Updated on January 13, 2023 11:17:03 AM
Zomato is an Online aggregator which provides food listing and home delivery services in India. It was founded in 2008 to provide its users with easy online options for varieties of food. As per the guidelines of FSSAI, no food service provider can list themselves with Zomato or any online aggregator without having an FSSAI license. All Zomato partners, such as restaurants, must have mandatory FSSAI registration to commence their business.
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FSSAI is an Apex authoritative body that governs the food sector in India. It is also responsible for allocating FSSAI licenses to various food business operators and food listing service platforms. All food businesses must register themselves with FSSAI to commence any business. FSSAI registration is a 14-digit uniform license number given to registered FBOs.
It contains all the necessary details of FBOs and ensures consumers of the food quality.
FSSAI has classified its licensing into 3 subcategories as per the nature of food business operators and their annual turnover.
Food business operators such as petty FBOs, hawkers, and Dhaba owners having a turnover less than or up to Rs.12 lakh per annum are eligible for FSSAI basic registration.
FBOs such as 3-star hotels, restaurants, food vendors, merchants, distributors and food manufacturers having an annual turnover of more than Rs. 12 lakh but less than Rs. 20 crores per annum are required to get FSSAI state license from respective licensing authorities.
Food businesses such as 5-star hotels, food chains operating in multiple states, or having a turnover of more than Rs. 20 crores per annum require an FSSAI central license.
FBOs operating at Central government-owned premises like airport premises, seaports, and Indian railways are also required an FSSAI central license irrespective of their annual turnover.
The food service providers like restaurants, hotels or petty dhabas who wants to enlist their services on an online aggregator like Zomato are legally required to have a valid FSSAI license as per their eligibility criteria. As per the guidelines of FSSAI, any food service provider with a valid license can enlist with Zomato.
|Type of Registration||FEEs|
|FSSAI Basic Registration||INR 100 per annum|
|FSSAI State License||INR 2000-5000 per annum|
|FSSAI Central License||INR 7500 per annum|
Applicants must file on the FosCos web portal for an FSSAI license with all the necessary details and documents per their requirements and eligibility criteria.
After successfully applying, the concerned authorities might send a food safety officer for a physical inspection of the premises and will initiate a thorough inspection and document verification.
Once the satisfactory inspection has been held, the food safety officer will approve issuing the FSSAI license.
Licensing authority will issue the FSSAI Registration number within 25-30 days of initiation. A 14-digit license number will be provided to the applicants on their registered email address.
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As per the guidelines of FSSAI all food service providers like hotels and restaurants are required to have valid FSSAI registration or license to list their food services on online listing platforms like Zomato in India.
Majority of Zomato food service providers are small businesses and or Dhaba owners, they are required to get FSSAI basic registration to register their business on Zomato.
The basic fee for FSSAI registration is Rs. 100 per annum The FSSAI state license fee is Rs. 2,000 - 5,000 per annum depending upon the nature of business.
It will take 25-30 days to get an FSSAI license from the authorities.
As per the guidelines of food safety and standard authority of India, no FBO can carry any kind of business related to food without having a valid FSSAI license/registration.
FBOs can check the status of their FSSAI license number on the FosCos web portal, or you can check your validity using our license number checker tool.