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What is FSSAI ?

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has been established under Food Safety and Standards , 2006 which consolidates various acts & orders that have hitherto handled food related issues in various Ministries and Departments. FSSAI has been created for laying down science based standards for articles of food and to regulate their manufacture, storage, distribution, sale and import to ensure availability of safe and wholesome food for human consumption.

Types of FSSAI Licence

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  • Basic FSSAI Registration

Basic FSSAI Registration is required by small food business operators. The turnover of such business should not be more than Rs. 12 lakhs per annum. Example:- petty retailer, hawker, itinerant vendor or temporary stallholders.

In this registration, the document required Form A to be filled.

  • FSSAI State License

A business that has a turnover of Rs. 12 Lac to Rs. 20 Cr. is eligible for the state food license. Additionally, the turnover limit is the same for an FSSAI State trading license or an FSSAI State Manufacturing license.

In this registration, the document required Form B to be filled

  • Central FSSAI License

This license is for food businesses having a turnover exceeding Rs. 20 Crore. Examples for Central License are Manufacturing, Trading and Storage units beyond specified limits

In this registration, the document required Form B to be filled.

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Documents For Central FSSAI License

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Documents For FSSAI State License

  • Duly signed and completed Form B
  • Blueprint of unit
  • List of machinery and equipment used in the unit
  • A list of partners, directors, proprietors, etc. depending on the type of entity
  • Complete list of food items to be dealt with
  • Authority Letter
  • Rent agreement or any other proof of possession of the premise
  • Food Safety Management System Certificate
  • Any other required document
  • MOA, AOA, Partnership deed, etc. - depending on the type of entity

Additional Documents For Manufacturers

  • The blueprint of the layout of the processing unit
  • A list of all machinery or equipment
  • A list of the categories of food that is to be manufactured
  • Report on the water for pesticide residues

What is the FSSAI Government License Fee?

In Practice, there are two kinds of FSSAI license Fees that need to be paid for getting the Food License.

Application Type

Fee For One Year

Central License

State License

Registration

New Application

Rs. 7500

Depends on the scale of business

Rs. 100

Renewal of Application

Rs. 7500

Depends on the scale of business

Rs. 100

Modification of License/Certificate

Rs. 7500

Depends on the scale of business

Rs. 100

Duplicate License/Certificate

10% of the Applicable Fee

10% of the Applicable Fee

10% of the Applicable Fee

Penalty for Not Obtaining a Food License

All FBOs excluding the exempted group under Section 31 (2) of the FSS Act need to obtain a food license according to their eligibility criteria to carry on their food business. On the other hand, FBOs not holding a food license is liable for penalty as specified below:

  • Quality of food not in-compliance with the Act: Rs. 2 Lakhs, Rs. 25 thousand for petty manufacturers
  • Misbranded food items: Rs. 5 Lakhs
  • Substandard food products: Rs. 3 Lakhs
  • Misleading advertisement/ false description Rs. 10 Lakhs
  • Extraneous matters in the food item: Rs. 1 Lakh
  • Failing to comply with the food safety offer's directions: Rs. 2 Lakhs
  • Using unhygienic ways of processing or manufacturing food product

Frequently Asked Questions

An FSSAI License is required to be renewed 30 days before the license expires. For this, MyCompanywala team would require your current license number. We will re-fill the Forms A and B in order to renew your license. It will takes about 30-40 days for license renewal. The fee charged by the government is the same for both, issuing a new license and for renewing an expired one

No. A Central license will be applicable for your business for the registered office of your company and separate state licenses would be required for your manufacturing units in particular respective states.

Yes. The Central License is required for your business from the address in the import-export code. The FSSAI license is mandatory for importing or exporting food items.

The Business needs to file an annual return every year

Section 48 of the FSSAI contains the information of all the offences and penalties and penalties are given under sections 49- 67 of the Act.

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