Eligibility Search For Registration/ License
The FBO has to ascertain whether it has to make application for FSSAI Licence or Registration. If it is a case where a licence is required, then you need to determine whether you need state license or central FSSAI License
Filling Of Application For FSSAI Registration
Application to FSSAI Registration is made online in the prescribed format along with supporting documents. The applicant may apply for registration or licence having a validity period from one year to five years.
Generation Of Application Id Number By FDA
Once the application is submitted, the FSSAI Portal shall generate an application ID Number. It has to be used as a reference and in all further correspondence the application ID is used until the FSSAI Registration or licence is granted.
Scrutiny Of FSSAI Application
The authorities will make scrutiny of the application and may require the applicant to furnish any additional information within 30 days of intimation. The food license may be issued immediately without any prior inspection, or the FSSAI may order for field inspection, on the case to case basis.
Inspection Of FBO Premises
The food inspectors shall carry on inspection at the premises of the FBO and on the basis of which the concerned licensing authority shall consider the application and may either grant a license or reject the application after giving an opportunity of being heard. The licensing authority has to take decision within 30 days.
FSSAI Registration Certificate
After approval of the application for grant of Food Registration the FSSAI issues a certificate of registration and a Photo Photo ID card of the Food Business Operator (FBO). The certificate, as well as Photo ID Card, need to be displayed in a prominent place at all times within business premises.
Key Points on FSSAI Registration / License
It is mandatory for every food business. “Food business” means any undertaking, whether for profit or not and whether public or private, which is carrying out activities related to any stage of manufacture, processing, packaging, storage, transportation, distribution of food, import and includes food services, catering services, the sale of food or food ingredients.
The state FSSAI License is required in all cases where the turnover of the Food Business Operator is more than 12 lac in the financial year. In other words, if you are operating with FSSAI Registration, then you must obtain the FSSAI State License when your turnover reaches 12 Lac.
The Central License is mandatory for FBO operating in multiple states, importer, 100% export oriented units, FBO providing catering services in central government agencies like Railways, Air and Airport, Seaport, defence etc.. Please contact us to check eligibility
Every FBO which has a turnover less than 12 lakhs need to apply for registration whereas if the turnover is more than 12 lakhs it is required to apply for a licence with Food Safety and Standard Authority of India (FSSAI). The government fee is based on the number of years the entity is applying for registration i.e. validity period.