Procedure to Change Address in FSSAI License

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Procedure to Change Address in FSSAI License

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) via an order dated 30 September 2021 has enabled a new provision for change in premise address without changing FSSAI License/Registration number.   Food businesses can now retain the same license/registration number even in case there is the requirement of change in premise address, by applying a modification of their existing license/registration. The current article briefs the Procedure to Change Address in FSSAI License.

The Gist of FSSAI Notification

At present, FBO faces problems in retaining their existing FSSAI License or Registration number in case they change the premises of their food units. FBOs need to surrender the existing  FSSAI license and apply for the new license.

To facilitate the food businesses in retaining the existing FSSAI License, even if they change the location of food unit, FSSAI has now enabled new provision for changing the State/ Union Territory or District in Food Safety Compliance System (FoSCoS)  while applying for modification of FSSAI License/Registration.

The official notification related to Procedure to Change Address in FSSAI License is attached here for reference:

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Earlier Announcement

Earlier vide an Order dated 31 May 2021, FSSAI announced the procedure to migrate from FSSAI State License to FSSAI Central License or vice versa without change in the License number.

Click here to know more about Procedure to Migrate From FSSAI State License to Central License

Modification of FSSAI License

As mentioned above, Food businesses can now retain the same FSSAI license/registration number even in case there is a requirement of change in premise address, by applying a modification of their existing FSSAI license.

Following the FSSAI Food Safety Compliance System (FoSCoS) registration procedure, any registered FBO can modify any given information in the Food License issued by the FSSAI.

Applicable Fee

The fee structure for applying the FSSAI  License Modification to Change Address in FSSAI License is as follows:

Sl.No

Details

Fee

1 Modification of License and Certificate Rs.1000 for license and Rs.100 for registration

As per the FSSAI Notification dated 16th June 2021, FBO is not required to pay the fee for modification of license till October 31st, 2021

Documents Required for Modification of FSSAI License

The FBOs need to upload the following documents for modification of the Licence to Change Address in FSSAI License.

  • Supporting Document for the purpose of modification on the letterhead
  • Any document which is required by the licensing authority to ensure the safety of food

Application Procedure to Change Address in FSSAI License

To change the premise address of the food unit, FBOs need to submit an online application through Food Safety Compliance System (FoSCoS)  and possess a valid receipt of the application having a seventeen-digit application reference number.

Procedure to Change Address in FSSAI License - FoSCoS
Procedure to Change Address in FSSAI License – FoSCoS
  • The FBO needs to login into the FoSCoS portal, a dashboard will be displayed. Click on the Modification option, the FBO can modify the respective FSSAI License or Registration Certificate.
Procedure to Change Address in FSSAI License - FoSCoS Login
Procedure to Change Address in FSSAI License – FoSCoS Login
  • At the time of applying for modification of the FSSAI License along with the requisite fee for change in the jurisdiction, an automatic online application for transfer will be sent to the existing authority.
  • The concerned authority will scrutinize the application within 15 days of receiving the application. The comments related to the application. In case of no comments on the transfer application by the existing authority, the application will be auto-approved by the system.
  • Then the application will forward to the concerned licensing authority, who shall scrutinize the application and approve it according to the Food Safety and Standards (Licensing and Registration of Food Businesses) Regulations, 2011.
  • Once the application is approved, the license with its record/history will shift to the destined licensing authority.

Note: If any Application for FSSAI License modification is rejected by the FSSAI Authority, the particular FBO is needed to stop their business operation till the Modification part gets completed.

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