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Every Food and Beverage business needs a FSSAI registration or license. With a valid FSSAI license, you not only comply with legal requirements but also gain the trust of your customers by assuring them of the quality of your products. At LegalWiz.in we offer hassle-free, affordable and 100% online FSSAI license registration services. Our team of experts will ensure that the entire FoSCoS FSSAI registration or license process is completed in a timely manner. Contact us now to learn more.

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What is FSSAI?

FSSAI is an abbreviation for the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India. FSSAI is an independent body recognized under the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India that manages the food license registration. This organization works for securing the Laws and Standards for Food Business in India. The main aim of FSSAI is to regulate and check for safe food manufacturing, storage, and handling practices by Food Business Operators (FBOs). A FSSAI registration certificate comes with a 14 digit License number to FBOs which is required to be printed on all the food products with FSSAI logo. The license can be applied for a minimum 1 year to maximum 5 years; it can again be renewed or re-applied for as per rules stated under Food Safety & Standards Act, 2006.

Who requires FSSAI Registration and License?

Every person who wants to start Food Business including cloud kitchen for Swiggy and Zomato has to mandatorily obtain FSSAI Registration or FSSAI License online. However, it sometimes becomes difficult for a food business operator to decide – which license to opt for: State or Central. Let us help you to understand the eligibility criteria so that you can quickly proceed for online FSSAI registration and acquire requisite food license.

Here are few examples of business that require FSSAI Registration and License:

  • Restaurant
  • Club
  • Wholesaler
  • Food Retailer
  • Food Storage Unit
  • Online Food Business Operators
  • Caterers
  • Exporter and Importer of Food Products
  • And other business related to Food

What is applicable to you: FSSAI Registration or FSSAI License?

What is applicable to you: FSSAI Registration or FSSAI License?

FSSAI Registration:
Simply called FSSAI Basic Registration. This registration is appropriate for all food businesses and allied activities like Storage, sales, distribution, trading, re-packaging and labelling. Food Businesses having a turnover of less than 12 lacs are eligible to obtain FSSAI Basic Registration. Mostly hawkers, petty retailers, temporary stall holders come under this category. This food license registration online registration is very useful for eCommerce food traders.

FSSAI License:
There are two types of FSSAI licences.

Why Get FSSAI License?

Benefits of FSSAI License

Documents required

Obtaining Basic FSSAI Registration

  • Photo ID Proof

  • Address Proof
  • Food Safety Management Plan
  • Declaration Form
  • Authority Letter

  • Proof of possession of Place of Business

  • Property Tax Bill

  • Product List to be dealt with
  • Form A Completed & Signed

Documents required

Obtaining FSSAI State and Central License

  • Photo ID Proof

  • Address Proof
  • Food Safety Management Plan
  • Declaration Form
  • Product List to be dealt with

  • Blueprint of the area (Layout Plan)

  • Proof of possession of Place of Business

  • Authority Letter
  • Property Tax Bill
  • Form B Completed & Signed
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Why Choose LegalWiz.in?

We are a team of qualified Company Secretaries and Chartered Accountants who personally cater to your queries. We also have tie-ups with various affiliates in different cities of the country to help you obtain your FSSAI Registration very smoothly. The entire process is managed online with regular communication while providing required assistance at every step. This ensures the highest customer satisfaction and on-time service to our clients all over India.

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Experts at LegalWiz.in offer an efficiency-driven simplified Process to get FSSAI License for your business.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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In case there would be multiple outlets in different cities in India, you will require to apply for a Central License for the registered office of the company/ firm and individual and state licenses for each unit in every state where you have FBOs.


Yes, the process for applying until approval is 100% online. This is under the FSS Regulations, 2011. It should be noted that there are a lot of documents required – Board resolution, Authority letter, and self-Declaration for Proprietorship etc., which should be drafted by an experienced professional. Moreover, the license takes time and regular follow up with the department is very important. State license generally takes more than 50-60 working days. To get a hassle-free license, one should choose LegalWiz.in experts who can help you get the certifications without any problems.


No, there are certain basic conditions regarding license approvals. Suppose there is export included in the business, even if for a very small portion of the business, one should directly get a Central license from the FSSAI Department.


The FBO (Food Business Operator) requires filing a renewal application within 30 days before the expiry of the license. The renewal application filed after the expiry of 30 days will attract a penalty of Rs. 100/- per day till the submission of the renewal application. The renewal option will be available to FBO 120 days prior to the expiry of the valid license.


Yes – FSSAI Licensed FBOs who manufacture (including repacking and manufacturing of food products by third party manufacturers) and import food products need to submit Annual Returns in Form D1 by 31st May of every preceding financial year. Manufacturers of Milk and Milk products should submit Half-yearly returns in form D2 within one month of completion of previous half-year. Formats of D1 and D2 can be availed from the homepage of FSSAI licensing website. Merchant Exporter can file Quarterly annual report online.


You can apply for or renew FSSAI license for 1 year up to maximum 5 years at a time.


FSSAI license is mandatory for both – export and import of food products. Hence the FSSAI Central License is required for the export unit.


FoSCoS is an online portal developed by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) to simplify the process for food and beverage businesses in India to apply for licenses, renewals, and registrations related to food safety and standards.


All food and beverage businesses in India, including manufacturers, processors, storage units, transporters, distributors, and retailers, are required to register on the FoSCoS portal for FSSAI registration and license.


The documents required for FoSCoS registration and license are the same as the documents needed for FSSAI registration and License since FoSCoS is simply a portal created to facilitate the process.


Yes. Any and all catering establishments, need license. Including those under central Government such as Railways, Airport, Seaport, and Defence etc… are required to obtain a license from FSSAI.


A Central License is required for the Registered Office or Head Office for a Food Business Operator (FBO) operating a food business premises located in two or more than two States – this is in addition to license/registration for each unit/premise. These Separate license or registration will need to be obtained from the Central or State licensing authorities, depending upon that unit’s capacity or turnover.


No, not required. Utensils/packaging materials are not covered under the definition of food as per Section 3(n) of FSS Act, 2006 – so FSSAI License/Registration is not required.


Please note, the online FSSAI license is based and granted on premises – hence every kind of food business being operated from the same premise can be applied in a single FSSAI license.

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