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What is Food License / FSSAI License?

The FSSAI stands for Food Standards and Safety Authority of India, which is the supreme authority responsible for regulating and supervising food safety. The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) is a legal authority that offers a food license to all food business operators (FBO) in India. All the FBOs must follow all the rules and regulations of FSSAI for food quality control.


FSSAI Food License is compulsory License to be obtained before commencing any food business by any legal entity involved in handling food items be it Manufacturing, Repacking, Re-labeling, Storage, Warehousing, Transporting, Supplying, Wholesaling, Marketing (Trading), Retailing, E-commerce (Online sale of food), Exporting, Importing, Catering, Having Canteen, Dhaba, Restaurants, Hotels etc. Food Handlers are called Food Business Operators FBO in FSSAI.

Why is it necessary to get a Food license / FSSAI license?

  • The food License Registration certificate is required to run a food product business.
  • the FBOs with a Food License have an added benefit of a solid and loyal customer base.
  • On getting the certificate, you can use the FSSAI logo to enhance sales and goodwill.
  • An FSSAI Registration or License will help in the process of applying for and getting bank loans that boost your business growth.
  • Obtaining a license can provide the food business with legal benefits.
  • It also helps in business expansion.
  • The important aspects of hygiene and cleanliness are regulated and followed when FSSAI registration is involved.
  • FSSAI license is important for exporting food products to other countries.
  • The expense in getting the food license is tiny as compared to the penalties that can get imposed upon for not going by the law.

Penalties for non Compliance of FSSAI standards:


Validity for FSSAI License:

  • FSSAI licenses issued to food businesses are valid for a period of 1 to 5 years as chosen by the Food Business Operator.
  • It is mandatory to apply for license renewal 30 days before the expiry of the existing license.
  • Non-renewal of licenses can fetch a fine of Rs.100 per day until the renewal is done .
  • Any lapse in renewal within the stipulated date can result in the old license becoming deactivated and businesses will have to apply for a fresh license.

Why Ebizfiling as your service Provider for getting a FSSAI / Food License?

Ebizfiling is a group of intellectuals. The entire team of Ebizfiling consists of Highly qualified CA, CS, Lawyers and business administrators. Ebizfiling would be a one stop destination for your Food FSSAI License. At Ebizfiling, We provide services like Import Export Code Registration, GST registration, DIN registration, Trademark registration, GST / Income tax return filing and many more. You may get in touch with our compliance manager on 09643203209 or email for free consultation and to know more about the services provided by us.

Food License / FSSAI License Registraation fees

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(All Inclusive)

  • FSSAI Basic License for 1 Year (Annual Turnover is less than 12 Lacs) {Including Govt.Fees}



(All Inclusive)

  • FSSAI State License (Annual Turnover is between 12 to 20 Crores) {Excluding Govt. Fees}



(All Inclusive)

  • FSSAI Central License (Annual Turnover is above 20 Crores) {Excluding Govt. Fees}

Who are required to apply for Food License / FSSAI license in India

  • All food businesses having income less than 12 lakh are required to take an FSSAI registration.
  • FBO (Food Business Operators) who has a business as a retailer, supplier, distributor, wholesaler, and, food vending establishments. And also a business of canteen, club, Dhaba, restaurants, and hotels with an annual turnover of less than Rs. 12 lakh.
  • Petty food manufacturer.
  • Small stalls selling food items.
  • Businesses involved in selling food for religious and social gathering.
  • Cottage industries that are selling food items.
  • Production or processing units of vegetable oil and refineries include oil expelling system. The capacity has to be less than 100 kg/liter a day (except meat or milk).
  • Dairy units involved in /collection/ procurement / chilling/handling of milk, having a capacity has to be less than 500 liters a day or up to 2.5 Metric Ton of milk solids.
  • Slaughter shops having not more than 2 large animals or 50 poultry birds or 10 small animals in a day.

Documents required for Food License / FSSAI License in India

Common Documents for All Types of FSSAI Registrations  

  • Form A or Form B (Form A – for Basic FSSAI Registration & Form B – for State or Central FSSAI Registration)
  • 2 Passport Sized Latest Photographs
  • PAN Card of the Business Owner/Proprietor/Partner/Director
  • Proof of the Possession of the Premises (Property Papers-if property is owned, Utility bills (Electricity or water) or Rent Agreement – if property is rented)
  • Partnership Deed
  • Certificate of Incorporation or Articles of Association (AoA) for a company
  • A complete list of food items the business will be involved in
  • Caterers working under Central Government or related agencies such as Railways, Airlines, airports, Seaport, Defense, etc

Documents required for the State Food License:

  • A complete and signed Form B
  • Details of the Owner/Proprietor, Partners or Directors with their Photo ID, Photographs and Address Proofs
  • The layout of the proposed location, and the planned placement of the equipment
  • Possession Proof of that building/premises,
  • No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the owners. Along with their details, such as name & address,
  • Copy of License from the Manufacturers of the Equipment,
  • List and Details of the Equipment are already installed or proposed to be installed at the location,
  • Each Food Product and its category that is planned to be produced,
  • Planned Food Safety Management System (FSMS).

