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To operate your business, you must obtain an FSSAI registration, regardless of whether you are processing, producing, packaging, distributing, or selling food.


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Food safety is a very important issue. Due to the important role it plays in people’s health, it is of prime importance that there exist a way to ensure its safety. 


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Overview of FSSAI Certification

FSSAI, an acronym for Food Safety and Standards Authority of India that monitors and governs registered food business in India. It is an autonomous body that comes under the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare of India, Government of India (MoHFW). FSSAI Department made it mandatory for every food manufacturer or distributor to have FSSAI Registration.

To operate your business, you must obtain an FSSAI registration, regardless of whether you are processing, producing, packaging, distributing, or selling food.

Documents Required to apply for FSSAI

Applicant’s Aadhaar card

List of products planned

Address Proof (Rent Agreement or Electricity Bill)

Applicant’s PAN

Form – B (completed and signed)

Trade Name

Benefits to Register a Patent


Helps to build the trust of consumers towards your food brand.


Getting an FSSAI license is advantageous for opening a food business officially


You can use the FSSAI logo on the packaging of your food products

FSSAI Registration FAQ's

The Quality Assurance/Lab Division of FSSAI is one of the most important divisions of this department. As the name would suggest, it is tasked with the actual testing of food products and other related details, for the purpose of acquiring the necessary data on the same. The data used by this department is then used by other departments for enforcing existing rules, making changes to the law, disseminating information, creation of guidelines for various governmental bodies, etc. The labs used by the FSSAI can either be the ones owned by the department itself, or those of a registered third party, based on the existing demands and needs.


The HR division of the FSSAI doesn’t involve itself in the actual food safety regulation process. On the contrary, its role is to regulate the staffing and human resources oversight tasks of the FSSAI. From the hiring of individuals to the payment of salaries, all of these functions come under the purview of the HR Division.


The Standards Division of the FSSAI is tasked with the role of ensuring the creation and maintenance of suitable standards. This is important because the maintenance of food safety requires all food products as well as related ingredients, to have standards for comparison. It is with the comparison of the food to these products, that adequate food safety mechanisms can be created and enforced by the government. Simply put, the standards set by the FSSAI are to a large extent influenced by the work in the Standards division of the FSSAI. This is because other departments also have a role, such as those of the lab department or the one handling the formulation of the actual legal framework. This department is to a very large extent tasked with the creation of suitable reference benchmark for food safety and quality standards.


The research functions of the FSSAI include the various research work necessary to ensure a robust regulatory mechanism for food quality and overall safety. There is a constant need for the creation of standards, in order to ensure adaptability to changing situations. This is where the research of the FSSAI comes in. There is several research functions carried out by the FSSAI, the most important of which are given below:
  • Evaluation of existing research mechanisms is one of the most important. Since changes in current technology as well as general understanding can influence existing research methodologies and data, there is a need to constantly evaluate existing research methods that is used by the department. The FSSAI constantly works to ensure that current research methodologies and tools are in accordance with the latest scientific knowledge.
  • The second important research function carried out by the FSSAI is with regard to the creation of new standards of evaluation, rather than the upgradation of existing ones. This is applicable in case a way of testing food was discovered, with was until now unknown to the scientific establishment. Should such a discovery be made, the FSSAI works to have the same implemented in accordance with existing requirements and regulatory framework.
Quality assurance is one of the end-line functions of the FSSAI. Given that food safety is critical to ensure food health, the FSSAI works to ensure that any and all food consumed in the country is in accordance with safety standards. This responsibility that it is tasked with, is in a way a great burden on the larger department, as the entire country’s health will in effect, by on its shoulders. This is where quality assurance comes into the picture. The department strives to ensure quality food products at multiple levels, which are given below:
  • Ingredients – This has to do with the usage of quality and clean ingredients.
  • Food Manufacturing – The manufacturing process comprises of several steps, meaning that food can pass through multiple lines of preparation, before it is finally ‘prepared’. The FSSAI ensures that the entire food manufacturing process is well maintained, with regard to cleanliness, existing safety standards, etc.
  • Packaging – Once a food product is prepared, the next step involves its packaging. This is especially true for products that are sold in shops or supermarkets. The packaging process is also subjected to the oversight of the FSSAI, to ensure that the entire process is in accordance with existing food safety regulations.
  • Storage – This is the last part of the supply chain, where the food is stored in warehouses or other such places, before being delivered to the market for consumption. The FSSAI is responsible for ensuring that warehouses and other storage terminals are well maintained in accordance with current rules and regulations.
  • Import Functions – Not all food is made within the country. A lot of the food is imported from other countries, which makes it necessary to have a governmental oversight on them. This process of regulatory oversight on imported food is also carried out by the FSSAI.
The quality assurance with regard to labs is done through a process of accreditation, where labs are certified as being in accordance with FSSAI standards. There are currently three major standards in existence:
  • FSSAI notified NABL accredited labs- 112
  • State Labs-72
  • Referral Labs-14
Yes. The FSSAI creates numerous standards for food products. The creation of these standards is one of the prime functions of the department, in addition to the oversight of existing standards There are several different standards that are set for products. The scope of the FSSAI with regard to product standards extends from the level of ingredients to that of storage.


The FSSAI is a governmental body, with a responsibility towards public health and safety. Due to this reason, the FSSAI can be reached by the general public, through several different ways. The details of the same are given below:
  • Telephone
  • Email
  • Phone
The contact details to reach the FSSAI are different for every single division under it, with each regional division having its own unique telephone number, email ID and mailing address. The exact point of contact will depend on the exact division of the FSSAI that one is trying to reach. One can get more information by going to the link below, which has all of the necessary details.
The FSSAI currently issues licenses to businesses on the basis of their annual turnover. These businesses include, among others, hotels, manufacturers, produces, etc. There are three different licenses in existence, namely,
  • Registration: For Turnover less than Rs. 12 Lakh
  • State License: For Turnover between Rs. 2 Lakh to Rs. 20 Crore
  • Central License: For Turnover above Rs. 20 Crore
The exact nature of the license required, will be dependent on the annual turnover of the business.
Yes, the FSSAI does investigate any claims that have been brought to it by the general public or any other concerned party. These complaints are handled by several departments, and not just the FSSAI. In addition to the FSSAI, other organizations that investigate the claims are the State Food Authorities. The exact outcome of the complaints will depend on the subsequent investigations, testing, reports and the resulting outcome. These factors make the FSSAI one of the most important departments when it comes to food safety.


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