What is FSSAI Food License?
FSSAI food license is a mandatory requirement for every food business operator (FBO) involved in business of supplying food items. Before starting your business operations, it is necessary for all eligible food operators like manufacturers, retailers, storage units, distributors, transporters, and petty hawkers to apply for FSSAI registration or FSSAI food license. This license is issued by food safety & standards authority of India (FSSAI). The validity of this food license ranges from 1 year to 5 years. It is mandatory for the registered food business operators to operate their businesses legally and in accordance with FSSAI rules & regulations.
If FSSAI Registration is important, renewal is also essential. You must go for FSSAI license renewal 30 days before the expiry of your existing food license. In case you miss the deadline of food license renewal, you need to pay a penalty of Rs 100 per day for each day till the time you delay the payment. Not only this, your FSSAI food license will be considered as expired and you need to apply for a fresh license if you want to restart your business again. Therefore, it is advisable that you must renew your food license on time in order to avoid fines & penalties.
Types of FSSAI License Renewal
There are 3 types of FSSAI license renewal –
Basic FSSAI License Renewal
Food business operators falling under basic registration criteria having turnover of less than 12 Lakh needs to apply for Basic FSSAI license renewal by submitting “FSSAI License Renewal Form A”. The FSSAI license fee for basic FSSAI license renewal varies from Rs 100 to Rs 500 depending on the number of years you are applying for.
State FSSAI License Renewal
Food business operators falling under state license criteria having turnover between 12 Lakhs to 20 Crores needs to apply for state FSSAI license renewal by submitting “FSSAI License Renewal Form B”. The FSSAI license fee for state FSSAI license renewal varies from Rs 2000/Rs 3000/Rs 5000 (For 1 year) to Rs 10000/Rs 15000/Rs 25000 (For 5 years).
Central FSSAI License Renewal
Food business operators falling under central license criteria having turnover above Rs 20 Crores needs to apply for central FSSAI license renewal by submitting “FSSAI License Renewal Form C”. The FSSAI license fee for central FSSAI license renewal varies from Rs 7500 to Rs 37500 depending on the number of years you are applying for.
Government Fees for FSSAI Food License Renewal
FSSAI food license renewal fees vary depending upon the number of years you are applying for the license. In order to give you clear picture about the FSSAI renewal fees, we summarized the government fees in a table against the number of years which are as under –
|License Type||1 Year||2 Year||3 Year||4 Year||5 Year|
|Basic FSSAI registration||Rs 100||Rs 200||Rs 300||Rs 400||Rs 500|
|State license (except manufacturer’s/Processor’s)||Rs 2000||Rs 4000||Rs 6000||Rs 8000||Rs 10000|
|State license for manufacturer’s processing up to 1 MT production capacity||Rs 3000||Rs 6000||Rs 9000||Rs 12000||Rs 15000|
|State license for manufacturer’s procession up to 2 MT production capacity||Rs 5000||Rs 10000||Rs 15000||Rs 20000||Rs 25000|
|All central license FBO’s||Rs 7500||Rs 15000||Rs 22500||Rs 30000||Rs 37500|
Basic FSSAI registrationRs. 100Rs. 200Rs. 300Rs. 400Rs. 500
State license (except manufacturer’s/Processor’s)Rs. 2000Rs. 4000Rs. 6000Rs. 8000Rs. 10000
State license for manufacturer’s processing up to 1 MT production capacityRs. 3000Rs. 6000Rs. 9000Rs. 12000Rs. 15000
State license for manufacturer’s procession up to 2 MT production capacityRs. 5000Rs. 10000Rs. 15000Rs. 20000Rs. 25000
All central license FBO’sRs. 7500Rs. 15000Rs. 22500Rs. 30000Rs. 37500
FSSAI License Renewal Procedure
There are two procedures for FSSAI license renewal –
FSSAI License Renewal Online Procedure
In order to apply FSSAI license renewal online, you need to follow the below mentioned steps –
FSSAI License Renewal Offline Procedure
In order to apply FSSAI license renewal offline, you need to follow the below mentioned steps –
Documents required for Basic FSSAI Food License
Documents required for State or Central Food FSSAI License
Compliance Check for FSSAI Food License Renewal Application Status
When you apply for renewal of FSSAI license, food safety officer from FSSAI visits your registered premises to examine your premises on the basis of compliance & regulations. The visiting food safety officer tests your premises on the basis of agreement, product quality, food preparation technique and working provisions of the operators. There are 4 FBO’s compliance levels on which every food business operator is tested –
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