What is FSSAI?

FSSAI stands for Food Safety and Standards Authority of India. It is an autonomous body established under the ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India.

The establishment of FSSAI goes back to the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006. Food safety and standards act is a consolidating statute related to food safety and regulation in India.

Food License and Its Significance

The First Question that Comes to anyone's mind is - What is a food license and why is this even needed to run your food business.

1. It ensures the safety of products being produced in your restaurant.

Difference Between FSSAI Registration & FSSAI License

FSSAI Registration is needed when your business is having a turnover of up to 12 Lakhs a year and your food production capacity is having an upper limit of 100 Kg per year.

FSSAI License is basically a 14-Digit registration number which is printed on Food Packages.  

Two parts of the FSSAI License are FSSAI State License and FSSAI Central License.

If Turnover is more than 12 Lakhs and less than 20 Crore, Then FSSAI State License is needed to run the business. 

If Turnover is more than 20 Crore then FSSAI Central License is needed to run the business.You can apply for the license for 1, 2, 3,4, and even 5 years.

Government Fee for FSSAI Basic Registration

1. One Year Gov. Fee - ₹ 100.00
2. Two Year Gov. Fee - ₹ 200.00
3. Three-Year Gov. Fee - ₹ 300.00
4. FourYear Gov. Fee - ₹ 400.00
5. Five Year Gov. Fee - ₹ 500.00

Government Fee for FSSAI State License 

1. One Year Gov. Fee - ₹ 2000.00
2. Two Year Gov. Fee - ₹ 4000.00
3. Three-Year Gov. Fee - ₹ 6000.00
4. FourYear Gov. Fee - ₹ 8000.00
5. Five Year Gov. Fee - ₹10000.00

Government Fee for FSSAI Central License

1. One Year Gov. Fee - ₹ 7500.00
2. Two Year Gov. Fee - ₹ 15000.00
3. Three-Year Gov. Fee - ₹ 22,500.00
4. Four Year Gov. Fee - ₹ 30,000.00
5. Five Year Gov. Fee - ₹ 37,000.00

Document Requirements for FSSAI Registration.

In the case of a Sole Proprietor, 5 documents are required - 

1. Pan Card.
2. Adhaar Card
3. Passport Size Photograph
4. Contact Number
5. Email ID

In the case of other than an individual, 6 things are required as follows.

1. Incorporation Certificate/Deed
2. Pan Card.
3. Aadhar Card.
4. Passport Size Photograph.
5. Contact Number.
6. Email ID.

FSSAI First Asked Questions.

1. What is the Turnover Limit for FSSAI State License?
Ans: To apply for FSSAI State License the Food Business Operator must have a turnover below 12 Lakhs.

2. What is the Government Fee for One 3-Year State License.
Ans: The government fee for one 3-year state license is 6000.

3. What is the Government Fee for 5 Years for FSSAI Basic Registration?
Ans: The government fee for 5 years of FSSAI Basic registration is Rs. 500.00.

4. What is the turnover limit for FSSAI Central License?
Ans:  The Turnover Limit for FSSAI Central License is 

5. What is the Government Fee for 2 Years for FSSAI Central License?
Ans: The Government Fee for 2 Years for FSSAI Central License is

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