FSSAI License For Relabeller - Process, Documents, Fees

Updated on March 04, 2024 12:34:54 PM

India's Food safety and standard authority have issued an office memorandum directing all FBOs who outsource their food products from third-party food manufacturing units now need to obtain a license under the FSSAI license for Relabeller kind of businesses.

According to these new guidelines, a relabeller needs to obtain a license either from state or central licensing authorities according to the eligibility of their respective FBOs.

This decision is taken to regulate the outsourcing of food products by brands and to maintain the quality of food products for the end consumers.

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What is FSSAI?


FSSAI is an autonomous institution under the ministry of health, and family welfare, which was formed in 2006 to lay down science-based food safety standards and guidelines for all food businesses operating in India, and all FBOs are required to have a mandatory FSSAI registration/ license to operate legally in the country.

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FSSAI License For Relabellers ( KOBs)


According to FSSAI, a relabeller is considered a deemed food manufacturer who does not own any manufacturing unit but outsources food products from third-party manufacturers and sells them on his brand name. All such FBOs must also have an FSSAI central license or FSSAI state license based on the cumulative capacities desired by the relabeller. Relabeller can only get their product manufactured by an FSSAI licensed food manufacturing business operator.

NOTE : If the FBO is operating in more than one state then an FSSAI Central license must be required for its head office.

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Documents Required for FSSAI license for Relabeller KOBs

  1. Address proof like AADHAR
  2. Partnership deed ( in case of partnership firm )
  3. Copy of Memorandum of association ( if required )
  4. Form IX nomination of a person
  5. Government-issued identity proof such as PAN CARD or ration card
  6. Detail of kind of business
  7. NOC from the municipality or local body
  1. Form B application for a license under the FSS act 2006
  2. Layout details in square meters and meters
  3. Food recall plan
  4. Nomination through form IX
  5. Details of list of directors
  6. Copy of certificate obtained under Coop Act-1861/ Multi-State Coop Act-2002 in case of Cooperative
  7. LLP agreement ( in case of an LLP firm)
  8. Government-issued identity proof
  1. Self-declaration
  2. Form -IX
  3. NOC from panchayat or municipality
  4. Proof of ownership of the premise or NOC from the owner
  5. Import-export code issued by DGFT
  6. Mandatory license for all owned units and central license for head office in case of running multiple chains in all different states
  7. Ministry of commerce certificate for 100% export-oriented unit
  8. Food safety management plan
  9. Must have certificate obtained under COOP-act 1861 and multi-state act 2002
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Process of FSSAI License for relabeller

Getting an FSSAI license for relabelling businesses is relatively easy because of the FSSAI web Portal..

Step-1 Applying for a license

  1. Go to the FSSAI portal and press apply for license/registration.
  2. Select your state.
  3. Select the manufacturer license and choose your KOB from the list of subcategories of food manufacturing.
  4. Fill out the mandatory form B.
  5. Upload your required documents.
  6. Pay the fee and submit the form.

After completion, a 17-digit application number will be provided instantly, and you can track your application status on foscos portal or you can track your application on our application status checker tool.

Step-2 Inspection by FSSAI

After successfully applying, the concerned authorities will accept or reject the application within 7 working days. If the application is rejected, then an inspection will be held by a food safety officer at the premise.

Process of FSSAI License for relabeller

Step-3 Validation for clearance

After the food safety officer does the inspection and verification of documents, approval for clearance will be issued to concerned authorities to issue an FSSAI license.

Step-4 issuance of license

Once the process is complete, a license will be issued within 30 working days, and a soft copy will be provided to the registered email address.

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FSSAI License fee for relabeller

FSSAI License type for Relabeller KOBs License Fees
FSSAI State License Rs. 2000 - 5000 per annum
FSSAI Central License Rs. 7500 + 18% GST per annum

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.

Note: The aforementioned Fees is exclusive of GST.

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Validity of FSSAI license

Validity of FSSAI license
  1. The maximum validity of the FSSAI license is 5 years and a minimum of 1 year.

  2. Applicants can file for FSSAI renewal 180 days before the due date.

  3. In the case renewal of a license is not filed till 30 days before the expiry date, a late fee of INR 100 per day is to be paid by FBO, along with the renewal fee.

  4. 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.

  5. No renewal shall be allowed after 180 days from the original day of expiry. You can check your licence validity using our FSSAI license status checking tool to avoid a late renewal fee or cancellation.

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Liability for Relabellers

  1. A relabeller is responsible for safety and standard for all manufactured products packed under their license.
  2. Relabeller can only get their product manufactured from FSSAI registered manufacturing units.
  3. Relabeller shall print the address and license number of both the manufacturer and relabeller on the food articles.
  4. Must incorporate any change in premise location, working capacity, or product category into the license through modification services.
  5. Recall and traceability plan must be accompanied while applying for a license.
  6. Relabeller shall appoint one person responsible for compliance of licensing conditions across all the relabelling units
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Who are relabellers as per FSSAI?

Relabellers are deemed manufacturers who do not own manufacturing units; instead, they outsource their products from third-party sources and sell them under their brand name.

Does a relabeller need a central license if operating in more than one state?

As per FSSAI guidelines and office memorandum issued in 2013, a relabeller requires a central license for their head office if operating in more than one state.

Can a relabeller manufacture their food articles?

No, relabelling and packaging FBOs are classified as deemed manufacturers. They can not own food manufacturing/processing units.

What is the maximum validity of the FSSAI license for relabeller kinds of businesses?

The maximum validity for the FSSAI license is up to 5 years, and the minimum validity is up to 1 year.

Who is liable for food safety in the case of relabelled products?

If a product is manufactured under the license of relabelling, then the relabeller is responsible for the food safety and standard of all the products manufactured under their license.

What is the difference between FSSAI registration and FSSAI license?

FSSAI registration is given to petty FBOs only, with some exceptions for petty manufacturers who are required to have an FSSAI license, irrespective of their criteria. FSSAI license is issued to FBOs with a turnover of more than 12lakh rupees per annum.

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