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FSSAI Registration

FSSAI registration is mandatory for anyone involved in the food business. Be it food processing, food manufacturing, packaging, distributing, or selling. It would help if you got an FSSAI registration to run your business. The Fssai registration/license is issued by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI). This institution monitors food businesses under the guidelines and regulations listed in the FSSAI Act of 2006.

Food License Registration Process

  • Step 1: Once you get in touch with our FSSAI experts regarding the registration process, Our agents will set up a call with you later and collect all the necessary documents to start the registration process.
  • Step 2: Our expert team will start the FSSAI registration process for your food business. The process will be completely transparent. You will get timely updates from our experts.
  • Step 3: The officials from the food department will inspect your food business. After successful inspection, your food business is now registered and you will get the 14 digit FSSAI license.

Benefits of FSSAI License Registration

Apart from the fact that FSSAI registration is mandatory for your food business, getting it also comes with some benefits:

  • It creates trust and credibility among your customers
  • The FSSAI logo is widely recognised and hence it can ensure goodwill among consumers
  • Hygiene and cleanliness are regulated and followed when FSSAI registration is involved
  • You can create better work policies or improve them through studies that you get access to
  • New knowledge about the industry is shared with you which will help you to improve your safety standards and aid you in reaching the standards of international organisations
  • An FSSAI license is important for importing and exporting food products
  • FSSAI is mandatory when you sell food products online
  • FSSAI is also responsible for setting guidelines and procedures for quality assurance of the accredited labs as per ISO17025.

FoSCoS FSSAI License Renewal

An FSSAI license is valid for a period of one to five years and can be renewed before it expires. Any person or organisation that has an FSSAI registration or license is eligible to apply for a renewal of their license by submitting an application no later than 30 days before their license expires.The renewal process is similar to the application process and requires the same documents. Any FSSAI renewal application submitted after the expiration date is subject to a ₹100 per day late fee. The Food Business Operator must stop all operations at the location if the food business license has expired.

If you want to change your business address or any other details on your license, you will need to apply for a new license. You can do this by filling out the online application form and providing the required documents.


The Food Licensing and Registration System (FLRS), which was established in 2012 for the issuance of FSSAI Licenses and Registration throughout India, has been transformed into the Food Safety Compliance System (FoSCoS).


You can show and utilise the FSSAI logo in your branding if you have a license or registration from the FSSAI. Food establishments and restaurants typically show the FSSAI mark on their display boards, menu cards, and brochures to advertise that they are in compliance with the FSSAI Act. Customers view the FSSAI logo as a sign of credibility and as a guarantee of the establishment’s cleanliness and minimum food quality.

Who Is Required to Apply for FSSAI License?

From hawkers, home vendors to giant food chains everyone operating in the food industry needs to register with FSSAI. Irrespective of whether you are operating online or offline, or whether you are a local player or into the import or export of food products, you need to register with FSSAI. Based on their size and the places they operate, they have to get one of the 3 types of registration/license that are discussed below.

If your business falls in any one of the below-listed categories, then a food license is mandatory for you:

  • Procurement
  • Manufacture
  • Distribution
  • Processing
  • Packaging
  • Storage
  • Selling

In other words, an individual or a company that operates with food substances from farm to plate must obtain the FSSAI food license.

FSSAI Fees Payment Online

When submitting the FSSAI registration form, the applicant or FBO must pay the applicable fees. The following are the different types of registrations’ associated FSSAI registration fees:

  • Fee for FSSAI Basic Registration: ₹100
  • Fees for the FSSAI State License range from ₹2,500 to ₹ (Depends on the type of business carried out)
  • Fee for FSSAI Central License: ₹7,500.

Penalty for Not Registering

A food business operator (FBO) who runs their business without registering under FSSAI may face imprisonment and an FSSAI license penalty of up to ₹5 lakhs for the same.

Types of FSSAI Food License in India

According to the FSSAI Act, 2006 all food businesses are required to be registered/licensed under the following 3 categories:

Food License Registration Online – Basic

It is the primary kind of registration issued for businesses that are small in turnover – up to ₹12 lakhs approximately per annum. Catering businesses irrespective of their turnover have to apply for a state license and not a basic FSSAI registration.

Fssai State License

Companies that have a profit greater than ₹12 lakhs require a FSSAI state license.

Fssai Central License

The central registration is for bigger businesses that have a turnover of over ₹20 crores per annum. Companies that supply food to government offices/departments and businesses involved in food import/export, an online platform, operating franchises, or chains of hotels/restaurants have to get a Central FSSAI license as well.

Fssai Licence Registration Eligibility

Licensing and registration with FSSAI is mandatory for all food businesses. Any business engaged in the manufacturing, processing, storing, transporting, distribution or sale of food products must obtain an FSSAI license or registration.

