FSSAI stands for Food Safety and Standards Authority of India. every food operator involved in manufacturing, processing, distribution of food in India must need to obtain FSSAI registration or license. it ensures that the food product undergoes with quality checks it reduces the chance of food adulteration. FSSAI registration is required by petty food business operators, hawkers, etc whose annual turnover does not exceed Rs.12 lakhs. FSSAI license is required by the food operator who does not categorize as petty food business operators. this is a 14 digit registration number that is printed on all food packages.

FSSAI registration requirement:

FSSAI registration is required by all food business operators. this category covers the following

> FBO with annual turnover not exceeding Rs 12

>  Petty retailers dealing in food

> Temporary

> Individual distributing food in any religious or social gathering except

>  Small-scale or cottage industries dealing in the food

  • Food production up to-100kg/1 ltr per
  • Procurement and handling of milk up to-500 ltr per
  • Slaughtering capacity-2large animal or 10 small animal or 50 poultry birds per

FSSAI license requirement:

FSSAI license is categorized into two parts- Central FSSAI license and State FSSAI license. food business operators who are, importers, exporters need to obtain FSSAI registration from the central government, and food business operators with small to medium sized manufacturing need to take FSSAI registration from the state government to apply for state license the FBO must have turnover between Rs.12 lakh to Rs.20 crore.

Common documents needed for FSSAI registration / license 

>  Photo identity of the food business

> Complete and signed form-B

> Documents of identity proof like voter id card, adhaar card, driving license, senior citizen card, the department issued

> List of products

> Partnership deed, certificate of incorporation, moa & AOA

> Proof of premises such as rent

> Food safety management system

> Partners and directors

>  equipment list.

> Noc from the

>  Water test report

>  sources of raw material.

FSSAI Registration Process:

> FSSAI registration is initiated by submitting Form A (application) to the Food and Safety Department.

> This application can be accepted or it may be rejected by the Department within 7 days from the date of receipt

> If the application is accepted, then the department will grant a registration certificate with the registration number and the photo of the applicant.

> FBO should prominently display the certificate of registration at the place of business during business hours.

Validity of FSSAI Registration:


FSSAI Fees Structure: 

Types/Category Registration – 1 year Registration – 1 year Railways – 1 year
New Application Rs. 100 Rs. 7500 Rs. 2000
Renewal Application Rs. 100 Rs. 7500 Rs. 2000
License/Certificate Modification Rs. 100 Rs. 7500 Rs. 2000
Duplicate Certificate/License 10%     of     the applicable certificate fee 10%     of     the applicable license fee 10% of  the applicable certificate fee
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