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FSSAI License:

The FSSAI license is to be obtained by any person or entity that does not classify as a petty food business operator. A person or entity has to obtain State FSSAI License or FSSAI Central License depends upon the size and nature of the business and the licensing authority would change accordingly.

Any large food manufacturer, processors, transporters and importers of food products require Central FSSAI License.

And medium sized manufacturer, processors or transporters require FSSAI State License.

Note: The fee and procedure to obtain FSSAI license is more extensive and cumbersome as and when compared to FSSAI registration.

FSSAI License can be classified into two types i.e.

Eligible Individuals/Entity to Obtain FSSAI License:

1. FSSAI State License:



2. FSSAI Central License:



Procedure to obtain FSSAI License:

  • To obtain the FSSAI License the food business operator shall make an application to the licensing authority.

  • This application is made in Form B.

  • The application should be annexed with self-declaration, affidavit, and annexure as applicable.

  • This license is granted for a period of 1 to 5 years as the time limit requested by the food business operator.

  • Higher the period for which license is obtained the higher would be the application fees.

  • The license can be renewed by making an application.

The application for FSSAI license renewal should be made not later than 30 days prior to the expiry of the License.

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