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Kerala - Apply FSSAI License for Cold Storage

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Apply In-Person:

  1. To register or to get a License for Cold storage you can approach the Commissioner of Food Safety / Officer-In-Charge for Food Safety.
  2. To know the contact details click here: office Location and Contact Info
  3. You can download the application Form-B from the following link: Application Form. 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. The address mentioned in the office locations & contacts section below.
  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 in the office of the deputy commissioner.
  8. Now the authorities will verify your application and validate the submitted documents.
  9. Authorities will inspect the facilities that are related to the cold storage and if they are satisfied with the standards followed the authorities will provide the franchise permission.
  10. The applicant will be later requested to collect the FSSAI license for cold storage on a specified date.

Apply Online:

  1. To apply for the Cold storage license online, you can use the FSSAI website. Please click the following link: Apply Online
  2. If you are an existing user, please login using the credentials or if you are a new user you need to click “Sign Up”
  3. Now enter all the required information and enter the captcha code mention below and then click on “Register” button.
  4. After that you will receive an email, follow the instructions in the e-mail to activate your username and password.
  5. After successful log-in, please select menu “License/Registration” option and select “Apply for license/Registration” option.
  6. After clicking “Apply for license/registration” option, in next page declaration statement is available, under the statement “Accept” button is available now Click the “accept” button.
  7. Now select the state from the dropdown menu on the right side of the page.
  8. Now there is selection available ‘Yes or ‘No’ for business carried more than one state. If your business is carried more than one state give ‘yes’ otherwise give ‘No’.
  9. Next select the type of Business, Now Select the annual turnover of your business.If you annual turover is more than 12Lakhs you will get form ‘A’ and if it is less than 12Lakhs you will get form ‘B’. Next You have to Click “Proceed“ tab
  10. In the next page click the “Click to apply” tab which is on the right side.
  11. Next page will lead you to fill online form for the user to fill the details and to upload photos and required documents.
  12. After completion of the application form and uploading the documents click on the “Save and next” tab to move to next page.
  13. Now download and print the application form and sign-on the printed form.
  14. Next you can submit the application form using two options By Electronically” and “Physically” ways.By Electronically you can submit the form to the respective officer and by physically you can straightly submit the form Online .Please select the preferable method.
  15. Now scan the signed application form and upload it into the website by selecting “Choose file” option and click the “Upload” tab.
  16. After uploading the documents click the “Submit” tab located at the bottom of the page to move to the next page.
  17. Now payment options will be provided in this page. Pay the correct amount and click “Upload”.
  18. Click on the “Submit” tab to get the acknowledge slip. Please keep the slip safely for future use.
  19. 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 ID Card
  • Affidavit
  • Declaration of Food Safety Management Plan
  • List of food categories
  • Water testing report from ISI approved facility
  • No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the owners or the partners
  • Medical Certificates of Employees
  • Online application form
  • More Info - After 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 ID:
Contact details: Contact info

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After visiting the website click on the Eligibility option and located below in the State license category to know the eligibility : Eligibility Info
Click the following link to know the eligibility : Eligibility Info


Click on the following link for fees details Fees info


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 takes 15 days for processing the 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 '' Video ID is 'Y0US7oR_t3M'.

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Please provide other instructions related to the certificate/documents.
e.g. The state office holds birth records since january 1908.

Required Information[edit]

  • Name of the person.
  • E-mail Id.
  • Phone number.
  • Pin code.
  • Company Name.
  • PAN number.
  • Company Address.
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Need for the Document[edit]

  • The license ensures that the food from the Cold storage is hygienic.
  • Due to the increasing demand in food supply, the production of foods such as fruit and vegetables continues to rise. In order to preserve these types of goods, they need to be placed in cold storage facilities to make sure that they do not spoil.
  • For to preserve these foods we need to obtain Cold storage license from FSSAI.

Information which might help[edit]

  • You can’t start a food business without FSSAI license. So don’t sell foods without FSSAI license.
  • Sometimes the authorities will do inspections if you don’t have license then you must pay huge amount has penalty.

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]

Food Licensing More Info

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