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Food License Registration/Renewal
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Obtaining a Food License is now Mandatory! Get yours today!
Go India Legal's Food Registration/Renewal service provides you with the ease of mind that your entire process will get completed in 1 day and you will get your new license within 60 days.
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Rs 999
Basic License
including Government Fees for 1 st year to be paid to FSSAI.
Rs 1499
State License
excluding Government Fees to be paid to FSSAI.
Rs 1999
Central License
excluding Government Fees to be paid to FSSAI.

What is a Food License?

A Food License commonly known as the Food Safety Compliance System (FoSCoS) Registration is a License granted by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) that all manufacturers, packagers, distributors, wholesalers and retailers of food articles need to obtain in order to run their business.

Do I need to mandatorily obtain a Food License?

Yes. It is mandatory to obtain a food license as in case you are operating your business without a valid license, you can be fined for up to Rs. 5 Lakhs and can be jailed for up to 6 months.

What are the different types of Food Licenses?

There are broadly three types of Food Licenses namely a Basic License, a State License and a Central License. They are applicable for the following kinds of businesses:

  1. Basic License – For Businesses having an annual turnover of less than Rupees 12 Lakhs.
  2. State License – For Businesses having an annual turnover of more than Rupees 12 Lakhs but less than Rupees 20 Crores.
  3. Central License – For Businesses having an annual turnover of more than 20 Crores or are operating as E-Commerce businesses or having businesses in more than one state in India.

For further details and queries on the kind of license you need to apply for, please get in touch with our support team.

Are there any additional Fees I need to pay beyond the service charges?

Yes. You would need to pay the following Government Fees to the FSSAI depending on the type of your license:

  1. In case you are applying for a Basic License for a term of more than 1 year, you would need to pay us Rs. 100 per additional year up to 5 years. The Government fee for the first year is included in the service charge you pay us. We will be sharing the copy of the Government challan with you for the same once we make the payment.
  2. In case of State License and Basic License, you would need to pay a Government Fee between Rs. 2,000 – Rs. 7,500 per year for up to 5 years as Government fee. We will be sharing the copy of the Government challan with you for the same once we make the payment.

For further details and queries on the kind of license you need to apply for, please get in touch with our support team.

What documents do I need to provide for getting my Food License registration?

You need to share with us the following documents for us to process your FSSAI Registration:

  1. Government Issued identity proof such as PAN, Aadhaar, Passport, Driving License, Voter Card etc. of the person obtain the license on behalf of the business.
  2. A proof of address such as an Electricity Bill or Water bill or Rent Agreement or Municipality Tax receipt.
  3. A passport size photograph.
  4. Additional documents as may be required depending on the specific type of license that you want to obtain.

For further details and queries on the kind of license you need to apply for, please get in touch with our support team.

Do I need to renew my Food License?

Yes. A Food license can be taken for a period minimum 1 year and upto a maximum of 5 years at a time. They need to be renewed within 90 days from the expiry of the existing license. In case a renewal is not done within that time period, a fresh license would again have to be applied for as the FSSAI will not allow the individual or business to renew that license.

What makes GO India Legal the suitable partner for Food License Registration/Renewal?

  • 50+ Expert advisors,
  • 24x7 Online platform
  • Quick response and promptness,
  • Complete support till the Registration/Renewal request is complete,
  • Experience and expertise in the relevant field,
  • Registered under government body,
  • Pan-India service provider,
  • Highly Economical/Easily affordable.
FAQs on Food License Registration/Renewal
How does this Service Work?
This service works in the following manner:
  • You need to fill-in the form on our Website in order to raise your request.
  • Your request is reviewed by our team of specialists.
  • A Food License Expert will reach out to you to get further details for your Registration/Renewal.
  • Thereafter, you will need to share the required documents with the Food License Expert.
  • The Expert will then proceed and go-ahead with your Registration/Renewal request.
  • Once the Registration/Modification request is completed, the Food License Expert will themselves pay the Government Fee and send you the confirmation regarding the completion of the request.
  • Thereafter, once your Registration/Renewal request is processed by FoSCoS, the Food License Expert will share with you the copy your license.
What are the benefits of having a food license?
Following are the benefits of having a Food License:
  1. Trust: People can easily associate your food products with your brand and depend on its legitimacy in case you have a Registration.
  2. Access: In order to sell your products on E-commerce platforms such as Amazon, Flipkart and even on Food Service E-commerce like Zomato and Swiggy, it is mandatory to have a valid food license.
  3. Funding and Business Expansion: As a registered business, you can easily apply for business loans and expand your business into more locations since the food license gives your business the legitimacy as an authentic brand.
  4. Legal and Compliance Advantages: Since it is now mandatory to obtain a food license registration, you will not have to worry about fines of up to Rs. 5 Lakhs or 6 months of jail in case you have a valid registration.
  5. Use of FSSAI Logo: Once registered, all your food products can use the logo of the FSSAI which allow you to stand out from the rest of the competition.
I am operating a home kitchen/tiffin service. Do I need to obtain a food license?
Yes. You will need to obtain a Basic License from the FSSAI in case you have an annual turnover of up to Rs. 12 Lakhs. In case your turnover is larger, you will need to obtain a state license.
I am a Caterer. Do I need to obtain a food license?
Yes. You will need to obtain a Basic License from the FSSAI in case you have an annual turnover of up to Rs. 12 Lakhs. In case your turnover is larger, you will need to obtain a state license.
In case I am exporting and importing food products. Do I need to obtain a food license?
Yes. You will need to obtain a Central License from FSSAI before doing any export/import activity.