cross the turnover of the 12 lakh rupees in a year but less than 20 Cr. rupees then it required the FSSAI State License Registration.
  3.  Central License Registration – If you are starting an import-export business or want to supply at the government various department then its required the FSSAI Central License Registration. even it’s also required for the large scale turnover more than 20 Cr. in a year company.

Food and safety Registration

Department of Food and Safety is focusing on farming guidelines for food-related articles and policy implementation. It also provides the central govt with scientific and technical support regarding the articles related to food. It acts as a food-related data consumption collection with a general awareness of food safety and food standards.

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Documents Required for the FSSAI Registration

FSSAI Registration is required the documents depend on the type of the legal entity and type of the Food License Personal information.

  • PAN Card
  • Aadhar Card
  • Passport size photo

Documents for Registered office

  •  Electricity / Water Bill
  •  Copy of Rent Agreement( if Rented property)
  •  Copy of property paper (if owned property)

 Required Documents

1.Basic FSSAI Registration:

  1.  Form-A must be appropriate completely and signed by all directors/ partners/Executive member of society.
  2. Declaration regarding the food safety management system(FSMS) on the letterhead of the firm or company
  3. Income determining the annual turnover of the food business operators.
  4.  A person appointed by the company in Form No.IX and the copy of Board Resolution
  5. Self Declaration by Director
  6.  Affidavit on Non-Judicial Stamp paper

2.State or Central FSSAI License :

  • Duly filled Form – B must be correctly and appropriately completed and signed by the directors/ partners/ proprietor/ Executive member of society
  •  List of Partners/Proprietor/Executive Members of Society with complete address and contact details.
  •  Blueprint plan/layout plan of the processing unit installed capacity and horsepower used.
  •  Constitution of company MOA and AOA / Partnership Deed
  •  Analysis report as per the nature and business activity of the company
  •  Food and safety management system and certificate
  • Declaration regarding the food safety management system(FSMS) on the letterhead of the firm or company
  • Proof of Income determining the annual turnover of food business operator
  • The nomination of the person appointed by the company in Form No.IX and the copy of Board Resolution
  •  Self Declaration by Director
  • NOC from the local authority
  •  Affidavit on Non-Judicial Stamp paper
  •  List of food category desired to be manufacture
  • Production unit Photograph
  • Any other documents which may be a demand by authority on the basis of the requirement of the business.

Fee or Cost?

FSSAI Registration Fee is divided into government & professional fees. Government fees officially charged by the govt for the application processing fee and professional fee are charged by the CA/Lawyer/Professional to prepare your application.
Below are the fee structure –
a) FSSAI Registration – 100/- Per Year
b) FSSAI State License – 2000/- 5000/- Per Year
c) FSSAI Central License – 7500/- Per Year

FSSAI Registration Form

Form A – Form A is basic Fssai registration form fillup by the food business operator

Form B  – Form B require for the State Food License Registration

How to Apply for FSSAI Registration?

  •  submit the customize FSSAI form with the necessary details & make the payment of the application via debit card/credit card/net banking.
  • Once you make the payment, you will get the confirmation via SMS & email with the documents checklist.
    You have to send us the documents via email as scanned copies.
  •  our professional will submit your application with the government in a professional way and will deliver to you the certificate.

Important Guidelines for the Food License Registration

Whether importers or exporters apply for FSSAI registration, they will need IEC code prior to the Food License and must register at the same place.  The FASSI emblem and license number must be shown on the food box by the brand owner.

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