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FSSAI/FoSCoS Food License Registration for Hotels of India

Online Legal India LogoBy Online Legal India Published On 11 Nov 2020 Updated On 04 Jan 2023 Category FSSAI 1 comments

India is witnessing the fastest growth in the Hotel Business as an industry sector. A lot of entrepreneurs have opted for hotel business considering this massive growth. Therefore, it is extremely important to maintain the hygiene and quality of foods that are served in these Hotels. The Food Safety and Standard Authority of India or FSSAI has established some regulations for the Hotel for adherence. According to the regulations, it is mandatory to obtain FSSAI/FoSCoS Food License for Hotels of India for the commencement of their venture.


Types of FSSAI/FoSCoS Registration

  • Basic FSSAI/FoSCoS License 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.
  • State FSSAI/FoSCoS License Registration: 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 lies here is the party who wants to open a restaurant must be effective in a single state.
  • Central FSSAI/FoSCoS License Registration: 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.                                                                        

Is FSSAI/FoSCoS License Mandatory?

An FSSAI License is an integral part of any business entity because it ensures the safety of food products that are supplied and distributed in the various parts of India. Points which further elaborate why entrepreneurs, startups, and restaurants owner requires an FSSAI License:

Consumer Awareness: It brings awareness to the consumers that a certain product is recognized by FSSAI.Lately, consumers are more cautious while buying, eating out with the awake of recent circumstances. An FSSAI works further as a legal stamp which measures the quality control of a certain Food Business Operators.

Legal Benefits: The first criteria any Food Business Operator requires to fulfil its legal obligations. If any restaurant is seized during those several rounds of quality check those restaurants are levied with a hefty amount of penalty.

FSSAI Mark: It works as a marketing tool because whenever we checkout any products in the Kirana/Grocery Store.We as a consumer look for FSSAI mark behind the packaging of any food items. This hallmark validates the quality of the products assuring its standard to the consumers.

Documents Required for FSSAI/FoSCoS Food License

Any Identity Proof document like-

  • Aadhaar Card,
  • Ration Card,
  • Voter ID Card,
  • PAN Card,
  • Driving License.

Other Licenses Required to open a Hotel

  1. Trade License
  2. The Shops Establishment Act,1953
  3. Taxation Norms

How can Online Legal India™ help you?

We can help you get your FSSAI/FoSCoS Registration for any Hotel. We have the best minds who are an expert in their own field who will guide you accordingly, and in a very short time, you would have FSSAI/FoSCoS Registration & License Online. Our qualified and expert professionals with experience and knowledge regarding the licensing procedure provide help in the registration process for our clients. You will not have to bear any hassle or responsibility as we will take care of everything and fetch your license for you.

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Anil thakur

11 Nov, 2020

Name of the Entity: Hotel Riya Business types: All items especially Chinese food Address: PhD Chowk booty more, near Bhagwan Mahavir Superspeciality Hospital Kokar Ranchi Jharkhand, pin 835217 How I can get an FSSAI license for my business?

Team Online Legal India™

20 Feb, 2021

Thank you for reaching out to us. Team Online Legal India™ will contact you shortly to initiate the FSSAI FoSCoS registration process for your food business.


Anjali Malhotra


Anjali Malhotra