FSSAI License Renewal

The food operator business (FBOs) who are indulged in activities related to food articles including manufacturing, trading, restaurants, etc. shall obtain a 14-digit Registration/License number which must be printed on food packages with the logo of FSSAI, as a sign of authentication of the food article.

The FSSAI certificate has a validity of a minimum of 01 years and a maximum of 05 years. And after the validity of the FSSAI license is expired, the FBO must apply for license renewal in order to continue his business operations.

It is very significant to keep note of the expiration of FSSAI registration/ license, so that can be renewed on time in order to avoid any form of penalties. As simplified as it is to register the FSSAI license, similarly the process of renewal has also been made easier. 
The enhanced version of the compliance portal i.e. FoSCoS (Food Safety Compliance System) has reduced the time and efforts to apply for renewal of license in comparison to the earlier ways of renewing the license.
It is also pertinent to note that the FBOs must apply for renewal of the license on or before the expiry of their original registration/ license tenure, to keep the business operations running smoothly.
Process to apply for Renewal of Registration / License:

The renewal application can be made through two modes:
Through Login on the FoSCoS portal
Through FoSCoS homepage

Step 1: Log in to the FoSCoS portal.
Step 2: Click on “Renewal” and from the drop-down menu select “Apply for renewal of license/registration”
Step 3: A list of licenses/registration issued to the user will appear. Click on "Proceed" against the application number which is to be renewed.
Step 4: Afterwards Form B will appear with the following details: 
Premises Details: Cannot be edited 
Product Selection: Cannot be edited 
Communication Details: Can be edited (except registered address which cannot be edited) 
Required Documents: Need to upload requisite documents
Payment: Fees to be paid as per year(s) selected by the user for renewal of license 

Step 5: After the payment process is completed, a 17-digit registration number will be allotted to the user for future reference. 

Through FOSCOS Homepage

Step 1: Go to FoSCoS homepage and click “Renewal of License and Registration Fee: Same as new Lic/Reg”.
Step 2: Put the License/Registration number along with the validity end date and captcha code and then click on the "Submit" button.
Step 3: Afterwards click on the "Proceed" button.
Step 4: A new page will appear with “Form B”, here the user shall upload the requisite documents and enter details of the year(s) for which the license is required to be renewed. Then select the method of payment and submit the application.
Step 5: After completion of payment, the payment receipt will be generated with a 17-digit reference number for future reference.
Step 6: To know the status of the application, the user can go to the Homepage i.e. foodlicensing.fssai.gov.in, and enter a 17-digit reference number to track his application.

Points to Consider

License(s)/Registration Certificate eligible for Renewal shall be listed 180 days prior to the expiry of License. 
User cannot apply for License(s)/Registration Certificate if user's License(s)/Registration Certificate has expired as of the date of filing the application of renewal. 

In case the License(s)/Registration Certificate has expired as of the date, then the user needs to submit a new application.
When the renewal application is processed 30 days prior to the expiration of the License(s)/Registration Certificate then only renewal fees are charged.

After the expiry of above mentioned 30 days (in point No. 4), a fine of Rs.100 per day will be charged along with the renewal fees.

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