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 Grant of Food Licence

Food and Drug Administration M.S. Grants Licences for Food manufacturers in Forms B as prescribed in the Prevention of Food Adulteration Act 1954 . The Licence is granted in Form B.

Procedure to obtain Food Licence

How to Apply for License/Registration Online
For License:FBOs are required to have a valid and active personal e-mail ID and Mobile Number

For Registration:FBOs are required to have a valid personal e-mail ID OR Mobile Number

The name of the FBO should be spelt correctly and in bold letters in the application

As per the successful submission of application, the system will generate a unique Reference Id for the application.

Take a print out of the "Acknowledgment" and "Online Application Form" and pay fee online or the Demand Draft for the fee (if payment mode is Demand Draft) and supported documents (Refer Document Checklist) required along with the application and submit the application to your Designated Officer of district of Food and Drug Administration, Maharashtra for State Licenses, within 15 days from the date of submission of application online.

Documents to be enclosed for New Application for License to Central / State Licensing Authority
  • Form-B duly completed and signed (in duplicate) by the proprietor/ partner or the authorised signatory (mandatory for all). 

  • Blueprint/layout plan of the processing unit showing the dimensions in metres/square metres and operation-wise area allocation (mandatory for manufacturing and processing units only).

  • List of Directors with full address and contact details (mandatory for companies only)

  • Name and List of Equipments and Machinery along with the number, installed capacity and horse power used (mandatory for manufacturing and processing units only).

  • Photo ID and address proof issued by Government authority of Proprietor/Partner/Director(s)/Authorized 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. (mandatory for manufacturing and processors).

  • 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/Memorandum & Articles of Association towards the constitution of the firm. (optional).

  • 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)

  • Food Safety Management System plan or certificate (if any).

  • Source of milk or procurement plan for milk including location of milk collection centre’s etc. in case of Milk and Milk Products processing units.(wherever applicable).

  • Source of raw material for meat and meat processing plants. (wherever applicable).

  • Pesticide residues report of water in case of units manufacturing packaged drinking water, packaged Mineral water and/or carbonated water from a recognized/ public health

  • Recall plan wherever applicable, with details on whom the product is distributed. (Optional).

  • NOCs from Municipality or local body. (optional).

  • Documents to be included for Renewal or Transfer of License given under other existing laws prior to these Regulations

    1. Any change in documents or information provided during grant of previous license. (mandatory).
    2. Certificate or Plan of Food Safety Management System being adopted (for units under Central Licensing it has to be a certificate from accredited agencies) - An Advisory has already been issued vide letter no. 1(56)2012/ Advisory/FSSAI dt: 02.04.2012 declaring that FBO will submit an affidavit on a non-judicial stamp paper declaring that FBO will comply with Good Manufacturing Practices as mentioned in Schedule – 4 of FSS (Licensing and Registration of Food Businesses) Regulation, 2011.
    3. List of workers with their medical fitness certificates. (These may be available with the units and be shown at the time of inspection).
    4. Name, qualification and details of technical personnel in charge of operation. (mandatory for manufacturing & processing units).

  • Fees for Registration -Rs 100

  • Fees for License issued by Central Licensing Authority: Rs 7500

  • Fees for License issued by State Licensing Authority:
    1. Manufacturer /Miller
    a. Above 1MT per day Production or 10,001 to 50,000 LPD of milk or 501 to 2500 MT of milk solids per annum : Rs.5000/—
    b. Below 1 MT of Production or 501 to 10,000 LPD of milk or 2.5 MT to 500 MT of milk solids per annum : Rs.3000/—

    2. Hotels -3 Star and above: Rs.5000/—
    3. All Food Service providers including restaurants/boarding houses, clubs etc. serving food, Canteens (Schools, Colleges, Office, Institutions), Caterers, Banquet halls with food catering arrangements, food vendors like dabba wallas etc :Rs.2000/—
    4. Any other Food Business Operator : Rs.2000/—

  • The fees paid by any applicant for a license shall not be refundable under any circumstances.

    Issue of Duplicate registration or License

  • Where a registration certificate or license is lost, destroyed, torn, defaced or mutilated, the applicant may apply for a duplicate copy of the registration certificate or license during the validity period, accompanied with a fee amounting to 10% of the applicable License fee.

  • On receipt of such an application, the Licensing Authority shall grant a duplicate copy of the registration certificate or license, as the case may be to the applicant with the word "Duplicate" appearing prominently thereon.

  • Mode of Payment

  • The payment shall be made by the Food Business Operator through Bank draft or online transfer or treasury chalan or any other suitable means as specified by time to time.



The application is scrutinized and premises inspected.

Stage 3

Grant of Licence

If all conditions as prescribed by the act are complied licence is granted
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