FSSAI License Renewal

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FSSAI License Renewal

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:

  • Three times the existing annual license/registration fee in the period – 1st day to 90th day from the original expiry date
  • Additional two times of the existing annual license/registration fee (i.e. total 5 times) in the period – 91st day to 180th day from the original expiry date

(Note: In the case of Registration, this late fee is not applicable.)

Eligibility to apply for FSSAI License Renewal

  • FSSAI Central 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:

  • Dairy units with milk chilling equipment that can handle and process milk.
  • Units that process vegetable oil and units that create vegetable oil using the solvent extraction process, as well as refineries that incorporate an oil expeller unit.
  • Slaughtering units are units that are used to slaughter animals.
  • Units for preparing meat.
  • Relabellers and repackers are examples of food processing units.
  • Foods that are only available to a limited number of people.
  • Units that are entirely focused on export.
  • FSSAI State License Renewal

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:

  • Dairy processing units, which include milk chilling equipment.
  • Vegetable oil processing plants and refineries that feature an oil expeller unit, as well as units that create vegetable oil using the solvent extraction process.
  • Units for slaughter.
  • Units for the preparation of meat
  • Relabellers and repackers are examples of food processing units.
  • Foods that are only available in a limited number of places.

Documents Required for FSSAI License Renewal

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:

  • Photograph of the applicant in passport size
  • Identification Verification (voter ID or Aadhar Card)
  • Identification Card (PAN)
  • Proof of address (phone or mobile bill/electricity or gas bill)
  • A copy of the property documents (If owned)
  • A copy of the lease agreement and the landlord's letter of authorization (if rented property)

Specific Documents for Renewal of the State FSSAI License

  • Complete address and contact information for the Society's Proprietors, Partners, Directors, and Executive Members
  • Applicant's most recent passport-sized photograph
  • Proof of identification (Voter ID card or Aadhaar Card) and PAN Card
  • In the case of cooperatives, a copy of the firm's partnership deed, MOA, or AOA, or a copy of the certificate received under the Co-Operative Act, 1861.
  • A copy of the lease agreement as well as the landlord's NOC (if rented property)
  • NOC from the manufacturer (in the case of a distributor) / NOC from the municipality or other local authority
  • A DGFT-issued E-Code document (Directorate General of Foreign Trade)
  • A company's Form IX Nomination of Persons, as well as the Board Resolution

Documents for Renewal of FSSAI Manufacturing and Processing Unit Licenses

  • The processing unit's blueprint plan/layout plan, with measurements in meters/square meters and operation-by-operation area allocation.
  • Equipment and Machinery Names and Numbers, as well as Installed Capacity and Horsepower Used
  • A list of food types for which manufacturing is sought.
  • Letter of Authority from the manufacturer's designated responsible person, with name and address.

Features & Benefits of FSSAI License Renewal

Compliance Checking

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

Rs.10

Points to note about FSSAI License Renewal

Here are some key factors to remember throughout the FSSAI renewal process:

  • Failure to renew the FSSAI license may result in a penalty.
  • The FBO's current Food License will be placed in the Renewal Bin 60 days before its expiration date. When an FBO's license is in the renewal bin, they should apply for renewal as quickly as possible.
  • FBOs should apply for a renewal of their food license 30 days before it expires. In the event of a delay, the Food Operator will be fined a penalty.
  • If you need to make changes to your renewal application, contact an authorized officer who may be able to supply you with a tracking ID receipt number.

5. To continue with the FSSAI License renewal, you must accept the warning letter; otherwise, your application will be considered incomplete.

Frequently Asked Questions

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:

  • Enter 14 Digit FSSAI License Number.
  • Click On Check Validity and Get Basic information.
  • Login With Your Username and Password.
  • Get the Details About that FSSAI License Number.

You need to follow below steps:

  • Visit the Official FSSAI website to check your FSSAI license number.
  • Search with your 14-digit valid FSSAI License number that you received after your initial registration.
  • On the screen, you will see a brief description.
  • Log in to see all of the facts about your FSSAI license status.

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