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Food Safety and Standards Authority of India

By gkkedia Dt. January 4th, 2021

FSSAI stands for Food Safety and Standards Authority of India which is an organization that monitors and governs the food business in India. Every food business operator involved in the manufacturing, processing, storage distribution and sale of food products must compulsorily obtain FSSAI Registration or License.

FSSAI

FSSAI Registration Requirements
FSSAI Registration is a basic license and it is required for all the FBO involved in the small-scale food business. This category covers the following businesses:

  • Any FBO with an annual turnover of not more than Rs. 12 lakh.
  • Petty retailer dealing in food products
  • Any person who manufactures or sells any food article by himself
  • Food sale is done by the temporary stall holder
  • Any individual who distributes food in any religious or social gathering except a caterer
  • Small-scale or cottage industries dealing in the food business and the following:

 
Procedure for Obtaining FSSAI Registration

  • Submitting Form A (application) to the Food and Safety Department.
  • This application can be accepted or it may be rejected by the Department within 7 days from the date of receipt of an application and the rejection has to be intimated to the applicant in writing
  • If the application is accepted, then the department will grant a registration certificate with the registration number and the photo of the applicant.

 
Common Documents Required
The common documents required for Basic, State and Central Registration are a passport photo and a photo ID proof.

Turnover
To apply for State License the FBO must have a turnover between Rs 12 lakh to Rs 20 crore.

To apply for a central license the FBO must have a turnover exceeding Rs. 20 crores and needs to have operations in two or more states.

Documents Required For Obtaining the Central License:

  • Form B duly completed and signed
  • Plan of the processing unit showing the dimensions and operation-wise area allocation
  • List of Directors/ Partners/ Proprietor with address, contact details, and photo ID
  • Name and list of equipment and machinery used with the number and installed capacity
  • List of food category to be manufactured
  • Authority letter from manufacturer nominated a responsible person name and address
  • Analysis report of water to be used in the process to confirm the portability
  • Source of raw material for milk, meat etc
  • Recall plan wherever applicable
  • Ministry of Commerce Certificate for 100% EOU
  • NOC/PA document issued by FSSAI
  • IE code document issued by DGFT
  • Form IX
  • Certificate from Ministry of Tourism
  • Proof of possession of premises
  • Partnership deed/ affidavit of proprietorship
  • NOC and copy of License from the manufacturer
  • Food safety management system plan or certificate
  • NOC from the municipality or local body
  • Supporting document for proof of turnover and transportation
  • Declaration form

 
Documents required For Obtaining the State License:

  • Form B duly completed and signed
  • Plan of the processing unit showing the dimensions and operation-wise area
  • List of Directors/ Partners/ Proprietor with address, contact details, and photo ID
  • Name and list of equipment and machinery used with the number and installed capacity
  • List of food category to be manufactured
  • Authority letter from manufacturer nominated a responsible person name and address
  • Analysis report of water to be used in the process to confirm the portability
  • Proof of possession of premises
  • Partnership deed/ affidavit of proprietorship
  • NOC and copy of License from the manufacturer
  • Copy of certificate obtained under Coop Act 1861/Multi state Coop Act 2002
  • Food safety management system plan or certificate

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