The Food Safety & Standards Act, 2006 is an Act enacted to improve the hygiene and quality of food in India and regulate the functioning of Food Business Operators (FBOs). Under the Act, a food business can operate in India without FSSAI license or FSSAI registration. All food manufacturing, processing, packaging or distributing business is required to obtain FSSAI License or Registration. FSSAI License is issued by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India.
To start a food business in India, it is mandatory to get FSSAI license irrespective of the annual turnover of the business. FSSAI Registration or License number is a 14-digit number that must be printed on all food packages produced, processed, packed or distributed by the FBO. The FSSAI License must also be displayed on the premises of the FBO. There are three kinds of FSSAI licenses- FSSAI registration, State FSSAI license and Central FSSAI license based upon the annual turnover and production capacity of the business.
- Address proof like the electricity bill, house rent receipt,
- MOA/AOA / Partnership deed, as applicable
- Factory Blueprint
- List of Machinery
- Other relevant documents, as applicable