Renewal of FSSAI License is mandatory criteria for all the food business operators which has to be concluded before the expiry of food license. For FSSAI Basic Registration, renewal has to be done before 30 days from expiry date, whereas in case of State Food License and Central Food License, renewal has to be made before 60 days from the date of expiry of the license. In case a food operator fails to renew an existing license, he would be charged a penalty of Rs. 100 per day upto the date of expiry of license. Also if a food license holder fails to renew the license in due time, cancellation of the license is done on suo moto basis from the FSSAI department. The food license validity of a food license can be from 1 year to 5 years depending on the size of food business.
Importance of FSSAI License Renewal
Food Business Owners having FSSAI Basic registration or license needs to ensure timely renewal, as an expired license could lead to loosing your existing license number which could hamper the packaging and advertisement cost of the business.
An expired food license is treated the same as not having any food license. If you continue to run a food business with an expired license, you will be liable to the penalties imposed by the FSSAI. We’ll cover the consequences and penalties also in this article.
The FBOs must file an application for renewal of the license before 30 days of the expiry date of the existing license. So, to ensure that you conform to the standards laid down by FSSAI you must renew your license in the specified time.
Therefore, if you want to run your food business legally and smoothly then you must renew your license in due time.
Who Needs FSSAI License Renewal?
Apply for FSSAI License Renewal
How to renew FSSAI License?
FSSAI license can be renewed 120 days before the expiry date. In order to renew your FSSAI License, first you have to file an application for the license renewal alongwith identity proof. You are also required to submit other necessary documents which we’ll be covering later in this article.
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Documents Required For FSSAI License Renewal
Following are the documents required to apply for the FSSAI License Renewal:
For FSSAI Basic Registration Renewal
Form A duly filled and signed by FBOs along with supporting documents
Identity Proof like Aadhar Card, PAN Card, Driving License, Voter ID, Passport, Senior Citizen Card
Two passport size photos of the applicant
NOCs if any
Rent Agreement if any
For State or Central FSSAI License Renewal
Form B duly filled and signed
Photo proof and address proof of Proprietor/Partner/Director(s)/Authorized Signatory
Layout plan of the food processing plant
List of directors with their address and contact details
List of food categories(for manufacturers)
Authority letter nominated by the manufacturer to act on behalf of him
NOC from municipality or any other local body
Name and number of equipment as per installed capacity and horsepower for manufacturing and processing units.
Partnership deed/ or affidavit of proprietorship and in case of a company of MOA and AOA as well is required.
Specify the source of the raw material of meat processing unit and source of milk and milk-related products and milk collection centre where it is applicable
For the hotel industry, certificate provided by the Ministry of Tourism
Pesticide residue report of water for the packaging of products like mineral, carbonated beverages, etc.
Certificate from the Ministry of Commerce for 100% EOU(in the case of central license)
Supporting documents as a proof of turnover(in the case of central license)
The analysis report to be used in the food(in the case of central license)
Possession proof is necessary(Electricity bill, sales deed, etc.)(in the case of central license)
A cancelled cheque
Procedure of FSSAI License Renewal
First, you need to file your application in Form A (for renewal of basic registration or Form B (for the renewal of state license or central license) along with the signatures of the authorized signatory. Also, you need to attach a government-issued photo identity proof along with the Form.
Furthermore, the application for FSSAI license renewal must be contained by an audit report, FSMS plan, Certificate or Self-declaration regarding Food Safety Management System has to be filed together. Such a declaration should be provided on the letterhead of the FBO/ firm/ company as per the prescribed format.
Moreover, another requirement of the FSSAI license renewal is filling up of Form No. IX - Form For Nomination Of Persons. It Is The Responsibility Of The company to fill the form in the prescribed format.
Also, A Declaration signed by the Authorized signatory stating that the food business conducted conforms to the Food Safety and Standards Act, Hygiene and Sanitary Practices. Additionally, all FBOs need to comply with the Guidelines provided under Schedule 4 of the Registration and Licensing Regulation issued by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India and to all subsequent rules issued by an authorized person/ authority from time to time. It should be attached with the application for FSSAI license renewal.
After receiving the application for FSSAI license renewal, the authorities would then examine it and if required, arrange an inspection at the business premises to make sure that the details related to the food business furnished are true.
The complete procedure of FSSAI registration or license renewal takes almost 60 days. In case it takes more than 60 days, and in case you have not received any notice from the concerning authority, then you can continue the business without waiting for any further information.
Consequences if FSSAI License not renewed
If you fail to renew your FSSAI license before the expiry date, then your license will no longer be considered as valid and therefore, you will be subject to the penalties that may be charged on your business.
You will be penalised ₹100 per day. Your food business will not be considered legal by the authorities. Your goodwill and reputation may be hurt among your consumers. Therefore, you must renew your food license before the stipulated time.
Our mission is to help businesses in their legal, tax and compliance process. We want your business to be free from any penalty and unnecessary hustles.
So, if you are an owner of a food business, then you must make sure that your Food License is valid and renewed in due time.