The eligibility of a business for the type of FSSAI food license depends on the annual turnover of the food or food-related business and the nature of the food business. Other criteria such as the location of the business, the number of retail stores, the distribution and geographic reach of the business, the scale of operation of the business also need to be considered when deciding on the nature or type of licence a business needs to apply for.
An FSSAI Registration is issued for businesses with turnover less than Rs. 12 lakhs annually.
An FSSAI Central Licence is issued for businesses with a turnover above Rs 20 crore annually.