FSSAI Registration

Online FSSAI Registration and License

The Food Safety & Standards Act, 2006 introduced to improve the hygiene and quality of food has brought about tremendous changes in the food industry. As per the Act, no person shall commence or carry on any food business except under a FSSAI license or FSSAI registration. Therefore, any food manufacturing or processing or packaging or distributing entity is now required to obtain a FSSAI License or Registration.

FSSAI License is issued by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), Ministry of Family Health & Welfare, Government of India. Application to commence a food business must be made to the FSSAI in the prescribed format. Based on the application and supporting documents, FSSAI will accord approval. We can help your business obtain FSSAI Registration or License quickly and hassle-fee. Talk to our Business Advisors and we will help you get the necessary FSSAI approvals and registrations.

  • List of Directors with full address and contact details (mandatory for companies only)
  • Photo I.D and address proof issued by Government authority of Proprietor/Partner/Director(s)/Authorised Signatory.
  • Partnership Deed / MOA AOA COI – with Business as Food Activity.
  • Proof of possession of premises. (Sale deed/ Rent agreement/ Electricity bill, etc.)
  • NOC & Copy of License from manufacturer (mandatory for relabellers and repackers only)
  • NOC & Copy of License from manufacturer (mandatory for relabellers and repackers only)
  • Source of milk or procurement plan for milk including location of milk collection centres etc. in case of Milk and Milk Products processing units.(wherever applicable)
  • Source of raw material for meat and meat processing plants. (wherever applicable)
  • Pesticide residues report of water in case of units manufacturing packaged drinking water, packaged Mineral water and/or carbonated water from a recognised/ public health laboratory
  • Recall plan wherever applicable, with details on whom the product is distributed. (optional)
  • NOCs from Municipality or local body. (optional)
  • Certificate provided by Ministry of Tourism (HRACC) (Applicable for Hotels only)
  • For Transporters-Supporting documentary proof for Turnover or self declaration of number of vehicles
  • Declaration form

HIGHLIGHTS OF FSSAI REGISTRATION

FSSAI Registration issued by FSSAI is required for carrying on activities related to any stage of manufacturing, processing, packaging, storage, transportation, distribution of food.
Petty retailer, hawker, itinerant vendor or a temporary stallholder or small scale or cottage or such other industries relating to food business or tiny food business operator are exempt from obtaining FSSAI Registration or License.
Once a FSSAI License is issued, it is valid for one or two years. Before end of its validity, the license can be renewed for a further term based on the requirements of the business.
FSSAI License can be divided into two categories State level License and Central License. Hotel, Restaurant and medium size food manufacturers are covered under State license. Large size food manufacturers come under Central licensing.
A separate FSSAI Registration or License required and issued for each location where food is handled. Therefore, an entity may have to obtain multiple FSSAI licenses if it operates multiple locations.
FSSAI Registration or License can be obtained in 10-15 working days from the time of submission of application with the required documents.

FAQ LIMITED LIABILITY PARTNERSHIP

A Food Safety Management System (FSMS) is a network of interrelated elements that combine to ensure that food does not cause adverse human health effects.
These elements include programs, plans, policies, procedures, practices, processes, goals, objectives, methods, controls, roles, responsibilities, relationships, documents, records, and resources.
It is a mandatory document while applying for license.
Section 16(2)(c) provides for the Mechanism for accreditation of certification bodies for Food Safety Management Systems and Section 44 of FSS Act provides for Recognition of organisation or agency for food safety audit and checking compliance with Food Safety Management System required under the Act or the rules and regulation made there under
FSSAI, 2006 is an Act enacted to keep with changing needs / requirements of time and to consolidate the laws relating to food and to establish the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India. The Act was needed to bring out a single statutory body for food laws, standards setting and enforcement so that there is one agency to deal and no confusion in the minds of consumers, traders, manufacturers and investors which was due to multiplicity of food laws.

Anyone who claims to be an owner of a trademark can apply for trademark The mandate assigned to the Food Authority is (i) laying down science based standards for articles of food (ii) to regulate manufacture, storage, distribution, sale and import of food (iii) to facilitate food safety.

Yes, under the new regime, all the Food Business Operators (FBO) should get a license. However, Petty Food Manufacturer (FBOs having annual turnover less than Rs. 12 lakh or small scale manufacturers with capacity less than 100kg/day temporary vendors etc..) just need to register using the Form A provided in the schedule 2 of FSS licensing and registration regulations along with requested documents /Fee.