FSSAI Registration Procedure - Documents Required, Benefits, Penalty

Updated on February 26, 2024 03:25:11 PM

The FSSAI is the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India. It is responsible for issuing FSSAI registration and safeguarding consumers' health by ensuring that food products meet certain safety and quality standards.

All food businesses must obtain a license or registration from the FSSAI. The food business operator must apply for the license or registration in the prescribed form and the prescribed fees to the licensing authority. The FSSAI has prescribed different types of licenses and registrations for different food businesses based on their nature and scale of operation. The food business operator must apply for a license appropriate for their business.

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What is FSSAI Registration

FSSAI registration ensures that your premises, equipment, and food handling practices meet food safety standards. FSSAI registration number is a 14-digit unique licensing number allocated by FSSAI to concerning food business operators as per their eligibility criteria described under the FSS act 2006.

Once you have obtained your license number and FSSAI logo, you must display it on your food products so that consumers can easily identify whether a food product is safe to consume or not.

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Types of FSSAI Registration

FSSAI has categorized its licensing into three types. Each type of FSSAI registration has different eligibility criteria and requirements. So, it is important to choose the right one for your business.

  • FSSAI Basic Registration: This is for small-scale food businesses with an annual turnover of up to INR 12 lakh.
  • FSSAI State License: This is for food businesses with an annual turnover of more than INR 12 lakh but less than INR 20 crore.
  • FSSAI Central License: This is for food businesses with an annual turnover of more than INR 20 crore or FBOs operating in multiple states or on central government premises.
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FSSAI Registration Eligibility

All the small-scale food business operators with an annual turnover of less than Rs.12 Lakh are required to have an FSSAI Basic registration. The following food businesses are eligible for FSSAI registration:

  • Small scale retailers, wholesalers
  • Dhaba owners
  • Petty dairy units
  • Home bakers
  • Hawkers, food vendors
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FSSAI license Eligibility

The FSSAI license is classified into two categories, i.e. State License and Central License, depending upon the nature and size of food businesses.

  • Food business operators such as manufacturers, 3-star hotel business owners, and transporters have an annual turnover between Rs. 12 lakh to Rs. 20 crore are required to have an FSSAI State license from the licensing authorities.
  • FBO is commencing in food products like proprietary food, import-export, or food manufacturer operating in multiple states or having an annual turnover of more than Rs. 20 Crore per annum or operating in central government premises must have an FSSAI Central license to commerce in India.
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Procedure for Obtaining FSSAI Registration

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Step-1 online Application

FBOs must file an Online FSSAI registration form on FosCos respectively according to the nature of their businesses and upload all the required documents and supporting documents along with the registration fee. After the successful submission, an application reference number will be provided to them, which can be used to track the status of your application. You can use our free FSSAI application status checker tool to track the progress of your FSSAI registration application.

Step-2 Inspection by FSSAI authorities

The FSSAI food safety officer will conduct a thorough inspection of the premises to ensure that all the necessary compliance and food safety norms are followed.

Step-3 Clearance for approval

After the adequate assessment of the business premise and document, verification will be approved issuing of FSSAI registration or licence, depending upon the nature of the business, by the Food safety officer to concerned licensing authorities.

Step-4 Issuance of license

Once the approval is granted, FSSAI will issue a registration/licence unique 14-digit numerical numbers, which shall display during business hours and must be printed on all the products.

