How to Get FSSAI License for Zomato

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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  • Basic Registration
  • State License
  • Central License

What is FSSAI Registration?

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.

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Types of FSSAI Registration

FSSAI has classified its licensing into 3 subcategories as per the nature of food business operators and their annual turnover.

1. Basic FSSAI registration

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.

2. FSSAI State license

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.

3. FSSAI central license

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.

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Documents required to get FSSAI Registration for Zomato

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.

  • FSSAI Basic registration
  • FSSAI state license
  • FSSAI central license
  1. Identity proof
  2. Proof of residence such as a driving license
  3. Form IX
  4. Detailed nature of business
  5. No objection certificate from local authorities or the district or town
  6. Source of raw material
  1. Must fill out form B
  2. Layout details of premise in square meters and meters
  3. Recall plan for food products
  4. Form IX nomination
  5. List of directors with details in case of a company
  6. Partnership deed / self-declaration for Proprietorship
  7. Copy of ( Coop Act-1861/ Multi-State Coop Act-2002 ) certificate
  8. CGWA NOC is necessary in the case of groundwater
  9. Name and list of equipment and machinery
  10. Government-issued identity cards like the Aadhar card
  1. Declaration in form B
  2. NOC from authorized local body
  3. Proof of ownership of premise
  4. Authorized identity proof
  5. Import-export code issued by DGFT
  6. A central license is required if running operations in multiple states
  7. For 100% EOU Ministry of commerce certificate is required
  8. NOC from the ministry of tourism in the case of hotels
  9. Food safety management details
  10. COOP-act 1861 and multi-state act 2002 certification
  11. Source of the raw material
  12. The testing report of water if being used

Cost of FSSAI license for 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
Note :
  • The food safety and authority of India has levied 18% GST on FSSAI registration fees and penalties.

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Procedure to get FSSAI license for Zomato

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Step-1 Applying online

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.

Step-2 Inspection by FSSAI

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.

Step-3 Approval from FSSAI

Once the satisfactory inspection has been held, the food safety officer will approve issuing the FSSAI license.

Step-4 Issuance of 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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Renewal of the FSSAI license

  1. FSSAI licenses are valid for a minimum of 1 year to a maximum of 5 years and can be renewed 180 days prior to their date of expiry.
  2. Food business operators who fail to renew their license 30 days prior to the last date then they shall be charged a late fee of INR 100 per day till the day of renewal.
  3. 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.
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Is FSSAI license mandatory for Zomato?

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.

Which FSSAI License is required for Zomato?

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.

What is the fee for FSSAI registration?

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.

How much time does it take to get FSSAI licesne?

It will take 25-30 days to get an FSSAI license from the authorities.

Can I sell on zomato without FSSAI Registration/License

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.

How do I check my FSSAI license number

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.

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