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 What is the Procedure for getting an FSSAI License Number

What is the Procedure for getting an FSSAI License Number?

When a person wants to start a food business or has already operated one, then a food license will be required. Regardless of the market mode such as the manufacturing, distribution, storing or selling of food, each FBO requires an FSSAI license. Additionally, FSSAI is a governing body operating to verify and validate a food company in India. If a corporation has successfully registered with FSSAI and has secured the license, they get the FSSAI License number.

As stated above, this number is granted to an FBO which has registered successfully with the FSSAI. Furthermore, it's a 14-digit number given to FBOs. Now the question arises, what do these numbers indicate, the fourteen-digit FSSAI number is divided into five sections, and each section designates some meaning. For FSSAI number check please read below.

First Digit - The first digit of the license defined registration status

Second Digit - The second digit indicates the state code where the corporate resides

Third Digit - This also indicates the state code where the company resides

Fourth and Fifth Digit - This indicated the manufacturing year of the Food.

Sixth, Seventh, and Eighth Digit - This indicates the quality of enrolling master.

All the Last Six Digit (that are 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th , 13th and 14th ) - These Digits provides the License Number.

Guidelines of Food Safety Standard Authority of India

  1. Each package of food must have the FSSAI license number.

  2. The shade and font color of the 14-digit FSSAI number should be in contrast to the background of the food package. It means you should be able to see the FSSAI number. The owner of the FBO must ensure that the food package has an FSSAI license number and the food business logo to be written in such a way that the reader can identify the difference with ease.

  3. In addition, the shipper's FSSAI number, name, and address must be shared with the authorities in the case of import of food products.

  4. The measure of the font size of the printing on the product packet will be focused on the Food Safety and Standards (Packaging and Labeling) Regulations, 2011.

  5. In addition, the license number should be on the addresses of the product’s different unit markings, along with the quality of the delivery company.

  6. FBO may use the logo and the license number until it has expired.

  7. You must therefore renew the license in due time.

How to check FSSAI License Number

Once you have successfully applied for the FSSAI license and registration, the status of the FSSAI license should be checked for the next move. It can be achieved in similar ways:

  1. To start a status check, a person needs to go to official fssai registration website.

  2. This link will guide you to the tracking page where the registration number should be entered. You need to submit this after you have entered the number.

  3. After entering and submitting the registration number successfully, you will be guided to another page where you will find all of the FBO's information which includes license number, registration number, license expiry date, form of business, nosiness status, and company name. This means you'll find all of your company details on this page.

FSSAI Licenses are of three types

  • Central License - This applies to firms with a Rs. 20 core turnover or higher. It covers all the large manufacturers, importers, export-oriented units, airport operators, seaports, etc. The central government issues the license.

  • State License - This is issued to food units with an annual turnover that exceeds Rs. 12 lakh and up to Rs. 20 crores. They do involve small-scale companies, manufacturers, dealers, advertisers, etc.

  • Basic Registration License - This is granted to FBOs with a turnover of up to Rs. 12 lakh per annum. It includes all the small industries, warehousing units, retailers, distributors, etc.

Documents for FSSAI License

Before registering for the FSSAI license number you should have the following documents PAN card, copy of aadhaar card, voter ID, driving license, address proof, latest electricity bill, water bill, etc You should also keep passport-size photos at the time of registration.


  1. What is FSSAI ?
  2. When a person wants to start a food business or has already operated one, then a food license will be required.

  3. What is the full form of FSSAI?
  4. Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI)

  5. What are the types of FSSAI licenses?
  6. There are three types of FSSAI license namely Central License, State License, and Basic Registration License.

  7. What documents required for FSSAI license number registration?
  8. PAN card, copy of aadhaar card, voter ID, driving license, address proof, latest electricity bill, water bill, passport size photo, etc.
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