FSSAI State License

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The food business operator whose turnover is more than 12 Lakh and up to 20 Crores within the state is required to obtain the FSSAI State License. We extend our support in obtaining FSSAI State License.
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Fssai Registration
Required if the turnover is less than 12 lac in a Financial Year & the business is within the state

₹ 2,999/-

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Fssai State License
When turnover is more than 12 Lac & upto 20 Crores for retailer/ 30 Crores for wholesalers

₹8,499/-

Government Fee on Actual
Fssai Central License
For all cases where turnover exceeds limits prescribed for state License or involved in export.

₹ 11,999/-

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FSSAI State License

Is your food business recently incorporated? If yes, most probably it comes in purview of the State licence granted by FSSAI. Get the applicability check from the experts at Setindiabiz. Food is the basic necessity of life, and wholesome food prepared and stored safely with hygiene when consumed by you will keep you healthy. Thus the food business is regulated by making food licensing mandatory for every food business operator, which falls under the prescribed applicability criteria.
A food state licence is a state-specific licence and is granted by state licencing authority for an FBO having an annual turnover of more than 12 lacs but less than 20 crores (For transporters, the annual turnover limit is 30 crores). According to a new order by the FSSAI dated 11th January, 2023, FSSAI licenses both State and Central will now be auto-renewed for a period of not more than 1 year. However, the order is not clear if the the application of renewal for a period exceeding 1 year can be filed under the existing FSS (Licensing and Registration of Food Business) Regulation anymore.

Eligibility For FSSAI State License

The Following food business operators need to apply for a State licence with their respective state licencing authorities:
  1. FBO with an annual turnover of more than 12 Lacs but less than 20 crores except for Transporter. In transporters, the upper turnover limit for state licence is 30 crores.
  2. All mills of Cereals, Grains, Pulses require a state FSSAI licence.
  3. FBO produces food (other than Milk & Meat and products made from Milk and Meat) up to 101 Kgs/2 MT Liters per day.
  4. Dairy units, including milk chilling units which procure or handles and collect milk in between 501 – 50,000 Litres of Milk per day /2.5 MT –2 500 MT of Milk Solids per annum
  5. All slaughterhouses having slaughtering capacity as under:
    • Large Animals: 3 to 50
    • Small Animals: 11 to 150
    • Poultry Birds: 51 to 1000
eligibility for fssai state license

Step Wise Process for Grant of FSSAI State License

STEP 1 – Eligibility Check

The process starts with the eligibility check of the applicant FBO. In this, the experts at setindiabiz will discuss the nature of the proposed business plan in detail and help you find your eligibility as per your proposed requirements.

STEP 2 – Documentation & Drafting

Once it is determined that you need food registration. The Setindiabiz team will provide you with a list of documents. Based on the requirement setindiabiz team will help you with draft documents for the necessary signature.

STEP 3 – Online Application Filing

The online filing will be made by filing Form-A at the online portal of FoSCoS. In this course, we will interact with you for OTP.

STEP 4 – Payment of Government Fee

Once the application is filled and the documents are uploaded in the document section, the payment of the registration fee is made, and a reference number is generated. It is a temporary number to track the status of the application.

STEP 5 – Track status of FSSAI Application

The applicant can track the status of the application online. Usually, licencing authorities grant registration within seven days of the application filing, but if they opine for inspection of premises, it will delay the grant of Food registration. On inspection, registering authority may raise the clarification in the application requiring modification, addition or deletion in the application.

STEP 6 – Reply to Clarification

The reply to clarification must be filed within 30 days from the date when raising clarification. If not, this will lead to refusal of the application, and a new application needs to be filed. There is no process of refunding the fee. The Setindiabiz team will coordinate with you at the time of such clarification to resolve the same.

STEP 7 – Grant of Registration

On approval of the application, the Registration Certificate and photo ID Card will be issued to the applicant, which has to be displayed at a conspicuous place at the food business premises. Registration certificate has a photo FBO, Q.R. code and 14 digits FSSAI registration number that starts with numeric 2.

List of Documents for FSSAI State License

The documents required for the grant of FSSAI License are prescribed differently for Non-Manufacturing FBO and for Manufacturing FBO. In the table below, we have categories for the list of documents required. Based on the nature of business, additional documents are needed, and the same is provided separately.