There are two types of licenses issued by FSSAI – Basic Registration and State License. Basic Registration is required for small-scale food businesses with an annual turnover of less than ₹12 lakhs. State License is required for all other food businesses including those with a Basic Registration.

The following are the eligibility criteria for FSSAI Licensing:

The applicant must be a manufacturer, processor, packer, distributor, importer or retailer of food products.

The applicant must have a valid Food Business Operation (FBO) certificate from the Municipal Corporation or any other competent authority as required under the FSS Act, 2006.

The applicant must have a valid registration certificate.

Documents Required for FSSAI Registration

Based on different types of registration and the food business that you are running, you have to submit diffrent documents required for FSSAI Registration.

FSSAI License Registration

  • Authorised person’s passport-sizes photograph [self-attested]
  • Authorised person’s Aadhar card front and back [self-attested]
  • Address proof of the business premises [rental agreement/previous month’s electricity bill/NOC from landlord]
  • Declaration signed by the authorised person.

State & Central License

  • Passport-sized photograph of the directors/partners/proprietor
  • Identity proof of directors/partners/proprietor [Aadhar and PAN Card]
  • Address proof of the business premises [rental agreement/previous month’s electricity bill/NOC from landlord]
  • Photograph of the premises [8-9 photos]
  • Blueprint of the premises
  • List of food products on the company letterhead [with seal and signature]
  • List of machines (if any) on the company’s letterhead [with seal and signature].

Manufacturing Units

Including the documents required for FSSAI Registration, manufacturing units have to submit the following documents as well:

  • The blueprint of warehouse, plant, etc.
  • A list of all machinery
  • Report of a water test
  • List of all food categories

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Private Limited Company

    By virtue of section 2(68) of the Companies Act, 2013, Private Limited Company is a type of company which offers limited liability with certain restrictions defined in regulations:

    • restricts the right to transfer shares
    • Limits the numbers of its members to 200
    • Prohibits any invitation to the public to subscribe for any shares in, are debentures of the company(No Public Trading of Shares)
    • Prohibits any invitation or acceptance of deposits from persons other than its member
    • The word ‘Private Limited’ must be added at the end of its name
  2. One Person Company

    One Person Company popularly known as OPC introduced in India under the Companies Act, 2013. The concept of OPC is a fusion of sole proprietorship and private company which intends to permit single economic entrepreneurship to take the advantages of a corporate form of organisation.

  3. Limited Liability Partnership

    Limited Liability Partnership is a corporate entity registered under Limited Liability Partnership Act, 2008. It is a form of partnership firm that enjoys limited liability. It is a hybrid form of a partnership that includes the features of a company. Compliances for a company are applicable to LLP.

No, the whole incorporation process is online. You can send the scanned copy of all the required incorporation documents via e-mail. All the forms and documents are filed electronically and even signed digitally.

The company name should be selected with utmost care. The rules for selecting a company are:

  • The name should be ended with the words “Private Limited” in case of private company, “OPC” in case of one person company and “LLP” in case of limited liability partnership which is mandated by law.
  • The name must be unique.
  • Follow the naming guidelines for better chances of approval.
  • The name should be suggestive of the main objectives to be taken by the business entity.
  1. Private Limited Company
    • Appointment of auditor
    • Statutory audit of accounts
    • Filing of annual return
    • Filing of financial statements
    • Holding Annual General Meeting (AGM)
    • Prepare directors’ report
    • Filing of income tax return
  2. One Person Company
    • Appointment of statutory auditor
    • Holding Board Meetings (BM)
    • Filing of financial statements
    • Filing of annual return
  3. Limited Liability Partnership
    • Filing of financial statements
    • Filing of annual return
    • Filing of income tax return
    • Appointment of auditor
    • Filing of LLP annual return

You don’t need a proper office to incorporate a business entity. You can register your residential address as a registered place of your business with MCA for which some address proof along with the NOC (No Objection Certificate) has to be filed with the prescribed form.

NRIs only allowed to incorporate limited business entities in India including private limited company and limited liability partnership. Also, there is no requirement to obtain the prior approval from the government or RBI. But, in order to register a private company or an LLP at least one director/partner must be a resident of India. However, the private limited company is ideal for NRIs.

In order to execute the idea into a long-term business, choosing the right form of business is important. For start-ups, Private Limited Company is the best option for the following reasons:

  • Limited legal compliances
  • No minimum capital contribution
  • Need only 2 directors and shareholders (both can be the same person)
  • Funding can be raised
  • Limited liability of the members

As per the relevant Act, there is no minimum requirement for Paid-up Share capital or contribution to incorporate a private company, one person company or limited liability partnership. However, each shareholder/partner should subscribe to a minimum one share of Rs.10 face value.

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