What is the Process for FSSAI License Renewal?

An FSSAI/Food License is the single biggest license that Food Business Operators needs to obtain for carrying out their business in India. Obtaining a Food License is essentially a prerequisite but renewing your FSSAI Food License is equally important.

The FSSAI/Food License does have a validity of 1 to 5 years depending on the number of years the food operator chooses. The cost of license depends upon the number of years the food operator has applied for. If the number of years the food operator has applied for is more, the cost of the license will increase. One needs to apply for the FSSAI License Renewal at least 30 days prior to the expiration of the existing license as per the FSSAI guidelines. If the license if not renewed prior to the expiry time, the FSSAI would levy a penalty. Hence, it is imperative to renew the FSSAI/Food License on time.

Important points regarding Food License Renewal

  1. Timely Renewal of FSSAI Food License for avoiding penalties
  2. The Renewal Bin will list the current/issued Food License 60 days before it expires and it is recommended that the renewal of License be applied the moment it appears in the Renewal Bin.
  3. For renewal of your Food License, you have to apply at least 30 days before your license gets expired. If there is a delay in applying for Food License, then a penalty of Rs. 100/- would be charged per day.
  4. During the FSSAI license renewal process, on the login page, a warning message will appear which says “Are you sure you want to apply for renewal of the Food License?”.
  5. Once you click ”OK” and do not complete the renewal process, you will be listed on the Home Page as Incomplete Application.

FSSAI License Renewal Process

  1. In order to renew the FSSAI License, Form A and Form B needs to be filed based on the eligibility of the food operator. A self attested declaration is required to comply with the guidelines of the Food Safety and Standards Act, Regulations/Law.
  2. Once your application form is received by the authority, he examines your application and schedules for an inspection of the business premises.
  3. Once the inspection is completed by the FSSAI officer and is satisfied, the application is passed along with the report.
  4. Approximately 60 days is required for the authority to issue the FSSAI / Food License. In case it takes more than 60 days and you don’t receive any notice from the authority, then you can continue the business without any further communication.

FSSAI License Renewal Documents

Documents required for Basic FSSAI / Food License Renewal are as follows:

  1. PAN Card
  2. Identification proof (voter ID card or Aadhaar Card)
  3. PAN Card
  4. Recent passport sized photograph of the applicant
  5. Address Proof – Telephone or Mobile Bill / Electricity or Gas Bill.
  6. A copy of property papers (if owned)
  7. A copy of Rent Agreement and MOC letter from the Landlord (if rented)

Documents required for State or Central Food/FSSAI License are as follows:

  1. PAN Card
  2. Recent Passport sized photograph of the applicant.
  3. Identification Proof (Voter ID card / Aadhaar Card)
  4. Address proof – Telephone or Mobile Bill / Electricity or Gas Bill.
  5. List of Partners / Proprietor / Directors / Executive Members of Society with their complete address and contact details.
  6. A copy of property papers (if owned)
  7. A copy of rent agreement and NOC letter from the landlord (if rented)
  8. An E-Code document issued by DGFT (Directorate General of Foreign Trade)
  9. Form IX Nomination of persons by a Company along with the Board Resolution
  10. MOA / AOA / Partnership Deed of the firm or copy of certificate obtained under Co-Operative Act, 1861 in case of Co-Operatives
  11. NOC from the manufacturer (in case of Distributor) / NOC from Municipality or local body.

Documents required for FSSAI License Renewal of Manufacturing and Processing Units are as follows:

  1. List with complete names of Equipment and Machinery along with their number, installed capacity and horsepower used.
  2. Food category complete category that is desired to be manufactured.
  3. Analysis Report (Chemical and Bacteriological) of water to be used as an ingredient in food from a recognized / public health laboratory.
  4. Layout Plan / Blueprint Plan of the processing unit showing the dimensions in meters/square meters and operation-wise area allocation.
  5. A letter of Authority from an authorised person nominated by the manufacturer with name and address, along with alternative authorised person indicating the powers vested with them via assisting the officers in inspections, a collection of samples, packing and dispatch.

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