FSSAI License (State)

FSSAI License - State

Any person or entity that does not classify as a petty food business operator is required to obtain a FSSAI license for operating a food business in India. FSSAI license is of two types, State FSSAI License and Central FSSAI License. Based on the size and nature of the business, the licensing authority would change. Some of the types of entities that require FSSAI state license are:

  • Hotel providing lodging, meals and other guest services – upto four star rating.
  • Restaurants and bars having turnover of upto Rs.20 crores per year
  • Club/Canteen
  • Caterers having turnover of upto Rs.20 crores per year
  • Food vending agencies having upto 100 vending machines in only 1 state
  • Mid day meal caterers having turnover of upto Rs.20 crores
  • Mid day meal canteens having turnover of more than Rs.12 lakhs per year
  • Food product marketers with a turnover of upto Rs.20 crores per year
  • Food retailers with a turnover of upto Rs.20 crores per year
  • Food suppliers with a turnover of upto Rs.20 crores per year
  • Food product distributors with a turnover of upto Rs.20 crores per year
  • Food product wholesales with a turnover of upto Rs.30 crores per year
  • Food transporters having upto 100 vehicles and a turnover of upto Rs.30 crores per year
  • Dairy units processing over 500 liters of milk per day or 2.5 MT of milk solids per year
  • Vegetable oil processing units with turnover of more than Rs.12 Lakhs per year
  • Slaughter house processing more than 50 poultry birds or 11 small animals or 3 large animals
  • Meat processing unit with a capacity of more than 500kg of meat per day or 150 MT of meat per year
  • All grains, cereals, pulses milling units without any limit on production capacity
  • Food manufacturing or processing or packing unit with turnover of more than Rs.12 Lakhs per year or production capacity of more than 100kg or 100 liters per day
  • Cold storage unit with turnover of more than Rs.12 Lakhs per year
  • Cold + Atmospheric Controlled Storage with turnover of more than Rs.12 lakhs per year
  • Storage unit with turnover of more than Rs.12 Lakhs per year

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED for FSSAI License – State

Form-B duly completed and signed (in duplicate) by the proprietor, partner or the authorised signatory.
Blueprint or layout plan of the processing unit showing the dimensions in metres or square metres and operation-wise area allocation (mandatory for manufacturing and processing units only).
List of directors, partners, executive members of society or trust with full address and contact details (mandatory for companies only)
Name and list of equipment and machinery along with the number, installed capacity and horsepower used (mandatory for manufacturing and processing units only)
Identity and address proof issued by Government authorities for proprietor, partner, director(s) or authorised signatory
List of food category desired to be manufactured. (In case of manufacturers)
Authority letter with name and address, the responsible person, nominated by the manufacturer along with alternative responsible person indicating the powers vested with them viz assisting the officers in inspections, collection of samples, packing & dispatch (for manufacturers or processors)
Analysis report (Chemical & Bacteriological) of water to be used as an ingredient in food from a recognized or public health laboratory to confirm the portability (mandatory only for manufacturing and processing units)
Proof of possession of premises. (sale deed, rent agreement or electricity bill, etc.)
Partnership deed, affidavit of proprietorship or Memorandum and Articles of Association towards the constitution of the firm. (optional) / FSSAI Self-declaration for proprietorships
A copy of the certificate obtained under Coop – 1861 or Multi-State Coop Act – 2002 in case of cooperatives
NOC and copy of the license from the manufacturer (mandatory for relabellers and repackers only)/ Declaration and undertaking by Food Business Operator
Food Safety Management System Plan or certificate.
Source of milk or procurement plan for milk including the location of milk collection centres (in case of Milk and Milk Products processing).
Sources of raw material for meat and meat processing plants.
Pesticide residues report of water in case of units manufacturing packaged drinking water, packaged mineral water or carbonated water from a recognized public health laboratory.
Recall plan wherever applicable.
NOC from a municipality or local body.
Form IX: Nomination of persons by a company along with the board resolution
Certificate provided by the Ministry of Tourism.
For transporters – Self-declaration of the number of vehicles.

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