1. Basic FSSAI Registration- This category is suitable for businesses such as petty retailers, small eateries, food stalls, and home-based food businesses.
3. Central FSSAI License - This category includes manufacturers, importers, exporters, and food businesses with an annual turnover above a higher specified limit.
2.StateFSSAILicence - Restaurants,foodmanufacturers, distributors, and caterers fall under this category. The State License requires more detailed documentation, including a food safety management plan, and businesses may need to undergo periodic inspections.
A) Scale of operations: Evaluate the annual turnover of your business and the number of locations or states in which you operate. This will help determine whether you need a central license, state license, or registration.
B) Scale of operations: Evaluate the annual turnover of your business and the number of locations or states in which you operate. This will help determine whether you need a central license, state license, or registration.
c) Expansion plans: Consider your future growth prospects and whether your business may expand to other states or engage in interstate trade. If expansion is a possibility, it’s important to choose a license that allows for such expansion without requiring additional licenses or registrations.
e) Food product categories: The FSSAI classifies food products into various categories such as dairy, meat, fruits and vegetables, packaged foods, etc. Understanding which category your products fall under will help you determine the appropriate license for your business.
d) Compliance requirements: Evaluate your ability to meet the documentation, infrastructure, and compliance standards specified for each license category. Some licenses have more stringent requirements than others, so ensure that you can meet the necessary criteria for the chosen license.