Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) License

A legal authority that offers a food license to all food business operators (FBO) in India, FSSAI License is to ensure rules and regulations for food quality control. An FBO requires an FSSAI License or Registration and it relies upon factors like the size of production, operating nature of food business activities, and the wide range of operations.

FSSAI in India issue 3 types of licenses:

Central License

Ideal for importers in the food business or export-oriented business, large manufacturers, operators in the Central Government Agencies, ports or airports, etc.

  • This license is for the FBOs having an annual turnover of Rs. 20 crore
  • 14-digit License Number is provided
State License

Ideal for SMEs like transports, storage houses, transported, distributors, marketers, etc.

  • The company must have its operations in only 1 state
  • The business must have an annual turnover of Rs. 12 lakh
  • License Number is provided
Basic Registration

Ideal for small manufacturers, storage units, transporters, marketers, and distributors

  • The company has an annual turnover of Rs. 12 lakh
  • No License Number is issued


Business Details
Proprietor Details
Pricing Cart
Total Price
GST @ 18%

Documents Required for FSSAI Registration

Following documents are needed to file a FSSAI Application in India

Latest color passport size photograph is required

ID Proof

Aadhar card / Voter ID of the owner

PAN Card

PAN card of the owner

Address Proof

Latest utility bill(water/electricity/gas)

CA Declaration

If turnover exceeds 18 or 19 crore

IEC Code

In the case of a central license


For small size food manufacturers

Government Fee
Professional Fee
Goods and Service Tax
Total Cost

*Registration will be valid for the period of one year.

For small to medium food business operators and manufacturers

Government Fee
Rs 5,000
Professional Fees
Rs 3,389
Goods & Service Tax
Rs 610
Total Cost (State)
Rs 8,999

*The government fee may differ for restaurants, hotels, millers, milk processing units and food manufacturers.

*License will be valid for the period of one year.

For food operators that are export oriented

Government Fee
Rs 7,500
Professional Fees
Rs 7,203
Goods & Service Tax
Rs 1,296
Total Cost (Central)
Rs 15,999

*License will be valid for the period of one year.

What do you get

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You will be provided with the acknowledgement challan

License Certificate

After approval of application, you would be provided with FSSAI Registration/License number


There are 3 types mentioned above. Our team experts will help and guide you through each factor listed to ensure you make the right choice.

There are many benefits of FSSAI registration or FSSAI license, some of them are:
  • Enhance the credibility of a business in terms of safety and quality of the food.
  • Promoted the food innovations
  • On approvals remove the multiple regulations
  • Facilitate trade without compromising food safety

FSSAI registration or license numbers are a series of 14 digits that are required to obtain by every food business operation. This registration number bear the license details of the manufacturer and the format of the registration number read as:
  • The first digit indicates the status of the manufacturer whether he is a license holder or simply registered
  • The next two digits represent the state code
  • The following two digits represent the year of FSSAI registration or license
  • The next three digits disclosed the registering or licensing authority
  • The remaining six digits are the registration or license number of the manufacturer

FSSAI registration is not limited to food manufacturers only. It is suitable for all small operators who manufacture, distribute or store food. Keeping that insight, even restaurant owners and street food vendors come under the scope of FSSAI registration.

FSSAI refers to the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India which was founded to enhance the hygiene and quality of the food. On the other hand, FDA works to ensure the safety of the food as well as medical products. So, both work for the same cause and FDA is a helping hand of FSSAI.

Any business activity dealing with food needs to get an FSSAI registration. The core objective of having this registration is to ensure the food served to the masses is hygienic and clean.

FSSAI registration/ license (state and a central license) issued by the FSSAI authority come with a validity of a minimum of 1 year to a maximum of 5 years and requires renewal within 30 days from the date of expiry.

As per the packaging and labelling provisions stated in the Food Safety and Standards Act India (FSSAI), 2006, it is mandatory for every food business operator to print an FSSAI registration number or license number and FSSAI logo on the packaging of the food products.

  • Food poisoning
  • Food adulteration
  • Violation of the provisions of FSSAI Act
  • Food contaminations
  • Sub-standard quality of food
  • Unhygienic malpractices by FBOs
  • Misleading labelling, packaging and advertisements
  • FSSAI registration and licensing grievances
  • Unauthorised use of food ingredients

FSSAI registration and license, both, are governed by the Food Safety and Standards Regulation. Every food business operator is required to obtain either FSSAI registration or FSSAI license.
  • FSSAI registration is required for the small food business operators with maximum annual turnover of Rs.12 lakhs.
  • FSSAI license is required for mid and large sized food businesses. FSSAI state license applies to mid-sized companies with annual turnover between Rs.12 to 20 crores. Whereas FSSAI central license applies to large food businesses with annual turnover above Rs. 20 crores.

If the renewal application has been filed later than the 30 day stipulated timeline, but before the expiry date, the renewal request can be considered provided it is accompanied by a late fee of Rs.100 per day of delay.
If the renewal of FSSAI registration or license has not been applied even beyond the 30 days of the registration, then the registration will expire and would need to be filed as a fresh application.

In the case of multiple warehouses, provided all warehouses are in the same campus address, once license will suffice. However, in the case of different locations, even if in the same city, a business would require separate licenses for each of the warehouses.

  • Primary food producers, i.e. farmers
  • Food prepare only for household purpose
  • Registered as a member of cooperative society

FSSAI registration process is entirely online. One can send scanned copies of the required documents via email. As per process, the forms and documents are filed electronically and even signed digitally.
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