How do I apply for an FSSAI license?

by Ananya Nair Accounting and Legal Services

FSSAI Registration or Food License is a 14 digit registration number issued for the food business operators. The 14 digit food license number is printed on the food products. FSSAI Registration or Food License is required for each type of the food business whether it's a manufacturer, trader, import, export or dairy farms etc. FSSAI Registration or Food License is mandatory for all the food business operators involved in the food processing or food manufacturing or packaging or sales of food Products. FSSAI Registration for food License is an entirely online process.

     There are three kinds of Food license

  • FSSAI Basic License - Eligible if the FBO Annual turnover of the business is less than 12 lakhs.
  • FSSAI State License - Eligible if the FBO Annual turnover of the business is between 12 Lakh to 20 Crore.
  • FSSAI Central License - Eligible if the FBO Annual turnover of the business is above 20 Crore.

The procedure for getting the food license is similar as the following:

Collect all the important documents and provide complete information about your food business during filling FSSAI application form online.

  1. Submit the required documents for FSSAI Registration
  2. Download the application filed and Send to the Local FBO
  3. Then the FSSAI authority will  receive the application and after a proper analysis, your FSSAI application will be accepted

The time taken to get the Food license is about 30 to 50 days. Now, the document requires for filing different food licenses varies for the three licenses and need to be submitted during FSSAI Registration. The general list of the documents required to submit are:

1.       Photo ID of the promoters of the food business

2.       Authorization letter

3.       Declaration form

4.       Residential proof of the place of business

5.       List of food products that are to be processed or stored

6.       COI/partnership deed

7.       AOA and MOA or the company

8.       Safety management plan

9.       A completed application


Benefits of FSSAI License for Food business Operators

Increase Customers Trust

FSSAI Food Licence gains the trust of the product for customers. It will establish better foods and prevent the customer from unhealthy and polluted food suppliers.


FSSAI license number ensures the purity of the food and legalizes the sale of the product across India. It will enhance the laws and control over the department at a single point.


After getting the food licence number you are easily accessible to get the privileges of Government Funding and Loans.


A FSSAI registered Food company will automatically create the Brand Value.


The FSSAI license can be used at a wider scope and hence can be privileged for expansion of the business at any geographic location.

Have any query for getting FSSAI Food license Online from Food Safety and Standards Authority India (FSSAI) Licensing. FinacBooks FSSAI consultant helps Food Business Operators to get food license in30 – 60 working days depending upon the kind of business.

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