FSSAI License | FSSAI registration | Food License
Get your FSSAI Registration in just 7 days and Food license in 60 days only! Today in this article we will explore you about the Food License or FSSAI Registration.
FSSAI stands for Food Safety and Standards Authority of India. It is a license that all businesses that are into food business must get in order to operate. All food traders or manufacturers or those who involved in the restaurant business must obtain this 14 digit FSSAI license or registration which should be printed on their packages of food they sell.
Why to get Food License?
The point of taking food license is to make sure that the food products that these businesses are selling adhere to some quality checks and therefore, reduce the chances of substandard products, adulteration and to improve the accountability of the manufacturers by issuing them a food license for food service. This FSSAI registration for a basic and central level can be done through the FSSAI license consultants, and the state FSSAI registration is done via the offline mode.
The package for FSSAI Registration includes-
- Consultation for eligibility
- Preparing documentation
- Drafting Application
- Filling the Application
- Government Fees
How to get FSSAI Registration online-
- Complete the application form
- Send the documents
- Submit the requisite documents
- Issuing FSSAI License
All you need to do is to fill out a very simple FSSAI registration application form by providing us the details of your food business.
You have to send the required documents to us via e-mail and we will be able to create for you the required FSSAI Form A and Form B for you. It takes around two or three working days.
Once your application form along with the required documents is complete, it will be sent for filing to the local Food Business Operator by our professional team of chartered accountant and Company Secretary. This process will take around ten working days.
After regular follow-ups with the food department, we will issue the Food license.
Documents required for FSSAI Registration?
- Declaration Form
- Authority Letter
- A copy of Property Paper (if you own property)
- A copy of the rental agreement (If you have rented the property)
- Food Safety Management System Certificate / Plan
- Water or Electricity Bills (of the business premises)
- A copy of Aadhaar Card or The Voter Identity card of the Proprietor/Partners/Director
- Form IX – Nomination of persons by the company and the board resolution/li>
Some 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 water for pesticide residues
Types of FSSAI licenses
All businesses involved in the food activities must apply for the Food license. The Food License is based on the types of your business like the turnover of the business, the scale of business and the type of activity.
The businesses must apply for either the central fssai license or the state fssai license or just the simple registration process. According to the criteria in the rules, it is as follows:
The basic FSSAI Registration
This is appropriate for startups or for small businesses whose annual turnover is less than 12 lakhs. The basic FSSAI registration, however, can be upgraded to the state registration as the company’s sales increase.
The State FSSAI License
FSSAI license is appropriate to medium-sized company with a turnover that is between 12 to 20 crores annually. The turnover limit is same for FSSAI state trading License or FSSAI State Manufacturing license.
FSSAI Central License – (Manufacturing)
For the turnover limit above Rs 20cr in case of manufacturing or trading or storage beyond certain limited as specified by the law.
FSSAI License for importer or exporter
This is applicable to most large companies with a turnover that is greater than 20 crores annually. Food License is mostly for those companies which supply at government offices or which are involved in the import and export of food products.
Four steps of obtaining the FSSAI license- without us!
The FSSAI application can be filed directly with the government, which requires a long and tedious process and takes about 60 days to get completed.
- Step 1
- Step 2
- Step 3
- Step 4
Fill out the fssai registration form A for FSSAI food license on the FSSAI official website and make the payment at the local FBO office for the FSSAI application form.
Once the payment has been accepted and is reflecting on your FSSAI account you then need to file for form B. Multiple other resolutions and declarations like the board resolution or the owner self-declaration forms must also be filed along with the form B. These forms are typically prepared by the company secretary.
Now you have to follow up with the government department on the status of your application. The government may send your application form back if there are errors or some incomplete information for editing. If you do not respond back to them within 15 days of the application, your application form will then be rejected.
The government department takes about 45 to 60 working days in order to review your application completely. The other option for you is to hire us in order to get the FSSAI license for you. We are able to get 98% of the customers the license, saving them from all the trouble of dealing with the government hassles!
What is FSSAI License Fee?
In Practice, we see two kinds of FSSAI license Fees that may need to be paid for getting the Food License. The first one is the government fees and the other one is the professional fees. There is no doubt that the FSSAI Registration or License is the online process but still without the proper knowledge of the FSSAI Act, it is very advisable not to take your steps.