All 13 Food Business License / Permits Required To Start Any Type of Food Business in India

Bhupender Nagar Bhupender Nagar | Blog Writter | Updated

The FSSAI being a central act has to be complied with all the food business operators in the country. However, India being a big market, each state may have their local laws which may also need to be complied with. Some of the approvals, registrations and licenses that a food business operator may be required to obtain from various authorities under other laws are below:

  • Health and trade licenses from the municipal corporation of the relevant area,
  • Verification certificate under the Standards of Weights and Measures Act, 1976 for each of the outlets issued by the Department of Legal Metrology of the respective areas,
  • Eating house license
  • Environmental clearance
  • Registration under the police act of the respective city/state
  • No-objection certificate for fire prevention and safety
  • Liquor license.
  • Registration under the shops and establishments act of the respective state
  • A license for playing music in restaurants is also required for playing recorded or live music.
  • It is mandatory for a food business to obtain insurance from any insurance company with regard to public policy, product liability, fire policy, building and assets. Other insurances though are not mandatory may be useful if taken.
  • registration under the Employees' Provident Funds and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952 if it is engaging more than 20 employees.
  • Registration is also required under the Central Excise Act, 1944 as in respect of goods specified in Third Schedule of the said act, repacking, re-labeling, putting or altering retail sale price etc. will fall into the category of manufacture.
  • Subject to applicability, other statutory and regulatory compliances may also include registrations under Income Tax Act, 1861, Customs Act, 1962, sales tax, service tax and other labor laws.


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  • Registration of Business Entity
  1. Proprietorship
  2. One Person Company.
  3. Partnership
  4. Limited Liability Partnership (LLP)
  5.                           or
  6. Private Limited Company (Pvt Ltd)


  • FSSAI Food License
  1. Registration Type    Annual turnover
  2. Basic registration :   Up to 12 Lakhs
  3. State License :           Up to 20 crores
  4. Central License :       More than 20 crores.


  • Trademark Registration of Food Business
  1. Get You Trademark Here


  • Fire Department NOC
  1. Connect @  : +91 7558 640 644 to apply for Fire department NOC.


  • Health and Trade License
  1. Get Your Health / Trade License Here


  • Insurance Required
  1. Connect @  : +91 7558 640 644 to apply for Insurance for your business.
  • Environmental Clearance
  1. Get Your environmental clearance NOC from the state pollution board of your city / state Here


  • Liquor or Bar license
  1. Get Liquor license Here
  2. GST Registration
  3. Register for Goods and Service Tax Here.


  • Verification Certificate
  1. Connect @  : +91 7558 640 644 to apply for Verification Certificate


  • License For Playing Music In Restaurants
  1. Apply for License for playing music in restaurant Here


  • Eating House License Registration
  1. Get your business Eating House License Here


  • Registrations Under Income Tax Act, 1861, Customs Act, 1962 And Other Labour Laws
  1. Connect @  : +91 7558 640 644 to apply for Registration under income tax act, 1861.


  • Employees' Provident Funds
  1. Register for Employees' Provident Funds Here


Registration under the Central Excise Act
  1. Connect @  : +91 7558 640 644 to apply for Registration under the Central Excise act.


  • Returns Required To File By FBO
  1. Connect @  : +91 7558 640 644 for Company Annual Returns

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