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Online registration of FOOD SECURITY AND STANDARD AUTHORITY OF INDIA – Documents checklist and Benefits
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  • Eligibility Consultation
  • Drafting of application
  • Assistance on Category of Products
  • Submission of Application through online mode
  • Follow-up with Food Security and Standard Authority of India Department
  • Food Security and Standard Authority of India License Number.
  • Reminder of Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (Food Security and Standard Authority of India) renewal.

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What Do You Mean By Food Security and Standard Authority of India Registration?

It stands for the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India. Food business operators (FBO) are required to obtain Food Security and Standard Authority of India Registration and Licensing in India as it is the top body that regulates such food businesses.

Under the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India it is the autonomous organization constituted. It was established under the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006.

Food Security and Standard Authority of India Registration is mandatory compliance for all types of food business operators in India. It is compulsory to obtain an Food Security and Standard Authority of India registration before commencing any food business operation in the country.

The Food Security and Standard Authority of India provides a 14 digit registration or license number to the food operators to create accountability for quality standards of food products. The registration compliance is divided into basic Food Security and Standard Authority of India registration and Food Security and Standard Authority of India license category.

In the terms of size and nature of business operations the basic registration category differs from a License category. The parties should obtain the applicable compliance before commencing the business operations.

Who are eligible to obtain registration under Food Security and Standard Authority of India?

The following individuals or entities are eligible for an Food Security and Standard Authority of India Registration or License

  • All types of Manufacturer of Food Products
  • Food Packaging unit or Storage unit
  • Food Business Operator operating online or trading or selling the food products in the bulk i.e. wholesalers.
  • Caters, Hotels or Raw material supplier
  • The one who imports or exports the food product.
  • The one who transports and distributes the Food Product.
  • Food Product retailers

What are the type of License under Food Security and Standard Authority of India registration

14 digits number License shall be provided to the Food business operators by the Food Security and Standard Authority of India once the registration of FSSAI gets completed. The Food Security and Standard Authority of India Registration are categorized into 3 types depending upon the business turnover criteria.

Based upon the production capacity of the Food Business Operators, registration under Food Security and Standard Authority of India (FSSAI) can be obtained irrespective of the turnover of such businesses.

Registration or license of Food Security and Standard Authority of India (FSSAI) are provided to Food Processing Units, Slaughtering Units, and Meat processing Units based on the latter criteria.

Basic Food Security and Standard Authority of India Registration -Petty food business operators whose turnover limit exceeds Rs. 12 lac per annum are required to obtain registration of Basic Food Security and Standard Authority of India.
Examples of such petty food business operators are petty retailer, hawker, itinerant vendor or temporary stall holder.

State License of Food Security and Standard Authority of India (FSSAI) –Medium Food Business operators are required to obtain Food Security and Standard Authority of India State trading / manufacturing License whose turnover is between Rs. 12 Lac to Rs. 20 Cr. annually or/additionally.

Central License of Food Security and Standard Authority of India- Manufacturing or Trading or Storage Food Business Operators are required to obtain Food Security and Standard Authority of India Central License whose turnover is exceeds Rs. 20 Cr.

Which documents are needed to register under Food Security and Standard Authority Of India?

Basic Food Security and Standard Authority of India Registration

  • Food Business Operator’s Photo Identify
  • Food Business Operator’s Permanent Account Number (PAN) Card.
  • Supporting Documents such as No Objection Certificate issued by Municipality/ Panchayat, Health etc.
  • Form A for informing business details
  • Proof where business premises is under your possession
  • Partnership deed / Incorporation Certificate/ Articles of Association (AOA) etc.

State & Central License of Food Security and Standard Authority of India

  • Completed and Signed Form-B
  • Processing unit’s Blueprint/layout plan (Manufacturing and processing unit only)
  • In case of companies, List of Directors / Partners / Proprietor / Executive Members along with contact details and photo identity are required to be provided.
  • In case of Manufacturing and processing unit, details of machinery used for the manufacturing of food items
  • In case of Manufacturing unit, list of categories of food which are manufactured is required to be provided.
  • The manufacturer is required to provide the authority letter where the person is nominate with the authority.
  • In case of Manufacturing and processing unit, Analysis report of water which is used for manufacturing the food products.
  • Proof of premises, where the possession is under your control.
  • Affidavit of Proprietorship/ / Certificate of Incorporation/ Partnership Deed/ Memorandum of Association (MOA).
  • In case of Co-operatives, Copy of certificate registration obtained under the Cooperative Act is required to be submitted.
  • In case of relabelers and repackers, No Objection Certificate (NOC) & manufacturer License is to be submitted.
  • Where applicable, Food Safety Management System plan and Recall Plan.
  • Where applicable, source of milk and meat are to be disclosed.
  • No Objection Certificate (NOC) issued by the Municipality or local body
  • In case of Hotels, Certificate provided by the Ministry of Tourism (HRACC) needs to be submitted.
  • Form IX is to be filed

For obtaining Central License of Food Security and Standard Authority of India, Additional Document are required such as:

  • Declaration Form
  • In case of Export Oriented Units, Ministry of Commerce Certificate is to be submitted.
  • Documents supporting proof of Turnover of Food Business Operators.
  • No Objection Certificate (NOC) issued by Food Security and Standard Authority of India (FSSAI).
  • In case the person is engaged in the import or export of food products, Import Export Code issued by the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT)           .