List of Documents for FSSAI Registration By

Non Manufacturing / Non Producing FBO
A. Company Documents
  1. Certificate of Incorporation
  2. MOA & AOA
  3. PAN Card
  4. List of Directors
  5. Board Resolution
  6. Form IX: Nomination Form
  7. List of Food Products
B. Documents of Directors & Nominee
  1. Government Issued Photo Identity Card
  2. Address Proof
  3. Email ID & Mobile Mo (For OTP)
  4. Educational Qualification
C. Proof of Address of Food Business.
  1. Sale Deed/ Rent agreement, and
  2. Electricity Bill Not Older than two months
Note: A nominee is a person responsible for the compliances of Food laws, their rules, and regulations, for the Food Business.
Manufacturing or Producing FBO
All other documents that is prescribed for non manufacturing or non producing uits and the following additional documents
  1. The processing unit's blueprint/layout plan shows the metres/square metres and operation-wise area allocation dimensions.
  2. Photograph of Manufacturing/Production unit.
  3. List of Machinery and Equipment and along with the number, installed capacity and horsepower used.
  4. Water test Analysis report (Chemical & Bacteriological) from a recognized/ public health laboratory to confirm the portability indicating the name of an authorized representative of Lab who collected the sample and date of collecting the sample(Not applicable if water is not being used as an ingredient)
  5. Recall Plan
Non Manufacturing / Non Producing FBO
A. LLP Documents
  1. Certificate of Incorporation
  2. LLP Agreement
  3. PAN Card
  4. List of Partners
  5. Partners Resolution
  6. Form IX: Nomination Form
  7. List of Food Products
B. Documents of Partners & Nominee
  1. Government Issued Photo Identity Card
  2. Address Proof
  3. Email ID & Mobile Mo (For OTP)
  4. Educational Qualification
C. Proof of Address of Food Business.
  1. Sale Deed/ Rent agreement, and
  2. Electricity Bill Not Older than two months
Note: A nominee is a person responsible for the compliances of Food laws, their rules, and regulations, for the Food Business.
Manufacturing or Producing FBO
All other documents that is prescribed for non manufacturing or non producing uits and the following additional documents
  1. The processing unit's blueprint/layout plan shows the metres/square metres and operation-wise area allocation dimensions.
  2. Photograph of Manufacturing/Production unit.
  3. List of Machinery and Equipment and along with the number, installed capacity and horsepower used.
  4. Water test Analysis report (Chemical & Bacteriological) from a recognized/ public health laboratory to confirm the portability indicating the name of an authorized representative of Lab who collected the sample and date of collecting the sample(Not applicable if water is not being used as an ingredient)
  5. Recall Plan
Non Manufacturing / Non Producing FBO
A. Partnership Firms Documents
  1. Registration Certificate
  2. Partnership Agreement
  3. PAN Card
  4. List of Partners
  5. Partners Resolution
  6. Form IX: Nomination Form
  7. List of Food Products
B. Documents of Partners & Nominee
  1. Government Issued Photo Identity Card
  2. Address Proof
  3. Email ID & Mobile Mo (For OTP)
  4. Educational Qualification
C. Proof of Address of Food Business.
  1. Sale Deed/ Rent agreement, and
  2. Electricity Bill Not Older than two months
Note: A nominee is a person responsible for the compliances of Food laws, their rules, and regulations, for the Food Business.
Manufacturing or Producing FBO
All other documents that is prescribed for non manufacturing or non producing uits and the following additional documents
  1. The processing unit's blueprint/layout plan shows the metres/square metres and operation-wise area allocation dimensions.
  2. Photograph of Manufacturing/Production unit.
  3. List of Machinery and Equipment and along with the number, installed capacity and horsepower used.
  4. Water test Analysis report (Chemical & Bacteriological) from a recognized/ public health laboratory to confirm the portability indicating the name of an authorized representative of Lab who collected the sample and date of collecting the sample(Not applicable if water is not being used as an ingredient)
  5. Recall Plan
Non Manufacturing / Non Producing FBO
A. Proprietor Documents
  1. Photo of Proprietor
  2. Government-issued Photo ids such as PAN, AADHAAR, Voter ID etc. of Proprietor
  3. Email I.D. and Mobile No of Proprietor (For OTP)
B. List of Food products
C. Proof of Address of Food Business.
  1. Sale Deed/ Rent agreement, and
  2. Electricity Bill Not Older than two months
Note: If the proprietor is carrying on the food business at the address mentioned in his Photo ID Card like AADHAR, Voter ID, then no proof of address of Food Business is required.
Manufacturing or Producing FBO
All other documents that is prescribed for non manufacturing or non producing uits and the following additional documents
  1. The processing unit's blueprint/layout plan shows the metres/square metres and operation-wise area allocation dimensions.
  2. Photograph of Manufacturing/Production unit.
  3. List of Machinery and Equipment and along with the number, installed capacity and horsepower used.
  4. Water test Analysis report (Chemical & Bacteriological) from a recognized/ public health laboratory to confirm the portability indicating the name of an authorized representative of Lab who collected the sample and date of collecting the sample(Not applicable if water is not being used as an ingredient)
  5. Recall Plan
Non Manufacturing / Non Producing FBO
A. Documents of Society
  1. Certificate of Registration
  2. Memorandum of Society
  3. Rules and Bylaws
  4. PAN Card
  5. List of Governing Body
  6. Copy of Resolution
  7. Form IX: Nomination Form
  8. List of Food Products
B. Documents of Directors & Nominee
  1. Government Issued Photo Identity Card
  2. Address Proof
  3. Email ID & Mobile Mo (For OTP)
  4. Educational Qualification
C. Proof of Address of Food Business.
  1. Sale Deed/ Rent agreement, and
  2. Electricity Bill Not Older than two months
Note: A nominee is a person responsible for the compliances of Food laws, their rules, and regulations, for the Food Business
Manufacturing or Producing FBO
All other documents that is prescribed for non manufacturing or non producing uits and the following additional documents
  1. The processing unit's blueprint/layout plan shows the metres/square metres and operation-wise area allocation dimensions.
  2. Photograph of Manufacturing/Production unit.
  3. List of Machinery and Equipment and along with the number, installed capacity and horsepower used.
  4. Water test Analysis report (Chemical & Bacteriological) from a recognized/ public health laboratory to confirm the portability indicating the name of an authorized representative of Lab who collected the sample and date of collecting the sample(Not applicable if water is not being used as an ingredient)
  5. Recall Plan
Non Manufacturing / Non Producing FBO
A. Documents of Trust
  1. Registered Trust Deed
  2. PAN Card
  3. Details of Trustee (S)
  4. Copy of Resolution
  5. Form IX: Nomination Form
  6. List of Food Products
B. Documents of Directors & Nominee
  1. Government Issued Photo Identity Card
  2. Address Proof
  3. Email ID & Mobile Mo (For OTP)
  4. Educational Qualification
C. Proof of Address of Food Business.
  1. Sale Deed/ Rent agreement, and
  2. Electricity Bill Not Older than two months
Note: A nominee is a person responsible for the compliances of Food laws, their rules, and regulations, for the Food Business.
Manufacturing or Producing FBO
All other documents that is prescribed for non manufacturing or non producing uits and the following additional documents
  1. The processing unit's blueprint/layout plan shows the metres/square metres and operation-wise area allocation dimensions.
  2. Photograph of Manufacturing/Production unit.
  3. List of Machinery and Equipment and along with the number, installed capacity and horsepower used.
  4. Water test Analysis report (Chemical & Bacteriological) from a recognized/ public health laboratory to confirm the portability indicating the name of an authorized representative of Lab who collected the sample and date of collecting the sample(Not applicable if water is not being used as an ingredient)
  5. Recall Plan

