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FSSAI stands for the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India. FSSAI is a body corporate in-charge of regulating the food articles and food businesses for good quality and safety of consumption along with secure food handling practices. FSSAI was established under the rules and regulations set by the Food Safety and Standards Act of 2006 under the supervision of the Government of India as well as the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. FSSAI endows food products for the consumption of the FSSAI Logo as well as giving the products and food businesses with a 14-digit Food License Number. To apply for this license food business owners have to go online on the FSSAI website, apply for the license/ registration and have to keep a check on the FSSAI application status as well.

Documents to Apply for FSSAI license

In order to get FSSAI license approval, A Food Business Owner has to produce a comprehensive list of documents for verification.

Common Documents for All Licenses/ Registrations

Whether it is any type of FSSAI license, there are a few common documents that an FBO has to submit in order to go forward with the procedure of acquiring their food license. Every Food Business needs to provide these documents compulsorily.

  • Signed and Completed FORM-B [FORM-A for Basic FSSAI registration]
  • Photo Identity Proof of the Food Business Owner
    • PAN Card
    • Latest Passport Size Photograph
  • Proof of Possession of the Premises( Land Papers or Rental Agreement)
  • Articles Of Association /Certificate of incorporation/ Partnership Deed, if applicable
  • An extensive list of food items FBO will be dealing with and handling.
  • The plan for Food Safety System Management [Not needed for Basic FSSAI registration]
  • Declaration form and Form IX
  • Authority Letter

Documents for State License

The common documents will remain same along with with them the documents mentioned below are required for getting Sate FSSAI Licence :

  • Blueprint or layout of the proposed location
  • A detailed list of Equipment and Machinery installed or to be installed at the location
  • NOC and copy of the license from manufacturers
  • Authority letter with particulars about the name and address of the person responsible.

Documents for Central License

The common documents will remain same along with them the documents mentioned below are required for getting Central FSSAI Licence :

  • Water Report Analysis from a well-established and/or a government health laboratory
  • Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) issued IEC (Import Export Code)
  • Pesticide Residue Report of the water for units involved in the manufacturing of mineral or carbonated water
  • Designated milk provider/ Source of Milk
  • Proof of Annual turnover, if required
  • Meat provider/ Meat processing units
  • Certificates alotted by the Ministry of Tourism, if applicable
  • Vehicles turnover proof, if applicable

Validity for FSSAI Licence

FSSAI license validity is from 1 to 5 years. It all depends on the Food business operator (FBO) that for how long he wants his license. After that, according to the FSSAI rules, the FBO needs to apply for the renewal of the license in 30 days and it must be made before its expiry. Any FSSAI renewal application filed exceeding the expiry date is asked to pay a late fee of Rs. 100 per day for each day of delay. So, all food business operators need to track and assure that the FSSAI license is valid at every time. If an FBO found running a food business without the license will be punished to pay fine. If a food business operator runs a food business without obtaining an FSSAI license, the act is punishable under law. The FBO may face imprisonment and FSSAI license penalty up to rupees Rs.5 lakhs for the same.