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Kerala - Obtain Food Safety License (FSSAI) for Food Import and Export

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Procedure[edit]

Apply In-Person:

  1. To register or to Obtain FSSAI License for Food Import and Export you can approach the Commissioner of Food Safety / Officer-In-Charge for Food Safety.
  2. To know the contact details click here: Commissioner Of Food safety
  3. You can download the application Form-B from the following link: FSSAI Application. After visiting the website click on the Form-B option located below in the State license category.
  4. Please make sure you are eligible to make the application by going through the eligibility criteria provided under the “Eligibility” section of this page.
  5. First download the Form-B from the link and fill all the required informations and you need to submit the form to the Commissioner Food safety department. Contact is mentioned above.
  6. Please complete the application form and make sure you have all the documents that are listed under “Required Documents” section of this page.
  7. Pay the appropriate fees and submit the form to the Commissioner of Food and Safety Department.
  8. It may take 7 to 30days for processing of the application.
  9. The authorities may visit the facility and make sure the quality and standards are maintained according to standards.
  10. Once the application is accepted and if the authorities are satisfied with the documents provided and standards maintained the department will issue the license.



Apply Online:

  1. To Obtain FSSAI License for Food Import and Export through online, you can use the FOSCOS website. Please click the following link : Foscos Website
  2. After visiting the link, you have to click the “CLICK HERE FOR FOSCOS" tab.
  3. Click the “Login-Businesses” tab and Under User sign-in Box enter your user name, password and captcha code and Click on the “sign-in” button to login.
  4. If you are a new user, then Click on the Sign up tab and fill all the required details and enter the captcha code and Click on the “Sign up” tab.
  5. After that you will receive a mail and now the username and password will be activated for new users.
  6. After successful log-in, Click on the License/Registration and Select the Apply for License/Registration on the Left menu.
  7. Next select the state from the dropdown list box and read the Note.
  8. Next select the type of Business, Now Select the annual turnover of your business. After that Click on the “Proceed” tab.
    • Note: If you are applying for importing click import option else click export option.
  9. On the next page, Click on the “Click here to apply Central License for all Businesses”.
  10. Next Form-B page will be displayed, fill all the required informations under premises details section and Click on the “Save & Next” tab.
  11. On the Production selection page, fill all the details for DGFT Authentication and Click on the “Proceed with DGFT validation” to authenticate the details.
  12. Next Click on the “Save” to save the authenticated details. After Successfully Proceeding with DGFT validation, Click on the “Save & Next”.
  13. Next fill all the Communication details and Click on the “Save & Next”.
  14. Under required documents section upload all the relevant documents and Click on the “Save & Next”.
  15. Next pay the fees and submit the application.
  16. After Successful Completing the payment, a receipt will be generated with a 17-digit reference number make a print of it and keep it safe for future reference.
  17. You can track the application through the Home page.
  18. This application will be processed by them and they will notify you through your e-mail or by SMS.
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Required Documents[edit]

  • ID proof and Address proof
  • One Photo of the Food Business Operator
  • Identity Proof Documents such as Ration Card, Department Issued ID, PAN Card, Passport, Senior Citizen Card, Aadhaar Card, Driving License, Voter IDCard
  • Affidavit
  • No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the owners or the partners
  • The origin certificate of the country.
  • Importer exporter code or IEC obtained from DGFT.
  • Entry bill.
  • Blueprint or layout of the area location.
  • Contact details of the directors.
  • List and details of the types of equipment and Machinery.
  • List of food category that has to be manufactured.
  • Authority letter with the name and address of the responsible person.
  • Proof of possession of premises.
  • Partnership affidavit of proprietorship.
  • Food Safety Management System Plan or certificate.
  • The end-use declaration, a declaration that food is not GM food.
  • Depending on individual import and export items, other documents may be required.
  • FSSAI DocumentsAfter visiting the website click on the Documents required option Located below in the State license category to know the Required Documents.


Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Commissioner of Food Safety,
Office of Commissioner of Food Safety,
Thycaud P.O., Thiruvanthapuram-695014.
Tel: 0471-2322833,2322844
Fax: 0471-2322855
[email protected]
Contact details: Commissioner Of Food safety Kerala

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Eligibility[edit]

FSSAI License After visiting the website click on the Eligibility option Located below in the State license category to know the eligibility.
Click the following link to know the eligibility FSSAI eligibility

Fees[edit]

Click on the following link for fees details: Food License fees

Validity[edit]

License is Valid for 5 years.

Documents to Use[edit]

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Sample Documents[edit]

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Processing Time[edit]

It may take 7 to 30 days for processing of application.

Related Videos[edit]

Videos explaining the procedure or to fill the applications. 
Attach videos using the following tag <&video type='website'>video ID|width|height<&/video&> from external websites. 	
Please remove the '&' inside the tags during implementation.
Website = allocine, blip, dailymotion, facebook, gametrailers, googlevideo, html5, metacafe, myspace, revver, 
sevenload, viddler, vimeo, youku, youtube
width = 560, height = 340, Video ID = Can be obtained from the URL of webpage where the video is displayed.
e.g In the following url 'http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0US7oR_t3M' Video ID is 'Y0US7oR_t3M'.

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Instructions[edit]

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e.g. The state office holds birth records since january 1908.

Required Information[edit]

  • Name of the person.
  • E-mail Id.
  • Phone number.
  • Company name and address.


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Need for the Document[edit]

  • FSSAI license is necessary to Import and Export any goods from one Country to another.
  • If you import and export without license you can be arrested. So, FSSAI license is necessary.


Information which might help[edit]

  • Obtaining this license is necessary because, if you ignore to apply for this license you may find some troubles in future.
  • If you sell anything without license then you must pay huge amount as penalty.
  • Carry all the necessary documents.
  • Make a photocopy of your filled form for future reference.


Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

Please explain what are other uses of obtaining this document/certificate.
e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

External Links[edit]

FAQs about FSSAI

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Others[edit]

More information which might help people.