06 Feb 2020Posted By: Mudit Handa

FSSAI Registration Renewal Not Possible without Filing Form D1

All the food business operators (FBOs) are required to have mandatory food licenses aka FSSAI registration before starting their business. They are also supposed to place their FSSAI license at their business premises. In the case of a manufacturer, the FSSAI license number has to be displayed on the product label as well. The FSSAI License is valid for 5 years, which can be renewed by furnishing required documents.

Apart from that, there’s another necessary compliance for all food businesses having FSSAI registration have to fulfill, i.e. the FSSAI return filing.

The FSSAI returns are filed in 2 forms namely-

  •  Form D1 (Annual Return)

  •  Form D2 (Half-Yearly Return)

The due date for filing the FSSAI Returns is 31st May every year. The FSSAI authority has made strong measures to ensure proper compliance. In case an FBO wishes to renew his FSSAI license, he has to file the FSSAI return Form D1. 

FSSAI renewal can’t be done without filing Form D1 with the FSSAI department.

We must first understand the importance of Form D1 in FSSAI.


1. What is Form D1 in FSSAI?

Form D1 refers to the Annual Return Form that has to be filed by all the manufacturers and the importers who have the FSSAI registration

2. Who has to submit FORM D1?

The FSSAI annual return in the Form D-1 has to be submitted by the following types of FBOs to the Food Licensing Authority:

  1. Manufacturers of Food products

  2. Labelers of food items

  3. Food Importers

  4. Packers and

  5. Every other type of FBO, excluding those who supply milk & milk products.

3. What details have to be filled in Form D1?

The Form D1 in FSSAI contains details of categories of food products manufactured or sold by an FBO during the previous financial year. It has the following details-

  • The details of the food products handled, manufactured, processed, exported/imported, throughout the year.

  • Time Period considered for the annual return filing in Form D1 is from 1st April to 31st March of every financial year.

Know more about FORM D1 FSSAI.

4. What if Form D1 not filed?

In case of failure to file the Form D1:-

  • A late fee of ₹100 per day is charged on the FBO. 

  • Besides, FSSAI registration renewal is not allowed unless Form D1 is filed, and the total late fee is paid.

5. How can I renew my FSSAI license if Form D1 is not filed?

In case you’ve failed to file Form D1, the FSSAI renewal process shall be blocked by the FSSAI department. In such a case, you’ve to file Form D1 and clear all the late fee due. 

Here’s how you’ve to calculate the total late fee due-

  • The due date for filing Form D1 is 31st May

  • So, you have to add up the late fee of ₹100 per day from 1st June to the current date.

  • Now, you’ve to submit the total late fee through the demand draft to the FSSAI department.

Note: Since it will take at least one day to submit the late-fee demand draft to the FSSAI department, you’ve to consider one extra day while entering the date in your DD.

Upon submission of Form D1 and late fee, your FSSAI license will be renewed.


If you need any assistance regarding the entire procedure to obtain the FSSAI registration or FSSAI return filing, please feel free to call our business advisors at 8881-069-069.

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