Is the FSSAI license required for a catering business, authorized by the Central Government? FSSAI license is required for all catering businesses. Even railways, airports and defense require this license. For the manufacture of food additives only, is it mandatory to get a license from FSSAI? Yes, whether its manufacturing, distribution, transport or trade food additives, it’s mandatory to have a FSSAI license. Is it mandatory for 100% of export units to get an FSSAI license? Yes, whether it’s import or export of food items, FSSAI license is mandatory. Is an FSSAI license required for the import of foodstuff to sell in India? Yes, you require a central license registered from the address in Import Export Code. If one is having multiple manufacturing units in different states, does he need a common license for the company or a separate license for each unit? The registered office of your company requires a central license. For your manufacturing units, individual state licenses will be required for each state, they are in. Can we renew the FSSAI license? It has to be renewed 30 days before the current license expires. You have to give your current license number along with Form A & B submitted, to renew FSSAI registration. The process normally takes between 30 and 40 days, from the date of renewal. The renewal fee remains the same, as the cost of the new license, as per the government.