FSSAI Basic Registration: Required Documents and Procedure

Last Updated at: Jul 17, 2020
FSSAI Basic Registration: Documents required and Procedure

We believe most of you know that there is a registered autonomous body that keeps your health and safety at the foremost. It is an autonomous body under the Ministry of Health & Welfare, Govt. of India. Yes, we are talking about the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) that has been established under the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006, under sections 31(1) and 31(2). Here, we will tell you how you can register your firm with FSSAI. Perpetuating safety and satisfaction in food is the ultimate goal for every food business operator. There are three types of FSSAI registration.

  • Central License for large food business
  • State License for medium food business
  • Basic registration for petty food business

Here, we are going to see how to register and what are all the documents needed for basic FSSAI registration.

The FSSAI has its own eligibility criteria and benefits, which will be useful for all the Food Business Operators (FBOs).

Based on the compliance level, FSSAI classifies food safety. They are:

  • Compliance – C
  • Noncompliance – NC
  • Partial compliance – PC
  • Not applicable – NA

What is the FSSAI Registration?

FSSAI Registration is for food businesses. It is wholly different than the FSSAI license. FSSAI Basic Registration can be availed online by filing the FSSAI registration form. There is an online system called Food Licensing and Registration System (FLRS), which is launched by FSSAI. Therefore, this link helps to apply for the Registration/License certificate. FLRS also helps in tracking your applications during the process. Nearly, 35 States/UTs have been issuing a License / Registration certificate online.

The FSSAI license is issued invalidity for 1 year to 5 years. Before 30 days of the expiry date, the renewal of the FSSAI license should be applied. Since FLRS is an online portal for all this, registration and renewal can be done easily.

Who can apply?

The FSSAI license registration can be filed by the person who manufactures or sells food products either individually or through a retailer, hawker, itinerant vendor, or a temporary stall owner. Even slaughtering units and meat processing units should apply for the FSSAI license. Furthermore, the FSSAI license is also meant for the ones who plan to distribute food regularly, publicly, for instance, at religious or social gatherings. In addition to that, it includes people who run a small scale food industry with a turnover of fewer than Rs.12 lakhs/annum can apply.

Fssai License in India

Required Documents for FSSAI Basic Registration:

  • Photo identity of the Food Business Operator
  • Document for Identity Proof like Ration Card, Voter ID Card, PAN Card, Driving License, Passport, Aadhaar Card, Senior Citizen Card, Department Issued ID
  • List of products planned 
  • Form – B (completed and signed)
  • Partnership Deed / Certificate of Incorporation / Articles of Association / Memorandum of Association
  • Proof of premises like rental agreement, etc.
  • Food safety management system plan
  • Supporting Documents (if any) like NOC by Municipality/Panchayat, Health NOC
  • Source of the raw materials
  • The form IX
  • Water test reports
  • Codes for import and export
  • Equipment list
  • Partners and directors list


  • The FSSAI registration procedure and process are mentioned below.

    • The FSSAI basic registration is for every petty food business operator. And so, they can register themselves with the Registering Authority (RA) by submitting an application for the registration purpose along with a fee of Rs.100/-
    • Application in form-A has to be filed with a fee of Rs.100/-
    • Get a unique application reference number.
    • After the above process, the RA may accept or reject the registration. Thus, the reasons have to be recorded in writing within seven days of receipt of the application which has been registered by the food business operator.
    • If the proposal is granted, the food business operator may start the business.
    • If necessary, the RA may issue a notice for inspection.
    • The inspection will be ordered within seven days.
    • If the process of inspection is granted, then the inspection will be done within 30 days.
    • If the process is completed successfully, the registration can be taken forward, and the FBO may commence the operations.

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Eligibility for applying for an FSSAI registration:

Items / Dealers


Food capacity (Milk & milk products, meat &
meat products are not allowed)

Less than 100 kg/ltr per day


500 litres per day

Milk solids

2.5 Metric Ton (MT) per annum

Vegetable oil or the process

Turnover of up to 100 kg or ltr per day.

Meat processing production

More than 100 kgs per day or 30 MT per day.

Slaughtering capacity

Less than 2 large animals or 10 small animals or 50
poultry birds per day

Food units other than the above mentioned

100 ltr/Kg per day

Cold storage

Turnover of up to Rs.12 lakhs per annum


The yearly turnover of up to Rs.12 lakhs


The yearly turnover of up to Rs.12 lakhs


The yearly turnover of up to Rs.12 lakhs


The yearly turnover of up to Rs.12 lakhs

Dhaba owners

Rs.12 lakhs turnover per annum


Rs.12 lakhs turnover per annum


Rs.12 lakhs turnover per annum


Rs.12 lakhs turnover per annum


Renewal of the FSSAI:

Renewal of the FSSAI is as important as the registration of it. After the validity of a year, renewal of the FSSAI should be made in order to continue the business. You can renew the FSSAI licence through online portals rather than walking down to renew it manually. If any doubts, reaching a professional expert for his assistance in renewal would be better. The renewal sites are classified into five regional centres.

Benefits of holding an FSSAI license:

There are various advantages in procuring the FSSAI license once. For every food authorities to, the reliability of the products is something more important than others. They are summarized as follows:

  • Food safety  and security is facilitated
  • Consumer awareness
  • Legal list of benefits
  • Imported food can be regulated and manufactured
  • Expansion in the business in the future
  • Build compassion

Vakilsearch helps you in getting your FSSAI Registration and License legally and with ease. Talk to us and get the best advice and service.

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