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FSSAI Registration

FoSCoS – FSSAI full form is the Food Safety Compliance System (FoSCoS) – Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) which is an autonomous body established under the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India.

The Food Safety & Standards Act, 2006 introduced to improve the hygiene and quality of food has brought about tremendous changes in the food industry. As per the Act, no person shall commence or carry on any food business except under a FSSAI license or FSSAI registration.

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Food License

FSSAI launched Food Safety Compliance System (FoSCoS) wef 1st June 2020 replacing existing Food Licensing and Registration System. Food License Registration certificate is required to run a food product business. You have to register under Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) to manufacture, distribute and transport food products. FSSAI is established under the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India. The FSSAI has been established under the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006. FSSAI Certificate and FSSAI License are same which ensures the quality, purity and other important factors the customers can rely upon.

Types of FSSAI License

FSSAI Registration Benefits

It creates trust and credibility among your customers

The FSSAI logo is widely recognized and hence it can ensure goodwill among consumers

Hygiene and cleanliness are regulated and followed when FSSAI registration is involved

You can create better work policies or improve them through studies that you get access

New knowledge about the industry is shared with you which will help you to improve your safety standards and aid you in reaching the standards of international organizations

An FSSAI licensee is important for importing and exporting food products

FSSAI is mandatory when you sell food products online

FSSAI is also responsible for setting guidelines and procedures for quality assurance of the accredited labs as per ISO17025.

Process & Timeline for Company Registration

Step 1

initiated the submission

It is initiated by the submission of Form A (application) to food and safety department.

Step 2


The application may be accepted or rejected by the department within 7 days from the application date.

Step 3

certificate will be granted

If the application is accepted, a registration certificate will be granted by the department along with the registration number and the photo of the applicant.

Step 4

display the certificate

Prominently, FBO should display the certificate of the registration at the place of business during the business hours.

Frequently Asked Questions​

The full form of FSSAI is the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India.

Food Safety Compliance System (FoSCoS) is built using latest technology with a vision to have modern on stop pan-India IT platform for food safety regulatory needs, its launched by FSSAI. FoSCoS shall also be integrated with other platforms of Government of India such as GST, PAN, MCA etc. further ease out the processes for businesses and also ensure a 360 degree profiling of businesses.

Based on the annual turnover of the food business, the types of Food licenses are:

  • Basic FSSAI Registration – Annual turnover of less than Rs. 12 Lakhs
  • State FSSAI License – Annual turnover between Rs. 12 Lakhs – Rs. 20 Crores
  • Central FSSAI License – Annual turnover more than Rs. 20 Crores

The FoSCos FSSAI License is valid for the period from 1 to 5 years. Hereafter, the particular FBO needs to apply for FSSAI License renewal.

The fee for FSSAI registration depends on the type of registration and the period for which you are getting the licence. Our experts will guide you on how to decide these factors.

FSSAI is required when you want to enter the food business market of India as a Food Business Operator.

To get the FSSAI license you need to go to https://foodlicensing.fssai.gov.in/index.aspx and log in or sign up to your account. Fill up the Form A and Form B, and present the required document along with the fee

As long as you are involved in any process related to selling food, then yes, you need to get FSSAI registration for your home kitchen.

It is mandatory to apply for licence renewal 30 days before the expiry of the existing licence. Non-renewal of licences can fetch a fine of ₹100 per day until the renewal is done.

Kanakkiyal.com will help you to get a new license as well as license renewal. You just need to provide your old license to us.

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