Every person involved in food business is known as food business operator. Before starting a food business in India, a business operator has to obtain a food license. Food license application is required to be filed with Food Safety & Standards Authority of India (FSSAI). FSSAI is a government department which ensure that all the food related laws are being followed by the food business operator.
FSSAI Registration/ Food License is mandatory for all type of food businesses – manufacturers, importers, Exporters, Traders, Retailers, Warehouse, Cold storage, E-commerce player, Transporter, Hotels and Restaurants or any other type of business directly or indirectly involved in the food business.
There are 3 types of food license being issued by FSSAI. The selection of the registration is based on the amount of turnover:
- FSSAI Basic registration – required for businesses with annual turnover less than 12 lakhs
- FSSAI State License – required for businesses with annual turnover greater than 12 lakhs but less than 20 crores
- FSSAI Central License – required for businesses with annual turnover greater than 20 crore
Our expert team will assist you throughout the registration process in order to obtain the 14-digit FSSAI registration number.