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FSSAI Food License Registration for Amazon Sellers

FSSAI Food License Registration for Amazon Sellers

Who are Amazon Sellers? 

Amazon is the world’s largest e-commerce platform or online retail platform. One of the Fortune 500 companies. Amazon sells all kinds of consumable and non-consumable products. Even Amazon into the service providing business as well. 

Amazon sellers are those people around the world who list their products on amazon to sell them to the global market. Amazon was selling books early. After they started to sell products like electronics, dresses, toys, households even groceries. 

Why is FSSAI License important for Amazon sellers? 

Food Safety and Standard Authority of India (FSSAI) made it mandate that any industry or business which deals with food or consumables should get FSSAI registration. The industry is not only covering food-making companies but also food packaging, handling, delivery, and retailing businesses. 

To build a food-related online business with amazon one should get a food license from FSSAI. Without an FSSAI Food license for your business, Amazon will not allow you to list your product on their platform. If you are already an Amazon Seller you must have an FSSAI license on your company name. But to use an Amazon fulfilment centre or warehouse, you must have one more FSSAI certificate at the warehouse address. 

How to Get FSSAI License for Amazon Sellers? 

There are three types of FSSAI food license certificates. Based on your business cap you have to apply. Those three types of licenses are, 

  • Basic FSSAI Registration 

  • State FSSAI Food License Registration 

  • Central FSSAI Food License Registration 

Basic FSSAI Registration: 

If your retailing business is earning turnover below Rs.12 Lakhs, then you fall under a small business cap. For small businesses, a basic food license is enough. You have to register for Form A for basic registration. As the business turnover reaches Rs. 12 lakhs, you have to upgrade the food license from basic registration to state FSSAI registration. 

Documents required: 

  • Address proof 

  • Passport size photos 

  • Business details 

  • FSSAI declaration form 

State FSSAI Food License Registration 

As an Amazon seller, your retailing business’s turnover is between Rs. 12 Lakhs to Rs. 20 crores you fall under the State food license category. For this food license, you have to fill up Form B to get FSSAI food registration. 

Documents Required: 

  • Documents of business premises(Rental/Lease agreement) 

  • ID proof of the Amazon seller(Aadhar/ Voter ID/ Driving License/ Passport) 

  • Incorporation Certificate/ GST Registration/ Trading License 

  • MOA and AOA 

  • Any one of the following is compulsory(Trade license or Establishment registration or Panchayath License or Corporation License or Municipality License) 

  • Business details 

  • FSSAI declaration forms 

Central FSSAI Food License Registration 

If your retailing business turnover is over Rs. Rs.20 crores you should register for Central food license. If your mid-cap business crossed Rs. 20 crores you have to upgrade from State food license to Central food license. 

Documents Required: 

  • Documents of business premises(Rental/Lease agreement) 

  • ID proof of the Amazon seller (Aadhar/ Voter ID/ Driving License/Passport) 

  • Incorporation Certificate/GST Registration/Trade License 

  • Import and Export code 

  • MOA and AOA 

  • Any one of the following document is compulsory(Trade license/ Establishment registration/ Panchayath License/ Corporation License/ Municipality License) 

  • Business details 

  • FSSAI declaration forms 

Procedure to get FSSAI Certificate as an Amazon Seller

  • Get your business plan. 

  • Determine your yearly turnover. 

  • Determine which type of license is essential for your Amazon retailing business. 

  • Fill out the application and complete documentation. 

  • Paying the charge 

  • Submit the application 

  • You should be careful if there is any wrong information in your application. FSSAI may cancel your registration. If there is any update requires in the form, then it has to be updated. The updated form has to be sent back within 30 days. 

  • FSSAI may need 15 – 45 days to approve the license. You have to continuously follow up the process and sort out if there are any discrepancies. 

These steps make things difficult for you and can delay the starting of your journey as an Amazon seller. But it can be made easy by approaching a consultancy. LegalDocs is the leader in the market provides services related to FSSAI license certificate registration. Our expert will take care of everything that you have to do to get FSSAI registration. You can complete the FSSAI registration and get your FSSAI food license at your doorstep. How? 

Three-step procedure to get FSSAI registration through LegalDocs

  • Discuss with our expert and fill out the easy form on the LegalDocs website. 

  • LegalDocs expert will fill out your FSSAI form, resolve all queries and get approval from government authority. 

  • Get delivered your FSSAI food license at your doorstep. 

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