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How to Obtain FSSAI Registration in Kerala?

calendar13 Oct, 2021
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How to Obtain FSSAI Registration in Kerala

FSSAI stands for Food Safety and Standards Authority of India, an apex body that probes & regulates the food business in India. This government-backed institution aims to mitigate the existence of sub-standard food items in the market by incorporating various guidelines. All food businesses in India are mandated to comply with regulations of Food Safety and Standard Act, 2006. The Act also directs food businesses to avail mandatory food registration before initiating their business activities. Any contravention to this requirement would attract penalties for the defaulters. This write-up will guide you on how to get FSSAI registration in Kerala in a legitimate way.

Why is FSSAI registration mandatory for FBOs in India? 

As per the norms of FSS Act, 2011, all FBOs in India are mandated to obtain Food registration from FSSAI without any exception. Those who fail to comply with such a requirement shall confront underlying penal provisions cited under the law. Precisely, every entity in the food supply chain is liable to obtain a mandatory FSSAI license from this institution. FSSAI has underpinned a long list of norms pertaining to the production, packaging, marketing, and transportation of food items in India. FSSAI executes its operation in the purview of the FSS Act, 2011 and under the aegis of the Indian Government. 

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What are the underlying Eligibility Criteria for obtaining FSSAI registration in Kerala?

The following types of FBOs are mandated to apply for FSSAI registration in Kerala:

Category of Food Business Turnover/Production
Dairy processing units Dairy processing and handling units Up to 2.5 Metric Ton of milk solids/annum or Up to 500 Ltr/Day  of milk
Vegetable oil processing facility
& refineries including oil expeller unit.
Up to 100 Ltr/day
Slaughtering units Up to 2 large Animals Up to 10 Small Animals Up to 50 Poultry birds per day
Meat processing Facilities 30 Mt/day or More than 100 kg/day
All other food processing facilities Up to 100 Ltr /Kg on per day basis
Wholesaler Having Yearly Turnover of Up to Rs 12,00,000
Retailer Having Yearly Turnover of Up to Rs 12,00,000
Distributor Having Yearly Turnover of Up to Rs 12,00,000
Supplier Having Yearly Turnover of Up to Rs 12,00,000Turnover of Up to 12 lacs/annum

Documents Required to Obtaining FSSAI registration in Kerala

The list below reflects the type of documents required to be attested with the application for new, conversion, renewal and modification of food license.

  • Form B duly filed and approved by the application via signature.
  • The processing facility layout manifesting the dimension & operation-wise area allocation. (Legal compulsion for manufacturing facilities)
  • List of serving partners/Directors/ executive members of society/ trust with full address & contact particulars (compulsory for companies).
  • Name and detail of machines along with their power rating, installed capacity
  • Identity as well as residential proof of proprietor/Partners/directors/authorised signatory.
  • List of food items proposed to be manufactured and processed at manufacturing facilities.
  • Authority letter reflecting the name & address of accountable individual nominated by the manufacturer along with alternative accountable person manifesting the rights vested with them by assisting the officers in verification, a gathering of sample, packing and dispatch.
  • Analysis report of potable water proposed to be used in food items from the certified lab.
  • Proof of premises’ possession.
  • Partnership deed
  • No-objection certificate and manufacturer’s license.
  • FSMS plan or certificate.

Documents required for Renewal of License

  • Form B duly filed and approved by the authorised signatory
  • Declaration Form – For Delhi or Himachal Pradesh.
  • Annual audit report/FSMS plan
  • Form IX: Nomination of Individual by an entity along with the Board Resolution

Documents required for Modification of food License

  • Form B duly filed and approved by the authorised signatory
  • Any modification in documents furnished during the grant of the preceding license
  • Certificate or FSMS plan
  • Details pertaining to the technical person accountable for handling the operation
  • Form IX: Nomination of Individual by an entity along with the Board Resolution
  • The schematic of the processing facility manifesting the dimensions in metres & operation-based area allocation
  • List of Food Category
  • NOC as well as the proof of the license from the manufacturer
  • Declaration Form – For Delhi or Himachal Pradesh

FSSAI’s Fee Structure for the Grant of Food license

In Kerala, the following table manifest sum of fees charged by FSSAI for the grant of new or renewal of food license.

For New License

Manufacturer/ Miller Fees (Rs)
If above 1MT/day production 5000
If above 1MT/day production 5000
10.001 to 50,000 LPD of milk/annum 5000
If below 1MT/day  production 3000
501 to 10,000 LPD of milk/annum 3000
Hotels up to 4 Star 5000
Other business operators 2000

For Renewal of License

The charged for the license renewal is based on the number of years selected.

For Duplicate of License

The charge for obtaining the duplicate license has been capped at 10% of the application license fee.

For Modification of License

The charge for the license modification is fees for one year per license modification.

For Registration Certificate

New Registration Certificate Rs. 100/year
Renewal of Registration Certificate Rs. 100/ year
Duplicate of Registration Certificate 10% of the license fee

How to Apply for FSSAI registration in Kerala?

An applicant seeking FSSAI registration in Kerala[1] needs to file an e-form in the online portal called FOSCOS. Once you log onto this portal, open the “new application” option enlisted on the right section of the home page. Selecting this option will unlock the descriptive e-form on your screen where you need to facilitate the following details:

  • State where the business is situated
  • Annual turnover
  • Nature of business; i.e. retailer, manufacturer, marketers, etc

In the next window, you will be prompted to upload the essential documents regarding business registration, PAN, partner’s details, premises details so on and so forth. As soon as you upload the requested documents, a payment gateway window will be flashed on the screen, prompting you to make the payment regarding the application fee.


One can easily avail of the FSSAI registration in Kerala with the aid of the information mentioned above. If you seek additional clarification on the same, then do not hesitate to prompt our professional.

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