FSSAI License Registration Process in India

Welcome to Vyaapar Seva Kendra, your trusted partner for all your business registration and compliance needs. In today’s blog, we’ll demystify the process of obtaining an FSSAI (Food Safety and Standards Authority of India) license in India. If you’re involved in the food business, whether as a manufacturer, distributor, or retailer, complying with FSSAI regulations is crucial. Let’s walk you through the FSSAI license registration process step by step.

In today’s rapidly evolving food industry landscape, where businesses like Swiggy and Zomato have become integral to food delivery services, FBOs (Food Business Operators) must prioritize compliance with food safety regulations. Companies like Swiggy and Zomato, which deliver food to consumers, also prioritize partnering with FSSAI-registered food businesses.

Why FSSAI License Matters

FSSAI is a government body responsible for regulating and supervising food safety standards in India. Obtaining an FSSAI license is mandatory for any business involved in the production, processing, packaging, storage, distribution, and sale of food products. Here are some reasons why FSSAI registration is essential:

1. Legal Requirement: Operating without an FSSAI license is illegal and can lead to severe penalties and even imprisonment.

2. Consumer Trust: An FSSAI license signifies that your food products meet quality and safety standards, enhancing consumer trust in your brand.

3. Market Access: Many retailers and distributors require their suppliers to have a valid FSSAI license, limiting market access for unregistered businesses.

Now, let’s dive into the FSSAI registration process.

FSSAI License Registration Process

Step 1: Determine the Type of License

FSSAI offers three types of licenses based on the scale and nature of your food business:

  • Basic FSSAI Registration: For small-scale businesses with an annual turnover of up to Rs. 12 lakhs.
  • State FSSAI License: For medium-sized businesses with an annual turnover between Rs. 12 lakhs and Rs. 20 crores. This license is obtained from the State Food Safety Department.
  • Central FSSAI License: For large-scale businesses with an annual turnover exceeding Rs. 20 crores. This license is obtained from the Central Food Safety Department.

Step 2:Documents for FSSAI State/Central License Form-B

  • Address proof for production site
  • Production site layout
  • Proof of premises rent
  • Business certificate
  • Factory license (if any)
  • Power details for the unit
  • Contacts for partners, directors, members
  • ID and address proof for managers or signers
  • Water test report from a certified lab
  • Form IX (if you’re nominated by the business owner)
  • NOC from the manufacturer
  • List of food items to be made
  • Food safety management plan

Documents for New FSSAI Registration Certificate

  • Photograph of the Applicant
  • Government-issued photo identities
  • Proof of Address of Businesses activity

Step 3: Gather Required Documents

Prepare the necessary documents for your chosen license type, including:

  • Business Registration Certificate
  • Food Safety Management Plan
  • Food Processing Unit Layout Plan
  • List of Directors/Partners
  • Identity and Address Proof of Directors/Partners
  • List of Food Products to Be Manufactured/Traded
  • Food Testing Report (if applicable)
  • NOC from the Municipal Corporation

Step 4: Online Application Submission

Visit the official FSSAI website (https://foodlicensing.fssai.gov.in/) and create an account. Fill in the online application form with accurate information and upload the required documents.

Step 5: Application Fee Payment

Pay the prescribed fee online based on your license type and duration. Keep the fee receipt as proof of payment.

Step 6: Application Processing

Once you submit your application, it will be reviewed by the respective Food Safety Department. The processing time varies depending on your license type.

Step 7: Inspection

The Food Safety Department may conduct an inspection of your premises to ensure compliance with food safety standards.

Step 8: License Issuance

Upon successful verification, the FSSAI license will be issued, and you will receive a digitally signed certificate.


Obtaining an FSSAI license is not just a legal requirement; it’s a testament to your commitment to food safety and quality. It enhances consumer trust in your products and expands your market reach. The process may seem daunting, but with the right guidance and support, it can be a smooth and efficient experience.

At Vyaapar Seva Kendra, we specialize in assisting businesses with their regulatory and compliance needs, including FSSAI license registration. Our expert team can navigate the complexities of the FSSAI registration process on your behalf, ensuring that your business is compliant with food safety standards.

For more information and to get started with your FSSAI license registration, visit our website here. Ensure the safety and quality of your food products and establish your brand’s credibility with FSSAI registration today!