FSSAI License or Food Registration

FSSAI License-FSSAI Registration-Food License-Food Registration

FSSAI License-FSSAI Registration-Food License-Food Registration

FSSAI License or Food License / FSSAI Registration or Food Registration is license mandatory before starting any food license food business from Food Safety and Standard Authority (FSSAI).

So, all Food Business Operators in the country will be registered or licensed.

This food License is location specific and is also term bound.

All the manufacturers, traders, restaurants who are involved in food business must obtain a 14-digit registration or a license number which must be printed on food packages.

This step is taken by goverment’s food licensing & registration system to ensure that food products undergo certain quality checks, thereby reducing the instances of adulteration, substandard products and improve accountability of manufacturers by issuing food service license.

Type of FSSAI License-FSSAI Registration

Registration

Registration is meant for petty food manufacturers that includes petty retailer, hawker, itinerant vendor or a temporary stall holder or small or cottage scale industry having annual turnover up to 12 lacs.

Every petty Food Business Operator shall register themselves with the Registering Authority.

The Registering Authority shall consider the application and may either grant registration or reject it with reasons to be recorded in writing or issue notice for inspection.

In the event of an inspection being ordered, the registration shall be granted by the Registering Authority after being satisfied with the safety, hygiene and sanitary conditions of the premises.

The Registering Authority shall issue a registration certificate and a photo identity card, which shall be displayed at a prominent place at all times within the premises or vehicle or cart or any other place where the person carries on sale / manufacture of food in case of Petty Food Business.

License (State / Central)

An application for the grant of a license shall be made to the concerned Licensing Authority and it will be accompanied by a self-attested declaration and copies of specified documents.

If, upon scrutiny of the application within 15 days from the date of receipt of the application, the concerned Licensing Authority requires any additional information with respect to an application or if the application is incomplete, the Licensing Authority shall inform the applicant in writing, to furnish such additional information or complete the application, as the case may be, within 30 days from such notice.

In case the applicant fails to furnish the required information within the stipulated time of 30 days, the application for license shall stand rejected.

After the issue of Application ID number the Licensing Authority may direct the Food Safety Officer or any other person or agency specially designated for such functions to inspect the premises in the manner prescribed by the Food Safety and Standard Authority of India.

Such Inspecting Officer or person may issue a notice to the applicant, if it deems fit, guiding food business operator on necessary steps to be taken or changes or alteration to be made in the premises in order to ensure general sanitary and hygienic conditions.

The applicant shall carry out the required steps, changes or alterations and intimate the Licensing Authority within 30 days or such period as may be allowed by the Licensing Authority.

Within a period of 30 days from receipt of an inspection report excluding the time taken by the applicant in complying with the advice, if any, given in the inspection report and verification thereof, the concerned Licensing Authority shall consider the application and may either grant license or reject the application.

State license is normally applicable for business having annual turnover of between Rs. 12 lakh-20 crore per annum. Central license is normally applicable for business having annual turnover of above 20 crore per annum.

Process of FSSAI License-FSSAI Registration

FSSAI Registration Process

FSSAI Registration Process

FSSAI License Process

FSSAI License Process

Kind of Businesses who requires FSSAI License-FSSAI Registration

Manufacturer of Food

  • Dairy units including milk chilling units equipped to handle or process
  • Vegetable oil processing units or units producing vegetable oil by the process of solvent extraction and refineries including oil expeller unit
  • Slaughtering units
  • Meat/Fish Processing units
  • All food processing units including re-labellers and re-packers
  • Food business operators manufacturing any articles of food containing whose safety is not established ingredients (firstly need to take product approval before license)

Importers

Importers importing food items including food ingredients and additives for commercial use.

(Import is an activity where articles of trade from a foreign source is brought into a domestic market in the course of trade.)

