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Food License Fees

Government fees structure for Food License in India

  • Fees for basic FSSAI License is fixed at INR 100 for one year.
  • The FSSAI State License fees ranges from INR 2000/- to 5000/- a year.
  • Fees for FSSAI Central license is fixed at INR 7500/- per year.

Table Showing Government Fees for FSSAI registration / Food License in India

License/ Registration

Criteria

Fee Per Annum

Kind of Business

Registration

Annual Turnover upto Rs. 12 Lacs

Rs. 100

Petty Food Business Operators Manufactures or sells any kind of food by himself/herself, Petty retailer, hawker, itinerant vendor, temporary stall, Thela, Sweets Shop, Juice Stall etc. e.g Gol gappa stall, fruits/vegetables vendors, snacks stall, Tea Stall, Samosa, Bread pakoda, retail shops, Temporary Food Stalls like Chinese food stall, South Indian Food etc. Temporary or fixed stall or food premise involved in preparation, storage, distribution and sale of food products that can be served as a snacks/ tea/coffee and similar variants. Hawker - Selling packaged or freshly prepared food by travelling (usually on foot or movable carts) from one location to other

Central License

More than 50,000 Liters of Milk per day More than 2500 MT of Milk Solid Per annum

Rs. 7500

Dairy Units including Milk Chilling Units Dairy processing means handling, processing, manufacturing, packing, storing, distribution & transportation of milk and milk products. Note: Registration for Petty Milkman, Milk Vendors, License for rest according to Eligibility criteria

State License

10001 - 50,000 Ltrs of Milk per day 501 MT - 2500 MT of Milk Solids per annum

Rs. 5000

State License

501 - 10,000 Ltrs of Milk per day 2.5 MT - 500 MT of Milk Solids per annum

Rs. 3000

Registration

Upto 500 Ltrs of Milk per day Upto 2.5 MT of Milk Solids per annum

Rs. 100

Central License

More than 2 MT per day

Rs. 7500

Vegetable Oil Processing Units Vegetable oil processing means processing of vegetables to produce vegetable oils by the process of solvent extraction/expeller and refining including oil expeller units.

State License

1-2 MT per day

Rs. 5000

State License

Below 1 MT per day

Rs. 3000

 

Registration

Turnover upto Rs. 12 Lacs per annum

Rs. 100

 

Central License

Large Animals: More than 50 Small Animals: More than 150 Poultry Birds: More than 1000

Rs. 7500

Slaughtering House Slaughtering means a process of transporting, stunning, butchering, dressing, processing, storing & distribution of live animals/poultry birds.

State License

Large Animals: 3 to 50 Small Animals: 11 to 150 Poultry Birds: 51 to 1000

Rs. 2000

Meat shop, Chicken Shop, Mutton Shop Lamb Meat etc.

Registration

Large Animals: 2 Small Animals: 10 Poultry Birds: 50

Rs. 100

 

Central License

More than 500 Kg Meat per day or More than 150 MT Meat per annum

Rs. 7500

Meat Processing Meat processing means further processing of slaughtered animals/poultry birds into meat & meat products, packaging, storing & transportation of meat & meat products.

State License

Upto 500 Kg Meat per day or Upto 150 MT Meat per annum

Rs. 3000

Fish processing means handling, processing of fish, manufacturing of fish products, packing, storing, distribution & transportation of fish and fish products.

Registration

Turnover upto Rs. 12 Lacs per annum

Rs. 100

 

Central License

Production Capacity: More than 2 MT per day No Grains, Cereals or Pulses Milling Units

Rs. 7500

All Food Manufacturing/ Processing units other than Dairy Units, Vegetable Oil, Meat Processing and Slaughtering Houses Manufacturing/Processing Unit means a person/entity which owns or operates an establishment that manufactures or processes a food product. This term includes, but is not limited to contract manufacturers, contract packers and other entities that manufactures or processes a food product.

State License

Production Capacity: 101 Kgs/Ltrs - 1 MT per Day All Grains, Cereals, Pulses Milling units without any limit on Production

Rs. 3000

Manufacturing or processing means each step in conversion of raw material derived from livestock and agricultural produce into products for intermediate or final consumption. The process includes procurement, receipt, preparation, Manufacturing/processing, packaging, storage, distribution & transportation of food products. Repacking means packing of food product into different sizes with labeling after doing minimal processing as required like sorting,

 

Capacity.

 

grading, sieving etc. from wholesale packages. The food product is not manipulated & the composition or formulation is not affected or changed.

State License

Production Capacity: 1MT - 2 MT per Day

Rs. 5000

 

Registration

Turnover upto Rs. 12 Lacs per annum Or Production capacity upto 100 Kgs/Ltrs per day

Rs. 100

 

Central License

No restriction on production capacity

Rs. 7500

Proprietary Food

Central License

No restriction on production capacity

Rs. 7500

Novel Food With prior Product Approval/ NOC from FSSAI

Central License

Storage Capacity of More than 10,000 MT

Rs. 7500

Storage - Cold/Refrigerated Cold/refrigerated storage is an activity where refrigerated/ frozen food products in packed or unpacked condition is stored for further

State License

Storage Capacity Upto 10,000 MT

Rs. 2000

distribution in refrigeration/ freezing storage facilities.