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Documents Required for Obtaining FSSAI Registration/license

  1. Legal identity proof like an Aadhar card
  2. Residence proof
  3. Detail of food business operator
  4. NOC from the local administration
  5. Form IX for basic registration
  6. Source of raw material for manufacturing
  1. Form IX
  2. A recall plan for produced food article
  3. Form B
  4. Layout setup of premise in detail and dimensions should be in meters
  5. list of directors or management.
  6. Self-declaration for Proprietorship / or in a case of Partnership deed
  7. Copy of ( Coop Act-1861/ Multi-State Coop Act-2002 ) certificate
  8. NOC from CGWA
  9. List of equipment and machinery with numbers
  10. Government-authorized identification card
  1. NOC from the local administration
  2. Premise Ownership Proof
  3. Form B
  4. Import-export code issued by DGFT
  5. COOP-act 1861 and multi-state act 2002 certification is required
  6. For 100% EOU certificate from the ministry of commerce is required
  7. A food safety management plan must be in place
  8. In the case of hotels, NOC from the Ministry of tourism is compulsory
  9. Source of the raw material
  10. Form IX
  11. List of types of equipment and machinery with number
  12. A chemical examination report of water is needed
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FSSAI Licence Cost

Concerned Food business operators need to pay the FSSAI registration fees and FSSAI food license fee at the time of submitting the registration form on FosCos website

  • FSSAI Basic Registration fee is Rs. 100 per annum.
  • FSSAI State License cost is Rs. 2,000 - 5,000 per annum.
  • FSSAI Central License cost is Rs. 7,500 + 18% GST per annum.
Types of FSSAI Registration/Licence FEE
FSSAI Basic registration Rs. 100 per annum
FSSAI State license Rs. 2,000-5,000 + 18% GST per annum
FSSAI Central license Rs. 7,500 per annum

Note: The aforementioned Fees is exclusive of GST.

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.

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Benefits of FSSAI Registration

  1. Acquiring an FSSAI licence can provide food business operators with statutory privileges over un-registered FBOs in the food industry.
  2. Ensures food quality and food safety for the consumers.
  3. Create consumer awareness and helps in the growth of the businesses.
  4. Helps regulate the manufacturing, distribution, storage, and transportation of food articles.
  5. FSSAI logo on-premises indicates that the premises comply with FASSI standards and guidelines.
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Compliances and Penalty

Penalties for violation of FSSAI compliances

All licensed and registered food business operators under the FSSAI must comply with the rules and regulations laid down by FSSAI under the FSS act, 2006.

The following penalties are put into effect by authorities for Non-compliance with FSSAI.

Offences under FSSAI Fine
Misbranding of food items Rs. 3 lakh
Adulteration of food Rs. 10 lakh or imprisonment
Misleading advertisement Fine up to Rs. 10 lakh
Low-grade food products Fine up to Rs. 5 lakh
Non-compliance with guidelines of food safety officer Can be fined up to Rs. 2 lakh
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FSSAI Registration Renewal

These are the penalties laid down for non-compliance with FSSAI.

FSSAI registration renewal is as important as getting a new registration. The license is issued for the validity of 1-5 years. Hence all the food business operators must file for FSSAI renewal 30 days before the due date. FBOs who fail to renew their FSSAI registration shall be deemed unfit to commence any business as per guidelines.

You can use our free FSSAI license checker tool to know the exact validity due date of your registration to avoid late renewal or cancellation.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the FSSAI registration fees?

  1. The FSSAI registration fee for basic registration is Rs. 100 per annum
  2. The FSSAI state license fee is Rs. 2,000 - 5,000 per annum
  3. The FSSAI central license fee is Rs. 7,500 per annum

How many days it will take to get FSSAI registration?

It will take 25 to 30 working days to get FSSAI registration from licensing authorities.

Types of FSSAI registration

FSSAI registration is classified into three licensing categories.

  1. FSSAI Basic registration
  2. FSSAI State license
  3. FSSAI central License

Is FSSAI registration mandatory?

According to the guidelines of the FSSAI governing body, all kinds of food business operators are required to have an FSSAI registration or License as per their eligibility criteria.

Do petty food businesses needs FSSAI registration

Yes, petty food business operators are expected to have a Basic FSSAI registration as per guidelines.

What is the FSSAI registration limit?

An FBO with a turnover less than Rs. 12 lakh per annum is eligible for FSSAI Basic registration.

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