As per Section 31(1) & 31(2) of FSS Act, 2006 every Food Business Operator in the country is required to be licensed/registered under the Food Safety &Standards Authority of India. The licensing and registration procedure and requirements are regulated by Food Safety & Standards (Licensing and Registration of food Business) Regulations, 2011.
FLRS (Food Licensing and Registration system) is an online system launched by FSSAI to facilitate FBO in India to apply for License/ Registration certificate and can track their applications during the course of processing. 35 States/UTs have been issuing License/ Registration certificate online.
Registration is meant for petty food manufacturers that includes petty retailer, hawker, itinerant vendor or a temporary stall holder or small or cottage scale industry having annual turnover up to 12 lacs. All food businesses having income more than this limit are required to take a license.