FSSAI registration or license is required for all entities involved in the production, distribution and transportation of food products. Jltriangle can help obtain FSSAI registration from Rs.2899/- all inclusive fee.

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Eligibility

Any person or entity involved in the manufacturing, processing, packaging, distribution or transportation of food products is required to obtain FSSAI registration or license.

Registration

Petty retailers, juice shops and hawkers having a turnover of upto Rs.12 lakhs per year can obtain FSSAI registration within 7 days at minimal cost.

FSSAI Registration

The Food Safety & Standards Act, 2006 introduced to improve the hygiene and quality of food has brought about tremendous changes in the food industry. As per the Act, no person shall commence or carry on any food business except under a FSSAI license or FSSAI registration. Therefore, any food manufacturing or processing or packaging or distributing entity is now required to obtain a FSSAI License or Registration.

FSSAI Registration

FSSAI registration is required for all petty food business operator. Petty food business operator is any person or entity who:

  • Manufacturers or sells any article of food himself or a petty retailer, hawker, itinerant vendor, juice stall, sweets shops or temporary stall holder; or
  • Hawker selling packaged or freshly prepared food by travelling on movable cart or foot from one location to other.
  • Small scale or cottage or such other industries relating to food business or tiny food businesses with an annual turnover not exceeding Rs 12 lakhs and whose:
    • Production capacity of food (other than milk and milk products and meat and meat products) does not exceed 100 kg/ltr per day or
    • Procurement or handling and collection of milk is up to 500 litres of milk per day or
    • Slaughtering capacity is 2 large animals or 10 small animals or 50 poultry birds per day or less.

Petty food business operators are required to obtain a FSSAI registration by submitting an application for registration in Form A. On submission of a FSSAI registration application, the registration should be provided or application rejected in writing within 7 days of receipt of an application by authority.

FSSAI License – State

Any person or entity that does not not classify as a petty food business operator is required to obtain a FSSAI license for operating a food business in India. FSSAI license is of two types, State FSSAI License and Central FSSAI License. Based on the size and nature of the business, the licensing authority would change. Some of the types of entities that require FSSAI state license are:

  • Hotel providing lodging, meals and other guest services – upto four star rating.
  • Restaurants and bars having turnover of upto Rs.20 crores per year
  • Club/Canteen
  • Caterers having turnover of upto Rs.20 crores per year
  • Food vending agencies having upto 100 vending machines in only 1 state
  • Mid day meal caterers having turnover of upto Rs.20 crores
  • Mid day meal canteens having turnover of more than Rs.12 lakhs per year
  • Food product marketers with a turnover of upto Rs.20 crores per year
  • Food retailers with a turnover of upto Rs.20 crores per year
  • Food suppliers with a turnover of upto Rs.20 crores per year
  • Food product distributors with a turnover of upto Rs.20 crores per year
  • Food product wholesales with a turnover of upto Rs.30 crores per year
  • Food transporters having upto 100 vehicles and a turnover of upto Rs.30 crores per year
  • Dairy units processing over 500 liters of milk per day or 2.5 MT of milk solids per year
  • Vegetable oil processing units with turnover of more than Rs.12 lakhs per year
  • Slaughter house processing more than 50 poultry birds or 11 small animals or 3 large animals
  • Meat processing unit with a capacity of more than 500kg of meat per day or 150 MT of meat per year
  • All grains, cereals, pulses milling units without any limit on production capacity
  • Food manufacturing or processing or packing unit with turnover of more than Rs.12 lakhs per year or production capacity of more than 100kg or 100 liters per day
  • Cold storage unit with turnover of more than Rs.12 lakhs per year
  • Cold + Atmospheric Controlled Storage with turnover of more than Rs.12 lakhs per year
  • Storage unit with turnover of more than Rs.12 lakhs per year

FSSAI License – Central

Large food manufacturers / processors / transporters and importers of food products require central FSSAI license. Some of the types of entities that require FSSAI central license are:

  • Five star hotels
  • Restaurants with a turnover of more than Rs.20 crores per year
  • Caterers with a turnover of more than Rs.20 crores per year
  • Food vending agencies with more than 100 vending machines or having machines in two or more states
  • Food product importers
  • Food product exporters
  • Selling food products through e-commerce
  • Registered office of food business operators having operations in two or more state
  • Food business activity in premises belonging to Central Government Agencies
  • Departmental Canteens at the premises belonging to Central Government Institutions
  • Food business activity in Airport or Seaport
  • Food business activity in Railway Stations
  • Food product marketers with turnover of more than Rs.20 crores per year
  • Food product retailers with turnover of more than Rs.20 crores per year
  • Food product suppliers with turnover of more than Rs.20 crores per year
  • Food product distributors with turnover of more than Rs.20 crores per year
  • Food product wholesalers with turnover of more than Rs.30 crores per year
  • Food product transporters with turnover of more than Rs.30 crores per year and having more than 100 vehicles
  • Proprietary or novel food manufacturers
  • Mid-day meal caterers with a turnover of more than Rs.20 crores per year
  • Food manufacturing or processing or packing unit with a production capacity of more than 2MT per day
  • Dairy units with capacity to process more than 50,000 liters of milk per day or more than 2500MT of milk solids per year
  • Vegetable oil processing units with a processing capacity of more than 2MT per day
  • Slaughtering house with a capacity to process over 1000 birds or 150 small animals or 50 large animals per day
  • Meat processing units with processing capacity of more than 500kg of meat per day or 150MT of meat per annum
  • Cold storage units with a capacity of more than 10,000 MT
  • Cold storage that is atmospheric controlled with a capacity of more than 1000 MT
  • Food storage with a capacity of more than 50,000 MT

9 Articles to Read Before Obtaining FSSAI Registration

Registration vs License

Applicability of FSSAI Registration or FSSAI State License or Central License and difference between FSSAI registration vs FSSAI license is explained.

Documents Required - State

List of documents required for FSSAI registration and FSSAI state license. All businesses involved in handling of food or food products must obtain FSSAI registration or FSSAI license to ensure the customers that the food prepared is safe and hygiene to consume.

Documents Required - Central

List of documents required and eligibility for obtaining central FSSAI License. Central FSSAI license is mandatory for importers, large food caterers, etc

FSSAI Rules

FSSAI rules to be followed by all food business operators in India including restaurants, food manufacturers, hotels, food distributors and more

Guidelines for Restaurants

FSSAI guidelines for restaurants and eateries is applicable for all entities having FSSAI registration or license to ensure the cleanliness and safety of food consumed by consumers. FSSAI guidelines are provided for personal hygiene, sanitation, food handling, food serving and other areas of food business operation.

FSSAI Packaging Regulations

FSSAI food packaging regulation is applicable to all packaged food sold in India. Jltriangle can help you with FSSAI Consultants or FSSAI license in India

Food Labelling

Guide to food labelling regulations in India. All packaged food products must contain labels and information that conform to the FSSAI Food Labelling Rules.

Halal Certification

Procedure for obtaining Halal certification in India. Halal certification can be used by restaurants and food products to improve marketability and quality.

FSSAI Penalties

FSSAI Act has introduced strict penalties for restaurants and food businesses that serve unhygienic or unsafe food. Persons serving unsafe food can be sued.