Additional Documents Based on Activities are as under

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Hotels/Restaurants, Providers of Other Prepared Food.
Analysis report (Chemical & Bacteriological) of Vending water to be used as an ingredient in food in a Food Establishments, Club/Canteen or any. The report must be from a recognized public health laboratory. It is required to confirm the potability of water used in food. The water analysis report is to bear the date of collecting the sample and the name of the staff of Lab who collected the sample (It is applicable where water is used as an ingredient)
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Additional Documents for Importer of Food Items
Recall Plan & Import Export Code (IEC). IEC certificate is a document issued by the Director-General Of Foreign Trade(DGFT).
merchant exporter
Additional Documents for Merchant Exporter
Import Export Code certificate and Declaration that the applicant shall sell the products meant for export in the domestic market. Further, the export products must meet the standards of importing countries.
e-shopping
E-Commerce
Recall Plan
list of vehicle registration numbers
Transporters
List of Vehicle Registration Numbers
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Relabellers and Repackers
NOC from Manufacturers
source or procurement plan for milk icon
Dairy Processing
Source or procurement plan for milk
substances added to food
Meat Processing
Source of Raw Material and NOC from Municipal Corporation /local bod
Municipal corporation icon
Slaughter House
NOC from Municipal Corporation/local body
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Nutraceuticals
Product Product Specification of each product mentioning the ingredients as per applicable Schedule of health supplement products and Nutraceutical in the prescribed format
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Proprietary Foods
Composition of each product as per the prescribed format
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Novel Foods
Product Approval from FSSAI Hq for each product
packaged drinking water
Packaged Drinking Water
Pesticide residues report of water for units engaged in manufacturing packaged drinking water, packaged Mineral water and carbonated water. The report must be from a recognized public health laboratory. It is required to confirm the potability of water used in food. The pesticide residue report is to bear the date of collecting the sample, the name of Lab staff who collected the sample and Source of raw water and the treatment plan.

