Wednesday 17 February 2021



One of the essential procedural compliances while setting up a restaurant business in India is to obtain FSSAI Registration and apply for FSSAI Food License under the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006. The FSSAI License is obtained by restaurants and Food Business Operators (FBO) to carry out any business related to food like manufacturer, sale, storage or distribution of food in India.

How to obtain Food License in India?

FSSAI Registration Process

Food Safety and Standard Authority of India (FSSAI) license can be obtained by registering online at Detailed information on FSSAI Registration and FSSAI license documents has been provided on this website. One of the first steps while obtaining FSSAI license is to check the type of license/ certificate the FBO is eligible for.

The process of registration is further categorized into:

1.      Central License

2.      State License

3.      Registration

What is the Cost or Fees for FSSAI food license?

Particular of Fees


Fees for registration

INR 100

Fees for license issued by central licensing authority

INR 7500

Fees for license issued by state licensing authority:

    • Manufacturer /miller
      • Above 1 mt per day production or 10,001 to 50,000 LPD of milk or 501 to 2500 mt of milk solids per annum:
      • Below 1 mt of production or 501 to 10,000 LPD of milk or 2.5 mt to 500 mt of milk solids per annum:
    • Hotels-3 star and above:



INR 5000


INR 3000

INR 5000

All food service providers including restaurants/boarding houses, clubs etc. Serving food, canteens (schools, colleges, office, institutions), caterers, banquet halls with food catering arrangements, food vendors like dabba wallas etc:

INR 5000

Any other food business operator

INR 2000

Mandatory display of FSSAI License Number and Logo

The Law mandates that FSSAI logo and license number shall be displayed on label of the food package. For imported food products- the importer shall display FSSAI logo and license number along with the name and address of the importer.

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