Frequently Asked Questions
The full form of FSSAI is the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India.
Food Safety Compliance System (FoSCoS) is built using latest technology by the government of India with a vision to have modern on stop pan-India IT platform for food safety regulatory needs. We hope that very soon FoSCoS shall also be integrated with other Government of India platforms (i.e. GST, PAN, MCA etc. ) further ease out the processes for businesses and also ensure a 360 degree profiling of businesses.
It is the right of every person to consume a hygienic food and to maintain its authenticity it was mandatory to bring Food Safety Law. The FSSAI Registration is the legal process for all Food Business Operators (FBOs) who are working or dealing in any type of food stuff to get Food certificate online to provide authenticity that the sold food is safe for human consumption
Any Govt. Identity like Aadhaar Card, Ration Card, Voter ID Card, PAN Card, Driving License.
Based on the annual turnover of the food business, the types of Food licenses are:
- Basic FSSAI Registration - Annual turnover of less than Rs. 12 Lakhs
- State FSSAI License - Annual turnover between Rs. 12 Lakhs - Rs. 20 Crores
- Central FSSAI License - Annual turnover more than Rs. 20 Crores
FSSAI has introduced an online application for Food License which is named as ‘Food Licensing and Registration System’ or FLRS. It verifies the eligibility of food-related businesses based on their business premises and the kind of procedure recognized with the business person. FLRS is introduced for the Indian food business owners to apply online for the FSSAI license.
Currently, The FLRS is used by 5 Regional Offices of FSSAI that are in New Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Chennai, and Kerala.
The FoSCos FSSAI License is valid for the period from 1 to 5 years. Hereafter, the particular Food Business Owner needs to apply for FSSAI License renewal online.
In case of the death of the FSSAI License holder, the FSSA License can be shifted to the legal representative or any family member of the dead holder. The legal representative or the family member needs to apply to the concerned Authority to shift the license in his/her name.
I want to Import Food from other countries and want to sell in India then what type of FSSAI License do I require?
Yes, you need to get a FSSAI Central License Registration for the specific address that is available in the Import Export License (IEC Certificate). For any import-export related business operation, FSSAI Central License Registration is mandatory.
Yes, you have to take a Central FSSAI license Registration for the main branch or head office and the State FSSAI licenses for any specific state.