FSSAI License / Registration

Every food business operator shall ensure to protect human life, health, consumer’s interests, including fair practices in all kinds of food. No food business operator allowed to sell, store or distribute the food which is unsafe. Any food, which is unsafe from the packet or consignment, its shall be presumed all the foods in that consignment is unsafe. The manufacturer or packer of food shall be liable for the consignment. Further the seller is liable if they sold the food after its expiry, kept in unhygienic place or condition, Misbranded, and without manufactures information.

No person shall start or carry any food business without a license. Any person desirous to start a food business shall make an application through Solubilis to the designated as per the prescribed format and along with fees. A single licence may be allowed by the Officer for one or more products and also for different establishments or premises in the same area. A separate license to be applied if the food are sold, stored, or manufactured in different premises.

Designated Officer will issue or cancel licence of food business operators. As per the act if a licence is not issued within two months the applicant may start his food business after 31 expiry of the said period.

FSSAI - Designated Officer

  • The officer will make the recommendations to the Commissioner of Food Safety
  • The FSSAI officer will maintain record of all inspections made by Food Safety Officers and action taken by them in the performance of their duties;
  • The FSSAI officer will investigate any complaint which may be made in writing.
  • The FSSAI officer to perform such other duties as may be entrusted by the Commissioner of Food Safety.
  • The FSSAI officer seize any article of food which is unsafe
  • The Food Safety Officer may enter and inspect any place where the article of food is manufactured

Types of FSSAI registration :

  • FSSAI Basic License – If the annual turnover of the food business operator is below 12 lakhs per annum then they can get the FSSAI basic License.
  • FSSAI State License - If the annual turnover of the food business operator is more than 12 lakhs and below 20 Crores per annum then they can get the FSSAI State License.
  • FSSAI Central License - If the annual turnover of the business operator is above 20 crores, then they can get the FSSAI Central License.

Documents required for FSSAI State and Central License:

  • ID Proof – PAN Card A
  • Address Proof (Driving License / Passport / Aadhaar Card / Voter ID)
  • Passport size photo
  • Contact details (Mail ID and Phone Number)
  • Sale deed or Rental / Lease Agreement
  • Electricity Bill copy of the office premises
  • IEC Certificate

Additional Documents for manufacturers,Repacker and Relabeller::

  • Blue print
  • Unit inner and outer view photos
  • Name and List of Machineries and specifications.
  • Analysis report of water is using as ingredient in food from a recognized / public laboratory.
  • Documents required for Registration Category

Documents required for Proprietorship firm:

  • Photo
  • Aadharcard
  • EB bill copy

Documents required for Partnership firm:

  • List of Partners with full address and contact Details.
  • Address Proof of Partners - (Driving License / Passport / Aadhaar Card / Voter ID)
  • Copy of Partnership deed
  • Sale deed if it is self-owned;or Rental/Lease Agreement,in case office is rented/ leased;EB /telephone bill. List of equipment’s and machinery along with the number
  • List of equipment’s and machinery along with the number

Documents required for Companies:

  • List of Directors with full address and contact Details.
  • Address Proof of Directors.
  • Certificate of Incorporation, Memorandum & Articles of Association.
  • Authorization Letter with name and address of the person making the application on behalf of the company.
  • Company PAN

Benefits of FSSAI registration

  • FSSAI registration acknowledges the consumer awareness.
  • It is helpful in business expansion.
  • It raises the credibility.
  • It improves the customer base.
  • It is helpful in attaining the legal edge.
  • Primarily, the FBO should display a certificate of registration at the place of business during business hours.


FSSAI Certificate or License is a mandatory document required for doing any kind of food business, whether it is small scale or large scale. This restriction is laid down in Food Safety & Standards Act, 2006. Under FSSAI, there are three kinds of Licenses - Central FSSAI License, State FSSAI License and Registration. The criteria is defined in Food Safety and Standards (Licensing and Registration of Business) Regulations, 2011.

Yes, as per the schedule I of licensing regulations, all proprietary foods irrespective of turnover and production capacity the manufacturer of proprietary foods shall obtain license from central licensing authority

No, FSSAI registration and FSSAI license are different.

A – There are three types of FSSAI license and registration. These are

  • FSSAI registration
  • FSSAI state license
  • FSSAI central license

A – Following statutory power have been given to FSSAI under FSSAI regulation-

  • Framing of FSSAI regulations to lay down food safety standards.
  • Framing FSSAI rules for accreditation of laboratories for food testing.
  • Giving support and technical advice to central government on issues of food safety as per latest FSSAI findings.
  • Developing international food standards.
  • Collecting data Pan India level on food consumption to facilitate food safety as per FSSAI.
  • Promoting awareness about food safety in India.

As per the FSSAI regulation, each food business operator needs to apply for FSSAI renewal 30 days before the expiry of the current food license. It is your responsibility to get the FSSAI license renewed well in time before it gets expired and share the details of renewed license with Amazon Seller Support. If you fail to do so, then your listings will be removed until you get a valid FSSAI License.

Registrations are granted to small or petty FBOs whose annual turn- over does not exceed Rs. 12 lakhs.

Registrations are granted by the Registering Authority who may be Designated Officer/ Food Safety Officer or any official in Panchayat, Municipal Corporation or any other local body or Panchayat in an area, notified by the State Food Safety Commissioner.

Documents required while applying for a Registration:-

  • Application in Schedule-1
  • Address proof (Government documents like Voter ID card)
  • Photograph of applicant
  • Registration Card should be exhibited at a prominent place of business premise.

If the food business operator fails to comply with the improvement notice, the DO may, after giving the licensee an opportunity to show cause, cancel the license

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