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Updated on 22-Nov-2019   07:20 AM GMT | 4 min read

FSSAI Food License

FSSAI stands for Food Safety and Standards Authority of India. Applying FSSAI license is mandatory before starting any food business. All the Restaurants, traders and manufacturers involved in food business must obtain a 14 digit license or registration number and it needs to be printed on food packages.

This innovative step is taken by government by starting a food licensing & registration system to make sure that every product should undergo certain quality checks to make reduction in the cases of adulteration, substandard products and to improve the accountability of manufacturers.

Types of FSSAI License

Businesses involved in food activities needed to apply for different types of food licenses based on turnover, business scale and type of activity. The criteria for FSSAI license (either central or state) is given below –

FSSAI Basic Registration

The FSSAI basic registration is applicable on the startups or small businesses which are having annual turnover below Rs.12 lakhs. This kind of registration can be easily upgraded to state license as your sales graph increases.

FSSAI State License

The FSSAI state license is applicable on medium sized businesses which are having annual turnover between 12-20 Crore rupees.

FSSAI Central License

The FSSAI central license is applicable on large businesses having annual turnover of more than Rs.20 crore. This license is also needed where you need to import/export food products or supply at the government offices.

What Is Included In Our Package?

Eligibility Consultation

Document Preparation

Application Drafting

Government Fees

Documents Required for FSSAI Registration

Authority letter

Form of declaration

Aadhaar card or Voter identity card copy of proprietor/partners/director

Copy of Rent Agreement (If property is rented)

Copy of Property paper (If property is owned)

Water/Electricity bill of the business place

Food safety mgmt. system plan or certificate

Form IX: Nomination of individuals by a company along with the board resolution.

Additional Documents Required for FSSAI Registration

List of machinery & equipment

Blueprint plan of the processing unit

List of food category desired to be manufactured

Water Pesticide residues report

Procedure for getting FSSAI license

To get FSSAI license, you have to submit a small query form to finacbooks. The entire process takes around 40-60 days to finish.

  • In the first step, you have to fill FSSAI food license registration query Form on Finacbooks official website www.finacbooks.com and submit it to us. We will call you to clear your doubts and tell you the documents you have to file for FSSAI registration.
  • When the payment is confirmed from your side, it will reflect in your Finacbooks account. In the next step, you have to fill Form B and submit the same to us. There are various declarations and resolutions that need to be filed with your application form such as self-declaration by the owner and board resolution. These declarations should ideally be prepared by a company secretary.
  • In the third step, we will send you your license update within 20-40 days. If you don’t get it, you can freely contact us for any type of update related to your application. We may send your application back for editing. If you will fail to respond us within 15 days, your application will get rejected.
  • Finacbooks will take around 40-60 days in reviewing and approving your application.

Guidelines Related to FSSAI license number

  • The 14-digit FSSAI number provides information related to the manufacturer registration details, state code, Business enrollment year, quantity of enrolling master and the permit number.
  • The brand owner needs to display his or her license number and FSSAI logo on every label of food package
  • In case of imported food products, the importer needs to display FSSAI logo and license number along with the name & address of the importer on a sticker. The sticker should be affixed before customer clearance.