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FSSAI Registration for Restaurants

FSSAI Registration for Restaurants

FSSAI Registration for Restaurants

Every restaurant owner must get the FSSAI License for their Restaurant from the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI). FSSAI license is one of the essential licenses required to run a restaurant successfully without getting tangled in legal hindrances. All restaurants and eateries have to follow the following FSSAI guidelines to ensure the safety of their consumers in addition to obtaining FSSAI registration. This article discusses the procedure for obtaining FSSAI Registration for Restaurants and the various essentials.

Importance of FSSAI Registration for Restaurants

The importance of obtaining the FSSAI Registration for Restaurants is listed as follows:

  • FSSAI License ensures the food quality at your Restaurant.
  • FSSAI logo on menus & pamphlets increases the credibility of the restaurant business and ensures the quality of food to the customers
  • FSSAI helps in the business expansion and standardization of your Restaurant’s kitchen operations.

Eligibility Criteria and Fee for FSSAI Registration

Kind of Business Criteria License/ Registration Fee Per Annum
Hotel A hotel is a commercial establishment providing lodging, meals, and other guest services. To be called a hotel, an establishment must have a minimum of six letting bedrooms, at least three of which must have attached (ensuite) private bathroom facilities. Five Star and Above Central License Rs. 7500
Three Star and Four Star State License Rs. 5000
One Star, Two Star or Hotel without Star Rating by Ministry of Tourism (HRACC) State License Rs. 2000
Turnover up to Rs. 12 Lakhs per annum Registration Rs. 100
Restaurant and Bars A restaurant is a type of food service operation that prepares and serves customers food and drinks in exchange for money. Meals are generally served and eaten on the premises, but many restaurants also offer take-out and food delivery services, and some offer only take-out and delivery. Turnover of more than Rs. 20 Crores per annum Central License Rs. 7500
Turnover up to Rs. 20 Crores per annum State License Rs. 2000
Turnover up to Rs. 12 Lakhs per annum Registration Rs. 100
Club/Canteen A canteen or Cafeteria is a dining area in an institution/ establishment serving food (prepared on the premises or procured from other locations or sources) to individuals associated with or visiting the institution. Turnover of More than Rs 12 Lakhs per annum State License Rs. 2000
Turnover up to Rs. 12 Lakhs per annum Registration Rs. 100

Validity of FSSAI License / Registration

The FSSAI License / Registration will be issued for 1 to 5 years, as chosen by the Food Business Operator, from the date of issue of registration or license. The FBO must apply for renewal 30 days before the expiry of the current request.

Fee Structure

The FBO needs to pay the below-mentioned fee to obtain FSSAI License/Registration.

Sl.No Details Fee
1 Manufacturing License Rs.2000 to 7500 per year
2 Registration Certificate Rs.100 per year
3 Modification of License and Certificate Rs.1000 for the license and Rs.100 for the registration
4 Renewal of License and Certificate Same as New license/Registration

Documents Required

The documents required for obtaining the license or registration from the FoSCoS are as follows:

Documents for New FSSAI License

A list of documents required to be submitted when applying for a new FSSAI license and renewal/modification of permit was issued by Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) vide a Notification dated 19th March 2021. With this Notification, FSSAI has come up with a KoB-wise list of documents to be submitted with the application for a license.

Click here to get the complete list of Documents required for the FSSAI License.

Documents for New FSSAI Registration Certificate

  • Photograph of the Applicant
  • Government-issued photo identities such as AADHAAR, PAN, Voter ID, etc
  • Proof of Address of Businesses activity (if the address is other than as mentioned in the Photo ID Card)
  • Documents for Renewal/Modification of License
  • Any change in documents or information provided during the grant of the previous food business license.
  • Certificate of Food Safety Management System being adopted
  • Medical fitness certificates of all workers engaged in the firm
  • All details of technical personnel in charge of the operation
  • Documents required for Renewal of Registration/License
  • Any change in documents or information provided during the grant of the previous registration

Procedure to Apply for FSSAI License and Registration

The procedure to get the FSSAI License and Registration through the FosCos portal is explained in detail below.

User Registration

The Food Business Operator (FBO) needs to access the official webpage of the Food Safety and Compliance System (FoSCoS) and click on the signup option from the homepage at the top right corner of the portal.

By clicking on signup, the FOB will be redirected to the signup page; provide all details, such as Name, Email ID, Mobile Number, Login ID, and Password, and click on the “Signup” button.

A verification code will be sent to the registered mail and mobile number. Furnish that verification code in the provided box and click on the “Submit” option to verify the details.

After successfully signing up, the FOB can enter the portal by entering the username and password.

Procedure for New Application (Registration/ License)

After login to the portal, the dashboard will be displayed; click on the License/Registration option in the left menu and select the Apply for New License/Registration option.

  • Select the State and Read the Note before proceeding
  • Read the Group Heads of Kind of Business. Select Restaurant from food services Business Group Head
  • Choose the right Radio Button according to the turnover of your food business and Proceed to fill out the application
  • Fill in all the mandatory fields as shown in the application Form B
  • Please furnish the communication details with caution, and communication made by the authority will be done to the mentioned contact details viz Mobile Number or Email ID, etc
  • Upload the relevant set of documents. Pay the fee with available modes and click on apply.
  • After completing the fee payment, a receipt will be generated with a 17-digit reference number that can be used for future reference.

Procedure for Renewal

FBOs can submit a request to renew their existing issued licenses/ registrations using the Renewal tab. The renewal application needs to be submitted between the time frame of 120 days and 30 days before the date of the expiry of the license.

As soon as the FSSAI authorities issue the FSSAI registration certificate, the status will be displayed as ‘Registration Certificate Issued.’ The applicants can download the certificate by logging into the FoSCoS website.

FSSAI Penalty and Offenses

To ensure the availability of safe and wholesome food for human consumption, the FSSAI Act prescribes several penalties and offenses for contravening.

Click here to learn more about some of the significant FSSAI fines and violations.