The Government of India established the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) to regulate the manufacture, storage, distribution, sale, and import of food items, ensuring the availability of safe and healthy food for human consumption.
It is responsible for registering and licensing the Food Business Operators (FBO) across the country and also governs the rules and regulations for running any food-related business in India.
Therefore, every person willing to undertake food-related business has to obtain registration or license for carrying out food-related business such as setting up of hotels, restaurants, cloud kitchens, bars, catering businesses, etc. It is a 14-digit registration or license number that is printed on all food packages or products.
You can acquire FSSAI registration or license for a period ranging anywhere from 1 year to 5 years and then renew it periodically.