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FSSAI License Online Registration

Food Safety and Standards Authority of India(FSSAI) lays down the hygiene and safety standards that ensure the availability of safe and quality food in any food business. It is mandatory for every person who wish to engage in business of food as manufacturer, traders, transporter, reseller, etc. has to get himself registered or obtain license from FSSAI.

FSSAI Food License is issued by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), Ministry of Family Health & Welfare, Government of India. Application to commence a food business must be made to the FSSAI in the prescribed format. Based on the application and supporting documents, FSSAI will accord approval. FSSAI Food license is mandatory before starting any food business. All the manufacturers, traders, restaurants who are involved in food business must obtain a 14-digit registration or a license number which must be printed on food packages. FSSAI License Online Registration is done through HerambIndia (FSSAI license consultants).

Types Of FSSAI Food License

The Food business operators like petty food manufacturers and also the small-sized manufacturers, storage units, transporters, retailers, marketers, distributors etc are thus required to obtain the FSSAI License online Registration.

The FSSAI Registration is however issued by the State Government. Depending upon the eligibility, an FBO can thus fall under the State or Registration license. It is thus mostly for the units having an annual turnover which is up to 12 lakh.

Food business operators like small to medium sized manufacturers, storage units, transporters, retailers, marketers, distributors etc. are however required to obtain the Fssai State License. The State License is issued by the State Government and it is important that you have operations in only 1 state, in order to obtain the State license. It is thus mostly for the units having an annual turnover of more than 12 lakh.

Food business operators such as the Importers, 100% Export Oriented Units, large manufacturers, operators in the Central Government agencies, airports, seaports etc. are however required to obtain a Central Food License. The Central license is issued by the Central Government. Furthermore, FBOs have to obtain the Central License for their head office, and if they have operations in more than 1 state. It is thus mostly for the units who are having an annual turnover which is greater than 20 crores.

Procedure for Online FSSAI License


You are required to give some information for FSSAI License online and email documents.


We draft your application FSSAI Form A and Form B along with other declarations and file it with the FBO office.



We will create all the required documents and file them with FBO on your behalf.


After regular follow ups with department We will mail you the license and other relevant documents by courier.


Required Documents for One Person Company

What You Need To Know


Private Limited Company is a legal entity and a juristic person established under the Companies Act. Hence, a company has a range of legal capacities including opening of a bank account, hiring of employees, taking on equity or obtaining licenses and more as an independent corporate entity. The members (Shareholders/Directors) of a company have no personal liability to the creditors of a company for company’s debts.


Private Limited Companies can raise equity funds in India. Companies can also issue equity shares, preference shares, debentures and accept deposits with RBI permission. Banks and Financial Institutions prefer to provide funding to a company rather than partnership firms or proprietary concerns.


Businesses often need to borrow money. In structures such as General Partnership, partners are personally liable for all the debt raised. So if it cannot be repaid by the business, the partners would have to sell their personal possessions to do so. In a private limited company, only the amount invested in starting the business would be lost; the directors’ personal property would be safe.


Private Limited Company has ‘perpetual succession’, meaning uninterrupted existence until it is legally dissolved. A company being a separate legal person, is unaffected by the death or other departure of any member and continues to be in existence irrespective of the changes in ownership.


Private Limited Company being an artificial person, can acquire, own, enjoy and alienate, property in its name. The property owned by a company could be machinery, building, intangible assets, land, residential property, factory, etc., No shareholder can make a claim upon the property of the company – as long as the company is a going concern.


FSSAI license is indispensable for food business operator (FBOs) in India. It has to be obtained by manufacturers, storage units, transporters, distributors, retailers, petty hawkers etc. Those eligible as per requirement of FSSA Act, 2006 are required to obtain the Food license online from the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India before commencing their food business. Also, is it not enough to obtain the license, but it is equally essential that the FSSAI license is renewed within time to be able to continue operating legally and comply with the FSSAI regulations.

It is very important to understand the legal formalities and compliance involved therein. Every FBO is required to possess a valid food licenses to ensure that consumers are provide with products that are safe for consumption and comply with the standards laid down by the Act and the Authority. The initial validity of the food license as chosen by the food business operators (FBOs) can be 1 year upto 5 years and accordingly the fee is decided. As per FSSAI guidelines every food business operator has to apply for fssai renewal of the license 30 days before the expiry of the current food license.

If however the Food license renewal application is not filed within this time, then a penalty of Rs. 100 would be charged for each day of delay. Thus if FSSAI license renewal has not been applied for within the specified time, then the license is considered as expired and the business operator then has to apply for a new license if they wish to restart their business. Therefore, it is advisable in order to renew your FSSAI license on the time in order to avoid penalties.

FAQs on Solo Proprietorship Registration

Who can be a director in a company?
Any person over the age of 18 years can become a director in a company. Also, there are no conditions on residency or citizenship hence, NRIs and Foreign Nationals can easily start and manage a private limited company in India.
No, new company registration is a fully online process. As all documents are filed electronically, you would not need to be physically present at all. You would need to send us scanned copies of all the required documents & forms.
Limited liability is the status of being legally responsible only to a limited amount for debts of a company. Unlike proprietorship’s and partnerships, in a private limited company the liability of the shareholders in respect of the company’s liabilities is limited. In other words, the liability of the shareholders of a company is limited only to the value of shares taken up by them.
Minimum of two people are required to act as directors and shareholders for registration of private limited company. The directors must be natural persons, while the shareholders can be natural persons or corporate entities. In addition, a registered office address in India is also required for company registration.
On average, private limited companies are registered by HerambIndia in 10 to 15 days. The processing time would vary on a case to case basis based on the time taken by our clients to submit the necessary documents and government processing time.
Company incorporation certificate is provided as a pdf document by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA). MCA does not provide hard or printed copy of incorporation certificate.


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