Registration

Turnover upto Rs. 12 Lacs per annum

Rs. 100

 

Central License

Storage Capacity of More than 1,000 MT

Rs. 7500

Storage - Atmospheric Controlled + Cold Controlled Atmosphere storage is an activity where food products in

State License

Storage Capacity Upto 1,000 MT

Rs. 2000

packed or unpacked condition is stored for further distribution in controlled atmosphere storage facilities. A controlled atmosphere, generally used for storage of dry commodities & agricultural produce

Registration

Turnover upto Rs. 12 Lacs per annum

Rs. 100

in which the concentrations of oxygen, carbon dioxide and nitrogen, as well as the temperature and humidity of a storage room are regulated.

Central License

Storage Capacity of More than 50,000 MT

Rs. 7500

Storage Without Atmospheric Controlled + Cold Storage is an activity where food products in packed or unpacked condition is stored for further distribution in storage facilities, also called warehouses, godowns, etc

State License

Storage Capacity Upto 50,000 MT

Rs. 2000

Registration

Turnover upto Rs. 12 Lacs per annum

Rs. 100

Central License

More than 100 Vehicles and Turnover more than Rs. 30 Crores per annum

Rs. 7500

Transporter (having a number of specialised vehicles like insulated refrigerated van/wagon, milk tankers etc.) Transportation is an activity of transporting food products (both packed and bulk) from one location to another in vehicles/containers including specialized vehicles like insulated refrigerated van/ wagon, oil/milk tankers etc. Food Trucks are also covered in this category

State License

Upto 100 Vehicles and Turnover upto Rs. 30 Crores per annum

Rs. 2000

Registration

Single Vehicle and Turnover upto Rs. 12 Lacs per annum

Rs. 100

Central License

Turnover more than Rs. 30 Crores per annum

Rs. 7500

Wholesaler Wholesale is an activity in the distribution channel where food product is procured in bulk and then sold to resellers/retailers rather than to consumers.

State License

Turnover upto Rs. 30 Crores per annum

Rs. 2000

Registration

Turnover upto Rs. 12 Lacs per annum

Rs. 100

Central License

Turnover more than Rs. 20 Crores per annum

Rs. 7500

Distributor Distribution is an activity in the distribution channel where food product is distributed from the original place of manufacture to the person who makes the final delivery or sale of the food product to the ultimate consumer.

State License

Turnover upto Rs. 20 Crores per annum

Rs. 2000

Registration

Turnover upto Rs. 12 Lacs per annum

Rs. 100

Central License

Turnover more than Rs. 20 Crores per annum

Rs. 7500

Supplier Supply is an activity in the distribution channel where food product is

State License

Turnover upto Rs. 20 Crores per annum

Rs. 2000

provided to the consumer as per the requirements raised by the consumer.

Registration

Turnover upto Rs. 12 Lacs per annum

Rs. 100

Central License

Turnover more than Rs. 20 Crores per annum

Rs. 7500

Retailer Retail is an activity where food products is procured from a manufacturer, distributor or wholesaler and sold to the ultimate end user. E.g. Retail Shop/ Fish/ Meat/Poultry shop/ seller/Sweet Shop/Snacks/Confectionery or Bakery Shop

State License

Turnover upto Rs. 20 Crores per annum

Rs. 2000

Registration

Turnover upto Rs. 12 Lacs per annum

Rs. 100

Central License

Turnover more than Rs. 20 Crores per annum

Rs. 7500

Marketer Marketing (self) means promoting food product of a brand in the market which is owned by the self. Marketing (Third Party) means promoting food poduct of a brand in the market which is not owned by the self.

State License

Turnover upto Rs. 20 Crores per annum

Rs. 2000

Registration

Turnover upto Rs. 12 Lacs per annum

Rs. 100

Central License

Five Star and Above

Rs. 7500

Hotel Hotel is a commercial establishment providing lodging, meals, and other guest services. In general, 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.

State License

Three Star and Four Star

Rs. 5000

State License

One Star, Two Star or Hotel without Star Rating by Ministry of Tourism (HRACC)

Rs. 2000

Registration

Turnover upto Rs. 12 Lacs per annum

Rs. 100

Central License

Turnover more than Rs. 20 Crores per annum

Rs. 7500

Restaurant and Bars Restaurant is a type of food service operation which prepares, serves food and drinks to customers 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.

State License

Turnover upto Rs. 20 Crores per annum

Rs. 2000

Registration

Turnover upto Rs. 12 Lacs per annum

Rs. 100

State License

Turnover More than Rs 12 Lacs per annum

Rs. 2000

Club/Canteen Canteen or Cafeteria is a dining area in an institution/ establishment

Registration

Turnover upto Rs. 12 Lacs per annum

Rs. 100

serving food (being prepared in the premises or procured from other location or source) to individuals associated with or visiting the institution

Central License

Turnover More than Rs 20 Crores per annum

Rs. 7500

Caterer Food Service Establishment involved in preparation, storage, serving and /or transport of food for consumption of a group at a venue of ceremony/celebration /ritual/institution.

