Government Fees applicable to Food Business Operator:-

Kind of Business Criteria License/ Registration Fee Per Annum
Petty Food Business Operators

Manufactures or sells any kind of food by himself/herself, Petty retailer, hawker, itinerant vendor, temporary stall, Thela, Sweets Shop, Juice Stall etc.

e.g Gol gappa stall, fruits/vegetables vendors, snacks stall, Tea Stall, Samosa, Bread pakoda, retail shops, Temporary Food Stalls like Chinese food stall, South Indian Food etc.

Temporary or fixed stall or food premise involved in preparation, storage, distribution and sale of food products that can be served as a snacks/ tea/coffee and similar variants.

Hawker – Selling packaged or freshly prepared food by travelling (usually on foot or movable carts) from one location to other

Annual Turnover upto Rs. 12 Lacs Registration Rs. 100
Dairy Units including Milk Chilling Units

Dairy processing means handling, processing, manufacturing, packing, storing, distribution & transportation of milk and milk products.

More than 50,000 Liters of Milk per day Central License Rs. 7500
Note: Registration for Petty Milkman, Milk Vendors, License for rest according to Eligibility criteria More than 2500 MT of Milk Solid Per

annum

10001 – 50,000 Ltrs

of Milk per day

State License Rs. 5000
501 MT – 2500 MT

of Milk Solids per

annum

501 – 10,000 Ltrs of Milk per day State License Rs. 3000
2.5 MT – 500 MT of Milk Solids per

annum

Upto 500 Ltrs of Milk per day Registration Rs. 100
Upto 2.5 MT of Milk Solids per annum
Vegetable Oil Processing Units

Vegetable oil processing means processing of vegetables to produce vegetable oils by the process of solvent extraction/expeller and

refining including oil expeller units.

More than 2 MT per day Central License Rs. 7500
1-2 MT per day State License Rs. 5000
  Below 1 MT per day State License Rs. 3000
Turnover upto Rs. 12 Lacs per annum Registration Rs. 100
Slaughtering House Large Animals: More Central License Rs. 7500
Slaughtering means a process of transporting, stunning, butchering, than 50    
dressing, processing, storing & distribution of live animals/poultry Small Animals: More    
birds. than 150    
  Poultry Birds: More    
  than 1000    
Meat shop, Chicken Shop, Mutton Shop Large Animals: 3 to State License Rs. 2000
Lamb Meat etc. 50    
  Small Animals: 11 to    
  150    
  Poultry Birds: 51 to    
  1000    
  Large Animals: 2 Registration Rs. 100
  Small Animals: 10    
  Poultry Birds: 50    
Meat Processing More than 500 Kg

Meat per day

Central License Rs. 7500
Meat processing means further processing of slaughtered

animals/poultry birds into meat & meat products, packaging, storing

& transportation of meat & meat products.

or

More than 150 MT

Meat per annum

   
 

Fish processing means handling, processing of fish, manufacturing of fish products, packing, storing, distribution & transportation of fish and fish products.

Upto 500 Kg Meat per day

or

Upto 150 MT Meat per annum

State License Rs. 3000
  Turnover upto Rs. 12 Lacs per annum Registration Rs. 100
All Food Manufacturing/ Processing units other than Dairy Units, Vegetable Oil, Meat Processing and Slaughtering Houses

 

Manufacturing/Processing Unit means a person/entity which owns or operates an establishment that manufactures or processes a food product.

Production Capacity:

More than 2 MT per day

Central License Rs. 7500
 

This term includes, but is not limited to contract manufacturers, contract packers and other entities that manufactures or processes a

food product.

No Grains, Cereals or Pulses Milling Units    
 

Manufacturing or processing means each step in conversion of raw material derived from livestock and agricultural produce into products for intermediate or final consumption. The process includes procurement, receipt, preparation, Manufacturing/processing, packaging, storage, distribution & transportation of food products.

 

Repacking means packing of food product into different sizes with labeling after doing minimal processing as required like sorting,

Production Capacity:

101 Kgs/Ltrs – 1 MT per Day

 

All Grains, Cereals, Pulses Milling units without any limit

on Production

State License Rs. 3000
grading, sieving etc. from wholesale packages. The food product is not manipulated & the composition or formulation is not affected or changed. Capacity.    
Production Capacity:

1MT – 2 MT per Day

State License Rs. 5000
Turnover upto Rs. 12 Lacs per annum

 

Or

 

Production capacity

upto 100 Kgs/Ltrs per day

Registration Rs. 100
Proprietary Food No restriction on production capacity Central License Rs. 7500
Novel Food

With prior Product Approval/ NOC from FSSAI

No restriction on production capacity Central License Rs. 7500
Storage – Cold/Refrigerated

 

Cold/refrigerated storage is an activity where refrigerated/ frozen food products in packed or unpacked condition is stored for further distribution in refrigeration/ freezing storage facilities.

