How to Obtain Food License in India

Food Safety License is a mandatory for all food business operators under the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 and Food Safety & Standards Regulation, 2010. The license ensures that food business operators fulfill safety, hygiene and sanitary conditions laid down under the Act. It has been made compulsory keeping in mind the health and safety of the Indian consumers.

How to obtain Food license in India

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No individual (other than negligible nourishment organizations) might start any sustenance business without getting a legitimate Food License.( regulation 2.1)

Existing Operator holding valid license/registration shall be granted a license within one year of notification of this Regulation

No license fee for the remaining period of the validity of the earlier license

What is the Procedure of obtaining Food License in India?


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Who Should Obtain Food License?

Any undertaking, whether private or public, for profit or not, carrying out any of the activities related to any stage of manufacture, processing, packaging, storage, transportation, distribution of food, imports and including food services, sale of food or food ingredients, requires a Food Safety License.

How can Food Business Operators (FBO) apply for Food Safety License?

The application process for Food Safety License/Registration is as follows:

Step 1: The applicant must completely fill and submit Form-B

Step 2: After Submission of Form, the system will generate a unique Reference Id for the application.

Step 3: Print the Receipt & Online Application Form, & submit the applications with all the required documents.

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