The food industry has always remained one of the most exciting domains for small, medium as well as large scale business, including food chains, restaurants, hotels, milk products, importers-exporters, resellers, packagers, and many more. Being compliant with the Food Safety and Standard Authority of India (FSSAI) and securing a license to do business is one of the first steps to build your food business.
FSSAI license is of various types and getting one depends on the revenue of your business and area of functioning.
District License: This license will be required by food businesses that produce an annual turnover of less than Rs. 12 Lakh.
Single State Restaurants, Hotels and Food Manufacturers: This license will be required by food businesses that produce an annual turnover of more than Rs. 12 Lakh but less than Rs. 20 Crore.
Central License: This license will be required by food enterprises or businesses that produce an annual turnover of more than Rs. 20 Crore. When business enterprises desire to run food businesses in more than one state, then this license has to be obtained.
The procurement of the license takes about 30 days for the basic and state license.
Documents of Partners:
State & Central License
For manufacturing units, besides the above-listed documents, the following are also required:
*Other documents required will be specific to your business and will be shared with you when you tell us about what you do.
Yes. You need a Central FSSAI License registered to import food items for selling in India. It should be on the same address as your Import Export Code.
Yes, all import and export business need an FSSAI license.
Yes, you will require a licence from FSSAI for all manufacturing, distributing, transporting or trading of food additives.
It is mandatory for all catering establishments, even for the businesses at railways, defence and airport require FSSAI license.
In case, you have a more than one warehouses within a city, then you will require separate FSSAI License for each. However, if all your warehouses are confined to a single campus, you can apply for a single license citing the campus’s address.