FSSAI License
Get your food business like restaurant, stall, packaging, storing or delivering with an FSSAI license suitable to your requirement.


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.

How is it done?

  1. Consulting with Legex counsel
  2. Analysing business and type of license
  3. Drafting application
  4. Filling FSSAI application with the concerned authorities
  5. Removing objections and getting clearance from FSSAI office
  6. Procuring FSSAI food license

The procurement of the license takes about 30 days for the basic and state license. 

Documents required

Company Documents

  1. A certificate of incorporation
  2. MoA and AoA of the business/ LLP Agreement
  3. A list of directors or partners

Documents of Partners:

  1. Passport size photo
  2. ID proof (Aadhaar/ Voter ID or any other identity proof that contains a photograph)

Office Address:

  1. Latest utility bill (electricity/ water) 
  2. No Objection certificate from Property owner

State & Central License

  1. Proof of address
  2. Import/export code
  3. No Objection Certificate from the local municipality

For manufacturing units, besides the above-listed documents, the following are also required:

  1. Blueprint of Warehouse/Plant/Manufacturing unit
  2. List of all Machinery installed
  3. Water test report from the authorities.
  4. List of all food categories

*Other documents required will be specific to your business and will be shared with you when you tell us about what you do.

Does one require an FSSAI license for selling imported food items India?

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.

Do 100% Export units require an FSSAI license?

Yes, all import and export business need an FSSAI license.

I have a manufacturing business of just Food additives? Do i Need a license?

Yes, you will require a licence from FSSAI for all manufacturing, distributing, transporting or trading of food additives.

Is the FSSAI license needed for a catering business authorised by the Central Government?

It is mandatory for all catering establishments, even for the businesses at railways, defence and airport require FSSAI license.

What if I have more than one warehouses in a single city? Would a single license work?

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.

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