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FSSAI Central License

FSSAI Central license can be applied if an FBO (Food Business Operator) has a turnover of more than 20 crore or operating in more than 2 states.The Central License of FSSAI is primarily applicable for large food business operators, e-commerce operators, people involved in the export or import of food items

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Documents Required for FSSAI Central License

The following documents are required for FSSAI Central License:

Plan of the processing unit;

List of directors, partners and their address;

List of equipments and machinery used;

Analysis report of water to be used in the process;

Source of raw material for milk, etc;

Min. Of Commerce Certificate for 100% EOU;

NOC issued by FSSAI;

IE code issued by DGFT;

Form IX;

Proof regarding possession of premises;

NOC and copy of license from manufacturer;

FSSAI Declaration Form;

Certificate from Ministry of Tourism;

NOC from municipality or local body.

Features of FSSAI Central Registration


If the food operator does not obtain an FSSAI certificate, they come into the charges of legal offence and are fined for negligence.


It is a one-time expense to obtain an FSSAI licence. The certificate is effective for 1-5 years, depending on the size and specifications of the company in question.


Any individual engaging in food operations such as processing, retailing, shipping, or dealing with food goods in any way must obtain a license.


Issuance of a license or identification certificate is regulated by the provisions of the Food Safety and Standards Regulations 2011.


The criteria for license or registration with FSSAI differs based on the nature and complexity of the activities of a food company.

Procedure For Food Registration/ FSSAI License

Step 1

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
Step 2

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
Step 3

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.
Step 4

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
Step 5

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

Step 6

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.

Frequently Asked Questions​

Central License is issued by the FSSAI Regional Offices operating across the nation. This is in pursuant to the FSS Regulations, 2011. FBOs may go through the eligibility criteria, Fee Structure, Documents details before start using the system.

FSSAI Central license can be applied if an FBO (Food Business Operator) has a turnover of more than 20 crore or operating in more than 2 states.

To apply for State License the FBO must have a turnover between Rs 12 lakh to Rs 20 crore. Other conditions include manufacturing units having a capacity of 2MT per day, dairy units handling business up to 5000 litres per day.

A basic FSSAI License can be issued in 7-10 days. A State and Central license can take a time period of 30 days

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