A Food Business Operator License is a license granted by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India that The Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 has made it mandatory for entities involved in the activities related to the entity to carry on activities related to any stage of manufacturing, processing, packaging, storage, transportation, distribution of food, import and includes food services, catering services, sale of food or food ingredients.
Application to commence a food business must be made to the FSSAI license requires online registration on FSSAI website and submit document file prepared according to licensing requirements as per Central/State licensing/registration requirements. The application for Food Business Operator License in the prescribed format along with supporting documents, Based on the application and supporting documents, FSSAI will accord approval. The list of documents required for conversion of license, whereas for new license application there are 18 to 24 types of documents to be attached to apply.

Documents Required for New License Application
• Form-B Duly completed and signed (In Duplicate) by the Proprietor/Partner or the Authorized Signatory
• Blueprint/layout plan of the processing unit showing the dimensions in metres/square meters and operation-wise area allocation (mandatory for manufacturing and processing units only)
• List of Directors / Partners / Proprietor / Executive Members of Society/Trust with full address and contact details (mandatory for companies only)
• Name and List of Equipment’s and Machinery along with the number, installed capacity and horse power used (mandatory for manufacturing and processing units only)
• Photo I.D and address proof issued by Government authority of Proprietor/Partner/Director(s)/Authorised Signatory. (optional)
• List of food category desired to be manufactured. (In case of manufacturers)
• Authority letter with name and address of responsible person nominated by the manufacturer along with alternative responsible person indicating the powers vested with them viz assisting the officers in inspections, collection of samples, packing & dispatch. (for manufacturers / processors)
• Recall plan wherever applicable, with details on whom the product is distributed. (optional)
• Pesticide residues report of water in case of units manufacturing packaged drinking water, packaged Mineral water and/or carbonated water from a recognised/ public health laboratory
• Supporting documentary proof for Turnover
• Ministry of Commerce Certificate for 100% EOU
• NOCs from Municipality or local body. (optional)
• Analysis report (Chemical & Bacteriological) of water to be used as ingredient in food from a recognized/ public health laboratory to confirm the portability (mandatory only for manufacturing and processing units only)
• Proof of possession of premises. (Sale deed/ Rent agreement / Electricity bill, etc.) (optional)
• Partnership Deed/Affidavit of Proprietorship/Memorandum & Articles of Association towards the constitution of the firm. (optional) – For MoA – Three pages need to be uploaded (First page – Certification of incorporation, Second page – Authorization of food business activity and Third page – list of directors with addresses)
• Copy of certificate obtained under Coop Act – 1861/Multi State Coop Act – 2002 in case of Cooperatives. (wherever applicable)
• NOC from manufacturer (mandatory for re-labellers and re-packers only)
• Food Safety Management System plan or certificate (if any)
• Source of milk or procurement plan for milk including location of milk collection centres etc. in case of Milk and Milk Products processing units.(wherever applicable)
• Source of raw material for meat and meat processing plants. (wherever applicable)
• NOC/PA document issued by FSSAI (In case of multiple documents, merge them into one document and then upload)
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