FSSAI License For Airport-Premises - Process, Documents, Fee
The Indian civil aviation industry is one of the fastest-growing industries globally and is expected to overtake the UK in the coming years, due to this, the Food and hospitality businesses are also growing at airport promises. Therefore FSSAI has made it necessary for all Food businesses such as catering services, food courts, on board food services on its premises to have an FSSAI central license to commerce their businesses.
Because of such an aviation ecosystem, the food service industry on airport premises is also growing each year with high demand among commuters, making it necessary to maintain food safety and standard at airports.
Airport premises are described as shops, restaurants, hotels and food outlets at the airport and onboard food services in airlines; India has more than 130 airports where various businesses operate, from low tier hotels to catering services.
FSSAI license for airport premises
The aviation food industry is growing with the growth in the overall civil aviation industry, and to maintain the high standards of good quality food and the health of consumers, FSSAI came up with guidelines for all the food businesses to have a necessary FSSAI license for airport premises from FSSAI central licensing authority.
Criteria for FSSAI license for Airports-premises
All food businesses, irrespective of their nature of businesses and turnovers, are allowed to carry out their operations on airport premises but to do that, they all need to have an FSSAI Central license from the central licensing authority of FSSAI.
Hotels near airports
Food chains such as McDonald's near under airport premises
FBOs inside the airport premises
Food catering services for the airlines
Packaged food sellers at airports
Process of FSSAI license for Airport-premises
The application for the license can be filled online through the FSSAI portal in simple steps.
Now click on the blue tab (apply for license/registration for Airport)
Select the Airport for which you want to apply
Fill out all the mandatory forms.
Upload all the required documents
Submit the license fee
After that, an application reference number will be generated and provided to you to track the application status. You can track your application status using our FSSAI application status tool without any cost.
Step-2: Inspection by FSSAI
Within the next 7 days, FSSAI authorities will respond to your application, and if the application is rejected, then an inspection on your premise will be held by a FOOD SAFETY OFFICER.
Step-3: Approval from FSSAI
After a satisfactory inspection of the food safety officer's premises and document verification, the authorities will give license clearance.
Step-4: Issuance of license
The license will be issued within 30 working days, which is mandatory to display during business hours by FBOs and on the food product for manufacturers.
Documents Required for FSSAI license for Airports-premises
The following documents are needed to submit for a new application permit from FSSAI Central Licensing Authority.
Government-issued identity proof of FBO owner
List of directors
Detail of machinery and equipment used for food manufacturing
All the Food operators at airport premises need to have an FSSAI license from the Central licensing authority.
The CLA fee for the FSSAI central license for airport premises is Rs. 7,500 + 18% GST per year.
Note : As per the new norm of FSSAI. The applicants are required to pay only Initial fee of ₹1000 + 18% GST on it for their FSSAI licenses. However once the application is processed and passed by the licensing authorities then the rest of the differential amount i,e respective license fee along with differential GST has to be paid by the applicant within 30 working days. If the applicant failed to pay the amount then approval will be auto rejected.
FSSAI License validity and renewal
FSSAI license issued by the Central licensing authority can be valid for up to a maximum of 5 years and a minimum of 1 year.
If renewal is not filed till 30 days prior to the date of expiry then a late fee of Rs. 100 per day shall be charged as per FSS regulation 2011.
In the case of FBOs filling for FSSAI renewal from the 1st to 90th-day after the day of expiry, then they shall be charged 3 times the original annual fee respectively and 5 times if they appear after the 90th day from the day of expiry.
No renewal shall be allowed after 180 days from the original day of expiry. To check the exact validity of your FSSAI license you can use our license number status checker tool to avoid any late fee and cancellation.
Non-compliance with FSSAI at airport-premises
Violation of rules can lead to heavy penalties and cancellation of the FSSAI License.
Unhygienic condition of establishment
Sub-standard food quality
False information regarding food products
Tempering with any food, vehicle, or equipment seized under the FSS act shall be punishable with imprisonment or a fine up to 2 lakh rupees.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Who issues an FSSAI license for airport premises?
CLA is a body of FSSAI responsible for issuing all FSSAI central licenses.
How to renew the FSSAI license?
Application of license renewal can be filled in advance 30-60 days before the due date with FSSAI online.
What are the benefits of an FSSAI license?
Non-FSSAI license holders FBOs are illegal and can be jailed or fined, so it’s obligatory to have a registration with FSSAI to avoid legal problems.
How many types of FSSAI registration are there?
FSSAI has classified food licensing into 3 categories based on turnover and nature of business.
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