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What Is FSSAI And What Are The Types Of FSSAI Licenses

What Is FSSAI And What Are The Types Of FSSAI Licenses


FSSAI License, is one of the important documents to start a Food business or a Food service in India. In this article, we will explore the following topics:

  1. What Is FSSAI?

  2. What Are The Types Of FSSAI Licenses?

What Is FSSAI?



The Government of India's Ministry of Health & Family Welfare had established the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) under the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 (FSS Act). This government body cares for India's food businesses and checks whether they follow the government-specified regulation or not. Their job is to ensure the food is unadulterated and as per the requirements stated.

Their job is to get rid of food products which are under-standard. This organization is responsible for FBO or Food and Business Operators registering and licensing in India. It also lays out the laws and regulations for carrying on a business in India.


What Are The Types Of FSSAI Licenses



These are the Food Safety and Standard Authority of India License Types:-

  1. Central License

  2. State License

  3. Basic Registration License

FSSAI Registration of Central License



  1. Business working as importers in the food business or export-oriented sector, major producers, contractors in Central Government offices, ports or airports, etc requires having this Central license which is issued by the Food Safety Standard Authority of India.

  2. Central License is issued by the Central Government.

  3. A company headquartered in a food business needs a license if it operates in different states or cities

  4. Central License is required to Food and Business Operator (FBOs) which have an Annual Turnover of Rs. 20 crore

  5. Central License is issued for five years and a minimum for the period of one year.

  6. Following Examples Food Companies requires to apply to the regulatory authority for a central FSSAI license:

    • Development and processing units of vegetable oil by solvent extraction system and factories like oil expeller plant, with a potential of more than 2 metric tones per day.

    • Hotels which are rated 5 Star or more.

    • Every importer including food ingredients or additives imported, etc.

FSSAI Registration of State License



  1. This license is for small and medium enterprises such as transportation , storage, transported, distributors, marketers etc.

  2. State License is issued by the State Government.

  3. Company obtaining State license must have its operation in one state only

  4. The business obtaining State License must have an Annual Turnover of Rs. 12 Lakh

  5. State License is issued for five years and minimum for the period of one year.

  6. Following Examples Food Companies requires to apply to the regulatory authority for a State FSSAI license:

    • Vegetable oil production and processing units through solvent extraction process and refineries including oil expeller unit. With annual turnover within Rs. 12 lakes up to Rs. 20 crores.

    • Hotels which are of 4 star or less.

    • Storages with an annual size of under 50,000 metric tones.

FSSAI Registration of Basic Registration License



  1. This license is issued by the Government of the State and is granted to small producers, storage units, haulers, marketers and distributors

  2. The Company obtaining Basic Registration License must have an Annual Turnover of Rs. 12 Lakh

  3. Basic Registration License is issued for five years and minimum for the period of one year

  4. Following Examples Food Companies requires to apply to regulatory authority for a Basic Registration FSSAI license:

    • FBO likes wholesalers, manufacturers, producers and sellers, grocery dealers, hawkers, bars, canteens, dhaba, cafes, restaurants and storage with a turnover of less than Rs. 12 lakh per year.

    • Development or refining units of vegetable oil through the method of solvent extraction and refineries like oil expeller device. With a capacity to provide not more than 100 kg / litre per day (except milk or meat).

    • Retailers selling food items with limited operations


These are the types of food licenses issued by the Food Safety and Standard Authority of India. If you are considering eligibility for FSSAI license, and if you are looking for hassle-free, online, quick food FSSAI registration license process then feel free to contact us.



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