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Kerala - Apply FSSAI License for Mess (Place to Serve Food)

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Apply In-Person:

  1. To Apply FSSAI license for Mess (Place to Serve Food), you have to approach the Commissioner of Food Safety / Officer-In-Charge for Food Safety.
  2. To know the contact details click here: Link
  3. You can download the application Form-B from the following link: Form B.
  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 information and you need to submit the form to the Commissioner of Food safety department. The address is 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 Officer-In-Charge in the Food Safety department.
  8. Now the authorities will verify your application and validate the submitted documents.
  9. Authorities will inspect the facilities that are related to the Mess 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 Mess on a specified date.

Apply Online:

  1. To Apply FSSAI License for Mess (Place to Serve Food) 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” Button.
  3. Click the “Login-Businesses” Button and Under User sign-in Box enter your username, 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 Button and fill all the required details and enter the captcha code and Click on the “Sign up” Button.
  5. After that you will receive a mail and now the username and password will be activated for new users.
  6. After registration, login using your User Id and Password and enter the captcha code mentioned there and click “Sign In” button.
  7. After successful log-in, Click on the License/Registration Button and Select the Apply for License/Registration Option on the Left menu.
  8. Next select the state from the dropdown list box and read the Note.
  9. Next select the type of Business, Now Select the annual turnover of your business. After that Click on the “Proceed” Button.
  10. On the next page, Click on the “Click here to apply State License for all Businesses”.
  11. Next application form will be opened with respect to your selection of your annual turnover, fill all the required informations asked in each sections Click “Save & Next” button.
  12. Under required documents section upload all the relevant documents and Click on the “Save & Next” Button.
  13. Next pay the fees and submit the application.
  14. 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.
  15. You can track the application through the Home page.
  16. This application will be processed by them and they will notify you through your e-mail or by SMS.


Required Documents[edit]

  • Identity Proof Documents such as Ration Card, Department Issued ID, PAN Card, Passport, Senior Citizen Card, Aadhaar Card, Driving License, Voter ID Card
  • Poof of Expected Annual Turnover(self-attested)
  • List of Directors with full address and contact details (mandatory for companies only)
  • Food Safety Management System plan or certificate (if any)
  • Declaration Form
  • Photo I.D and address proof issued by Government authority of proprietor/Partner/Director(s)/Authorised Signatory
  • Analysis report (Chemical & Bacteriological) of water to be used as ingredient in food from a recognized/ public health laboratory to confirm the potable
  • Partnership Deed/Self Declaration for Proprietorship/Memorandum & Articles of Association towards the constitution of the firm
  • Form IX: Nomination of Persons by a Company along with the Board Resolution.
  • Additional documents(If any)
  • Form.

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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: [email protected]
Contact details: Contact Link



Eligibility link2.


  • Please use the following link for fees details: Fees link.


License is Valid for 5 years.

Documents to Use[edit]

Application form.


Sample Documents[edit]

Sample DocumentsSelect the appropriate option to view the Sample documents.

Processing Time[edit]

It takes 30 days for processing the application.

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Related Videos[edit]

Videos explaining the procedure or to fill the applications.
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  • FSSAI very much careful for quality of food and it is maintaining. It is compulsory for Mess to take FSSAI license in order to meet legal requirements. Link. Please click the following link to read the instructions.
  • There are Number of Home based mess running by Men and Women to meet their livelihood. FSSAI Registration and License is Mandatory to run Mess depends upon the Size of Business.

Required Information[edit]

  • Name of the person.
  • E-mail Id.
  • Phone number.
  • Address.
  • Pin Code.


Need for the Document[edit]

  • More students now widely depend on their school/college for having food. So it is essential to keep hygiene and provide quality foods to students for that FSSAI License is essential.
  • Commonly students in college hostel,Paying Guest students and working peoples depend Mess daily to have food in cheaper and Tasty.
  • This license ensures that the Food provided in this Mess is hygienic and safe to eat.

Information which might help[edit]

  • Carry all the necessary documents.
  • You need to renew license before 30days from the expiry date otherwise you need to pay a huge amount as penalty.
  • 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]

Link for Sample documents


More information which might help people.