FSSAI License & Registration

The FSSAI (Food Safety and Standards Authority of India) registration license is an initiative of the Indian Government. The main aim behind starting it was to make sure that there was no compromise on the quality of the product, that it was not adulterated in any way whatsoever, that the quality of the product was a lot better compared to what it was earlier, and to make sure that the manufacturers were accountable at all times.

Each and every food business in India needs this license from this authority body in order to perform its business. It is obligatory for all manufacturing units as well as distribution units.

So to the food operators can directly go to the nearest Common Services Center (CSC) for filing the application online or can a find good agency at your location that helps you in this regard.

In this article, we discuss the following topics about FSSAI:

  1. Introduction to FSSAI registration & license
  2. Types of FSSAI registration in India
  3. Why does a food operator need a license?
  4. Who needs the food license certificate?
  5. Penalties for violating FSSAI rules
  6. Validity and renewal of certificate
  7. Getting FSSAI registration in Bangalore
  8. Things to keep in mind by food operators
  9. How to apply for FSSAI registration license? (4 simple steps for FSSAI registration)
  10. Documents required for obtaining Basic, State and Central license certificate
  11. Government registration fee for these 3 licenses
  12. How to check FSSAI application status?

Introduction to FSSAI Registration License

All the restaurants, and even street food vendors, need approval from FSSAI to do their business. It does not matter how much they earn in a year – they have to have this license. Operators in the food business of India need to apply for this irrespective of the scale that they are operating at.

Normally this license provides you a 14 digit license or registration number. You can print this numeric license number and use the FSSAI logo on the package of your products to promote the business.

The FSSAI registration license is classified into 3 types. We can say that there are three categories of food license in India such as

  1. Basic registration license
  2. State registration license
  3. Central registration license.

Basic Registration: You can apply for the basic license if your turnover is lower than INR 12 lakh.

State Registration: If your turnover is between INR 12 lakh and INR 20 crore you can apply for a state license.

Central Registration: If your turnover exceeds INR 20 crore you should apply for a central license.

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