Other Businesses

  • Storage (except controlled atmosphere and cold)
  • Storage (cold/refrigerated)
  • Storage (controlled atmosphere & cold)
  • Wholeseller
  • Retailler
  • Distributor
  • Food vending agencies
  • Supplier
  • Caterer
  • Club/Canteen
  • Hotel
  • Restaurant
  • Marketer
  • Hawker (itinerant/mobile food vendor)
  • Dhaba, Boarding house serving food, Banquet halls with food catering arrangements, Home based canteen /Dhaba Wallas, Permanent /Temporary stall holder, Food stalls /arrangement in religious gatherings /fairs, Fish /meat /poultry shop /seller or any other food vending establishment.
  • Transporter (having a number of specialized vehicles like insulated refrigerated van /wagon, milk tankers etc.
  • Petty Reatailer of snacks /tea shops

Premises at Central Govt. Agencies

  • Food catering /canteen services in Central Govt. agencies
  • Storage (except controlled atmosphere and cold)
  • Storage (cold/refrigerated)
  • Storage (controlled atmosphere & cold)
  • Wholeseller
  • Retailler
  • Distributor

Premises at Airport /Seaport

  • Food catering Services
  • Storage (except controlled atmosphere and cold)
  • Storage (cold/refrigerated)
  • Storage (controlled atmosphere & cold)
  • Wholeseller
  • Retailler
  • Distributor

Railway

  • Caterer
  • Restaurant
  • Club/Canteen
  • Dhaba, Boarding house serving food, Banquet halls with food catering arrangements, Home based canteen /Dhaba Wallas, Permanent /Temporary stall holder, Food stalls /arrangement in religious gatherings /fairs, Fish /meat /poultry shop /seller or any other food vending establishment.
  • Hawker (itinerant/mobile food vendor)
  • Petty Reatailer of snacks /tea shops
  • Storage (except controlled atmosphere and cold)
  • Storage (cold/refrigerated)
  • Storage (controlled atmosphere & cold)

Mid Day Meal

  • Caterer
  • Canteen

Exporting FBO

  • 100% Export Oriented Units
  • Exporter

e-Commerce

  • e-Commerce

Note: Each location will be issued separate license (except transporter where one license will be issued for all vehicle of a single transporter /business).

In case FBO is operating in more than one state, he has to obtain one additional central license for head office/ registered office and separate license for each location as per capacity/ turnover (state/ central license)

Documents required for FSSAI License-FSSAI Registration

For Central License

  • Blueprint /layout plan of the processing unit showing the dimensions in metres/square metres and operation-wise area allocation (mandatory for manufacturing and processing units only)
  • List of Directors /Partners /Proprietor /Executive Members of Society /Trust with full address and contact details (mandatory for companies only)
  • Name and List of Equipments and Machinery along with the number, installed capacity and horse power used (mandatory for manufacturing and processing units only)
  • Photo I.D and address proof issued by Government authority of Proprietor /Partner /Director(s) /Authorised Signatory. (optional)
  • List of food category desired to be manufactured. (In case of manufacturers)
  • Authority letter with name and address of responsible person nominated by the manufacturer along with alternative responsible person indicating the powers vested with them viz assisting the officers in inspections, collection of samples, packing & dispatch. (for manufacturers / processors)
  • Analysis report (Chemical & Bacteriological) of water to be used as ingredient in food from a recognized/ public health laboratory to confirm the portability (mandatory only for manufacturing and processing units only)
  • Proof of possession of premises. (Sale deed/ Rent agreement/ Electricity bill, etc.) (optional)
  • Partnership Deed /Self Declaration for Proprietorship /Memorandum & Articles of Association towards the constitution of the firm. (optional) – For MoA – Three pages need to be uploaded (First page – Certification of incorporation, Second page – Authorization of food business activity and Third page – list of directors with addresses)
  • Copy of certificate obtained under Coop Act – 1861/Multi State Coop Act – 2002 in case of Cooperatives. (wherever applicable)
  • NOC & Copy of License from manufacturer (mandatory for relabellers and repackers only)
  • Food Safety Management System plan or certificate (if any)
  • Source of milk or procurement plan for milk including location of milk collection centres etc. in case of Milk and Milk Products processing units.(wherever applicable)
  • Source of raw material for meat and meat processing plants. (wherever applicable)
  • Pesticide residues report of water in case of units manufacturing packaged drinking water, packaged Mineral water and /or carbonated water from a recognised/ public health laboratory
  • Recall plan wherever applicable, with details on whom the product is distributed. (optional)
  • NOCs from Municipality or local body. (optional)
  • Ministry of Commerce Certificate for 100% EOU
  • Supporting documentary proof for Turnover
  • NOC/PA document issued by FSSAI (In case of multiple documents, merge them into one document and then upload)
  • IE CODE document issued by DGFT
  • Form IX: Nomination of Persons by a Company alongwith the Board Resolution
  • Certificate provided by Ministry of Tourism (HRACC). (Mandatory for Hotel Only)
  • For Transporters-Supporting documentary proof for Turnover or self declaration of number of vehicles (Mandatory for Transporter Only)

