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About This Plan

FSSAI or Food License is basically granted to food related businesses that include manufacturing and processing of food. When you apply for FSSAI registration you will be provided a 14-digit license number, that you are supposed to use on all the packages. It is required even when the food products are not packed.

Generally, there are three levels of registration: -

  1. Basic Registration
  2. State License
  3. Central License

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Services covered under this plan
  • Basic Registration with the concerned authorities
  • Tracking of application status
  • Receipt of Application Code and Registration certificate
  • CA assistance
  • Filing of Online Application form
  • Filing of Clarification & Remarks
Who can buy this plan?
  • Companies or Individuals manufacturing or trading food products
  • Sellers, selling food products online
  • Operator who is involved in any food business services

How the Plan works?

  • Buy the Plan
  • Upload the required documents
  • Filing of the Application
  • Application Code will be provided
  • Registration certificate shall be received
  • Estimated time for completion is 10 days

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Documents Required
  • Photo Identity proofs of the promoters
  • List of directors with full address and contact details (required in case of companies only)
  • Partnership deed/MOA/AOA/COI – with food as business activity
  • Business Constitution Certificate
  • Rent agreement/ Property papers/ Lease deed
  • List of the food products that are processed or manufactured
  • Food safety management system plan
  • Any other supporting document, if required
  • Latest Electricity Bill
  • Applicant Signature


What is FSSAI Registration or Food License?

In order to maintain the quality of the food products being processed and produced in India, the food manufacturing is monitored by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India. FSSAI has made it mandatory for the food manufacturers, traders and processors to obtain a Food License. All the food-based businesses are required to apply for this license depending on the following: -

  • Turnover
  • Scale of business
  • Type of activity.
What are the various types of FSSAI Registration?

Basically, there are three types of registrations under FSSAI and they are as follows: -

  1. Basic License Registration: Small Businesses or start-ups having turnover of upto Rs. 12lakhs.
  2. State License Registration: The small and medium businesses having turnover from 12lakhs to 20crores.
  3. Central License Registration: The businesses having a turnover of more than Rs. 20crores.
What is the validity period for the license by FSSAI?

The license is valid for minimun one year & maximum five years and is required to be renewed within 30days from the expiry date.

Does someone require separate registrations, if they have two separate food-based businesses?

If you have two separate business with separate name then you are required to have separate registrations.

What are the steps involved in obtaining FSSAI License?
  • Step 1: FSSAI Part A is filled on FSSAI website and payment is made.
  • Step 2: After payment has been made successfully, Form B has to be filed along with multiple declarations, documents and resolutions such as board resolution, No Objection Certificate by landowner to establish the identity of business. These are to be drafted by professionals such as Chartered Accountants and Company Secretaries as the application goes through rigorous vetting by the department.
  • Step 3: On submission of application along with other documents, an application reference number is generated for provisional registration which is to be quoted during all future correspondence.
  • Step 4: The application is then reviewed by the department and it may call for additional information or suggest edits. The process takes around 20 to 30 days to get closed and involve follow ups with department before the receipt of licence number. With All India ITR the process can become simple. All you need to do is:
  • Buy the Plan
  • Upload documents
  • Get Application Code
  • Track status
  • Obtain FSSAI license


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