FSSAI Registration – Get your food licence online easily

Find out how to register for an FSSAI License. Get to know the different types of registrations and their procedures.

There are only 4 simple steps:

  • Collection of information to decide on the type of food licence
  • Verification of your documents
  • Filing your application
  • Procurement of the licence

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Online FSSAI Registration – An Overview

Any entrepreneur who wants to start a business in the food sector, be it food processing or food manufacturing, packaging or distributing, has to register for Food Safety and Standard Authority of India FSSAI.

FSSAI monitors these businesses under the guidelines and regulations listed in FSSAI Act 2006.

With expert assistance from Mylegaltax, get an FSSAI license in the quickest possible way in only 4 simple steps –

  • Guidance on selecting the food license types
  • Verification of your FSSAI registration documents
  • Filing your online FSSAI application
  • Procurement of FSSAI food licence

Why online FSSAI license is required? Benefits

  • Access of studies based on evidence is given that improve your work policies or help create them.
  • New knowledge is generated that can bring progress to your safety standards and aid you in reaching the benchmark of international organizations.

A food license builds an immense feeling of trust in your patrons. It paves the path to a long and loyal relationship with the buyer as they believe you offer unsurpassed quality food.

FSSAI online registration in India - A detailed process


  • You fill in our online application. Our experts are at your call to help with any query.
  • Our experts do a consultation on the type of license needed
  • We then collect the documents through email.
  • We double check the paperwork.
  • Form A and Form B are generated for the actual license process.
  • We file it with the concerned authorities.


  • After the CS or CA has filed the application, we resolve any questions that the authorities may ask.
  • We facilitate the follow-up required by the food department.
  • Then there will be a 20-day wait period during which the government considers your application.


  • Once approved, a digital and paper copy of the license is sent to you on the given address.
  • The procurement of the license takes a maximum of 30 days.

The waiting period mentioned here is for basic license. For the other two licenses, the government approval can take a maximum of 50 days.

Documents required for FSSAI Registration Process

Be it a food safety management registration or production license, there are some documents that need to be submitted along with the FSSAI online application. Listed below are the mandatory paperwork for each type of FSSAI registration:

  • Basic License
    – An identity proof that contains a photograph
    – A passport sized photograph
  • State & central license
    – Proof of address
    – Import/export code
    – A passport sized photograph
    – A list of directors or partners
    – A certificate of incorporation
    – The MoA and AoA of the business
    – An identity proof that contains a photograph
    – No Objection Certificate from the local municipality
  • For manufacturing units, besides the above-listed documents, the following are also required:
    – The blueprint of warehouse, plant, etc.
    – A list of all machinery
    – Report of a water test
    – List of all food categories

Who requires a Food License?

Succinctly put, every business connected to food entails FSSAI registration. If your business falls in any one of the below-listed categories, then a food license is mandatory for you.

  • Procurement
  • Manufacture
  • Distribution
  • Processing
  • Packaging
  • Storage

To be more elaborate, any individual or a company that operates with food substances from farm to plate must obtain the FSSAI food license. A more detailed list of those who require FSSAI registration is here:

  • Hotels
  • Wholesaler
  • Restaurants
  • Food chains
  • Food sellers and resellers
  • Dairy and dairy processing
  • Food importers and exporters
  • Processors like pickle and dry fruit maker
  • Raw material suppliers to food businesses
  • Retailers & establishments who have a retail outlet
  • Simple transporters who transfer items from one location to another
  • Canteens in corporations, schools, colleges, hospitals or government institutions
  • Packaged food manufacturers who produce items such as biscuits and ready to eat products

Storage units and warehouses require a food safety registration instead of a production license.

FSSAI license types in India

FSSAI mandates that a company can have one of three types of licences.

    • The basic license: This is the primary kind of food license and it is issued for:

      – Businesses that are small in turnover – 12 Lakh INR approximately
      – FBO that is at the budding stage like a dairy with a capacity of less than 500 ltr/day.
      – Trades like tea shops, canteens, food processors and small warehouses ideally require this licence. It can be upgraded when the business begins to expand in capacity and profit.

  • The State Licence: Companies that have a profit greater than 12 lakhs and less than 20 Crores INR require the state license.Some examples are:

    – Dairies with a capacity of over 50,000 litres/day
    – Hotels with a 3-star rating and above

An exception here is the catering business. Irrespective of their turnover, they have to apply for a state license and not a basic license.

  • The Central License: The above to licences were for small and mid-sized trades. The central registration is for bigger businesses. It is issued to:

    – Companies that supply food to governments offices and departments.
    – Trades that have a turnover of over Rs. 20 Crores.
    – Food import and export commerce

Significance of FSSAI license number format

A 14-digit food license will contain a State Code and registration.

Every food package must have a label. This label should mandatorily contain:

  • The logo of FSSAI
  • License number

How can we help in FSSAI Registration and Food License? Why Mylegaltax?

Mylegaltax provides an end-to-end service for food licensing and FSSAI registration. Our promise to every food product business is:

  • FSSAI Registration at the least time frame
  • Comprehensive help with FSSAI online application filling
  • Guidance on selecting the right food license type
  • Hand-holding through the entire registration procedure
  • Solution to all your questions and concerns

At Mylegaltax, our guiding principle is to guarantee that your food business begins as soon as possible and as seamlessly as practical.

Non-compliance with FSSAI regulations

Non-compliance with the FSSAI regulations can prove to be costly with a severe penalty and may cause damage to your brand reputation.

Food inspections will be conducted by Food Safety Officers and compliance levels will be granted for the food business. Compliance will be graded as below –

  • Compliance(C)
  • Non-compliance(NC)
  • Partial Compliance
  • Not Applicable/ Not Observed (NA)

In accordance with the above markings, the Food Safety Officer might issue an improvement notice. The officer might also cancel the license if the standards are not maintained even after warnings.

In addition to this, if the FBO is not satisfied with the Food Safety Officer’s improvement notice, they can appeal to the State Commissioner of Food Safety. Their decisions can also put to a challenge via an appeal towards Food Safety Appellate Tribunal / High Court.

FAQs on FSSAI Registration

Renew your FSSAI license 30 days before your current license expired. To do this, you will have to give Vakilsearch your present license number. Once we receive the license number, we will submit Form A and Form B i n order to renew your FSSAI registration. This process should take between 30 and 40 days. The renewal fee is the same as the cost of a new license as per the government.
The registered office of your company will need a central license. Your manufacturing units will also need individual state licenses for each state they’re in.
Yes, you do. You need a central license registered from the address in Import Export Code.
Yes, whether it is import or export of food items, FSSAI licensing is necessary.
Yes, whether you manufacture, distribute, transport or trade food additives, you will need an FSSAI license in order to do it.
It is mandatory for all catering establishments, even the railways, defense and airport require this license.
Perhaps you have a few separate warehouses within one city, then you will need separate licenses for each. If all your warehouses are confined to one campus, however, you can apply for a single license citing the campus’s address.

At Mylegaltaz, we provide FSSAI license registration and renewal services.