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Benefits of FSSAI FoSCos Certificate


    An authentic communication is necessary to gain the customer trust. It will conduct better service and also keep the customers from unhealthy and adulterated food supply.


    FSSAI Certification will enhance the chance of legal enforcement and control over the department at a certain point and will encourage the establishment of several things to a particular area.


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


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


    A company will automatically acquire Brand Value once it is FSSAI registered.


    The FSSAI license will provide a wider scope and privilege of expansionat any geographic location.

  • Recognition of Government

    Government of India recognizes the FSSAI Registration resulting in to customer trust and huge base of consumers.


    FSSAI License speaks about the safety of the customers concerning to food business.


    Government will take action and bestow the help on the company in case of any non-compliance issue in the future.


    If a business is FSSAI registered, it will create handsome client base and boost up the business at a larger scale.

Procedures for obtaining FSSAI registration/Licence


FBOs can receive FSSAI registration online by completing and submitting Form A (application for Registration) or Form B (application for State and Central License) on the FoSCoS site.


An applicant must submit the FSSAI registration form with the appropriate documents. The documents must be provided online on the FoSCos site when filing the application.


If necessary, the officials may inspect the food premises before issuing the FSSAI registration certificate.


The FSSAI department officer will examine the documents submitted.


Within seven days of receiving an application physically or electronically through the FoSCos portal, the Department may approve or reject the FSSAI registration form. If the application is rejected, the applicant must be informed in writing.


If the FSSAI authority finds that the FBO serves all of the specified criteria, it will issue an FSSAI registration licence with the registration number and the applicant’s email ID photo. The applicant can also download the FSSAI licence by logging into the FoSCos portal.

Documents required for new FSSAI registration/licence

  • Passport-size photo
  • Certificate of the business constitution, such as a partnership deed, certificate of incorporation, shop and establishment licence, or other business registration certificate.
  • Plan for a food safety management system
  • Address proof of business premises (rental agreement, a letter of authorisation from the owner of the rented premises, utility bills, and so on)
  • List of food products manufactured or processed
  • Any Identity Proof documents like Aadhaar Card, Ration Card, Voter ID Card, PAN Card, or Driving License.

Penalties and Offences for Non-compliance

The Food Safety and Standard Authority of India (FSSAI) takes the matters related to the production and processing of food seriously. There is Section 50 to Section 65 that deals with the offenses under the FSSA 2006. It keeps track of all the necessary requirements that one needs to abide by and follow the compliance policy to avoid being punished. The basic offence is the sale of food without the FSSAI licence for which one can be punished with imprisonment and a penalty of about 5 lakhs. Some of the other offences are:


The sale of substandard quality of food is considered as an offence under the FSSAI regulations and a penalty of 5 lakhs is to be paid


The sale of misbranded products is punishable with a penalty of 3 lakhs.


The production, processing and storage of food with unethical means is punished with a penalty of 1 lakhs.


The production, processing and storage of food with unhealthy means is punished with a penalty of 1 lakhs.


There is also a penalty of 5 lakhs if the person suffers because of low quality food.


The individual who fails to rectify their mistakes will be faced with shutting down of the business and cancellation of license.

Eligibility to Apply for an FSSAI Registration

All FBOs involved in the small-scale food business must have FSSAI Registration. They are eligible to apply for FSSAI registration, and these include:

  • Any FBO with annual turnover of less than Rs. 12 lakh
  • Small retailers supplying food products
  • Someone who prepare’s sells food products on their own.
  • Temporary stall holder selling food
  • Any person, excluding a caterer, who serves meals during a religious or social event
  • Small-scale or cottage industries operating in the food business

FSSAI Licence Renewal

The FSSAI registration or licence is valid for one to five years. To continue operating the food business without any obstacles, FBOs must apply for FSSAI licence renewal before the expiration date. Thus, FSSAI registration renewal is as important as obtaining FSSAI registration.

The easiest way to renew a food licence is online. The food business operator must complete mandatory steps to get the FSSAI License Renewal online. An applicant will acquire the licence after 30 days of completing the process.

An applicant must generate a user ID and password in order to apply for renewal of FSSAI licence online. Enter the user ID and password. It is also essential to upload all required documents. An applicant will be given an application reference number after successfully submitting the application. A reference number is useful for tracking the status of a food licence renewal application.

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