What are the steps to register under the Food Security and Standard Authority of India?

In case of Basic Food Security and Standard Authority of India registration.

  • Application for i.e. Form A is required to be submitted to obtain registration under  FSSAI
  • Department shall intimate in writing within 7 days from the submission of the application regarding whether the application has been accepted or rejected.
  • Registration number and the photo of the applicant shall be there in the registration certificate where the application is accepted by the department.
  • Registration certificate issued by the department shall be displayed by the food business operators at the place of business during the performance of his business activities.

For obtaining License of Food Security and Standard Authority of India

  • Food Business Operators are required to file an application to the Licensing Authority via the Food Security and Standard Authority of India registration process through online mode in order to obtain the Food Security and Standard Authority of India License.
  • Food License application Form B is filed for such application.
  • Self-declaration, affidavit, and Annexure shall be attached with the application where applicable.
  • Depending upon the time limit requested by the Food Business Operators, License of Food Business Operators is issued for a period of 1 to 5 years.
  • Application fees also depend upon the time period for which the license is obtained.
  • Through filing an application, renewal of the license can be requested.

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Statutory Fees to be paid

  • Rs. 100 per annum for Basic registration of Food Security and Standard Authority of India (FSSAI).
  • Rs. 2,000 to 5,000 per annum for Food Security and Standard Authority of India state license- (State- wise variation may exists. For actual fees, you can contact the same from Food Security and Standard Authority of India License consultant)
  • Rs. 7500/- per annum for Central License of Food Security and Standard Authority of India.

Penalty in case of Non-Compliance with provisions

Standards and provision prescribed by Food Security and Standard Authority of India regarding the operations of food business activities are required to be complied by the food business operators. Penalties shall be paid in case of any failure of compliance by the Food Business Operators.

Particulars Penalty
Penalty for sub-standard food. Up to Rs. 5,00,000
Penalty for misbranded food Up to Rs. 3,00,000
Penalty for misleading advertisement Rs.10,00,000
Penalty for Food containing extraneous matter Rs.1,00,000
Food quality not in compliance with act Rs.2,00,000
Petty manufacturer – Rs. 25,000
Penalty for failure to comply with the directions of Food Safety Officer Rs.2,00,000
Penalty for unhygienic or unsanitary processing or manufacturing of food Rs.1,00,000

Frequently Asked Questions about FSSAI Registration

At first you are required to obtain IEC (Import export code) and thereafter, obtain Central license of Food Security and Standard Authority of India through online mode before commencing the import activities. By subscribing the India Financial, we will provide license in 3 to 7 days.

All Food Business Operators such as all manufacturers, Re-Packer, trader, retailer, wholesaler, supplier, Transporters, importer & exporter of food products etc. are required to obtain this license.

For 100% exporting of food items, you are required to obtain Food Security and Standard Authority of India Central license which can be obtained in 10-20 business days.

Start ups engaged in the business of food products are also required to obtain registration under Food Security and Standard Authority of India registration to commence their operation of business.

The only thing that distinguishes the both is the nature of the business and its annual turnover/production. To obtain the right license, Food Business Operator can refer to our above license categorization.

Caters are required to obtain Food Security and Standard Authority of India State License independent of its turnover. The registration certificate is not valid to them.

No, Separate Food Security and Standard Authority of India license / registration has to be obtained for each location on which food business are being carried depending upon the nature and turnover of the business.

You need to comply with the section 22 of the Food Security and Standard Authority of India Act. 2006, if you are looking for Food Security and Standard Authority of India (FSSAI) License or registration for nutraceuticals.

All types of selling and packaging of water bottles attract registration under FSSAI State or Central License depending upon the turnover and nature of business.

The complain shall be filed to the Food Safety Commissioner of the respective state and contact details can be obtained through their websites.

A penalty up to Rs. 5, 00,000 may be imposed according to the Food Security and Standard Authority of India Act.

Form C is required to be submitted in case of renewal of license and fresh license can be obtained through their portal except in Delhi and few other states. You are required to submit physical copy of application duly signed along with the prescribed fees to the Food Security and Standard Authority of India Department.

Yes, you need to obtain the a separate license for each product categories you are dealing with, either you are manufacturing, selling or distributing the products so as to keep in mind the safety of the community.

Where you are supplying food or food items to the government offices such as Army canteen, Airport, Railway etc.          then you are mandatorily required to obtain license under FSSAI irrespective of the turnover of the business.

License or registration under Food Security and Standard Authority of India remains valid for the period of 1 to 5 years.

It is compulsory for every Food Business Operators to print Food Security and Standard Authority of India license number on the products that you manufacture, sell or distribute.

Filing of annual return by 31st May of following financial Year to Food Security and Standard Authority of India Department is mandatory for Food Business Operators. The details about the business activities such as manufactured quantity or Export or Import Value are to be furnished in Form D-1.

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