FSSAI or Food License

The FSSAI maintains and promotes public health by regulating and supervising food safety across the country. They do this following the guidelines of the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 which is an Act with information about food safety and regulations.


Food Safety and Standards Authority of India is an autonomous body established under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, under the Government of India. It is headed by a non-executive Chairperson, appointed by the Central Government, either holding or has held the position of not below the rank of Secretary to the Government of India. Being in charge of the entire country, they have their main office in Delhi. They also have smaller regional offices across the country, like in Delhi, Guwahati, Mumbai, Kolkata, Cochin, and Chennai.

Each Indian state has its own State FSSA under the Act. Every FSSAI registration and State FSSAI license are issued by the state FSSA in which business operations are set up. The central FSSAI license is issued by the main FSSA authority.


What are some of the documents needed for the application process?

We have mentioned a list of documents that applicants should keep handly before they begin the application process for their licences.

  • Proof of identification such as PAN Card details, Passport, Voter ID, drivers licence and so on.
  • Proof of residence such as Passport, Voter ID, Government bank account etc.
  • Proof of ownership or lease documents if the land is being rented.
  • Registration documents of the company or establishment to prove that it is valid.
  • Self-attested no objection certificate (NOC) from the owner of the premise, if it is being rented out for an eatery.
  • Trade License from NDMC/DCB/MCD/Airport Operator depending on the location of the establishment.
  • Certification of Incorporation of the companies and LLP.
  • Memorandum of Association of the eating house and LLP.
  • Complete list of Director or Partner Names and the current Form 32.
  • The nomination of the Authorised signatory on the company’s letterhead. This could be more than one individual.
  • Resolution of the board for conducting business.
  • Copy of the FSSAI license/registration papers.
  • Updated GST registration certificate.
  • Certificate of registration issued by the Labour Department, GNCT of the state.
  • Fire Safety Certification applicable for eating houses, seating a minimum of 50 people at a time.
  • List of all employees working in the eating house including food handler details – their name, parentage, and address.
  • Consent Letter from the DPCC (a provisional license provided based on the application submission proof).
  • Approved site plan with Fire Safety measure certificates.
  • Self-attested prescribed Affidavit for issuing a fresh license.
  • Police Clearance Certificate (PCC).
  • Permissions from the Indian Performing Right Society (IPRS), for having amusement activities like DJ, Live Band, and Discotheque.
  • Proof of CCTV or surveillance systems installed along with at least 30 days of video recording having the details of installation or invoice of CCTV, etc.
  • Photographs of the allocated space.
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