Food License India – How to Get FSSAI Registration Online

FSSAI License

In this blog, we will describe about Food License India. Also, we will explain it’s benefits and how to get FSSAI registered.

Any individual or entity proposing to start a food business in India must obtain a food license or registration from the Indian Food Safety Standards Authority (FSSAI).

Steps by Step Process to Get FSSAI Registration

  • FSSAI registration is initiated by submitting a form to the Food Safety Department. The form consists of the following content:

Name of Business or Person: Fill the name of Business/Enterprise Concerned name which will be printed on the FSSAI Certificate.

Email Id: Fill the correct Mail ID

Phone No: Fill the correct Mobile Number

Nature of Business: Choose your business nature/type that you will conduct

Select Designation: Select the type of organization from the options provided

Address of Business: provide proper address which will get printed on FSSAI Certificate.

Validate & Pay: thismeansyou agree to T&C and Policies of FSSAI

  • To get a license, the food business must have a valid email ID and phone number.
  • The same name will appear on the license, so the business name of each food business must be accurately stated on the application.
  • If the application is submitted successfully, it will be issued a unique reference ID that will be used by all subsequent applications.
  • The next and final step is to pay the prescribed fee. This is done by taking a confirmation printout and an online application and creating an invoice for the specified amount.

What are the Basic Documents Required for Food License ?

  • Recent Passport sized photograph of the applicant
  • Identification proof of the applicant (voter ID card or Aadhaar Card)
  • PAN Card
  • Address Proof along with Telephone or Mobile Bill/ Electricity or Gas Bill)
  • Copy of Property papers (if owned)
  • Copy of rental agreement and NOC letter from landlord (if rented)

How Much Does a Food License Cost in India?

In case of basic registration of food license, the fee will be about Rs. 3500

Who Requires the Food License?

  • Any business with an annual turnover of not more than Rs. 12 lakh.
  • Small food retailer
  • Food business and small or cottage industries whose Food production capacity (other than milk and meat) is up to 100 liter/KG per day

Cancellation and Suspension of Food FSSAI License

  • The food license will be suspended under the below-mentioned circumstances:
  • The occurrence of food poisoning related to the spread of disease.
  • Serious food complaints when consumer safety is affected.
  • Significant violation of FSSAI rules and compliance.
  • Interfere with police officers.

The Following is a List of Penalties for Violations under the FSSAI License

  • Penalties for selling food rather than the required nature or substance or quality.
  • Penalties for wrong branded foods.
  • Penalty for food containing unhygienic substances.
  • Punishment for obstruction of seized items.
  • Compensation in case of consumer injury or death.
  • The penalties for violating the provisions of this Act in the case of food imports are in addition to the penalties provided under any other law.
  • Punishment for wrong information provided
  • Penalty for misleading advertisement.

Final words The above blog about FSSAI registration will make you understand why a food license is necessary if you are operating in a food business. Here, we have also explained what document required.