Storage Capacity of More than 10,000 MT Central License Rs. 7500
Storage Capacity Upto 10,000 MT State License Rs. 2000
Turnover upto Rs. 12 Lacs per annum Registration Rs. 100
Storage – Atmospheric Controlled + Cold

 

Controlled Atmosphere storage is an activity where food products in packed or unpacked condition is stored for further distribution in controlled atmosphere storage facilities. A controlled atmosphere,

generally used for storage of dry commodities & agricultural produce

Storage Capacity of More than 1,000 MT Central License Rs. 7500
Storage Capacity Upto 1,000 MT State License Rs. 2000
in which the concentrations of oxygen, carbon dioxide and nitrogen, as well as the temperature and humidity of a storage room are regulated. Turnover upto Rs. 12 Lacs per annum Registration Rs. 100
Storage Without Atmospheric Controlled + Cold

 

Storage is an activity where food products in packed or unpacked condition is stored for further distribution in storage facilities, also called warehouses, godowns, etc

Storage Capacity of More than 50,000 MT Central License Rs. 7500
Storage Capacity Upto 50,000 MT State License Rs. 2000
Turnover upto Rs. 12 Lacs per annum Registration Rs. 100
Transporter (having a number of specialised vehicles like insulated refrigerated van/wagon, milk tankers etc.)

 

Transportation is an activity of transporting food products (both packed and bulk) from one location to another in vehicles/containers including specialized vehicles like insulated refrigerated van/ wagon, oil/milk tankers etc.

 

Food Trucks are also covered in this category

More than 100 Vehicles and Turnover more than Rs. 30 Crores per annum Central License Rs. 7500
Upto 100 Vehicles and Turnover upto Rs. 30 Crores per annum State License Rs. 2000
Single Vehicle and Turnover upto Rs.

12 Lacs per annum

Registration Rs. 100
Wholesaler

 

Wholesale is an activity in the distribution channel where food product is procured in bulk and then sold to resellers/retailers rather than to consumers.

Turnover more than Rs. 30 Crores per

annum

Central License Rs. 7500
Turnover upto Rs.

30 Crores per annum

State License Rs. 2000
Turnover upto Rs. 12 Lacs per annum Registration Rs. 100
Distributor

 

Distribution is an activity in the distribution channel where food product is distributed from the original place of manufacture to the person who makes the final delivery or sale of the food product to the ultimate consumer.

Turnover more than Rs. 20 Crores per

annum

Central License Rs. 7500
Turnover upto Rs. 20 Crores per

annum

State License Rs. 2000
Turnover upto Rs. 12 Lacs per annum Registration Rs. 100
Supplier

 

Supply is an activity in the distribution channel where food product is

Turnover more than Rs. 20 Crores per

annum

Central License Rs. 7500
provided to the consumer as per the requirements raised by the consumer. Turnover upto Rs.

20 Crores per annum

State License Rs. 2000
Turnover upto Rs. 12 Lacs per annum Registration Rs. 100
Retailer

 

Retail is an activity where food products is procured from a manufacturer, distributor or wholesaler and sold to the ultimate end user.

 

E.g. Retail Shop/ Fish/ Meat/Poultry shop/ seller/Sweet Shop/Snacks/Confectionery or Bakery Shop

Turnover more than Rs. 20 Crores per

annum

Central License Rs. 7500
Turnover upto Rs. 20 Crores per

annum

State License Rs. 2000
Turnover upto Rs. 12 Lacs per annum Registration Rs. 100
Marketer

 

Marketing (self) means promoting food product of a brand in the market which is owned by the self.

 

Marketing (Third Party) means promoting food poduct of a brand in the market which is not owned by the self.

Turnover more than Rs. 20 Crores per

annum

Central License Rs. 7500
Turnover upto Rs. 20 Crores per

annum

State License Rs. 2000
Turnover upto Rs. 12 Lacs per annum Registration Rs. 100
Hotel

 

Hotel is a commercial establishment providing lodging, meals, and other guest services.

 

In general, to be called a hotel, an establishment must have a minimum of six letting bedrooms, at least three of which must have attached (ensuite) private bathroom facilities.

Five Star and Above Central License Rs. 7500
Three Star and Four Star State License Rs. 5000
One Star, Two Star or Hotel without Star Rating by Ministry of Tourism

(HRACC)

State License Rs. 2000
Turnover upto Rs. 12 Lacs per annum Registration Rs. 100
Restaurant and Bars

 

Restaurant is a type of food service operation which prepares, serves food and drinks to customers in exchange for money. Meals are generally served and eaten on the premises, but many restaurants also offer take-out and food delivery services, and some offer only take-out and delivery.

Turnover more than

Rs. 20 Crores per annum

Central License Rs. 7500
Turnover upto Rs. 20 Crores per

annum

State License Rs. 2000
Turnover upto Rs. 12 Lacs per annum Registration Rs. 100
Club/Canteen

 

Canteen or Cafeteria is a dining area in an institution/ establishment serving food (being prepared in the premises or procured from other location or source) to individuals associated with or visiting the institution

Turnover More than Rs 12 Lacs per

annum

State License Rs. 2000
Turnover upto Rs. 12 Lacs per annum Registration Rs. 100
Caterer

Food Service Establishment involved in preparation, storage, serving and /or transport of food for consumption of a group at a venue of ceremony/celebration /ritual/institution.

