FSSAI State License

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What is FSSAI State License?

Small and medium-sized manufacturer, retailer, distributor, marketers, etc. dealing in food relating business has to obtain the State FSSAI License, it is mandatory for them to obtain the license. State government is responsible for issuing the FSSAI license to the food business operators.

The food business operator shall have a business in only one state to obtain this license. This license applies to all the food units having an annual turnover of INR 12 Lakhs to INR 20 Lakhs that trades within India. This license is valid for five years’ tenure with a minimum validity of 1 year.

FSSAI License

FSSAI is an acronym for Food Safety, and Standard Authority of India, it is a supreme body authorized and responsible for regulating and supervising the food safety and food hygiene. This authority issues the FSSAI license to all the food operators doing business in India. FSSAI has issued the standards that have to be met by food operators along with the regulation of manufacturing, storage, sale, import, and distribution process to ensure the food consumed by millions of population is safe, hygiene and wholesome in quality.

The authority has also created the chain of an information network for the awareness of the general public and consumers to get accurate and reliable information relating to food safety, hygiene, and related concern.

Importance of State FSSAI License

FSSAI License is needed due to the following reasons:

  • In case the food operator fails to obtain an FSSAI license falls under the proceedings of legal offence and shall be penalized for his ignorance. 
  • FSSAI license is onetime expense valid for one to five years depending upon the requirement of business.
  • State license has to be obtained by every individual who is involved in food operations activities like manufacturing, retailing, transportation, or in any way dealing with food products.
  • Issue of license or registration certificate is governed and regulated by the provisions of Food Safety and Standards Regulations 2011.
  • FSSAI license or registration requirement varies as per the type and nature of the food business.

Documents Required For State License

  • Form duly completed and signed
  • Blueprint or Map Layout of the location where the business is situated
  • Name and contact details of directors
  • List of all the equipment & machinery installed and operating in the unit.
  • List of food category to be manufactured
  • Id proof & address proof of proprietor issued by government
  • Passport size photograph
  • Complete details of the food to be manufactured
  • Letter of authorization including the name & address of the responsible person
  • Address proof of premise such as electricity bill or registry in case of owned premise
  • In case the premise is rented or hired, rent agreement and NOC from the landlord
  • License copy & No objection certificate from the manufacturer
  • Certificate of plan relating to the food safety management system

Benefits of FSSAI License


The three licenses, differ on the basis of the scale of operation of the food business which is being carried out. The following is the detailed information on the three food licenses.

A.    Basic FSSAI Registration

If the annual turnover of a food business is below Rs. 12 lakh then basic registration of food licensing is required. Generally when someone is starting up a business and unsure of expected turnover, basic food safety registration is done which can be upgraded to state license if the turnover exceeds Rs. 12 Lakh.

Dairy having capacity less that 500 liters per day or daily manufacturing capacity less than 100kg per day needs to get basic FSSAI registration which includes wide range of businesses starting from small pan shops, tea stalls, home based food operators, small warehouses, canteen’s , mid day meal services and food processors. The maximum tenure of this license is 5 years and the minimum is 1 year.

B.    State FSSAI License

If the annual turnover of the food business is more than Rs. 12 lakhs and less than Rs. 20 crores then one has to get state FSSAI License.

Manufacturing units having capacity upto 2 MT per day, Dairy units handling business upto 50000 liters per day, 3 star hotels and above, repackers and relebelling units, clubs canteens, all the catering business irrespective of their turnover needs to apply for State licence. The maximum tenure of this license is 5 years and the minimum is 1 year.

C.      Central FSSAI License

If the annual turnover of the food business is more than Rs. 20 Crores then central FSSAI License is required.

Now the businesses which do not fall under the above two categories, they need to go for central licence, the importer and exporters mandatorily needs central licence, in case you are in a business having multiple outlets across the country then you need to go for central licence for your registered address and also need to get basic state or central licences depending on the turnover of each outlet. The maximum tenure of this license is 5 years and the minimum is 1 year.


On August 23, 2006 all the food safety related acts came under one Food Safety and Standards Authority of India(FSSAI) which has the supreme authority related to the food like manufacturing, processing, packing, transportation and its distribution. It has become mandatory to possess a food license for everyone who are in the chain which requires the food handling at any stage. License or registration with FSSAI is necessary for everyone who is doing a food business. Whether a FBO requires a License or registration depends upon the factors like capacity of production, handling nature of food business activities and area of operation.

FSSAI has to do the following things:
(i) laying down science based standards for articles of food
(ii) to regulate manufacture, storage, distribution, sale and import of food
(iii) to facilitate food safety.

There are three different types of FSSAI registration, the required time for FSSAI license registration differs.
1. The basic FSSAI license will be delivered in 7 working days.
2. State license and Central license will be provided in 30 days.

FSSAI registration is mandatory for every food business in India. You can contact our experts on 9313454647 and get to know your license related details by them.

There is different threshold limit for the different kind of food processing units. 

Obtaining FSSAI license is obligatory for all food business operators whose Annual turnover exceeds ₹12 lakh and Production capacity is more than 100kg per day. Based on the type of profession, businesses are required to issue FSSAI license from Union or State Government.

The validity of FSSAI Registration/License is varied from 1-5 years. Accordingly, the person needs to apply for FSSAI Renewal.

Those processing between 500 l to 50,000 l/day milk require FSSAI State license. Those processing above 50,000 l or 2500 MT/day milk requires a Central FSSAI license.

Those processing up to 500 kg or 150 MT meats every day require FSSAI State license, while those processing more than that require Central FSSAI license.

Those having Turnover up to ₹20 Crores require FSSAI State license, while those with Turnover above ₹20 Crores require Central license.

You require only a State FSSAI license in case you are running a Dhaba, mess or a Canteen and you have a turnover above 12 lakhs.

On successful registration under FSSAI, you will receive a digital copy of certificate which is equivalent to the hard copy. Thus, you do not require a separate hard copy of FSSAI certificate. This digital copy will be updated as and when you apply for FSSAI Renewal.

FSSAI Registration is required when your annual turnover does not exceed INR 12 Lacs otherwise FSSAI License is required. Both FSSAI registration and FSSAI license can be updated through application for FSSAI Renewal.

Yes, you would require a separate license for each kind of products you are dealing in.

The taxes you pay on input goods/services can be used as an Input Tax Credit (ITC) against output tax liabilities.

The priorities of the FSSAI is laying down science based standards for articles of food and to regulate their manufacture, storage, distribution, sale and import, to ensure availability of safe and wholesome food for human Consumption. Its main motive was to maintain the a particular standard of the food quality and to curb the adulteration and substandard quality of food.

Yes, you can mention FSSAI registration number on food the product packets after registration.

RS. 1499
FSSAI Registration 
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Obtain FSSAI State License
for 1 year

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RS. 9999

Obtain FSSAI Central License
for 1 Year

FSSAI Food Regulation eGuide

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