Documents for Central Food License

  • A completed and signed Form B
  • Details of the Owner/Proprietor, Partners or Directors with their Photo ID, Photographs and Address Proofs
  • Proof of Annual Turnover
  • The layout of the proposed location, along with the planned installation and placement of the equipment
  • Possession Proof for the building/premises
  • No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the owners, along with their other details, such as name & address
  • Copy of License from the Manufacturers of the Machinery & Equipment
  • List and Details of Equipment already installed or proposed to be installed at the premises
  • Each Food Product and/or category that is planned to be produced
  • Planned Food Safety Management System (FSMS)
  • Water Report Analysis by an accredited Laboratory
  • Source of procurement for Milk, Meat & its processing unit, as applicable
  • No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the Local Authority, as applicable
  • If involved in Mineral or Carbonated water, then the Pesticide Residual Report by a Government Accredited Laboratory
  • Import-Export Code (IEC), if applicable
  • Certificate from the Ministry of Tourism, if applicable
  • Proof of Turnover for Vehicles, as may apply to the line of business
  • (No Objection Certificate) NOC from FSSAI

How to Apply for Food License / FSSAI License in India


Food License / FSSAI License Process in 5 steps


Fill in the simple checklist


Creation of User ID


Filling of Form A or B


Submission of Documents


Submission of Fees & Application

Fill a Simple Checklist

Private limited registration

A compliance manager will get in touch with you to collect your documents along with a simple checklist. You need to fill up that checklist and submit along with your documents for verification. Our team of experts will verify the documents provided by you and take the procedure further. The compliance manager dedicated to you will keep you updated on the progress of Food License / FSSAI License registration.

Filing of Form A or B

Private limited registration

Once we have all the documents in hands, and once our Compliance manager have verified all the documents, we will create a User ID on FSSAI portal and start to apply for new application. After Creating a new application, we will have to select the business type and eligibility criteria for your food business and on the basis of that we will prepare and file Form A or B for your Food / FSSAI License registration.

Final Submission

Private limited registration

Once we have filed the form A or B including basic details and selection of food product category, we will file all the necessary documents which have to be self attested by you. After that we will submit the application along with the prescribed fees. Upon successful submission, a 17 digits application reference number will be generated for future reference for your Food License / FSSAI License registration.

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FAQs On Food License / FSSAI License in India

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  • Is there any provision of transferring FSSAI / Food license in India?

    If a FSSAI license holder is deceased, the license can be shifted to the heir or the legal representative of the dead person. The representative or the family member must apply to the concerned authority to transfer the license in his/her name.

  • Is Food License and Restaurant License one and the same thing?

    The Food License is issued to an eatery, food joint or a restaurant is sometimes called a Restaurant License. Therefore the process of getting a restaurant license is the same as all other Food Licenses. All such restaurants must display their FSSAI registration at a prominent place, during all business hours. To make sure it is visible to all the customers, employees and other stakeholders.

  • I am selling homemade stuff online on a small scale, Do I require FSSAI license?

    Yes, you do require an FSSAI registration if you have a business on a small scale and the turnover is between 0-12 lakhs.

  • What happens if an FBO is found to be Non Compliant?

    In case, an FBO is found to be Partially Compliant or Non-Compliant with the FSSAI regulations, during an inspection, the Inspecting Officer or the accredited agency may issue an Improvement Notice or suspend its Food Safety Certificate, depending upon the degree of Non-Compliance.

  • If I am selling more than one food product, do I need a license for each of them?

    Yes, you need to obtain a separate license for each product you are selling.

  • I forgot to apply for renewal of the FSSAI License. It expired 3 months back can I renew it now? Will I have to pay the penalties?

    If you didn’t apply for renewal 30 days before the expiry of your existing Food Safety Certificate, a penalty of Rs. 100 per day will be levied, during that 30 day period. In case, your FSSAI number has already expired, you will have to go through the complete process of applying for fresh registration.

  • I have a food business spread in more than one state. What should I do in this case?

    You must get a Central Food License for the Registered Head Office Branch and a State License or Registration for the branches.

  • In which Cities do you provide Food License / FSSAI License registration services? provides Food License / FSSAI License registration services online across India. You can get your Private Limited Company registered in Ahmedabad, Pune, Mumbai, Chennai, Delhi, Kolkata, Kanpur, Nagpur, Jaipur, or any city in India by us.

  • Have some queries?

    Our expert will help you in choosing the best suitable plan for you. Get in touch with our team to get all your queries resolved. Write to us at or call us @+91 9643 203 209.


  • Aditya Raje

    23 Apr 2022

    Have used their services to open an MSME firm and FSSAI aswell. Mr. Shubham and Mr. Pulkit were extremely helpful and I got my work done smoothly and on time. Recommended.

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