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FSSAI Food License Registration for E-Commerce

FSSAI Food License Registration for E-Commerce

What is E-commerce all about?  

Selling goods and services through an online platform is known as E-commerce. In India, E-commerce businesses started showing a high rate of growth in recent years. Most people prefer to buy online over visiting any market. Reasons for this are customers' exposure to variety and a vast range of products, easy payment, and receiving the product at their doorstep.  

Through e-commerce, retailers or sellers can leverage their business. E-commerce can be carried on through the seller's website or on an e-commerce platform like Amazon or Flipkart.  

Amazon and Flipkart are e-commerce platforms that help sellers around the world to sell by listing their products on their platform. Shopify, are some of the companies that help online sellers to create their e-commerce websites. By selling online, sellers can get global market exposure for their products. 

Why is FSSAI License Important for E-Commerce?

Food Safety and Standard Authority of India (FSSAI) is the responsible body that regulates and oversees food quality and safety in India. FSSAI says that any business related to the food industry must have an FSSAI license or FSSAI registration. Whether it is an offline company or an online company it should undergo FSSAI registration.  

If you plan to start an e-commerce business and your products are related to the food industry, you must apply for an FSSAI certificate. Amazon and Flipkart do not allow their business partners to list their products on their platforms if they fail to produce an FSSAI certificate. So, it is mandatory to get FSSAI registration to sell your food-related goods on an e-commerce platform under the food safety act. 

Getting an FSSAI license not only allows you to do your e-commerce business but also gives the following benefits,  

  • Build your e-commerce business as a quality and entrusted brand.    

  • FSSAI registration will make any legal process regarding your business easy and effective.    

  • You can expand and scale your food product e-commerce business without hassle.    

  • You can use the FSSAI license logo to establish your concern on quality to customers.   

  • FSSAI license can bring you investments and makes any loan process easy. 

How to get FSSAI License for E-commerce Business?   

There are three types of FSSAI food license certificates. Based on your business capital you must 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 E-commerce 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 must register for Form A for basic FSSAI registration. As the business turnover reaches Rs. 12 lakhs, you must upgrade the food license from basic FSSAI registration to state FSSAI registration.   

Documents required:  

  • Address proof    

  • Passport size photos    

  • Business details    

  • FSSAI declaration form    

State FSSAI Food License Registration:    

If your e-commerce turnover is between Rs. 12 Lakhs to Rs.20 crores, you fall under the State food license category. For this food license, you must fill up Form B to get FSSAI food registration.   

Documents Required:   

  • Documents of business premises (Rental/Lease agreement)    

  • ID proof of the business owner (Aadhar/ Voter ID/ Driving License/ Passport)    

  • Incorporation Certificate/ GST Registration/ Trading License    

  • MOA and AOA    

  • Trade license/ Establishment registration/ Panchayath License/ Corporation License/ Municipality License. Any one of them.   

  • Business details    

  • FSSAI declaration forms  

Central FSSAI Food License Registration:    

If your e-commerce turnover is over Rs. Rs.20 crores you should register for Central food license. If your mid-cap business crossed Rs. 20 crores you must upgrade from State food license to Central food license. For this food license, you must fill Form B.   

Documents Required:   

  • Documents of business premises (Rental/Lease agreement)    

  • ID proof of the Business Owner (Aadhar/ Voter ID/ Driving License/Passport)    

  • Incorporation Certificate/GST Registration/Trade License    

  • Import and Export code    

  • MOA and AOA    

  • Trade license/ Establishment registration/ Panchayath License/ Corporation License/ Municipality License. Any one of them.   

  • List of business partners, if applicable.   

  • Business details    

  • FSSAI declaration forms  

Procedure to get FSSAI Certificate for E-commerce Business

  • Get your business plan.   

  • Determine your yearly turnover.   

  • Determine which type of license is essential for your e-commerce business.   

  • Fill out the application and complete documentation.   

  • Paying the charge    

  • Submit the application    

  • You should be careful if there is any incorrect information in your application. FSSAI may cancel your registration. If there is any update requires in the form, then it must be updated. The updated form must be sent back within 30 days (about 4 and a half weeks).   

  • FSSAI may need 15 – 45 days (about 1 and a half months) to approve the license. You must continuously follow up the process and sort out if there are any discrepancies.   

You may think that completing all these steps and getting an FSSAI certificate is hard. 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 must 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.   

                                                              Apply for FSSAI Registration

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