It is a registration that is required for small startups whose annual turnover is less than 12 lakhs and can be upgraded to state license later when the turnover increases. Eg: storage units, small size manufacturers, transporters, marketers, retailers, distributors.
The FSSAI state license is applicable to the average sized companies whose annual turnover is between 12- 20 crores.
When the business expansion is large with a turnover more than 20 crores, the FSSAI central license is preferred.
Yes, it is mandatory to get license for a food additive manufacturing company too.
I have manufacturing units in multiple states. Do I need to get common license or individual license for each unit?
Yes, it is necessary to get a central license for the registered office and separate state license for each manufacturing units.