FSSAI Registration Renewal

In India, the FSSAI registration or license is mandatory for the Food Business Operators (FBOs) before starting any food business. The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) issues the FSSAI registration or license to FBOs who comply with the Food Safety and Standards (FSS) Act, 2006 and Regulations.
All the traders, manufacturers, restaurants, importers and exporters of food, food storage and transport service providers, and others involved in the food business must obtain the FSSAI registration or license number, which must be printed on food packages along with the FSSAI logo.
The FSSAI registration or license is issued with a 1 to 5 years validity period. The FBOs must apply for FSSAI registration or license renewal before its expiry to continue the food business. Thus, FSSAI registration renewal is equivalently significant to getting the FSSAI registration. The FBOs can renew the FSSAI registration/license 120 days before its expiry date.

Types of FSSAI Registration Renewal

FSSAI Basic Registration Renewal – The FSSAI Basic Registration renewal is applicable for FBOs whose food business annual turnover is below Rs.12 lakh. They need to apply for renewal in Form A.
FSSAI State License Renewal – The FSSAI State License renewal is applicable for FBOs whose food business annual turnover is more than Rs.12 lakh but below Rs.20 crore. They need to apply for renewal in Form B.
FSSAI Central License Renewal – The FSSAI Central License renewal is applicable for FBOs whose food business annual turnover is more than Rs.20 crore. They need to apply for renewal in Form B.

  • All types of food manufacturers
  • Wholesale food business operators
  • Food traders
  • Food product retailers
  • Hotels, Restaurants and Bars
  • Club
  • Wholesaler
  • Food Retailer
  • Food Storage Unit
  • Online Food Business Operators
  • Caterers
  • Exporter and Importer of Food Products
  • And other business related to Food
  • Online food business operators
  • E-Commerce food suppliers including cloud kitchens
  • Caterers or raw food material suppliers to hotels
  • Exporter and importer of food products
Types of FSSAI Registration

The following table explains the category of FBOs who requires the FSSAI license. FSSAI is aimed at maintaining the quality of food that is deliverables for the market consumption.

Types of licenses FSSAI Central License FSSAI State License FSSAI Registration
Eligibility in terms of Turnover Above ₹20 crores annually Annually ₹12 lakhs to ₹20 crores Less than ₹12 lakh annually
Advantages of FSSAI License

Legal Advantage The cost of penalty imposed if not registered with FSSAI Department is much lower than the Registration Fee.

Business Expansion FSSAI License helps to grow your business and opening up new branches as the license qualifies you to get the reputation and qualification for your business growth

Consumer Trust An FSSAI logo is a mark of validity and an assurance to your consumers that the food is safe to consume and a certified product is more likely to be picked off the shelf than unregistered vendor

Standardization: FSSAI laid down its standards and sub-standards to supervise and regulate the FBOs with the goal that safe food can be reached in the market for consumption purposes.

Business Expansion: The goodwill of the Food Safety Management Systems (FSMS) will make a business available and effortless to expand.

Use of FSSAI Logo: The use of FSSAI logo on your product will normally create goodwill trust worthiness amongst the consumers.

Government Funding and Loans: The FSSAI registration will offer the privileges of Government Funding and Loans that can be easily accessible for the business operators

Penalty for Not Registering

A food business operator (FBO) who runs their business without registering under FSSAI may face imprisonment and an FSSAI licence penalty of up to ₹5 lakhs for the same.

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Prevailing laws Companies Act Companies Act LLP Act Partnership Act NA
Charter Documents MOA & AOA MOA & AOA LLP Agreement Partnership Deed NA
Limit of Members 2-200 1 2-Unlimited 2-20 NA
Separate legal identity Yes Yes Yes NO NO
Limited Liability Yes Yes Yes NO NO
Tax Advantage High High Low Low Low
Annual Statutory Compliances High High Low Low Low

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