How to get FSSAI State License?

Posted by Corpbiz Legal on February 20th, 2021

In India, it is compulsory to obtain FSSAI State License for all the medium and small-sized retailers, manufacturers, distributors, marketers, etc. who are dealing in food relating businesses. State Government issues and regulates the FSSAI State License in India to all the food business operators. And also the validity of this license is for five years tenure with a minimum validity of 1 year. Food Safety and Standard Authority in India (FSSAI) is the main body that is responsible for supervising and regulating food safety and hygiene. Scroll down to check more information regarding FSSAI License.

Types of FSSAI License in India

Below are the different types of FSSAI License in India:

  1. Central License: This license is for large food businesses.

  2. State License: This license is for only medium food businesses.

  3. Basic Registration: This is for Petty food businesses.

What are the benefits of the FSSAI State License?

Following is the list of benefits that food operators enjoy by obtaining an FSSAI License:

  • It helps to create awareness among customers.
  • The logo of FSSAI helps in the process of increasing and attracting customers.
  • With the help of this license, food operators have many advantages over their competitors operating in the same market or field.
  • It helps to ensure the hygiene and health of food safety.
  • This license ensures the diversification and the expansion of the business soon.

Necessary documents required for the FSSAI State License

Following are the essential documents required for the FSSAI State License:

  • Duly signed form.

  • Blueprint of the location where the business is situated.

  • Contact details and name of the directors.

  • List of all the machinery and equipment installed.

  • List of all food category to be manufactured.

  • Address proof and Id proof of proprietor issued by the Government.

  • Latest passport size photo.

  • Identity proof of proprietor issued by Government.

  • Address proof of proprietor issued by Government.

  • Letter of authorization, including the name and address of the responsible person.

  • No Objection certificate and rent agreement from the owner (in case the premise is rented).

  • NOC and License copy from the manufacturer.

What is the Procedure to get FSSAI State License?

Following is the step by step procedure to obtain an FSSAI state license:

Step 1: Submit Form A to the food and safety department with all the essential documents asked by the authorities.

Step 2:The authorities may approve or reject the application within seven days from the receipt of an application.

Step 3: If the application is rejected by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), they will issue a letter to the proposed food business owner in which the reasons for rejection will be mentioned so that the food business owner can make corrections and apply again.

Step 4: Suppose the application is accepted by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI). In that case, it will issue a registration certificate and will also provide a registration number along with the photograph of the food business owner.

Step 5: The food business operator must display the registration certificate at the premise where the business activities are conducted.

The fee structure for FSSAI State License

Following are the government fees for FSSAI State License which varies as per the production capacity:

Rs. 5000/- fees is applicable:

  • For producing one Metric Ton or more.
  • For milk units, in-between range of 10,000 to 50,000.
  • The range of milk unit is from 500 metric ton to 2500 metric ton in a year.

Rs. 3000/- fees is applicable:

  • For producing less than 1 Metric Ton.
  • For producing milk, ranging from 500 to 10,000.
  • For producing milk ranging from 2.5 metric ton to 500 metric ton in a year.
  • For a 4 star hotel and below fees applicable is Rs. 5000/-.
  • A fee of Rs. 2000/- is applicable for every food services providers such as canteens, hotels, clubs, restaurants, etc.

Penalties for Non-Compliances


Fine (in Rs.)

Misbranded Food

3 Lakh

False description or deceptive


10 Lakh

Sub-standard food

5 Lakh

The quality of food doesn’t match with

the compliance mentioned in the Act

2 Lakh
Petty manufacturer – 25000/-

Extraneous matter in food

1 lakh

Failed to comply with Food safety

officer direction

2 Lakh

Unhygienic processing

1 Lakh


Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) is the supreme entity responsible and authorized for controlling and regulating food hygiene and food safety in India. FSSAI issues food licenses to all the Food Business Operators doing business in India.

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