Timeline for Grant of FSSAI State License

Timeline: The Licensing Authority issues a license within 60 days of applying a complete application by an FBO. It includes time taken in scrutinization of application and inspection of premises by the concerned authority. This timeline may practically get extended in case of clarification raised in the application by the concerned authority. The applicant receives 30 days to file a reply to the clarification raised in his application. Delay in filing a response by the applicant to resolve the clarification may lead to auto rejection of the application.
Commencement of Business: The licencing authority for food business shall not prohibit the food business operator from commencing its food business where the licencing authority is unable to grant Food licence within 60 days from the date of making a complete application and :
  1. Fails to point out the defect in the application or
  2. No clarification is asked after inspection of the food unit by the food officer

“The above provision of commencement of Food business without grant of licence is to curb the delay tactics of the concerned Licensing Authority without any valid reason.”

Validity of FSSAI State License

According to a new order by the FSSAI, dated 11th January, 2023, applications filed after the 12th of January, 2023, a Food State License granted these Regulations shall be valid for a period of 1 year only. The validity period of the licence is counted from the date of issue of License and can be auto-renewed for a further period of 1 year at a time subject to the following conditions :
  1. There is no change in the existing details of the license.
  2. The license to be renewed is not cancelled / suspended
  3. If the renewal is applied by manufacturers and importers, FoSCoS ensures that they have filed their annual returns before applying for renewal.
However, the order does not clarify whether an application for renewal can be filed if the following conditions are not satisfied, and or if the applicant seeks a renewal for a period exceeding 1 year.
In an  order dated 29th October, 2021, the FSSAI widened the window to file an application for fssai license renewal. According to the window, the window to apply for the renewal of FSSAI license starts 180 days prior to the expiry of the license , and extends upto 180 days after the license expires. The designated officers may order an inspection before renewal if considered necessary for reasons to be recorded in writing. No inspection is required if the Food Business Operator has a valid certificate from an agency accredited by the Food Authority or an accredited food safety auditor, or any other organization notified by FSSAI.
Any renewal application filed within 180 days after the license has expired, will attract the penalties worth:
  • Three times of the existing annual license fee in the period from the 1st day to 90th day after the original expiry date.
  • Additional two times of the existing annual license fee (i.e. total 5 times of the original license fee) from the 91st day to 180th day after the original expiry date.
No renewal application can be filed after the expiry 180 days from the date on which the license originally expired. Further, FBOs shall not be allowed to conduct any food business in the period between the original expiry date till the issuance of renewed license. Any food business conducted in such period will be subject to the penalties and punishment as per Section 63 of FSS Act, 2006.

Overall Cost of Getting the FSSAI State License

We offer our services for the grant of a state license at a very reasonable fee. The scope of our services is comprehensive advisory, preparation and filing of application with the FSSAI office and to do the regular follow-up.

The government fee payable for FSSAI State License is paid based on the business activity of the FBO. As the license may be obtained for a period of upto one year, the government fee is calculated accordingly.
FSSAI State License Government Fee Table
Rs. 2000 Per Annum Rs. 3000 Per Annum Rs. 5000 Per Annum
The fee of Rs. 2000 is applicable in general to all the FBO, such as
Fee of Rs. 3000/- is applicable in following cases:
Fee of Rs.5,000 per annum will be applicable in the following cases:
  1. Restaurants
  2. Boarding houses,
  3. Clubs etc.
  4. Canteens (Schools, Colleges, Office, Institutions),
  5. Caterers,
  6. Banquet Halls
  7. Hotels (Below 3 Star)
  8. Food vendors like dabbawalas etc
  1. FBO having production capacity is Below 1 M.T. of Production or
  2. 501 to 10,000 Liters Per Day of milk or
  3. 2.5 MT to 500 MT of milk solids per annum.
  1. Hotels with 3 Star and above
  2. Above 1MT per day Production or
  3. 10,001 to 50,000 Liter Per Day of milk or
  4. 501 to 2500 MT of Milk solids per annum
Note: For FSSAI Registration the Fee prescribed is Rs. 100/- and for FSSAI Central License the prescribed government fee is Rs. 7500/- per annum. The valuation in government fee payable is applicable only in case of State License. The applicant may apply for food registration/licence for a validity period of one year at a time, and they need to pay the government fee accordingly. There is no provision of refund of fees paid by any applicant for a license under any circumstances. Please refer to FSSAI Website/Rules for Complete List.

