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  • Rakesh A

FSSAI Registration

Updated: Nov 20, 2022

Every food business operator involved in the manufacturing, processing, storage distribution and sale of food products must compulsorily obtain FSSAI Registration or License.



Types of Registration



Documents Required For Obtaining the FSSAI


Registration/License


The following documents are required to obtain FSSAI basic registration, FSSAI state license and FSSAI central license:

  • 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.

  • Food safety management system plan.

  • List of food products manufactured or processed.

  • Bank account information.

  • Supporting documents (if required) like NOC by Municipality or Panchayat, Health NOC, copy of License from the manufacturer, etc.

Apart from the above-mentioned general documents, certain specific documents are required for obtaining the FSSAI state license and FSSAI central license. The specific documents required to obtain the FSSAI state license are:

  • Form B duly completed and signed

  • Plan of the processing unit showing the dimensions and operation-wise area allocation

  • List of Directors/ Partners/ Proprietor with address, contact details, and photo ID

  • Name and list of equipment and machinery used with the number and installed capacity

  • Authority letter from manufacturer nominated a responsible person name and address

  • Analysis report of water to be used in the process to confirm the portability

  • Copy of certificate obtained under Coop Act 1861/Multi-State Coop Act 2002

Apart from the general license, the following specific documents are required to obtain FSSAI central license:

  • Form B duly completed and signed

  • Plan of the processing unit showing the dimensions and operation-wise area allocation

  • List of Directors/ Partners/ Proprietor with address, contact details, and photo ID

  • Name and list of equipment and machinery used with the number and installed capacity

  • Authority letter from manufacturer nominated a responsible person name and address

  • Analysis report of water to be used in the process to confirm the portability

  • Source of raw material for milk, meat etc

  • Recall plan wherever applicable

  • Ministry of Commerce Certificate for 100% EOU

  • NOC/PA document issued by FSSAI

  • IE code document issued by DGFT

  • Form IX

  • Certificate from Ministry of Tourism

  • Supporting document for proof of turnover and transportation

  • Declaration form


Benefits of Procuring FSSAI Food License


Obtaining a license can provide the food business with legal benefits, build goodwill, ensure food safety, create consumer awareness, and assist in business expansion. Also, it helps regulate, manufacture, storage, distribution and sale of import food. It is easy to obtain funds from investors when an FBO has FSSAI registration.

The FSSAI logo on the food products ensures the quality of food to the customers. The FSSAI registration number displayed on the food premises indicate that the premises comply with the hygiene and quality standards.



Consequences of Non-Compliance


Any registered or licensed person under the FSSAI has to adhere to the rules and regulation under the FSS Act, 2006. Food safety officer generally conducts the inspection of the food business operator’s facility and identifies the level of compliance with the regulation using a checklist. Based on the compliance level, the food safety officer marks it as:

  • Compliance (C)

  • Non-compliance (NC)

  • Partial compliance (PC)

  • Not applicable/Not observed (NA)

Based on the above, the food safety officer might issue an improvement notice where ever required per Section 32 of the FSS Act, 2006. If the business operator fails to comply with the improvement notice, the officer after giving the licensee an opportunity to show cause may cancel his license. Any food business operator aggrieved by an improvement notice can appeal to the State Commissioner of Food Safety. The decision thereon can be challenged through appealing to the Food Safety Appellate Tribunal/High Court.



Renewal of FSSAI License


The FSSAI license is essential to commence the food business, similarly, it is imperative to renew the license. The license is issued for a validity of 1 year or 5 years, so the business must apply for renewal 30 days prior to the expiry of the current license.

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