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Tanya Verma
| Updated: 20 Nov, 2019 | Category: FSSAI License

How To Obtain FSSAI License Renewal Online in India?

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FSSAI License Renewal or registration is an important aspect for those engaged in the food business. As you know, it is very important for every food business operator to obtain a relevant food license, it is also to renew them from time to time. That’s when we come in the scene and help you renew your food license.

Overview of FSSAI Registration Renewal

The first step to being able to commence any kind of food business, be it a food manufacturer, trader, wholesaler, distributor, transporter or a retailer is a food license. Additionally, not only it is necessary to have one, but it is as important to renew it regularly.

The validity of an FSSAI[1] Food License can be one or five years, depending on the number of years chosen by you. But on the other hand, the fees for the food license increases with the number of years selected by the food business operator.

As per the RBI Guidelines, all FBOs need to renew their food license within 30 days before the date of expiry of the food license. To do so, the food business operator can file an application in the prescribed format and by attaching the specified documents.

Benefits of Renewing The FSSAI License

The benefits of getting a renewal of FSSAI license/ registration are as follows;

  • It helps to keep the quality of the standard of food by complying with all the standards laid down by the FSS Act
  • Consumers become assured of a safe and healthy food preparation system by the FBOs
  • The licensing of FSSAI assures consumers that food given to them is free from any adulteration

The Validity of FSSAI Registration

All food-related business owners must obtain a valid FSSAI License or FSSAI Registration depending on the type of food license, i.e. FSSAI Registration, State License and Central License. The validity of an FSSAI Food license is for one or five years as selected by the food business operator.

The Procedure of FSSAI License Renewal

The following steps need to be followed for FSSAI License Renewal;

Step1: Filling Form A /Form B

Form A or Form B is required to be filled, which is basically based on the eligibility of the Food Operator. Furthermore, these are the basic forms available for Food Business Operator, which they required to be filled along with the self-attested declaration that you are required to comply with the guidelines of the Food Safety and Standard Act. Also, a photo identity proof such as a driving license, Aadhar card, voter ID card, passport etc. is also required to be attached.

Step 2: Verification

After receiving your application, the authorities examine it, and they might also arrange for an inspection at your business premises in order to make sure that you have disclosed all the information and it is submitted correctly.

Step 3: Completion

Upon successful inspection of your business proceedings, if the concerning authority is satisfied, then they issue a license in your favour.

Steps 4: Getting the License

The license is then issued to you within sixty days. However, if it takes more than 60 days and if you have not received the license, then you can resume your business without waiting for any further notice. Food license renewal is a very easy process.

Documents Required

Just like you need certain documents to obtain a license when you are applying for a new one, applying for FSSAI License Renewal also requires some documents and information to be furnished by the FBO. Let us look at what are those pieces of information and documents that you need to provide while applying for FSSAI License Renewal.

Read our article:A Full Guide on How to set up a Food Business in India

Documents Required for Basic Registration

Following documents are required to renew a basic FSSAI Registration;

  1. PAN Card
  2. Passport-sized photo of the applicant
  3. Identification proof (Aadhaar Card or Voter ID card)
  4. Address Proof- Telephone/ Mobile Bill, Electricity Bill or Gas Bill
  5. Copy of Property papers (if owned)
  6. Copy of Rent Agreement and No Objection Certificate from the Landlord

Documents Required for Central License/  State License

Following documents are required to renew a FSSAI State License;

  1. List of Partners, Directors, Proprietor or any Executive Members of Society with their complete address and contact details.
  2. Latest Passport sized Photograph of the Applicant
  3. Identification proof (Aadhaar Card or Voter ID card)
  4. PAN Card
  5. Address Proof- Telephone/ Mobile Bill, Electricity Bill or Gas Bill
  6. Copy of Property papers (in case of owned property)
  7. A copy of NOC and Rent Agreement from the Landlord (in case of rented property)
  8. Partnership Deed/ Memorandum Of Association/ Article of Association/ of the firm or Copy of Certificate obtained under the Co-Operative Act, 1861 in case of Co-Operatives
  9. NOC from the manufacturer, NOC from Municipality or local body
  10. An E-Code document issued by DGFT (Directorate General of Foreign Trade)
  11. Form IX namely Nomination of Persons by a Company along with the Board Resolution

Penalty for not renewing the FSSAI Food License before its expiry

Every food business operator is liable for a penalty of Rs. 100 per day if s/he fails to renew the FSSAI License or registration within 30 days before the expiry of the food license. Furthermore, if the license or registration is not renewed within the specified time limit, then such license will be considered as expired. Additionally, the FBO would be obliged to either pause or stop his/ her business or obtain a new license if they wish to continue their food business. Thus, to obtain a new food license, the FBO would have to apply in a fresh application and follow the same procedure all over again.

Conclusion

FSSAI License Renewal is a mandatory process that is needed to be done by every FBO who wishes to continue with their respective food business. Corpbiz consists of experienced professionals who can help you renew your Food License.

Read our article:How to Obtain an FSSAI License in India: Full Guide

Tanya Verma

Tanya is working as writer & editor from past 2 years with experience in covering startup and technology related topics.

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