As per Section 31(1) of FSS Act, 2006 every Food Business Operator in the country is required to be licensed under the Food Safety &Standards Authority of India. The licensing and registration procedure and requirements are regulated by Food Safety & Standards (Licensing and Registration of food Business) Regulations, 2011 Pdf size:( 0.17 MB).
Food Licensing and Registration System (FLRS) external link is an online system launched by FSSAI to facilitate FBOs in India to apply for license / registration certificate and help them track their applications during the course of processing. 
As of date 35 States / UTs issue license / registration certificate online. 
Eligibility criteria
1. State License-
  • Food Businesses with Annual Turnover between 12 lakh and 20 crore.
  • All grain, cereal and pulses milling units irrespective of turnover.

2. Central License- 

  • Food Businesses with Annual Turnover more than 20 crores.
  • Operating business in two or more States.
  • Food business covered under Schedule 1 of FSS (Licensing and Registration of Food Businesses) Regulations, 2011. 

Licensing Process external link