For State License

  • Blueprint /layout plan of the processing unit showing the dimensions in metres /square metres and operation-wise area allocation (mandatory for manufacturing and processing units only)
  • List of Directors /Partners /Proprietor /Executive Members of Society /Trust with full address and contact details (mandatory for companies only)
  • Name and List of Equipments and Machinery along with the number, installed capacity and horse power used (mandatory for manufacturing and processing units only)
  • Photo I.D and address proof issued by Government authority of Proprietor /Partner /Director(s) /Authorised Signatory
  • List of food category desired to be manufactured. (In case of manufacturers) (f) Authority letter with name and address of responsible person nominated by the manufacturer along with alternative responsible person indicating the powers vested with them viz assisting the officers in inspections, collection of samples, packing & dispatch. (for manufacturers / processors)
  • Analysis report (Chemical & Bacteriological) of water to be used as ingredient in food from a recognized/ public health laboratory to confirm the portability (mandatory only for manufacturing and processing units only)
  • Proof of possession of premises. (Sale deed/ Rent agreement/ Electricity bill, etc.) (optional)
  • Partnership Deed /Affidavit of Proprietorship /Memorandum & Articles of Association towards the constitution of the firm. (optional) – For MoA – Three pages need to be uploaded (First page – Certification of incorporation, Second page – Authorization of food business activity and Third page – list of directors with addresses)
  • Copy of certificate obtained under Coop Act – 1861 /Multi State Coop Act – 2002 in case of Cooperatives
  • NOC & Copy of License from manufacturer (mandatory for relabellers and repackers only)
  • Food Safety Management System plan or certificate (if any)
  • Source of milk or procurement plan for milk including location of milk collection centres etc. in case of Milk and Milk Products processing units.(wherever applicable)
  • Source of raw material for meat and meat processing plants. (wherever applicable)
  • Pesticide residues report of water in case of units manufacturing packaged drinking water, packaged Mineral water and /or carbonated water from a recognised/ public health laboratory
  • Recall plan wherever applicable, with details on whom the product is distributed
  • NOCs from Municipality or local body
  • Form IX: Nomination of Persons by a Company alongwith the Board Resolution
  • Certificate provided by Ministry of Tourism (HRACC). (Mandatory for Hotel Only)
  • For Transporters-Supporting documentary proof for Turnover or self declaration of number of vehicles. (Mandatory for Transporter Only)
  • Declaration form (In Case of Delhi & Himachal Pradesh)

For Basic Registration

  • Photo of Food Business Operator
  • Document for Identity Proof like Ration Card, Voter ID Card, PAN Card, Driving License, Passport, Aadhar Card, Senior Citizen Card, Department Issued ID
  • Supporting Documents (if any):- NOC by Municipality /Panchayat, Health NOC
  • Declaration form

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