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FSSAI Registration

FSSAI stands for Food Safety and Standards Authority of India. It is a governing body that marks businesses compliant with the regulations of the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006. This Act was introduced to improve the hygiene and quality of food and has brought about tremendous changes in the food industry. The Act mandates obtaining FSSAI Registration for carrying on food business. A fourteen-digit number is generated which needs to be printed on all the food packages.

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Advantages Of FSSAI Registration

Ensures Quality

It is regarded as a permit which ensures good quality of food in the business.

Customer Base

It helps to increase the customer base by giving surety about the quality of food offered. Consumers have started to take the food standards seriously after the controversy of Maggie.


It can be used for publicity of food’s superior quality over others and gives an edge over the competitors, i.e., the food operators operating without a license.


FSSAI logo is seen as a mark of validity. FSSAI license helps to establish the reputation and qualification of the business.

Expansion of Business

Businesses can be easily expanded in other areas or outlets using the FSSAI license.

Bank Loans

FSSAI license makes it easier for a food operator to get bank loans.

How Startup Movers Can Help You?

  • Eligibility Checking.
  • Filing Of Application.
  • Payment Of Government Fee.
  • Follow Up With Authorities.
  • Obtaining License.

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Process Of FSSAI Registration

Visit FSSAI Website and fill Form A.

After filling of the Form, the prescribed government fee needs to be paid.

When the payment is reflected in FSSAI Account, Form B needs to be filed with the government. The application is accompanied with declarations and board resolution.

Regular follow-up with the Government department for an update on the application needs to be made after its submission. Response needs to be submitted within 15 days of receipt if the application has been sent back by the department, or it will be rejected.

After satisfaction, the certificate of registration is issued by the department.

Who should get this registration?

FSSAI registration is required for everyone starting food business. It is required for all petty food business operator.

Why should you get this registration?

FSSAI Registration offers numerous benefits. It is a legal mandate for all kinds of food businesses and if they are caught operating the food business without FSSAI licence, heavy penalties are attracted.

Documents/ Details required for
ESI Registration

Declaration Form

Declaration Form

Authority Letter

Authority Letter

Copy of Purchase Deed

Copy of Purchase Deed (in case of owned property); Copy of Rent Agreement (in case of Rented Property)

Food Safety Management System Plan/Certificate

Food Safety Management System Plan/Certificate

Copy of Utility Bill

Copy of Utility Bill (Electricity/Telephone Bill of the Premises)

Copy of Aadhaar Card

Copy of Aadhaar Card/Voter ID Card of Proprietor/Partners/Directors

Additional documents required by the manufacturer:

Details of Employees.

  • Blueprint/layout plan of the processing unit.
  • List of equipment and machinery.
  • List of food category desired to be manufactured.
  • Pesticide residues report of water.
Nomination Form

Nomination Form of Persons by the Company along with a copy of the Board Resolution


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Frequently asked questions

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FSSAI registration is required for everyone starting food business. It is required for all petty food business operator. Petty food business operator is any person or entity who:

  • Manufactures or sells any article of food himself or petty retailer, hawker, itinerant vendor, juice stall, sweets shops or temporary stall holder;
  • Hawker selling packaged or freshly prepared food by travelling on movable cart or foot from one location to other.
  • Small scale or cottage or such other industries relating to food business or tiny food businesses with an annual turnover not exceeding Rs 12 lakhs and whose:
  • Production capacity of food (other than milk and milk products and meat and meat products) does not exceed 100 kg/litre per day, or
  • Procurement or handling and collection of milk is up to 500 litres of milk per day, or
  • Slaughtering capacity is 2 large animals or 10 small animals or 50 poultry birds per day or less.

  • FSSAI basic registration is required for small businesses which have annual turnover below INR 12 lakhs. This registration can be updated to license as the sales increase.
  • FSSAI license is of two types- State FSSAI License and Central FSSAI License. The licensing authority changes basis the size and nature of business.
  • State License is applicable to mid-sized companies which have annual turnover between INR 12-20 crores.
  • Central License is applicable to large businesses with annual turnover above INR 20 crores. Apart from this, it is also required when the food products need to be supplied at government offices or imported/exported.

FSSAI license can be renewed 30 days before the expiry of the original license. Form A and form B need to be re-filed for the renewal of the application/license. It typically takes 30-40 days for the renewal of the license. The government fee is the same for renewal as for a new license issue.

All catering establishments, even those under the central Government such as Railways, Airport, Seaport, and Defense etc. will have to get a license from FSSAI. In most cases, such establishments need to get an FSSAI central license.

Food Safety Officer (FSO) or Designated Officer (DO) of the area in which food business registration is sought.

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

FSSAI license is mandatory for both export and import of food products. FSSAI Central License needs to be applied for the export unit.

Such a unit will need a Central License for the registered office of the company and individual state licenses for each manufacturing unit in particular states.

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