FSSAI Registration for Food Business

Obtaining a Food Safety License is a compulsory registration process for all eligible Food Business Units (FBU) before commencing commercial operations. The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), operating under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, issues this license, validating compliance with food standards and infrastructure quality necessary for conducting business. Don't stress about this process; allow us to handle it for you. We offer a comprehensive Food Safety License Registration Package designed to expedite the process and ensure authenticity. Explore the package details to discover how it can best serve your needs..

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FSSAI Registration for Food Business

Food Safety License Registration in India – An introduction

Food Safety License (FSSAI License) is a mandatory document required by all Food Business Units (FBUs) to legally operate under the regulations of the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), an apex body operating under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India. Compliance with the norms outlined in the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 (FSS Act) is imperative for businesses involved in food manufacturing, distribution, or packaging. Key Features of FSSAI License:
  • FSSAI License is mandatory for Food Business Operators engaged in various activities like manufacturing, procurement, processing, storage, packaging, distribution, and sales of food products.
  • There are different types of FSSAI Licenses based on the size and nature of the business, including Basic Registration, State License, and Central License.
  • Businesses such as food chains, hotels, wholesalers, retailers, dairy processors, food importers/exporters, processors, suppliers of raw materials, canteens, and packaged food manufacturers must register with FSSAI before commencing commercial activities.
  • Every eligible Food Business Operator is issued a 14-digit Unique License Number by FSSAI, which must be prominently displayed along with the FSSAI logo on their brand labels, packages, and business premises.
  • FSSAI License ensures adherence to quality, standard, and hygiene norms prescribed by FSSAI, and is valid for either 1 year or 5 years, requiring renewal before expiry.
  • Operating without a valid FSSAI License is a legal offense, punishable by fines up to INR 5 lakh and/or imprisonment for up to 6 months. Various penalties also apply for non-compliance with quality, standard, and hygiene norms specified by FSSAI.
Penalties applicable for non-compliance include:
  • Fine of INR 2 lakh for State/Central License holders and INR 25,000 for petty manufacturers for quality of food.
  • Fine of INR 5 lakh for misbranding.
  • Fine of INR 3 lakh for substandard food products.
  • Fine of INR 1 lakh for misleading advertisements or wrong food descriptions.

Benefits of Food License Registration

  • Regulates the standard and safety norms, instilling trust among customers for the Food Business Unit (FBU).
  • It is mandatory for eligible FBUs to prominently display the FSSAI logo and issued License Number at their business location, on brand labels, and packages.
  • Facilitates authentic business operations for food manufacturing, processing, transporting, etc.
  • Encourages the adoption of updated and accepted scientific methods of food manufacturing and processing by licensed FBOs.
  • Helps maintain optimal and uniform standards from manufacturing to distribution and selling of food products.
  • Subjects FBUs to strict regulations regarding hygiene and cleanliness set by FSSAI, Government of India.
  • Provides opportunities for growth to prospering FBOs.
  • Allows FBOs to gain a competitive advantage by adhering to updated food quality and standards as per FSSAI norms.
  • Ensures strict regulations on quality assurance under FSSAI norms as per ISO 17025.
  • Ensures compliance with the latest standards of global food quality norms.

Service Includes

  • Verification and arrangement of documents
  • Application drafting
  • Payment of registration fees
  • Procurement and delivery of license

Documents Required for FSSAI Registration

1. Photo of the Food Business Operator

Submit a clear photo of the Food Business Operator.

2. Government-issued Photo ID

Provide a government-issued photo ID, such as AADHAAR, PAN, Voter ID, etc.

3. Proof of Business Activity Address

Submit proof of the business activity address if it differs from the address stated in the Photo ID card.

Registration Process for a Food License

STEP–1) Guidance and Information Collection for FSSAI License

We will review your requirements and eligibility for the FSSAI License based on the documents and information you provide. Essential data such as license period, desired fees, and business details must be submitted. We will guide you through the process and ensure a hassle-free experience. Once satisfied and equipped with all necessary data, we will proceed with Application Drafting.

STEP–2) FSSAI Application Drafting

Depending on your Food Business type, size, and funds, we will select the appropriate application form, such as Form A for Basic Registration or Form B for State and Central Level Application. We will complete the application, attach the required documents, and ensure its correctness through interaction with you. Finalization will only occur upon your approval.

STEP–3) Application Submission and Status Update

Your application will be submitted to the Food Safety and Security Office (State/Central) along with necessary documents and Registration Fees. The application will undergo an initial check for validity, and you will receive a response of acceptance or refusal within 15 days. Additional information/documents may be requested, and based on your response and validity, you will be accepted or refused for Physical Inspection.

STEP–4) Physical Inspection

Upon submission of your application to the concerned Office of Food Safety and Security Standard, an Application ID will be issued to you. Subsequently, a Physical Inspection will be conducted to assess your business location and processes. Ensuring compliance with FSSAI standards is crucial during this stage to avoid objections or rejection.

STEP–5) License Procurement and Delivery

Following successful completion of the Physical Inspection, your License will be issued within approximately 30 days. However, if the Physical Inspection Report is unsatisfactory, your application may be disapproved. We will deliver the license to you once it is collected from the Department of Food and Safety Standard.


With the legal permit obtained, you are now authorized to operate under the provisions of the FSSAI License.

Frequently asked questions

The fees depend on the type of license you apply for. You can find the detailed fee structure on the FSSAI website. In some cases, our package can cover these fees for you (refer to our service details).

The processing time for an FSSAI license can vary depending on the completeness of your application and any clarifications required. It typically takes around 15-30 days.

Obtaining an FSSAI license offers several benefits, including: Increased customer trust and brand reputation. Compliance with food safety regulations. Eligibility to participate in government schemes and subsidies (in some cases).

Operating a food business without a valid FSSAI license is illegal and can lead to penalties, including fines and even closure of your business.

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