FSSAI Registration: How to get FSSAI State License?

Last Updated at: Jul 25, 2020
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The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) confirmed on 5 July 2020 that Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, and Maharashtra have topped an index that listed states ensuring food protection in 2019-20.

With the advent new-age “foodpreneurs” like Zomato, Swiggy the F&B industry is fast-growing in India. The consumer behaviours are also changing, thanks to their increased awareness about having quality and healthy food. If you are planning to start a food business, then this is for you. Explore what is FSSAI State License, why your business needs it and how to get one. 

What is FSSAI?

Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) is an autonomous body under the Ministry of Health & Welfare, Govt. of India. FSSAI ensures safety and reliability to consumers on the consumption of drinks and food products. Getting an FSSAI helps the food production company get more consumers for their product. FSSAI license and registration system can be procured online from the FSSAI website by filing FSSAI registration form. You can also find the FSSAI login, FSSAI registration form, FSSAI registration process & procedure, FSSAI results, and so on. 

What is FSSAI State License & who can apply?

Food Business Operators (FBOs) with small to medium-sized manufacturing units, transporters, marketers, traders, etc. need to take FSSAI registration from the respective state government. Food businesses with annual turnover between Rs.12 lakh and Rs.20 crore can apply for FSSAI State License. Also, grains, cereal and pulses milling units irrespective of turnover have the liberty to get the FSSAI state license registration. Also, you can check your FSSAI license online.

Documents required for the FSSAI State License:

  1. Form- B completed and signed by the Proprietor or Partner or authorized Signatory.
  2. Blueprint of the processing unit showing the dimensions and operation-wise area allocation (Mandatory for manufacturing and processing units only).
  3. List of Directors / Partner / Proprietor / Executive Members of Society / Trust with full address and contact details (Mandatory for Companies only).
  4. Name and list of equipment and machinery along with the number, installed capacity and horsepower used (Mandatory for manufacturing and processing units only).
  5. Valid photo identification and address proof.
  6. List of food category. (For manufactures only).
  7. Authority letter with name and address of a responsible person nominated by the manufacturer along with alternative responsible person indicating the powers vested with them viz assisting the officers in inspection, collection of samples, packing and dispatch. (For manufacturers and processors).
  8. Analysis report (Chemical & Bacteriological) of water to be used as an ingredient in food from a recognized / public health laboratory to confirm the portability. (Mandatory for manufacturing and processing units).
  9. Proof of possession of premises such as a Rental Agreement (Optional).
  10. Partnership Deed or Declaration for Proprietorship or MOA & AOA along with Certificate of Incorporation and List of Directors with the address. (You must upload three pages if it was a company: First Page – Certificate of Incorporation, Second Page – Authorization of food business activity and Third Page – List of Directors with addresses).

    NOTE: A partnership deed or a partnership agreement is a document that has a framework of the rights, laws and responsibilities of all parties in detail. It acts as a guide.
  11. Copy of certificate obtained under the Coop Act – 1861 / Multi-State Coop Act – 2002 in case of Cooperatives. (If applicable).
  12. NOC (No Objection Certificate) & Copy of License from the manufacturer (Mandatory for Relabellers and Repackers).
  13. Food Safety Management System Plan or Certificate (if any).
  14. Source of milk or procurement plan for milk, including the location of milk collection centres in case of milk and milk products processing units. (if applicable).
  15. Source of raw material for meat and meat processing plants. (if applicable).
  16. Pesticide residues report of water in case of units manufacturing packaged drinking water, packaged mineral water and/or carbonated water from a recognized / public health laboratory.
  17. Recall plan (if necessary)
  18. NOC from Municipality or Local Body (optional).
  19. FSSAI Form IX: Nomination of Persons by a Company along with the Board Resolution.
  20. Certificate provided by the Ministry of Tourism (HRACC). (Mandatory for Hotels).
  21. Documentary proof of turnover or self-declaration of the number of vehicles (Mandatory for Transporters).
  22. FSSAI Declaration Form (In case of Delhi and Himachal Pradesh).

Get to know more on fssai license


  • First, the food business operator has to fill the application form B with the required documents and fees. 
  • A Unique Application Reference Number will be provided.
  • However, on the submission of an incomplete application, the process won’t be further moved. Hence, the required additional information has to be recorded.
  • If no such responses are provided, then the FBO may start the business after 60 days. 
  • Therefore, a Unique application ID will be provided. 
  • Inspection of premises will take place after receiving the food business operator’s application 
  • The authorities will issue an inspection report.
  • If no inspection takes place, then the FBO may start the business after 60 days. 
  • While all the formalities are completed within 60 days of the period, then the license will be granted.
  • If the inspection report is not processed, then the FBO may start the business after 60 days. 
  • It is to be noted that if improvement notice or suspension notice or cancellation notice is provided, then a fresh application has to be processed after 90 days. 

Vakilsearch helps you in getting your FSSAI State License legally and with ease. Moreover, we will help you in running your food business by helping you will all the documentation work. We will also help get your Central License when your enterprise grows large.

Get to know on the eligibility, benefits and types of FSSAI here.

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