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FSSAI Central License:- Compulsory requirement for FBOs

The FSSAI Central License is a type of license issued by the Food Safety & Standards Authority of India. It is a compulsory certification for all food business operators engaged in the manufacturing, processing, or import-export of food products in India. The primary objective of FSSAI is to regulate the food industry and uphold the quality of food for consumers in the country. Adhering to FSSAI guidelines is essential, as non-compliance can lead to severe consequences, including business closure and substantial penalties. The FSSAI Central License plays a critical role in ensuring the safety and standardization of food products available in the Indian market, instilling confidence in consumers about the quality of the food they consume.

Grow My Vyapar offers Professional assistance in obtaining Online FSSAI Central License For your food businesses in India quickly, easily, and at the lowest possible price.

What is FSSAI Central License?

The FSSAI Central License is a 14-digit unique number issued to food businesses upon the successful completion of the food registration process. The primary goal of FSSAI is to regulate the food industry in India and uphold the quality of food products throughout the country.
Obtaining registration with FSSAI is essential not only for domestic food businesses but also for those involved in import-export activities. It plays a crucial role in facilitating the import-export of food products from India. Additionally, FSSAI registration is a prerequisite for obtaining APEDA registration and spice board registration, which are necessary for businesses engaged in the export of food products from India.

By ensuring compliance with FSSAI regulations, the food industry can maintain high standards of safety and quality, benefiting both consumers and businesses alike. The FSSAI Central License is a critical aspect of the food industry’s regulatory framework, fostering confidence in the food products being produced, imported, and exported in India.

Who Required FSSAI Central license? 

The FSSAI Central License  is required by MSMEs and businesses operating in multiple and having turnover more than ₹20cr annually.

Documents required for  FSSAI Central License

These are the documents required for FSSAI Central License:-

  • Form IX – nomination of a person by the company along with the board resolution
  • NOC and a copy of the license from the manufacturer are mandatory for repackers only 
  • Ministry of Commerce certificate for 100% EOU
  • NOC/PA Document issued by FSSAI 
  • IE code document issued by DGPT 
  • Supporting document for turnover proof 
  • Source of raw materials for meat and meat processing units
  • Certification from the ministry of tourism 
  • Source of milk or procurement plan for milk including the location of milk collection centers 
  • Layout plan of the processing unit showing the dimensions in square meter/ meter ( mandatory for manufacturing and processing units only  ) 
  •  List of directors, proprietors, and executive members of society or   trust with full detail
  •  Name and list of all the equipment and machines along with numbers installed capacity and horsepower
  •  Food safety and management plan
  •  For transporters-supporting document proof of turnover or self-declaration of numbers of vehicles 
  • Copy of certificate obtained under COOP-ACT, 1861/multistate COOP-ACT, 2002 in case of cooperatives 
  • Declaration FORM

What is the Fee for FSSAI Central License

The Government fees for FSSAI Central License is INR 7500/- only. Additionally 18% GST is also applicable on it. 
Note:- Our Professional charges for filling the application are not included in above mentioned Fees.

Renewal & Validity of FSSAI Central License

The registration issued by FSSAI is valid for a period of 1 to 5 years, depending on the choice made by the food business operator. The fees for FSSAI registration vary based on the duration selected.

Food business operators holding an FSSAI Food Certificate must apply for the renewal of their license at least 180 days before the expiration date to avoid incurring any late fees. Timely renewal ensures the continued validity of the license and compliance with the food safety regulations set by the Food Safety & Standards Authority of India. By adhering to the renewal process within the specified timeframe, food businesses can maintain their registration status and continue to operate legally without any disruptions.


Breakdown of FSSAI Late renewal fee 

  • If the renewal is initiated 30 days before the due date then 100₹ per day shall be charged by FSSAI.
  • If the renewal is initiated 1st to 90th day after the due date then 3 times of annual renewal fee shall be charged by FSSAI.
  • If the renewal is initiated after the 91st day of the due date then 5 times of annual renewal fee shall be charged by FSSAI.

Note:- 180 days after the due date the renewal windows for FSSAI Central License will be closed.

Process of FSSAI Central License

The process of FSSAI online registration is divided into four steps:-

  1. Documents & Details
  2. Filing up online application with FSSAI
  3. Verification and Inspection by FSSAI licensing authorities
  4. Issuance of FSSAI Certificate

It is advised to consult an expert before filing an application to avoid delays and rejection of FOOD license applications. As even a small mistake can lead to rejection of FSSAI application.

Grow My Vyapar can help you get your FSSAI FOOD certificate without any delay and rejection. Our team of experts will help you get FSSAI certificate within the due processing date.

Eligibility for FSSAI Food Certificate

The eligibility criteria for FSSAI certificate depends on various factors such as turnover and the kind of food business you are operating in. The FBO “Food business operators’ ‘ are required to check their eligibility criteria to decide whether they require a basic FSSAI Central License Or state/central FSSAI registration.

Benefit of FSSAI Central License

  • Legal compliance: Having a FSSAI Central License is a legal compliance set by Food safety and standard authority.
  • Brand Awareness: Registered food businesses can use FSSAI logo and FSSAI Central License number to increase brand awareness among consumers.
  • Taking business Online: Food businesses having FSSAI Central License can operate online such as swiggy, zomato and e-commerce platforms to grow their business, As having an FSSAI Central License is mandatory for listing online.
  • Access to Business loans: As per the mandate of FSS Rules only registered fssai food business can get easy loans and other monetary benefits to grow their businesses.

Compliance For FSSAI Central License Holder

  1. Violation of any Rule mentioned in FSS act can lead to heavy penalties or cancellation of Registration
  2. FBOs operating with FSSAI Central License number
  3. Food business operator working under Unhygienic conditions
  4. Negligence of food safety standards set by FSSAI
  5. FBOs are required to display their FSSAI license number during business hours

Penalties For Non-compliance for FSSAI Certificate holder

  • The maximum penalty for non compliance can be upto five lakh rupees and the minimum can be up to 1 lakh rupees.
  • If FBO caught to be deceiving or any adulteration found then fine can be up to 10 lakh rupees or jail in some cases
  • Penalties for false advertisement and non display of FSSAI Central License Number


Businesses operating in the food industry or involved in the import-export of food and consumable products must obtain a mandatory FSSAI Central License based on their eligibility in India. Obtaining this license is highly significant and essential for food business operators (FBOs). It is important for businesses to engage professional consultants who can assist them in expanding their operations and marketing their products effectively.


The FSSAI License fee is based on type of registration.

Note:- GST is also applicable on top of it.

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The FSSAI registration is valid for 1 year up to 5 years.

All The food businesses operating in India are required to have FSSAI Registration and FSSAI License for their business to operate.

Yes,  All the Food export businesses in India also require the FSSAI license for their businesses.

Yes, To get APEDA RCMC food business or exporters are required to produce FSSAI license as well as Import-export code certificate for their businesses.

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