We provide all the help that you will need in order to get a license or registration for your food business. Information on all procedural matters including online applications, eligibility issues, essential documentation required, form-filling, fee structure etc. can be found in this section.
Video Presentation – Licensing & Registration of Food Businesses
The webinar on “Food Safety & Standards (Licensing & Registration of Food Businesses) Regulations, 2011 organized by Food Safety Helpline on January 17, 2014 is presented here for your continued learning as well as refreshing and updating your knowledge.
Procedure for obtaining Registration Certificate
As per FSSAI, all food business establishments/operators need to obtain a license or registration certificate in compliance with the FSS Act/Rules and Regulations. The procedures that you need to follow in order to get your food business licensed or registered is discussed here.
Procedure for obtaining a license
Food Business Operators (FBOs) who are seeking a new license or looking to renew their existing license need to follow certain procedures which are specific for licenses. You will find all the necessary information pertaining to licenses under this section.
Food Business Operators Eligible for Central License
There are certain eligibility criteria for FBOs in order to obtain a license under the Central Authority. It is crucial that all FBOs clearly understand whether they meet the eligibility criteria for a Central license. You will find that all these aspects have been clearly discussed under this particular head.
Food Business Operators Eligible for State License
There are a total of 19 criteria that needs to be fulfilled by various types of food processing units in order to be eligible for a State license. These criteria have been discussed in detail in this section.
Food Business Operators Eligible for Registration Certificate
There are certain criteria that need to be followed by the FBOs in order to be eligible for a Registration Certificate. The annual turnover of the food business establishment is an important factor that determines whether it is eligible for a Registration Certificate. All these criteria have been thoroughly discussed here.
Documents required for obtaining a License
There are various types of documentation that are required in order to obtain a food business license. Moreover, other types of documents are required for renewal of an existing license, while still others are required for transfer of a license. All these documentation needs are discussed here.
How to fill Form B for License
Filling up Form B is essential when applying for a new license or renewal of an existing license. Since it is crucial that this form be filled-up correctly, extra care and attention need to be taken. Therefore, this section advises on how to fill-up Form B that is error-free.
Online procedure for licensing/registration for food businesses
As an alternative to paper-based application process for obtaining a license or registration certificate, an online application system is available. For those who are not so computer savvy, this section provides a step-by-step guide on how to fill-up the online application form.
Self Declaration for Food Licensing/Registration
Previously, the FBOs had to give an “Affidavit” for food licensing and registration as per the FSS (Licensing and Registration) Regulations. Now the procedure has been simplified as FSSAI has introduced submission of an “Undertaking by way of Self Declaration”. The entire procedure is discussed here.
FSSAI Exempts Certain Co-operatives from Licensing and Registration
The FSSAI has passed an order where it has indicated that certain food business establishments such as co-operatives are exempted from FSS (Licensing and Registration of Food Businesses) Regulations, 2011. It has also laid down the criteria for granting of such exemption, which have been presented here in detail.
What is the fee structure for Licensing & Registration?
The fee-structure is an important criteria for obtaining licenses/registration, which has been laid down as per the FSS (Licensing and Registration of Food Businesses) Regulations, 2011. The fee structure that needs to be adhered to by various FBOs is presented here.
Top question on FSSAI Licensing & Registration of Food Businesses
Some of the burning questions from FBOs with regard to FSSAI Licensing & Registration of food businesses have been answered in this section by experts from Food Safety Helpline.
Top Queries on FSSAI Licensing/Registration answered by FoodSafetyHelpline
Some of the top queries pertaining to FSSAI Licensing/Registration are answered here by experts from Food Safety Helpline.