Need Fssai license??Here is how to apply?

Every business in food processing in India need to have food license from FSSAI. license may be simple registration or state license or center license. Here is how to get you business registered with FSSAI    FSSAI License

The Food Safety and Standards Authority Act is an act that is used to secure the laws relating to food and to establish science-based standards for food to control their manufacture, storage, distribution, sale, and import, to make sure the availability of food for human consumption and for other food-related issues. Food Safety and Standards Authority of India and State Food Authorities are jointly responsible for implementation and enforcement of FSSAI.

Under FSSAI, there are two kinds of FSSAI license namely, the Central FSSAI license and State FSSAI license. In addition to FSSAI License, there is also a FSSAI registration which is applicable for petty food retailers.  In this article, we look at the procedure for obtaining FSSAI license in India.

Central FSSAI License

Central FSSAI license is issued by the FSSAI Regional Offices which are functioning across the nation. This FSSAI license can be issued and renewed for a period of 1 to 5 years.

FSSAI Central License Eligibility

      Central FSSA license can be obtained by the following units:

  • Dairy units which include milk chilling units equipped to handle and process.
  • Vegetable oil processing units and units that produce vegetable oil by the process of solvent extraction and refineries that includes oil expeller unit.
  • Slaughtering units.
  • Meat processing units.
  • Food processing units that include relabelers and repackers.
  • Proprietary foods.
  • 100% export oriented units.

      Documents Required for FSSAI Central License

       The required documents for obtaining Central FSSAI license are as follows:

  • Form-B duly completed and signed by the proprietor or owner.
  • Blueprint or layout of the area location.
  • Contact details of the Directors.
  • List and details of the types of equipment and machinery.
  • Proprietor’s photo ID and address proof issued by the Government of India. In case of company, the Directors photo ID and address proof.
  • Analysis of water report from a recognized/public health laboratory.
  • Proof of possession of premises.
  • Pesticide residues report of water in case of units manufacturing mineral or carbonated water from recognized/public health.
  • NOC and copy of the license from the manufacturer.
  • Food Safety Management System plan or certificate.
  • Source of milk, if applicable.
  • Source of meat and meat processing units, if applicable.
  • NOC from the municipality and local body, if applicable.
  • MCA Incorporation Certificate, if applicable.
  • Supporting proof of turnover, if applicable.
  • NOC/PA issued by FSSAI
  • Certificate provided by Ministry of Tourism, if applicable.
  • Supporting proof of turnover for vehicles, if applicable.
  • FSSAI Declaration Form.

    State FSSAI License

     The State FSSAI licenses is required for the manufacturers, storage, transporters, retailers, marketers, distributors, etc. This license is         issued by the concerned State Authorities in each state

     Eligibility for FSSAI State License

  • Dairy units which include milk chilling units equipped to handle and process.
  • Vegetable oil processing units and units that produce vegetable oil by the process of solvent extraction and refineries that includes oil expeller unit.
  • Slaughtering units.
  • Meat processing units.
  • Food processing units that include relabellers and repackers.
  • Proprietary foods.
  • Restaurants.
  • Hotels.

      Documents for FSSAI State License

  • Form-B duly completed and signed by the proprietor.
  • Blueprint or layout of the area location.
  • Contact details of the directors.
  • List and details of the types of equipment and Machinery.
  • Proprietor’s photo ID and address proof issued by the Government of India.
  • List of food category that has to be manufactured.
  • Authority letter with name and address of the responsible person.
  • Proof of possession of premises.
  • Partnership affidavit of proprietorship.
  • NOC and Copy of License from the manufacturer.
  • Food Safety Management System Plan or certificate.

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