FSSAI registration or license is needed for all types of entities engaged in the manufacture, distribution and transportation of foods or food products. The FSSAI has been incorporated under the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006. To carry on a food product business Food License Registration certificate is required. You have to register under Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) to manufacture, distribute and transport food products. FSSAI is an authority established under the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India. FSSAI Certificate and FSSAI License are same which ensures the quality, purity and other important factors the customers can rely upon.

Types of Licenses

  • FSSAI Basic License
  • FSSAI State License
  • FSSAI Central License

Types of Licenses

The main motive of formulating FSSAI has been to prescribe science-based standards for items of food and to control their manufacture, storage, sale, distribution, and import to ensure the availability of adulteration-free and wholesome food suitable for human consumption.

FSSAI Basic License

Eligibility criteria for this is Annual turnover of the business is less than 12 lakhs.

Slaughtering capacity of 2 large animals or 10 small animals (including sheep and goats) or 50 or lesser poultry birds per day.

It is valid from 1 To 5 Years.

FSSAI State License

Eligibility criteria for this is Annual turnover of the business is between 12 to 20 crores

Slaughtering capacity of anywhere between 2 to 50 large animals or 10 to150 small animals or 50 to up to1000 poultry birds per day.

It is valid from 1 To 5 Years.

FSSAI Central License

Eligibility criteria for this is Annual turnover of the business is above 20 crores

Meat processing units equipped to handle or treat more than 500 kg of meat daily or 150 MT annually

Importers who wish to import food items (incl. food ingredients and additives) for commercial use

It is valid from 1 To 5 Years.



A company will automatically acquire Brand Value once it is FSSAI registered.


The FSSAI registration will offer the privileges of Government Funding and Loans that can be easily accessible for the business operators.


FSSAI Certification will enhance the chance of legal enforcement and control over the department at a certain point and will encourage the establishment of several things to a particular area.


The use of FSSAI logo on your product will normally create goodwill trustworthiness amongst the consumers.


The FSSAI license will provide a wider scope and privilege of expansion at any geographic location.


An authentic communication is necessary to gain the customer trust. It will conduct better service and also keep the customers from unhealthy and adulterated food supply.

Process of Basic Registration

Every small FBO must register itself with the Registering Authority (RA) by submitting an application form, along with the fees.

A Unique Application Reference Number will be generated.

RA may grant or reject the application – with reasons being recorded in writing. Within 7 days of the receipt of the application.

On the grant, the FBO may commence the business operations.

if decided necessary, the RA may issue a report for inspection. This is ordered within 7-days. And the inspection is conducted within 30 days.

If through the inspection, the inspecting FSO or agency is satisfied, the FSSAI number will be granted.

Procedure for FSSAI Food License (State or Central)

Filing of Application Form no. B. All associated documents attached and fees paid, as applicable.

Unique Application Reference Number is generated on this.

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