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 BusinessCriteriaLicense/ RegistrationFee Per Annum
HotelA 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 AboveCentral LicenseRs. 7500
Three Star and Four StarState LicenseRs. 5000
Turnover up to Rs. 12 Lakhs per annumRegistrationRs. 100
Restaurant and BarsA 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 annumCentral LicenseRs. 7500
Turnover up to Rs. 20 Crores per annumState LicenseRs. 2000
Turnover up to Rs. 12 Lakhs per annumRegistrationRs. 100
Club/CanteenA 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 annumState LicenseRs. 2000
Turnover up to Rs. 12 Lakhs per annumRegistrationRs. 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.

1Manufacturing LicenseRs.2000 to 7500 per year
2Registration CertificateRs.100 per year
3Modification of License and CertificateRs.1000 for the license and Rs.100 for the registration
4Renewal of License and CertificateSame 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.

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