General Manufacturing License under FSSAI

General Manufacturing License under FSSAI
20 April 2022

General Manufacturing License under FSSAI


Introduction


Every food business operator involved in the manufacturing, processing, storage distribution and sale of food products must compulsorily obtain FSSAI Registration or License.


FSSAI Registration is different from the FSSAI License in the sense that depending on the size and nature of the business, FBO should obtain the necessary registration or license.


Types of FSSAI Registration


FSSAI registration is based on the business types, turnover and capacity of production. Depending upon the installed capacity and turnover, FBOs are eligible for license such as basic license, central license, and state license.


Basic FSSAI Registration


The Food Standards and Safety Authority of India (FSSAI) is the supreme authority which is responsible for regulating and supervising the food safety. So, it is mandatory to take FSSAI Basic Registration as per the law. Here we discuss about basic registration, small businesses or startups having annual turnover below Rs.12 lakhs can apply for basic FSSAI Food safety registration. As operations scale up and turnover reaches Rs. 12 lakh bar, the basic registration will need to be upgraded to state license. As the name said it is very basic registration so it won’t be enough for large business firm.


FSSAI Food safety Registration is mandatory for anyone who intends to do food business. This not only involves preparing food but everyone who handles food at various stages before it ultimately reaches the customer like raw materials, Manufacturing, processing, Mess, Canteen packing and the distribution as well as the agencies who have authority to sell them.


Required Documents for Basic FSSAI Registration


1. Authorized person address proof


2. Passport size photo


3. Business name and address


4. FSSAI declaration form


5. Nature of business details


State FSSAI License


Businesses having annual turnover between Rs.12 lakhs to 20 crore can apply for FSSAI state license. Food business operators like small to medium-sized manufacturers, storage units, Transporters, Retailers, Restaurants Marketers, distributors etc. are however required to obtain the FSSAI State License Registration.


Required Documents for State FSSAI License


1. Rental Agreement of Business Premises. (If any)


2. ID Proof of the Concerned Person (Aadhaar Card / Driving License / Passport / Voter ID)


3. If any Government Registration Certificates ( Company Incorporation Certificate / Firm Registration / Partnership Deed / Pan card / GST Registration Number / Shop and Establishment Registration / Trade License)


4. If the applicant is private limited company or partnership firm then they should provide MOA & AOA or Partnership deed copy


5. For applying State License any One of the following certificate is compulsory ( Trade license, Shop and Establishment Registration, Panchayath License, Corporation License, Municipality License)


6. Nature of Business. 


7. FSSAI declaration form


If you are applying for Food license for Manufacturing please arrange below other documents:


1. Manufacturing unit photos


2. Plant Layouts.


3. Machinery details use for production in your company letterhead (Capacity & Horse Power details)


4. Product details in company Letter head.


Central FSSAI License


The Food Standards and Safety Authority of India (FSSAI) is the supreme authority which is responsible for regulating and supervising the food safety. So it is mandatory to take FSSAI Food safety License as per the law. Here we discuss about FSSAI central license.


Businesses having annual turnover above 20 crore can apply for FSSAI central license. Eligible food Business Operators like Importers, Manufacturers, operators in central government, Railways, airports, seaports, etc. need to take a Central FSSAI license from Food Standards and Safety Authority of India.


Required Documents for FSSAI Central License


1. Rental Agreement of Business Premises.


2. ID Proof of the Concerned Person (Aadhaar Card / Driving License / Passport / Voter ID)


3. If any Government Registration Certificates ( Company Incorporation Certificate / Firm Registration / Partnership Deed / Pan card / GST Registration Number / Shop and Establishment Registration / Trade License) 


4. If the applicant is private limited company or partnership firm then they should provide MOA & AOA or Partnership deed copy.


5. IE Code (Import Export Code) Certificate. (For the category of export and import IE code is compulsory)


6. Authority letter from the company letterhead to the concerned person stating that he is authorized to file FSSAI application.


7. List of food category desired to be manufactured (In case of manufacturers).


If you are applying for manufacturing license, please arrange below other documents:


1. Manufacturing unit photos


2. Plant Layouts & Product details.


3. Machinery details use for production in your company letterhead (Capacity & Horse Power details)


4. In case if your business in to mineral water plant then water test report compulsory.


How to apply for Manufacturing Food License?


Step 1: Refer to How to apply for license /registration user manual for creating license /registration on https://foscos.fssai.gov.in/


Step 2: Click on License/Registration and Apply for License/Registration on the left menu yellow box.


Step 3: Select the State and Read the Note before proceeding.


Step 4: Read the Group Heads of Kind of Business and select the appropriate Manufacturing Kind of Business. Under ‘Manufacturer’ group head there are 1 2 different Kind of businesses as below:


Under each kind of business, a short definition is given regarding the same which users can read for a better understanding of their food business. Choose the eligibility carefully according to the production capacity of your food business.


Step 5: Fill in all the mandatory fields as shown in Form B. Please fill the communication details with caution as all the communication made by the authority will be done to the mentioned contact details viz Mobile No. or Email Id etc. Fill GST/PAN/CIN in the relevant fields as applicable to your firm/company.