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OVERVIEW OF RENEWAL OF FSSAI LICENSE
The FSSAI license is required to start a food business, and it is also required to renew the license. The license is valid for one year to five years; thus, the business must apply for renewal 30 days before the existing license expires. For Food Businesses, the window for filing a renewal application opens 180 days before the expiration date.
Old Policy for Renewing the FSSAI License/Registration after the Expiry Date
If a license renewal is not filed 30 days before the expiration date, FBO must pay a late fee of Rs. 100 per day in addition to the renewal fee.
New Policy for Renewing the FSSAI License/Registration after the Expiry Date
To facilitate the food businesses to continue with the same license number even after the expiry date, it has been decided with the approval of Food Authority to enable Food Business Operator to renew the FSSAI License/Registration even after expiry date with the following penalties:
(Note: In the case of Registration, this late fee is not applicable.)
Eligibility to apply for FSSAI License Renewal
All the operators who are large in the market having an eligible average turnover of 20crores or above are however required to obtain a Central Food License Renewal by the FSSAI. The following units are eligible to apply for a central FSSA license:
The FSSAI requires all major market operators with an acceptable average turnover of fewer than 20 crores and more than 12 lakhs to apply for a Central Food License Renewal. Units that are eligible to apply for a central FSSA license include:
To successfully renew its food license, an FBO must provide a few documents. The following are the documents needed to meet the FSSAI Certificate's varied eligibility requirements.
Basic Documents common for both Central and State FSSAI license Renewal:
Specific Documents for Renewal of the State FSSAI License
Documents for Renewal of FSSAI Manufacturing and Processing Unit Licenses
The procedure for renewing an FSSAI license is simple and can be completed in one of two ways:
Online FSSAI Renewal.
Offline FSSAI Renewal
The following actions can be completed offline to renew your food license:
FSSAI organizes an examination of your registered FBO facilities to check for compliance with requirements when you apply to renew your FSSAI license. A Food Safety Officer inspects the regulations established by FSSAI under the Food Safety and Standards Act. The officer examines the operators' compliance, product quality, working conditions, and food handling practices. The Food Safety Officer assigns/marks the FBO's compliance levels in this regard as follows: Compliance(C), Disobedience (NC), Compliance in Part, It Doesn't Apply/It Wasn't Noticed (NA).
FSSAI License Renewal Fees
For your convenience, the pricing structure for renewing your FSSAI license is listed below:
1. Modification of License
Rs. 7500 for license
2. Renewal of License
- State License
- Central License
Same as New license, i.e.; Rs. Rs 2000 to 5000/per annum (State-wise variation exists); Rs. 7500/per annum for FSSAI Central License.
3. The fee for a duplicate license
Points to note about FSSAI License Renewal
Here are some key factors to remember throughout the FSSAI renewal process:
5. To continue with the FSSAI License renewal, you must accept the warning letter; otherwise, your application will be considered incomplete.
The FSSAI license is valid for one year, with the opportunity to extend it for up to five years. It is necessary to renew the FSSAI license once the validity period has expired. It is necessary to renew the FSSAI License before it expires to continue doing business.
To begin, the FSSAI License is renewed by submitting Forms B, and C based on the food establishment's capacity to obtain a certain sort of license, such as state, central. Include a self-attested certification that you have read and understand the Food Safety and Standards Act's provisions (FSSA).
You need to go to FSSAI’s official website to track down your current status (use: https://foodlicensing.fssai.gov.in/cmsweb/TrackFBO.aspx). Now follow the below-mentioned steps:
You need to follow below steps:
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