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Thinking of starting a food business in India? Zolvit is the right choice! get easy FSSAI registration, food business ideas, food business plans in just a few clicks!

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Here’s What You’ll Need

Do you have a food business idea? Then make it a reality with Zolvit. To guarantee that your documents are always secure, Zolvit implements the best security protocols available in the market.

  • The owners of the food businesses should provide their photos

  • Certificate of business constitution

  • A license for a store or other establishment

  • Another certificate of business registration

  • Utility bills, a NOC from the landlord of the rented space, or a leasing agreement

  • Food safety management system and plans relating the same

  • Details about a business bank account

  • Supporting documentation, such as a copy of the manufacturer's license

  • A NOC from the municipality or panchayat

  • A NOC from the health department.

    Why Should I Use Zolvit for Starting a Food Business from Home Online in India?

    • We Register a New Company Every 9 Minutes

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    Get your food business plan rolling with Zolvit! That too in the easiest and transparent way!

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    Did you know?

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      An Overview of Starting a Food Business

      Who doesn't enjoy food? It evokes memories, makes guests feel welcomed and at home, and is comfort food to calm the soul and put one at peace. Therefore if you have fantastic food business ideas then you can make it a reality through Zolvit.

      The first step in starting the food businesses is registering it and procuring the FSSAI license. Of course, depending on the jurisdiction in which the business runs, there are also issues with permissions, licenses, and regulations when it comes to beginning a food business from home. The state's health department will likely pay you a visit to assess the cleanliness and attractiveness of the business location.

      Each and every food business operator who engages in the production, handling, distribution, and sale of food items is required to obtain an FSSAI Registration or License.

      FBO should obtain the proper registration or license in accordance with the size and nature of their operation; this is where FSSAI registration and FSSAI License diverge.

      Most of the food packages have a 14 digit registration license number. Information regarding the producer's permit and the assembling state is provided via the 14-digit registration number. The registration process aims to increase accountability on the part of the FBO to uphold the standard of the food goods. The licensing and registration procedure is highly regulated by the food and safety standards regulations of 2011.

        Benefits of Registering Your Food Business With FSSAI

          Consumer Awareness


          Legal Advantage


          Using the FSSAI Mark


          Business Expansion:


          Checklist for FSSAI Registration

          • Any FBO with a ₹12 lakh annual maximum turnover cap
          • Retailer of obscure culinary products
          • A person who produces or sells food items on their own
          • The person running the impromptu stand is a food vendor
          • Any individual who serves food at a religious or social gathering who is not a caterer.

          How to Register With FSSAI?

          The business volume and location mostly determine whether you need an FSSAI registration or license. A facility's eligibility for a license, such as a central license, a state license, a registration license, a railroad license, etc., depends on its capacity or turnover. The steps to register with FSSAI are as follows:

          • Step-1 : Get in touch with our experts

            Our website makes it simple for you to contact our professionals.. Zolvit helps more than 1000 businesses to go online every month with our powerful and experienced team. Contact our specialists to get all of your questions answered online.

          • Step 2: Submitting a director registration form to the Ministry of Corporate Affairs

            To effectively run a food business in the longer term demands an experienced director. You can register the director with the Ministry of Corporate Affairs with the assistance of our specialists. Additionally, we can help you choose the right business name.

          • Step 3: Filing for FSSAI registration

            Subsequently our experts will file an application to register your business with the department of food and safety. Within seven days of the application's filing date, the department must accept or reject it. If the application is approved, the department will provide a registration certificate containing the applicant's photo and registration number.

          • Step-4 : Will help to draft MOA and AOA

            The registration certificate for FBO will be given once registration is complete. In addition, we will assist with the drafting of your food business's articles of association and memorandum of association.

          Documents Required for FSSAI State License

          The following precise paperwork is needed to apply for an FSSAI state license:

          • Form B properly filled out and signed
          • Plan of the processing unit displaying the measurements and space allocation
          • Each director, partner, and owner information
          • Phone numbers, and photo IDs to be provided
          • Name, number, and installed capacity of each piece of machinery
          • An authority letter from the manufacturer designating
          • The name and address of the person in charge.

          The Concept and the Brand

          The brand of your restaurant establishes its identity and will do so for the duration of the operation. The restaurant's idea will determine the type of food served, the ambiance, and other aspects, which can then be used to create a marketable uniqueness to draw in more customers. They can be used to create the intangible assets that make up your restaurant business.

          Developing your Menu

          Your menu is the foundation of your income and your ability to make money. Moreover, the price of creating the menu (including labour, equipment, recipe, etc.) Therefore, it's crucial to determine the cost at which you'll serve your restaurant menu.

            Financial support

            This entails planning costs and expenses to remain operational until you begin to make profits. On the basis of this, you can create a daily operating budget. You can explore for investors or submit a loan application when you're ready to grow your company. The ideal site for your restaurant depends on a variety of factors that affect the business, including visibility, accessibility, target audiences, and competition.


              Depending on the state in which they are located, restaurants must obtain licenses. However, some people may find the procedure of obtaining these licenses to be challenging. In order to streamline and accelerate the procedure, the majority of restaurant operations use legal professionals.

                Food provider(s)

                To manufacture the dishes on the menu, a restaurant needs consistent supplies of various food ingredients.

                  The staff

                  Hiring staff for a restaurant involves finding people to fill various positions within the establishment. Executive chef is one of the frequently hired positions.

                  • Manager in charge
                  • Deputy chef
                  • Cooking prep
                  • Servers
                  • Bussers and food runners
                  • Washing Machine Host (If required)
                  • Bartenders (If required)


                  An essential component of any marketing plan should be advertising in order to spread the word and draw in your target audience. Additionally, this assists potential customers in learning more about your restaurant business. Social media, websites, independent reviewers, print ads, online loyalty programmes, email marketing, and other forms of promotion are some of the prominent channels through which restaurants might advertise.

                    Celebrity opening

                    You could also hold a soft opening by inviting a select group of well-known individuals.