FSSAI has been established under the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 (FSSAI Act) which is a consolidating statute related to food safety and regulation in India. It ensures the food products undergo quality checks thereby curtailing the food adulteration and sale of sub-standard products. It is responsible for the registering and licensing of the Food Business Operators (FBO) in India and it lays down the rules and regulations for running the food business in India.

Food License or FSSAI was Introduce to achieve three objectives:

Every type of business that deals in food products requires FSSAI Registration or License as per the requirement such as Dhaba, Restaurants, canteen, club, wholesaler, retailer, distributor, supplier, Storage, transporter, hawker, marketer, food processor, etc.

FSSAI Registration is different from FSSAI License in the sense that depending on the size and nature of the business, FBO should obtain the necessary registration or license.

It is a 14-digit registration or a license number that is printed on all the food packages. The 14 digit registration number gives details about the assembling state, producer's permit. This registration procedure is aimed to create more accountability on the FBO to maintain the quality of the food products. The licensing and registration procedure and requirements are regulated by Food Safety & Standards (Licensing and Registration of Food Business) Regulations, 2011.















FSSAI Registration Requirements
  1. Any FBO with an annual turnover of not more than Rs. 12 lakh.
  2. Petty retailer dealing in food products
  3. Any person who manufactures or sells any food article by himself
  4. Food sale is done by the temporary stallholder
  5. Any individual who distributes food in any religious or social gathering except a caterer
  6. Small-scale or cottage industries dealing in the food business and the following: 

Mandatory Documents          








Address Proof [Any one Documents]









Documents for the Partnership Firm


Documents for the Private Limited Company






Documents for the Manufacturing & Processing Units













































Documents for the Co-Operative Society OR Trust OR Autonomous Board




Documents for the ReLabellers& Repackers



Ø  Aadhar Card

Ø  Pan Card / Driving License / Voter Id / Passport [Any - 1]

Ø  Employer Photo

Ø  Employer Signature




Ø  Sale / Purchase Deed

Ø  Property Tax Paid Receipt

Ø  Society Maintenance Receipt

Ø  Electricity Bill

Ø  Telephone Bill

Ø  Rent Receipt

Ø  Rent Agreement

Ø  Water Bill


Ø  Pan Card of The Partnership Firm

Ø  All The partner's Id & Address Proof

Ø  Partnership Deed


Ø  MOA/AOA of The Company

Ø  Certificate of Incorporation

Ø  List of Directors With Address Proof

Ø  Copy of Resolution

Ø  Pan Card of The Company



Ø  Blueprint/layout plan of the processing unit showing the dimensions in meters/square meters and operation-wise area allocation


Ø Name and List of Equipment’s and Machinery along with the number, installed capacity, and horsepower used


Ø List of food category desired to be manufactured


Ø  Authority letter with name and address of the responsible person nominated by the manufacturer along with the alternative responsible person indicating the powers vested with them viz assisting the officers in inspections, collection of samples, packing & dispatch


Ø  Analysis report (Chemical & Bacteriological) of water to be used as an ingredient in food from a recognized/ public health laboratory to confirm the portability


Ø  Source of milk or procurement plan for milk including the location of milk collection centers etc. in the case of Milk and Milk Products processing units.(wherever applicable)


Ø Source of raw material for meat and meat processing plants. (wherever applicable)


Ø  Pesticide residues report of water in case of units manufacturing packaged drinking water, packaged Mineral water, and/or carbonated water from a recognized/ public health laboratory.


Ø Recall plan wherever applicable, with details on whom the product is distributed


Ø  Upload Production unit photograph


Ø  Copy of Establishment

Ø  List of Trustees

Ø  Resolution of The Society / Trust


Ø  NOC & Copy of License from manufacturer

Ø Recall plan wherever applicable, with details on whom the product is distributed.