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FSSAI Registration

FSSAI REGISTRATION (Food Safety and Standards Authority of India)
FSSAI registration refers to the process of registering a food business under the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI). Its main responsibility is to regulate and oversee the safety and standards of food products all across India. Registrations for Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) are done under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India. With the help of FSSAI Licensing, consumers can trust a food product because FSSAI ensures the quality of all kinds of food material in India.
Having an FSSAI certification mark over a food product is self explanatory in accordance to its quality standards and scientific approach.
Who needs the FSSAI License?
  • FBOs like wholesalers, distributors, suppliers, retailers, food vending establishments, hawkers, clubs, canteens, Dhabas, hotels, restaurants, and storage facilities with an annual turnover less than Rs.12 lakh to the ones who earn more than Rs.20 crores.
  • Petty producers; a makeshift stall selling food products; Cottage industries; production or processing units of vegetable oil; dairy units; hotels; storages having a capacity of less than 50,000 metric tonnes.
  • All food processing units including re-packers; 100 % export oriented units; caterers working under Central Government; all food processing units.
  • All FBOs involved in producing an item of food, additive or its ingredient.
Types of FSSAI Registration

An organisation that is willing to apply for FSSAI registration should know that the appropriate registration will be done on the basis of their business turnover.

  • If your business turnover is less than Rs 12 Lakhs then you are in the basic slab of FSSAI Registration.
  • If your turnover is between Rs 12 Lakhs to Rs 20 crore then your business requires state licence FSSAI registration.
  • If your business turnover is more than Rs 20 crore annually then your company requires central licensing.
Steps for FSSAI Licence Registration

FSSAI ensures even a morsel of food product doesn’t go out without verification to the consumers. FSSAI is the highest authority of verification of food products in India that approves the quality and standards of Food Business Operators in India.

Step 1- Fill the FSSAI licensing registration form A on FSSAI website and make the payment for FSSAI application at the FBO.

Step 2- Once the payment confirmation is reflected in your FSSAI account, you need to file Form B with the government.

Step 3- You will need to for an update on your application. The government may send back your application for edits. If you fail to respond within 15 days of the application, then your application will be rejected.

Step 4- The government department will take 45-60 working days to completely review your application and approve the same.

Important Documents Required for FSSAI License
  • Form B in FSSAI licence signed correctly.
  • Complete name, address and contact information list of the company’s partners.
  • Mention the food categories that your company will deal in or manufacture.
  • NOC certificate issued by FSSAI.
  • NOC certificate from a local governing community.
  • Copy of rent agreement and property papers.

The companies who are willing to register their food business with FSSAI should provide accurate details at the time of the registration which will help StartUpTaxSuvidha to provide you with better assistance and guidance.

How can StartUp Tax Suvidha help you?

All FBOs must know that a FSSAI Licence adds the benefit of a reliable & loyal customer base where an FSSAI logo is a mark of validity and an assurance to your consumers. The goodwill of the Food Safety Management Systems (FSMS) will make a business available. This registration enhances the goodwill of your food business. At StartUpTaxSuvidha we aim to provide a fruitful result while registering you for an FSSAI licence. You can contact us for the aforementioned process and to know the further details about the same you can get in touch with a proficient bunch of professionals who are well informed and willing to assist you for minute details within the process.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, it is mandatory to declare 14-digit FSSAI License or Registration number on cash receipts/ purchase invoices/cash memo etc. by all food businesses.

FBOs who are involved in manufacturing of food items for domestic market and for export purpose also, are required to obtain FSSAI licence under "Manufacturing" group head.

The validity period of FSSAI registration or licence depends on the type: Basic FSSAI registration: 1 year to 5 years; State FSSAI licence: 1 year to 5 years; Central FSSAI licence: 1 year to 5 years.

Yes, FSSAI registration can be renewed by submitting the renewal application and required documents to the FSSAI authority within the specified timeframe, typically 30 days before the expiry date.

No, it is illegal to operate a food business without obtaining the necessary FSSAI registration or licence.

At present, as per the provision, FBO has the option to test it in its own or any NABL accredited lab or FSSAI notified labs.

FSSAI licence renewal can be done for 1-5 years and it is necessary for every food business in India on the toll-free contact number.