For every food business operator in India on the basis of the size and nature of business, it is mandatory to obtain FSSAI license. The licensing of food business in India is governed under the framework of Food safety and Standards (Licensing and Registration of Food businesses) Regulation, 2011.
As per the regulations “Any person or entity that does not come under the category of a petty food business operator is required to obtain a FSSAI Registration for operating a food business in India.”
Procedure to obtain FSSAI License:
The procedure to obtain Central and State License is Similar as described below:
- Firstly, the food business operator file application to the Licensing Authority;
- The application is filled in Form-B;
- It must be annexed with self-declaration, affidavit, and Annexure as applicable
- License is granted for a period of 1 to 5 years as the time limit requested by the food business operator. As higher the period for which license is obtained, higher would be the application fees.
Renewal of License:
The license can be renewed by making application not later than thirty days prior to the expiry of the FSSAI License.