Turnover More than Rs 20 Crores per annum Central License Rs. 7500
Turnover upto Rs. 20 Crores per annum State License Rs. 2000
Food Vending Agencies

 

Sale of packaged/fresh food from a temporary or fixed stall/cart/ machine by an individual or by automation.

More than 100 Vending Machines and/or located in two or more

States/UTs

Central License Rs. 7500
Upto 100 Vending

Machines in only one State/UT

State License Rs. 2000
Turnover upto Rs. 12 Lacs per annum or Upto 12 Vending Machines in only

one State/UT

Registration Rs. 100
Dhaba

Food service establishment generally located near roadside/highway involved in processing, storing, packaging and selling of food to customers for consumption

 

Boarding houses serving food

A building providing food and lodging for paying guest.

 

Banquet halls with food catering arrangements

A specified area such as hall which is used for the purpose of hosting parties/ ceremonies involved in preparation and serving of food to customers for consumption.

 

Home Based Canteens/ Dabba Wallas

An individual or establishment involved in distribution of packed meals (usually packed lunch) from food service establishments such as home based caterer or restaurants to customers.

 

Permanent/ Temporary stall Holder

A stand/booth/compartment/small covered area being used for

preparation and /or sale of freshly prepared or packaged food for

Turnover more than Rs. 12 Lacs per annum State License Rs. 2000
Turnover upto Rs 12 Lacs per annum Registration Rs. 100
consumption. This structure maybe temporary or permanent (fixed).

 

Food stalls/ Arrangements in religious gatherings/ fairs etc

A stand/booth/compartment/small covered area being used for preparation and /or sale or distribution of freshly prepared or packaged food being offered as Prasad in a religious institution.

     
Importers

Importers importing food items including food ingredients and additives for

commercial use

 

Import is an activity where articles of trade from a foreign source is brought into a domestic market in the course of trade

Importing any type of food product with no limit on the capacity Central License Rs. 7500
Food Business Activities at premises of Central Govt Agencies such as

Storage, Wholesale, Distribution, Retail etc

 

Documents for License as per the business activity – Storage, Wholesale, Distribution, Retail

No limit on Capacity or Turnover Central License Rs. 7500
Departmental Canteens at the premises of Central Govt. Institutions

 

Food Service Establishment involved in preparation and serving of food for

consumption of a group of individuals working or visiting central government

agencies

Turnover More than Rs. 12 Lacs per

annum

Central License Rs. 2000
Turnover upto Rs. 12 Lacs per annum Central Registration Rs. 100
Food Business Activities at premises of Airport/Seaport such as Storage, Wholesale, Distribution, Retail etc

 

Food Service Establishment involved in preparation and serving of food at

airports/seaports

 

Documents for License as per the business activity – Storage, Wholesale, Distribution, Retail

No limit on Capacity or Turnover Central License Rs. 7500
Mid day Meal Caterer –

The Midday Meal Scheme is a school meal programme of the Government of India designed to better the nutritional standing of school-age children nationwide. The programme supplies free lunches on working days for children in primary and upper primary classes in government, government aided, local body, Education Guarantee Scheme, and alternate innovative education centres, Madarsa and Maqtabs supported under Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, and National Child Labour Project schools run by the ministry of labour. Caterer preparing and transporting food to institutions under Midday meal scheme.

Turnover More than Rs 20 Crores per

annum

Central License Rs. 7500
Turnover upto Rs. 20 Crores per annum State License Rs. 2000
Mid Day Meal Canteen-

Canteens serving food under mid day meal scheme in Schools

Turnover More than Rs 12 Lacs per

annum

State License Rs. 2000
Turnover upto Rs. 12 Lacs per annum Registration Rs. 100
Exporter

 

a) Documents for License for 100% Export Oriented Units b) Documents for License for Trader/Merchant Exporter c) Documents for License for Manufacturer Exporter

No limit on Capacity or Turnover Central License Rs. 7500
Caterers/Restaurants/Canteens/Hawkers/Petty Retailers at the premises of Railway Stations or under the control of Indian Railways Turnover More than Rs. 12 Lacs per

annum

Central License Rs. 2000
Turnover upto Rs. 12 Lacs per annum Central Registration Rs. 100
E-Commerce

 

E-commerce also known as electronic commerce or internet commerce, refers to the buying and selling of goods or services using the internet, and the transfer of money and data to execute these transactions. Ecommerce is often used to refer to the sale of physical products online, but it can also describe any kind of commercial transaction that is facilitated through the internet.

No limit on Capacity or Turnover Central License Rs. 7500
Head Office/Registered Office

 

Food Business Operators having food business activities in two or more States/UTs have to declare one Head Office/Registered Office.

 

Documents for Head office License only

Documents for Head Office License along with Food Business Activity

No limit on Capacity or Turnover Central License Rs. 7500
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