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FSSAI Licence - An Overview

Company Registration is the first and foremost step for beginning of the new venture. Private Limited Company registration is the most popular form of “legal entity”among all busineesses in india. Registering Private Limited Company is an  important process, as it provides transparency and authenticity to your proposed business entity. Startups and growing company always prefer the tag of a “Private Limited Company”.

As evident from the name “Private”, Private Limited Company is a form of an entity whereby shares are held privately between the Shareholders who are generally relatives or Known. It is the best form of business entity for small and medium Businesses and allows for a 100% foreign direct investment with government approval. As quoted by experts that it is the best form of business for Startups because of the characteristics that it possesses. The Directors are the Person who are responsible for running the entity and are answerable to the stakeholders for the performance of company. Although Section 2(68) of Companies act, 2013 restricts it from raising Investments from the market but it can arrange funds and investments from the known for sure.

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Who need FSSAI Licence

  • Take away
  • Home Kitchen
  • Restaurants
  • Canteen
  • Dhaba
  • Manufacturer
  • Cloud Kitchens
  • Repacker
  • Retailer
  • Supplier
  • Marketer
  • Distributor
  • Importer
  • Exporter
  • Club
  • Hawker
  • Petty Food Shops
  • Other Food Suppliers

Documents Required for FSSAI Registration

Personal Details:

  • PAN Card & Aadhar Card of Proprietor/Directors/Partners.
  • Passport Size Photograph of Directors/Partners/Directors

For Registered Office:

  • Utility Bill of the proposed office.
  • Copy of Rent/Lease agreement of the proposed registered office.

General Queries

What is FSSAI License/Registration?

FSSAI Stands for “Food Safety and Standard Authority of India. FSSAI is an autonomous organisation under the Ministry of Health. FSSAI is mandatory for every food business operator irrespective of size of the business or area of operation.

What is the cost or price for applying FSSAI License / Registration?

The Government Fees or cost or price for application is as follows:

  1. Basic FSSAI Registration: Rs 100 per year
  2. State License: Rs 2000-5000 per year (state wise variation is there)
  3. Central License: Rs 7500 per year
What are the types of Registration/ Licenses under FSSAI Act?

Concept of Licensing comes in to picture once the turnover of entity crosses 12 Lacs INR, getting Food License is mandatory for the Food Business Operator apart from small and petty sized business. It is of two types:

Basic FSSAI Registration: Turnover upto 12 Lacs per annum

State License: For Turnover exceeding 12 Lacs but less than 20 Crore per annum.

Central License: For Turnover Exceeding 20 Crore and Import of any amount per annum, any business doing export and import also come under central license

How can we file FSSAI online application through FOSCOS?
  1. Visit on to https://foscos.fssai.gov.in/.
  2. Selection of kind of Business
  3. Selection of Food Category
  4. Select type of License as per requirement
  5. Complete the documentation as required
  6. Verification of Documents by Department
  7. Issuance of FSSAI Certificate.
How can a consumer complaint or grievance against Food Business operator?

Consumer can connect with FSSAI through the website apart from that they have following other options as well:

  • Toll Free 24*7 helpline
  • Web portal
  • Whatsapp
  • Social Media sites
  • By personal visit to FSSAI Department
For whom Central License is mandatory to obtain?
  • Dairy units including chilling units- handle or process more than 50,000 litres of liquid milk per day or 2500MT of milk solid per annum.
  • Vegetable oil processing units and units producing vegetable oil by the process of solvent extraction and refineries including oil expeller unit having installed capacity more than 2 MT per day.
  • All slaughter houses equipped to slaughter more than 50 large animals or 150 or more small animals including sheep and goats or 1000 or more poultry birds per day.
  • Meat processing units equipped to handle or process more than 500 kg of meat per day or 150 MT per annum.
  • All food processing units other than mentioned under (a) to (d) including relabellers and repackers having installed capacity more than 2 MT/day except grains, cereals and pulses milling units.
  • 100 % Export Oriented Units.
  • All Importers importing food items including food ingredients and additives for commercial use.
  • All food business operators manufacture any article of food containing ingredients or substances or using technologies or processes or combination thereof whose safety has not been established through these regulations or which do not have a history of safe use or food containing ingredients which are being introduced for the first time into the country.
  • Food Business Operator operating in two or more states.
  • Food catering services in establishments and units under Central government
    Agencies like Railways, Air and airport, Seaport, Defence etc.
  • Storage units other than those having controlled atmosphere and cold environment having capacity of more than 50,000 MT.
  • Cold or Refrigerated Storage having capacity of more than 10,000 MT. Controlled Atmosphere + Cold Storage having capacity of more than 1,000 MT.
  • Wholesalers having turnover of more than Rs.30 crores per annum.
  • Retailers having turnover of more than Rs.20 crores per annum.
  • Distributors having turnover of more than Rs.20 crores per annum.
  • Suppliers having turnover of more than Rs.20 crores per annum.
  • Caterers having turnover of more than Rs.20 crores per annum.
  • Hotels – Five Star & Above.
  • Restaurants having turnover of more than Rs.20 crores per annum.
  • Transporters having more than 100 vehicles or turnover of more than Rs.30 crores per annum.
  • Marketers having turnover of more than Rs.20 crores per annum.

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