Penalty for Non Compliance

A food licence is mandatory before the start of the food business. A food business operator carrying on food business without a valid licence may be levied a fine up to Rs 10 lacs or an imprisonment of six months. Still, in some cases where the grievous injury is caused due to unsafe food provided by the FBO, the imprisonment could exceed up to 6 years. Further, If the FBO is found guilty under this Act, all the directors /Partners/Manager/Secretary of the FBO shall also be liable to be proceeded and punished under this Act. Thus, the FBO must procure the required Registration or licence before starting the food business and comply with the conditions imposed therein.

Annual Return

Every FSSAI Licensed FBOs involved in Manufacturing and Importing of Food Products including those engaged in manufacturing of Milk and Milk Products shall furnish online periodic annual returns with effect from FY 2020-21 as per notification dated 18th Dec 2020.

The returns shall be submitted on Food Safety Compliance System (FoSCoS) not beyond 31st May for each year. Every licensee shall file a separate return for each License, i.e. for each food unit. It is immaterial that the same Food Business Operator holds more than one License. From FY 2021-22 onwards, any delay in filing return beyond 31st May of each year shall attract a penalty of Rs 100 per day of delay. However, the maximum penalty levied will not exceed 5 times the actual prescribed government fees.)

Exemption From Annual Return under FSSAI

How we help!

Applicability Check: The Setindiabiz team will help you check your eligibility regarding your food registration or Food Licence requirement.

Documentation & Application Filing: Once eligibility is finalized, our experts will help you with documentation. We will file an online application after receiving a complete set of documents duly signed by the concerned person and provide you with a reference number to track the application status.

Track Status of Application: We will tracking the status of the application till its disposal by the food licencing authority

Frequently Asked Questions About FSSAI State License

The meaning of each Kind of Food Business (KoB) is discussed in detail here . An Eligibility check (direct to eligibility section) is also available on request to us. It will help determine your applicability for food Licence/registration.)
The Licensing Authority shall issue the licence within 60 days of making a complete application by an FBO. The said period of 60 days includes scrutinizing the application and inspection of premises by the concerned authority.
As per Section 32 of the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006, if an FBO is aggrieved by the decision of the concerned licensing or registering authority, it may appeal to the Commissioner of Food Safety of the state in which the unit is located.
Though FSSAI Act does not provide for obtaining other permission or Registration before making any application for FSSAI License/Registration, an FBO shall ensure that all the permissions are taken as prescribed by the District/Local Administration before commencing food business activities.
The window for filing the application for Food license or registration opens 180 days before the license is supposed to get expired and closes 180 days after expiry of the license.
A late fee of Rs.100 per day is applicable, if the application for food license renewal is filed within 180 days after the date on which the license’s validity has expired. You cannot file the application after 180th day from the date on which the license expired. So, the FBO will calculate the number of days of delay and multiply the same with Rs.100 to arrive at a late fee. The total fee will be a Late fee plus the renewal fee of the License. i.e. if a renewal application is filed on the last day of expiry of validity, a late fee is levied. The calculation of the total fee paid on a renewal is as under:
  • No. of days of delay = 30 DAYS
  • Late fee = Rs. 100 x 30 = Rs. 3000
  • Renewal Fee = Rs. 2,000 for 1 year (According to the new circular, license cannot be renewed for more than a year at a time)
  • Total fee Paid for renewal application = Late Fee + Renewal Fee = Rs. 3000 + Rs. 2000= Rs 5000)
The Licensing authority will send FSSAI License or Registration containing Q.R. code to email ids of persons nominated by the FBOs after its issuance. Please ensure the email- IDs filled in the application were correct in case of non-receipt of the License or registration mail.

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