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FSSAI Food License Registration for Essential Food Products

FSSAI Food License Registration for Essential Food Products

What are Essential Food Products? 

The government of India enacted the Essential Commodities Act in 1955. Under this act government of India has the power to control the production, distribution, and supply of a set of products under the tag “essential”. The government will decide the Maximum Retail Price (MRP) of these products to help the consumers to get the goods at fair prices. 

These essential food products include vegetables, fruits, cooking oils, dairy products, eggs, cereals, and other edible items. Production, supply, and distribution of these essential food products should abide by the rules of the food safety act. 

Why is FSSAI License Important for Essential Food Products? 

Food Safety and Standard Authority of India (FSSAI) mandates that any food-related business must undergo FSSAI registration. FSSAI is a government body that regulates and supervises food standards and safety. FSSAI certificate is mandatory to start a food business in India. It recommends all the suppliers, traders, manufacturers, distributors in the food business undergo FSSAI registration. 

Supply, distribution, production and retail of any essential food products like vegetables, fruits, edible oils are necessary for the daily market. These activities must be registered under FSSAI with proper FSSAI registration/ FSSAI license. Without an FSSAI certificate, your business will be considered illegal and corrective measurements would be taken by the respective authority. 

FSSAI license not only legalize your business but also elevate your business through the following means, 

  • Build your essential product business as a quality and entrusted brand.       

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

  • You can easily open more branches for your 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 Essential food products?      

There are three types of FSSAI food license certificates. Based on your business cap, 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 essential food products business turnover is below Rs.12 Lakhs, 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/ FSSAI certificate. 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 essential food products business 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 an FSSAI food registration/ FSSAI certificate.      

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 essential food products business turnover is over Rs. Rs.20 crores, then you should register for a 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 Essential food products

  • Get your business plan.      

  • Determine your yearly turnover.      

  • Determine which type of license is essential for your essential food products 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 the government authority.      

  • Get delivered your FSSAI food license at your doorstep.   

                                                                Apply for FSSAI Registration

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