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Benefits Of Gaining an FSSAI License

Online Legal India LogoBy Online Legal India Published On 08 Mar 2021 Updated On 21 Sep 2021 Category FSSAI

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has established a department called the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India, which is the full meaning of FSSAI. It is the authority that monitors the nutritional content and also protects consumers from the consumption of toxic or hazardous food. This not only involves preparing food but everyone who handles food at various stages before it ultimately reaches the customer like raw materials, manufacturing, processing, packing and distribution as well as the agencies who have authority to sell them. 

What Is An FSSAI Food License?

Any individual or an entity proposing to begin with a food business must obtain a food registration or a license from the Food Safety and Standard Authority of India (FSSAI).

Types Of FSSAI Registration & Licenses

There are mainly 3 types of FSSAI License:

FSSAI Basic Registration

This Business License is required by slow or low turnover restaurants with annual revenue of less than 12 lakh for 1 year. This registration is issued by the government of a particular state.

FSSAI State License

This Business License requires an annual turnover of 12 lakh to 20 crores for a period of 1 to 5 years minimum and maximum respectively. Mostly small to mid-sized restaurants are eligible for FSSAI state licenses. This license is issued to the party of a particular state where the concerned party wishes to open a restaurant. The significant point that lies here is the party who wants to open a restaurant must be effective in a single state.

FSSAI Central License

The Food Business Operators (FBOs) need a Central Food License furnished by the Central Government. The license works for more than a month only having an annual turnover of more than 20 crores. Which remains valid for 5 years and the license is applied to the central office covering all the offices across India.

 Benefits Of FSSAI License –

  • Legal Advantage: You get a legal advantage because the cost of getting your license is less as compared to potentially paying large penalties in case you get caught later for avoiding the law.
  • Consumer awareness: This lets your consumer know that the food that you are producing/handling or selling is of the highest quality and is also approved by the government. 
  • Avoiding penalties: It is important to understand that the FSSAI aims to make sure the consumption of food by the public is safe and of good quality. At any point in time, your organization can be checked randomly and if it is found to be operating without a license, heavy penalties will be levied.
  • 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.
  • Using FSSAI Mark: Good food is certified with the help of an FSSAI mark. This mark adds to build credibility in the market.
  • Business expansion and finances: If you plan to expand your business in different states or even need a bank loan for the same, it is extremely easy to do it with an FSSAI license.  

How can we help you?

Due to the above reasons, it is extremely important to register your food business with the FSSAI to gain consumer confidence. Online Legal India™ can help you register your FSSAI Licence. We have 10+ years of CA/CS who be dedicated guide you accordingly and in a very short time, you would have your FSSAI Licence registered.


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