State License

Turnover upto Rs. 20 Crores per annum

Rs. 2000

 

Central License

More than 100 Vending Machines and/or located in two or more States/UTs

Rs. 7500

Food Vending Agencies Sale of packaged/fresh food from a temporary or fixed stall/cart/ machine by an individual or by automation.

State License

Upto 100 Vending Machines in only one State/UT

Rs. 2000

 

Registration

Turnover upto Rs. 12 Lacs per annum or Upto 12 Vending Machines in only one State/UT

Rs. 100

 

State License

Turnover more than Rs. 12 Lacs per annum

Rs. 2000

Dhaba Food service establishment generally located near roadside/highway involved in processing, storing, packaging and selling of food to customers for consumption

Registration

Turnover upto Rs 12 Lacs per annum

Rs. 100

Boarding houses serving food A building providing food and lodging for paying guest.

 

 

 

Banquet halls with food catering arrangements A specified area such as hall which is used for the purpose of hosting parties/ ceremonies involved in preparation and serving of food to customers for consumption.

 

 

 

Home Based Canteens/ Dabba Wallas An individual or establishment involved in distribution of packed meals (usually packed lunch) from food service establishments such as home based caterer or restaurants to customers.

 

 

 

Permanent/ Temporary stall Holder A stand/booth/compartment/small covered area being used for preparation and /or sale of freshly prepared or packaged food for

 

 

 

consumption. This structure maybe temporary or permanent (fixed). Food stalls/ Arrangements in religious gatherings/ fairs etc A stand/booth/compartment/small covered area being used for preparation and /or sale or distribution of freshly prepared or packaged food being offered as Prasad in a religious institution.

Central License

Importing any type of food product with no limit on the capacity

Rs. 7500

Importers Importers importing food items including food ingredients and additives for commercial use Import is an activity where articles of trade from a foreign source is brought into a domestic market in the course of trade

Central License

No limit on Capacity or Turnover

Rs. 7500

Food Business Activities at premises of Central Govt Agencies such as Storage, Wholesale, Distribution, Retail etc Documents for License as per the business activity - Storage, Wholesale, Distribution, Retail

Central License

Turnover More than Rs. 12 Lacs per annum

Rs. 2000

Departmental Canteens at the premises of Central Govt. Institutions

Central Registration

Turnover upto Rs. 12 Lacs per annum

Rs. 100

Food Service Establishment involved in preparation and serving of food for consumption of a group of individuals working or visiting central government agencies

Central License

No limit on Capacity or Turnover

Rs. 7500

Food Business Activities at premises of Airport/Seaport such as Storage, Wholesale, Distribution, Retail etc

 

 

 

Food Service Establishment involved in preparation and serving of food at airports/seaports

 

 

 

Documents for License as per the business activity - Storage, Wholesale, Distribution, Retail

 

 

 

 

Central License

Turnover More than Rs 20 Crores per annum

Rs. 7500

Mid day Meal Caterer - The Midday Meal Scheme is a school meal programme of the Government of India designed to better the nutritional standing of school-age children nationwide. The programme supplies free lunches on working days for children in primary and upper primary classes in government, government aided, local body, Education Guarantee Scheme, and alternate innovative education centres, Madarsa and Maqtabs supported under Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, and National Child Labour Project schools run by the ministry of labour. Caterer preparing and transporting food to institutions under Midday meal scheme.

State License

Turnover upto Rs. 20 Crores per annum

Rs. 2000

State License

Turnover More than Rs 12 Lacs per annum

Rs. 2000

Mid Day Meal Canteen- Canteens serving food under mid day meal scheme in Schools

Registration

Turnover upto Rs. 12 Lacs per annum

Rs. 100

Central License

No limit on Capacity or Turnover

Rs. 7500

Exporter a)    Documents for License for 100% Export Oriented Units b)    Documents for License for Trader/Merchant Exporter c)    Documents for License for Manufacturer Exporter

Central License

Turnover More than Rs. 12 Lacs per annum

Rs. 2000

Caterers/Restaurants/Canteens/Hawkers/Petty Retailers at the premises of Railway Stations or under the control of Indian Railways

Central Registration

Turnover upto Rs. 12 Lacs per annum

Rs. 100

Central License

No limit on Capacity or Turnover

Rs. 7500

E-Commerce E-commerce also known as electronic commerce or internet commerce, refers to the buying and selling of goods or services using the internet, and the transfer of money and data to execute these transactions. Ecommerce is often used to refer to the sale of physical products online, but it can also describe any kind of commercial transaction that is facilitated through the internet.

Central License

No limit on Capacity or Turnover

Rs. 7500

Head Office/Registered Office Food Business Operators having food business activities in two or more States/UTs have to declare one Head Office/Registered Office.

 

 

 

Documents for Head office License only Documents for Head Office License along with Food Business Activity

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